There are many ways to keep food warm at a party, including using chafing dishes, keeping an oven or roaster on low heat or using portable insulated bags to store food. These methods may be more or less effective dependi... More »

The ideal temperature for keeping food warm in the oven until it is time to serve is between 140 degrees and 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Since harmful bacteria can grow when the temperature in the oven falls under 140 degree... More »

A thermos reduces the transfer of heat from its contents to its surroundings through the use of a vacuum, which surrounds the inner chamber. The same principle applies when a thermos is used for cold foods or beverages. More » Science Physics Thermodynamics

Real Simple features a recipe for bacon-wrapped potatoes with creamy dill sauce and a recipe for guacamole and chips, both of which make easy Super Bowl party dishes. Both recipes make eight servings. More » Food Cooking

Some tapas dishes suitable for parties include apple and manchego crostini, mushroom and ham croquettes, tortilla Española, Mediterranean style olive toasts and smoked salmon-wrapped asparagus. Other interesting tapas id... More » Food Cooking

To make a warm bacon salad dressing, cook 6 strips of chopped bacon in a pot set over medium-high heat. Once the bacon is crisp, transfer it to a plate lined with paper towels. Sauté 2 chopped shallots in the bacon greas... More » Food Cooking

Boiling food in vacuum-sealed bags, a process known as sous vide cooking, is a safe method of food preparation as long as the food is cooked to an appropriate internal temperature and proper cooking methods are used. Bag... More »