23 Affordable Dinner Party Showstoppers

Wow your guests with dinner party recipes that are as budget-friendly as they are beautiful to behold (24 Photos)

Lisa Park and iVillage on Nov 13, 2013 at 10:56AM

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23 Affordable Dinner Party Showstoppers

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That's the Rub

The key to mouthwatering baby back ribs is a flavorful spice rub — and this recipe, which contains salt, garlic powder, black pepper, chili powder, cumin and a smoky Chinese tea — does not disappoint. Though guests will assume you've been slaving in the kitchen all day, these ribs mostly tend to themselves for three hours in the oven. They're such a cinch to make, they'll likely become a part of your regular dinner routine.

Get the recipe for Oven-Baked Baby Back Ribs with Apple-Carrot Slaw

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