It's your worst nightmare: intimate dinner or big splashy event, and something goes horribly wrong. The causes can be legion. The only known antidote: humor & quick thinking. By: As told to Kate Meyers
A house full of guests and the oven is afire? How about a table of hungry diners and not enough food to feed a bird? First thing: Don't panic! Take a cue from a few of our favorite tales of entertaining faux pas and stay on your toes. A dash of quick thinking and a splash of humor will pull you through. And, you never know, your mistake may turn into a dinner party hit.