If you’re heading to a friend’s house for a party or BBQ this holiday weekend and don’t know what to bring, don’t fret! ‘Laguna Beach’ alum Lo Bosowrth has an amazing dish that’s bound to impress — and it only takes five minutes to make!
Holiday weekends are all about having fun with friends and entertaining — and Lo Bosworth, 29, definitely knows a thing or two about throwing a great party! We chatted with the hostess, who was quick to offer up tips for making your party a total success. Not entertaining? Well, you can’t show up empty-handed — and you won’t have to stress about what to make: simply follow Lo’s fool-proof recipe.
Looking for a quick and easy recipe to whip up that’s bound to impress your guests? Lo shared a very impresive-sounding dish — and we can’t wait to try it out. The best part? It takes only five minutes to prepare! “Grilling watermelon is my go-to! People love it. To make it, you take a round slice of watermelon and put it on the grill — imagine that you’re making a watermelon pizza. Next, you put a little feta cheese on it. Let it get hot in the grill for a minute or two until the cheese heats up. Top it with pickled red onion and drizzle some balsamic vinigarette on it. Add arugula and you have an amazing appetizer that took five minutes!
While we love lavish tips, the truth is sometimes entertainment occurs in small spaces — but Lo’s number one tip is perfect for virtually any party! “For any party or get together, I love to have a signature cocktail and I like to leave it by the front door with a pitcher and glasses so they can help themselves to a drink. As the host, it’s a real nice way to say hello without having to be at the front door to officially greet guests, so you can be in the kitchen or backyard,” she said. “It makes people feel at home when they enter your home and they’ll already have a cocktail in hand.”
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So, how can you ensure you’ll find time to mingle with guests? “I have really gotten into smart technology in the kitchen lately,” Lo said — and she knows a whole lot about new technology in the kitchen, as she’s the brand advocate of the luxury built-in kitchen appliance brand, Signature Kitchen Suite. “With the Signature Kitchen Suite all products are wifi enabled, so you can control them with an app on your phone. If you’re in your backyard, you can literally turn the oven on with just a button so you don’t have to get up and leave the party or your guests. I love being able to control the kitchen from any room in my house and any host who throws parties knows that it is such a lifesaver. The host often finds themselves in the kitchen the whole time cooking while everyone is enjoying the party without them! Whether it is the stove, cooktop or fridge, it allows you to be more hands-on at the party and hands-off in the kitchen.”
She also offered up tips for how you can infuse your personal style in your kitchen. “When it comes to your kitchen, the more personal style you can infuse into your space the better! Now I live in a place and I have a kitchen I love thanks to SKS so I love cooking up new dishes, but if you can’t afford new appliances or you’re renting and you have a small space, you can still make the kitchen your own. Fill it with pieces that inspire you. For example, taking a beautiful vase and filling it with fresh flowers or filling a bowl with fresh fruit or veggies can totally transform your space,” she said. “I recommend investing in one or two knives that are going to last you a lifetime — it makes it so much easier to get the job done and combines form and functionality — that’s what it’s all about. Pick things that are functional but also asthetically pleasing and you’ll be good to go.”
While Lo has always felt comfortable in the kitchen, she understands that it can be intimidating if you don’t know where to start. “Roasting veggies and cooking things in the oven compared to the stovetop is where you can start. The stovetop can be trickier if you’re new to cooking, because you might not know when the pan gets hot or about carryover heat. You might not know how to get the sear you’re looking for. If you’re starting off, stick to over recipes like a casserole that you can control in the oven,” she said. “I actually host mini-cooking classes at my apartment for my friends!”