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Smoked Bluefish Spread
Photographer: Melanie Acevedo

Smoked Bluefish Spread

Dips are the secret to hosting a stress-free summer gathering: They’re simple to prepare, no trouble to transport, and they keep guests satisfied while you prepare the main entrée. This one mixes fish with cream cheese for a winning combination. If bluefish isn’t available, smoked tuna or trout can be substituted.

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100 Comfy Cottage Rooms 

Develop your coastal cottage’s style by following these simple tricks.

Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.