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What to Do with Your New Dutch Oven

Did you unwrap a new Dutch oven this year? Congrats! Braise, boil, bake, and fry in the Dutch oven—the options are endless. Here’s what you need to know about your

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What to Do With Your New Stand Mixer

Lucky you! You’ve welcomed a brand-new stand mixer into your kitchen, shiny and prepped to be the workhorse of all your baking projects. But your stand mixer is good for

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What to Do with Your New Air Fryer

Yes! You tore off that wrapping paper to reveal what you’ve been wanting for so long: a spanking new air fryer. Soon enough, you’ll be crisping up French fries and

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Christmas Celebrations Around the World

Ever wondered how Christmas is celebrated around the world? Take a look below and see how Christmas dinner is done in several other countries.

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The Healthiest Alcohol Options for Your Next Night Out

If you’re trying to cut back on the calories (and/or on the carbs), one of the easiest ways to make this sacrifice is by watching what you drink—soda for sure,

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Amtrak Dining Options for the Hangry Train Traveler

With Amtrak setting records for ridership and revenue this year, it’s a fair assumption that many of us are opting to travel by train this holiday season. And why the

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How to Make Perfectly Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you love a good chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe, listen up: Here are several tips to ensure chewy cookies every time. Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies, of course. But

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How to Make Your Sugar Cookies Taste Better

Sugar cookies often look prettier than they taste. Now that’s not right. With cookie season well under way (and almost over!), follow our tips to ensure your sugar cookies are

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How to Make Holiday Cookies with a Spritz Cookie Press

Yes, I’m Jewish and grew up celebrating Hanukkah. But my family also has a few beloved Christmas traditions too, like roasting chestnuts and watching “It’s a Wonderful Life.” (There were

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A Bite-Size Stop in Reykjavik, Iceland

Though it may seem counter-intuitive to plan a winter vacation to a country that leads with “ice” in its very name, Reykjavik, Iceland is a destination worth considering, even during

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Paint the Colors of the Rainbow with this Recipe for Italian Tricolor Cookies

When holiday preparations begin, I genuinely enjoy the annual tradition of dusting off my old recipe box filled with dishes we only eat this time of year. Like many cooks,

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8 Fancy Latke Toppers for a Haute Hanukkah

Hanukkah is eight nights, which really means eight chances to eat latkes; glorious, crispy, salty, delicious latkes. Latkes (or potato pancakes) have always been a food to look forward to.

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Eating Your Christmas Tree: How to Cook with Pine Needles

Cooking with pine needles is nothing new, but have you ever thought your Christmas tree looked tasty? You might after this. The spirit of the Christmas holiday season can be

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How (and When) to Mail Christmas Cookies and Other Treats

If you’ve only just finished your holiday baking, don’t worry: It’s not too late to ship Christmas presents, homemade cookies included. But if you are mailing Christmas cookies, be sure

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Christmas Cookie HQ: The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Cookie Baking

Holiday baking season means lots of cookies, and we have plenty of great Christmas cookie recipes, tips, and tricks to share. Consider this guide your Christmas cookie HQ, where you’ll

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Easy Holiday Food Hacks to Impress Your Guests

Comforting, traditional holiday food is nice and all, but when you have guests during the holidays (especially if they’re your in-laws), you want to impress them with some dramatic dish.

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Your Comprehensive Guide to Decorating with Flowers for the Holidays

In the Venn diagram of people who geek out about hosting holidays, I think there are two circles: people who live to plan the food, and people who dream about

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9 Under-The-Radar Spirits to Up Your Winter Drinking Game

When temperatures take a nose-dive, it’s time to swap out the bright citrus and florals of summer spirits and their attendant cocktails for the cozy, comforting liquors of winter. With spicy cinnamon,

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7 Things You Can Do to Stay Healthy While Smashing the Holiday Buffet

Wondering how to eat healthy this holiday season? We’ve got some tips to help you out. We are knee-deep in the season of total gluttony. You can hear the apps

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How to Make Homemade Food Gifts Your Friends and Family Will Love

Food gifts are great, but homemade food gifts are even better—they’re extra special for the recipient, and more affordable (and satisfying, probably) for you. Christmas cookies are just the beginning;

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How to Decorate Christmas Cookies Like a Pro

Santa baby, if you hurry down the chimney, chances are you’re going to be here a while munching on cookies—and we certainly can’t blame you. The holidays are a perfect

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