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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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Cooking Novice? Thanksgiving for Beginners Guide

Easy recipes with maximum flavor.

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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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Best Gifts to Bring to Your Thanksgiving Host/Hostess’ Home

You’ve scored an invitation to Thanksgiving dinner. So what’s the etiquette as a guest? Besides arriving on time (or within an acceptable window of time if you know how they

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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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Celebrate Easter with Scotch Eggs

[This is an update of a post written by Amy Wisniewski, originally published in March 2012.] Most Easter eggs are dyed, chocolate, or plastic and filled with jelly beans, but

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Mad for Crazy Hot Dog Toppings

It’s March Madness season, which means bets, brackets, and, of course, basketball are on the minds of sports fanatics across the country. Whether you’re a dedicated fan with your pride

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Fun and Summery Grilled Fruit Cocktails

Grilled fruit is great for making desserts and serving alongside main dishes at barbecues, but we never thought about using it in cocktails until we spotted the trend popping up

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