Dan Goldberg
Savory beef stew and lemony lentils are made for sharing.

Warm friends with fondue, won tons, great soups, Ethiopian finger foods and more

Sunset  – October 31, 2006

Parties need not be big to be successful. Sometimes the best parties are casual gatherings of a few friends. Simpler menus ― for you or for your guests to prepare ― help put the focus on the fellowship.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

Ethiopian-style dishes make for a finger food feast.

A casual won ton party is easy and fun when everyone helps.

When the weather chills, warm up some friends with star stews.

A make-ahead brunch lets you enjoy your guests’ company.

Dinner with a special friend: Valentine menu for two