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Crunchy, Swirly, and Yeasty Coffee Cakes for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day means doing something special for Mom, and buying her another cellophane-wrapped lotion basket is not very inspired. Instead, channel the days when all you needed was a homemade

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10 Party Dishes from Convenience-Store Ingredients

A bunch of friends descend on your house, and you need some fast and easy party food. Quick! Hit the corner market! Here are 10 tips on how to create

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Party-Friendly Food and Drinks for Cinco de Mayo

45 recipes to help you celebrate Cinco de Mayo, including tacos, dips, DIY tortilla chips, and beer cocktails. BROWSE RECIPE SLIDESHOW

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Southern Favorites for Derby Day

Celebrate the Kentucky Derby with classic Southern recipes for pies, cocktails, dips, and main dishes. BROWSE RECIPE SLIDESHOW

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Munchie Recipes for 4/20

Sweet and savory goodies to satisfy your 4/20 cravings. BROWSE RECIPE SLIDESHOW

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A Deliciously Stinky Menu for Garlic Day

April 19 is National Garlic Day—celebrate with this extreme garlic menu. Eat these fragrant dishes alone or with friends, but consider waiting at least 24 hours before heading out on

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Blow Your Tax Refund on This Menu

Don’t look, but Tax Day is right on your heels. Wondering what to do with that sweet refund you’re getting? Blow it on our rich-guy menu of truffles, lobster salad,

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4 Melty Sandwiches for Grilled Cheese Day

Today is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, according to … people who send us press releases for such things. But hey, it’s a food we think is actually worth celebrating

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Dishes That Will Impress Your In-Laws

Win over your in-laws’ hearts through their stomachs with these 41 recipes. BROWSE RECIPE SLIDESHOW

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Crazy Pizza Toppings

Creative ingredient combos that Chowhounds are topping their pizzas with, as discussed on our Home Cooking board. Hangover Brunch Pizza “Scrambled eggs, sausage crumbles, tater tots, and roasted red peppers

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Recipes for Your “Mad Men” Party

Celebrate the hugely popular cable-TV show with food and drink straight outta the ’60s. BROWSE RECIPE SLIDESHOW

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Bite-Size Sweet Treats

Recipes for mini desserts that’ll satisfy your sweet tooth in a single bite. BROWSE RECIPE SLIDESHOW

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Recipes for Easter Brunch

34 impressive and delicious dishes to help you celebrate Easter, from classic (glazed ham, pictured) to modern (smoked salmon potato skins) to nondenominational (challah French toast) to boozy (mimosa). BROWSE

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Easter Dessert Recipes

26 sweets for your Easter celebration, including a pavlova (pictured), vanilla pound cake, lemon meringue pie, cheesecake, cupcakes, shortcake, and an easy cobbler. BROWSE RECIPE SLIDESHOW

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St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

Celebrate the Irish in you with corned beef, Irish coffee, chocolate-whiskey cake, and more. BROWSE RECIPE SLIDESHOW

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Crazy DIY Flavored Nuts for March Madness

Is it possible to make better-tasting versions of commercial snack-food flavors like ranch and nacho cheese? With March Madness looming, the CHOW.com Test Kitchen took the challenge. After a bit

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Elegant Snacks and Drinks for Your Oscars Cocktail Party

Cocktails and finger food for a classy Academy Awards party. BROWSE RECIPE SLIDESHOW

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Epic Christmas Feast: Lost Recipes of the Grand Hotels

When you think of Christmas dinner, there’s fantasy and reality. Reality is: You’ll have a mishmash of spiral-sliced ham and the three-hummus dip tray from Trader Joe’s. Fantasy is …

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Crazy-Easy Christmas Cookies

December calendars are packed with parties and travel, so it can be hard to bake one batch of cookies, let alone the requisite assortment for a cookie plate. CHOW to

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Classic Thanksgiving … Only Cheaper

Every food magazine and website bends over backward to do something different for Thanksgiving each year. Usually it’s by adding expensive ingredients. And CHOW is no exception: We’ve confited turkey

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How to Make a Delicious Glow-in-the-Dark Punch for Halloween

The glow in this Halloween punch isn’t a photography trick. It naturally comes from the bitter alkaloid quinine, which also gives tonic water its characteristic bitterness. Because the quinine in

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