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How to Host (or Attend) 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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cooking and Entertaining with Cannabis: Here’s What You Need to Know

If you think marijuana’s only connection to food are memories of satisfying your munchies with drive-thru nachos or packaged foods, you’ll be surprised to find out that cannabis and cuisine

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Super Bowl Food for a Crowd

Tex-Mex-style game-day grub.

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St. Patrick’s Day Menu

On a day when drinking takes center stage, fortify with hearty dishes.

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Cuban Christmas Feast

From Miami chef Randy Zweiban.

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Cooking Novice? Thanksgiving for Beginners Guide

Easy recipes with maximum flavor.

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Crank Up the Rotisserie for Father’s Day

Even master grillers tend to leave the rotisserie parts that came with their grills to rust, but putting the motor and spit to use actually turns out to be easier

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How to Host a Vegan Dinner Party Meat Eaters Will Love

Throw a dinner party that just happens to have no animal products. You don’t even have to mention to your meat-eating friends that there will be no meat, dairy, eggs,

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This Jewish Holiday Requires Your Best-Dressed Table

Passover is like the Oscars of Jewish holidays. It’s the most distinguished, the one to prioritize if you’re not fully committed to them all. So the dinner table setup is

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Cocktails for Oscar 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,

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Cold-Weather Comfort Food Menu

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

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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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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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