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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

Your Guide to Entertaining with Cheese

Your Guide to Entertaining with Cheese

You said you wouldn't do it this time. You promised yourself the cooking will be done by the time your holiday guests arrive so you can relax and focus on them. Yet there you are again, scrambling in the kitchen like a whirling Tasmanian devil, and you haven't even changed into your nice clothes. We have the solution, and it is cheese. This lovely substance solves all problems. READ MORE

Guide to Black Friday Deals

Guide to Black Friday Deals

We kinda-sorta don't want to tell you about these deals. You're not interested in a KitchenAid stand mixer, right? Totally not useful. *Ahem* READ MORE

Christmas Celebrated Across Cultures

Christmas Celebrated Across Cultures

Take a look around the world and see how Christmas dinner is done. READ MORE

What is Wine Harvest Season All About?

What is Wine Harvest Season All About?

As dawn breaks each morning this time of year, millions of grapes glisten with dew like clusters of jewels hanging heavy in the vast vineyards. These canary diamonds and amethysts are waiting, just waiting to be plucked and appreciated. READ MORE

How to Pull off the Perfect Early Fall Picnic

How to Pull off the Perfect Early Fall Picnic

The leaves haven't turned, and it feels like summer still. There's a whiff now and then of some cool relief, and when that happens, dive into your closet and uncover your picnic blanket. You know, the one you might've used for the beach. Or lake. Or park. We can still go to those places, you know. Some of us can lounge outside on blankets all year long (We're looking at you, Southern California and Florida). READ MORE

Cooking Essentials for Your College Dorm

Cooking Essentials for Your College Dorm

Cooking in a college dorm is sort of like camping — but indoors and for an entire semester. Oh, and you have electricity. That's kind of a big deal. Whether it's you who's moving on campus for the first time (Wheee!) or your child or grandchild (he/she will be just fine), there are a several culinary tools to make the transition easier  — tricks beyond s'mores, cocoa, and packaged ramen. READ MORE

The 5 Faces of Deviled Eggs

The 5 Faces of Deviled Eggs

Your deviled eggs can get a makeover for picnics, potlucks, and parties They're a classic, portable, finger food that almost always gets snatched up at whatever party they attend. Deviled eggs are hardboiled peeled eggs cut in half with the yolks scooped out, mixed with other ingredients like mustard and mayo, and then placed back inside the egg-white cavities. People call them deviled because the mix-ins are often spicy, or  a little hot. In a way, they're like twice-stuffed baked potatoes. Except not. READ MORE

Academy Awards Cocktail Party

Academy Awards Cocktail Party

Celebrate the Oscars with old-school Hollywood style. READ MORE

The Ultimate Guide to Mushrooms

The Ultimate Guide to Mushrooms

A visual guide to all your favorite fungi. READ MORE