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Making decisions is hard, but lucky you, we’re here to make it easier! Whether you’re planning on hosting friends for an impromptu dinner party, looking to impress coworkers with elegant (but shockingly easy-to-make) office treats, or searching for the ultimate slow-cooker recipes to satisfy your multitude of cravings, our galleries will provide the inspiration, tips and tricks, and guidance to support your everyday cooking, kitchen shopping, and entertaining endeavors.

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

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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

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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.

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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

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Plan Your Hanukkah Decor and Tablescapes — Tastefully

Don’t overdo it. That’s the lesson to remember most when planning special dinners for any of the eight days of Hanukkah (or Hanukah/Chanukah; they’re all correct).

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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

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Holiday Glassware Guide: The Essential Wine Glasses for Holiday Entertaining

When it comes to wine, the vessel matters. Consider your glassware when planning your Thanksgiving and winter holiday meals. If you have a set of Riedel stemware for each varietal

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Keeping It Real: How Far Should You Go to Accommodate Thanksgiving Guests?

I hit snooze on my phone this morning, half dreaming of auburn leaves falling to the sidewalk. Somewhere along the way — and I’m not quite sure when it happened

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Party Planning: How Not to Create a Halloween Horror

You want your party to be a scream, but not in a truly awful, lame, or man-this-sucks kinda way. Keep these warnings in mind as you make your plans, whether

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Fall Herbs and Spices That Double as Décor

You don’t need more stuff. We all have enough stuff. When your space is looking bland and you want to decorate your home or table, look around you. The best

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How to Set Your Table for an Autumnal Dinner Party

Invite a few friends or family members over some fall night, and surprise them with your gorgeous table. Delicious food is most important, yes, but a beautiful, seasonally decorated dinner

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Kick Off Football Season with These 13 Greasy ’N Great Pub Grub Recipes

“Woooooo!” (chomp, chomp, slurp) “Ah, man!” (chomp, chomp, slurp). These are the raucous and sloppy sounds of football season, when following the game means fried food and beer at your

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How to Close Out Summer with a Memorable Lobster Feast

This article is brought to you by our friends at Stella Artois. If you’ve finally recovered from the dog days of summer and are trying to plan one last hurrah

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The Coolest Summer Cocktails to Make with Your Friends

Like the sound of summer day drinking? Yeah, so do we. Keep your day job though, and on the weekend, make one of these mad-cool mixed drinks with ice cube

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The Best Summer Vegetarian Menu of All Time

The ideal summer menu for fans of meatless meals (that are so amazing omnivores won’t notice no animals were harmed) doesn’t follow one type of cuisine. It’s a combination of

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Host the Summer Brunch of Your Dreams

All this summer sunshine begs to be celebrated with charming brunches instead of dinner parties. Give in to the light, and create a dreamy brunch for your favorite people. The

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Filipino Recipes for a New Generation

Filipino food is one of the last Asian cuisines still not part of mainstream America. But a generation of talented Filipino-American chefs and food writers is working to push us

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Father’s Day Grilled Paella Feast

When you think of Father’s Day, paella isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. That’s why we love it. Just because grilling is a cliché for this holiday to

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Academy Awards Cocktail Party

Celebrate the Oscars with old-school Hollywood style.

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Super Bowl Party Playbook

Tackling the game-day festivities.

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9 Recipes that Prove Your Muffin Tin is Your Best Friend

Don’t let the twee name fool you. A great muffin pan is a hardcore, multi-purpose piece of cooking gear that can be used in ways that go far beyond dainty

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