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Cocktails for Best Picture Nominees

Cocktails for Best Picture Nominees

Pick your favorite film out this year's best-picture Oscar nominees. Now, make a drink that plays into that movie — inspiration can come from the movie's setting, characters, plot, era, or a play on words with the drink's name. Maybe do it with your top three favorite films if you're hosting an Oscars party. For those who are going to drink while watching the Academy Awards on Feb. 26, you might as well do it in style and in celebration of the transporting art of moving pictures. READ MORE

How to Set Up Your Room for an Oscars Party

How to Set Up Your Room for an Oscars Party

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Valentine’s Day Breakfast in Bed

Valentine’s Day Breakfast in Bed

Make ahead so you can make out. READ MORE

How to Throw a Beautiful Party for Valentine’s Day

How to Throw a Beautiful Party for Valentine’s Day

Erin Gleeson is fanciful yet downright realistic when it comes to hosting a dinner or cocktail party for friends. For instance, Valentine's Day: If you're inviting friends over for eats and drinks, keep it basic, she says. This lovey-dovey holiday is on a Tuesday, after all. You'll probably be rushing home from work that day and off to work the next morning. READ MORE

How to Throw a Badass Anti-Valentine’s Day Party

How to Throw a Badass Anti-Valentine’s Day Party

Haters, welcome. This is a safe space for those of us fed up with the forced romantic holiday and its duty-bound commercialism. Feeling singled out this cheesy (not in a good way) time of year? No need to be left alone out in the cold. Gather your single friends — maybe even your coupled friends who also think the holiday is a shallow interpretation of love — for a party celebrating your independence. Platonic love is pretty powerful too. When planning your non-romantic revelry, consider our tips on how to drink, eat, and carouse in official Palentine's Day style surrounded by your friends (without benefits), on or around Feb. 14. READ MORE

Cold-Weather Comfort Food Menu

Cold-Weather Comfort Food Menu

Stick-to-your-ribs recipes for harsh winter days. READ MORE

Adam Richman’s Tips for Hosting an Epic Football-Viewing Feast

Adam Richman’s Tips for Hosting an Epic Football-Viewing Feast

TV personality, cook, and author Adam Richman has wolfed down a 7-pound burrito, violently spicy suicide wings, and a towering 12-patty cheeseburger on the hit Travel Channel show "Man v Food," which he hosted from 2008 to 2012. But Richman has posed as more than a glutton for our entertainment before that time and since then. And our football parties can benefit. READ MORE

How to Handle a Holiday Brunch Potluck

How to Handle a Holiday Brunch Potluck

Last weekend, Kristin Donnelly arrived at a friend's potluck brunch carrying her signature scones marbled with sweet caramelized onions, oozy Gouda cheese, and buttery, crunchy pecans. READ MORE

How to Cook Christmas Dinner for 6 on a $75 Budget

How to Cook Christmas Dinner for 6 on a $75 Budget

You're on a tight budget. You don't have to be a Scrooge about it and forgo a nice meal for your close family and maybe a friend or two.... 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