I try to greet my friends with a drink in my hand, a warm smile on my face, and great music in the background, because that's what gets a dinner party off to a fun start.

-Ina Garten
Ina Garten

Food is not about impressing people. It's about making them feel comfortable.

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If you think about a Thanksgiving dinner, it's really like making a large chicken. Ina Garte
Ina Garten

I try to greet my friends with a drink in my hand, a warm smile on my face, and great music in the background, because that's what gets a dinner party off to a fun start.

Ina Garten
In the summer you want fresh, light and sort of quick things; in winter you want things that are comforting, so your body really tells you you want to go towards potatoes, apples, fennel, things that are warm and comforting. And loin of pork.
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Creme Brulee is the ultimate 'guy' dessert. Make it and he'll follow you anywhere.

Ina Garten
They say that gardens look better when they are created by loving gardeners rather than by landscapers, because the garden is more tended to and cared for. The same thing goes for cooking. I only cook for people I love.
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The dirty little secret is that I grew up in a household where there were no carbohydrates allowed, ever. No cookies, no bread, no potatoes, no rice. My mother was very extreme in terms of what she served. Since I left home more than 40 years ago, I've been making it right for myself.

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Creme Brulee is the ultimate 'guy' dessert. Make it and he'll follow you anywhere. Ina Ga
Ina Garten

I always like to have flowers on the table. I think they make it look special. Ina Garte

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I absolutely adore Thanksgiving. It's the only holiday I insist on making myself.