E! News sat down with the Younger star, who is partnering with Stella Artois this summer to help people "host one to remember," and thus, we had to pick her brain on some of her favorite entertaining secrets.
"My style of entertaining is pretty casual, especially since I have a child now," she told us, referencing her 4-year-old son, Luca. "But I love to cook and I always think that cooking for your guests is memorable and personal."
One of her absolute favorite party-time appetizers—other than guacamole, which she blames her Texas roots on—is bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with cream cheese. "It's really low-fat and low-calorie, but they're really fun to make, and everyone loves them—even if you're not a big date fan. They're really easy to just pop in your mouth."
She's also a big on bringing in fun elements that make people feel at home.
For example, she told us, "I bought these vintage bath tubs a while ago and I tend to fill them with ice and beverages and, of course, Stella Artois. Creating a flow where people can help themselves and feel comfortable is super important."