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The Best Recipes and Tips for Christmas

The Best Recipes and Tips for Christmas

There's more to Christmas dinner than a re-purposed Thanksgiving menu. Unlike the Turkey Day meal, Christmas dinner is much more flexible. Some people even have it on Christmas Eve. And many of us don't even have turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. Delve into other delicious ideas and start new traditions with your family and friends. Here, we've provided some tips for planning your Christmas Day meal and rounded up 30 of our favorite recipes for the holidays, from cocktails to cookies (of course), and from glazed ham to lamb. (For more on lamb, check our our step-by-step on cooking a boneless leg, and scroll our ideas for great lamb chop marinades.) READ MORE

Special Occasion Dishes and Table Linens

Special Occasion Dishes and Table Linens

We've curated some of our favorite fine dishes and table linens  — from classic and elegant to modern and rustic  — that you can pull out for special occasions. There's a time and place for the good stuff, whether it's a winter holiday or a random weekend when you entertain guests and want to make it special. That time is coming. READ MORE

Great Food Gifts for Hanukkah

Great Food Gifts for Hanukkah

Don't you dare show up to a Hanukkah dinner empty handed. Bring a gift, and make it food — but not any food. There are rules. So do it right and try one of our eight tasteful suggestions. READ MORE

Beyond the Sauce: 11 Ways to Use Cranberries

Beyond the Sauce: 11 Ways to Use Cranberries

There's no need to resort to the sauce when you find yourself with a bag full of fresh cranberries to get rid of.  When you're tired of the tart, ruby-colored dab beside your reheated turkey-stuffing leftovers, know you have options. Transformative options. READ MORE

Host a Stellar Holiday After-Dinner Party

Host a Stellar Holiday After-Dinner Party

This article is brought you by our friends at Stella Artois. Hosting a dinner party during the holidays can be a huge undertaking—from menu planning to figuring out the guest list (no, Aunt Harriet can not be seated next to your cousin Roger’s vegan girlfriend)—it’s no small task. Friends and family are overscheduled and already struggling to fit in quality time with loved ones, let alone attending the mandatory office holiday party. So now that it’s almost the end of the year, change it up and host one to remember this holiday: with less prep work and more fun, it’s an easy way to get in the holiday spirit. READ MORE

Cyber Monday Deals

Cyber Monday Deals

There's still time to nab a few kitchen, dining, and food deals. We linked some major retailers for you and curated a list of our favorite finds. READ MORE

Guide: Host a Gingerbread House-Building Party

Guide: Host a Gingerbread House-Building Party

Build a house for the holidays. An edible house. But make it so ridiculously charming and sweet (literally as well as figuratively), that you won't want to mess it up by eating it. Even better, invite some friends, family, or kids over and host a gingerbread house-building party to get everyone in the Christmas mood. But be warned: Your home will be a construction site, so you need some drawings, specifications, and well, a plan. READ MORE

How to Host a Hanukkah Potluck

How to Host a Hanukkah Potluck

You aren't going to make huge, festive dinners for all eight nights of Hanukkah. It's just not going to happen. Potlucks keep it casual, and you sane. READ MORE

Herbs and Other Ingredients Perfect for Decorating Your Christmas Table

Herbs and Other Ingredients Perfect for Decorating Your Christmas Table

Christmas is the time of year rampant with too much spending and too much wasting. Let's stop that, for our budget's sake and the earth's benefit. Anyone planning a big Christmas brunch, lunch, or dinner will want some kind of centerpiece for the table. But you don't have to go out and buy yet another item that will wilt in a week or go into storage for 11 months. READ MORE

Win an Anova Precision Cooker for the Holidays

Win an Anova Precision Cooker for the Holidays

We're offering you the chance to nab a sweet piece of smart-cooking tech to help you through the holidays (or to give as a great gift). ... READ MORE