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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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How Coconut Milk Is Made

You buy it in a carton, you buy it in a can. You pay extra if you want it in your latte, and you enjoy it in creamy ramen bowls.

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How to Incorporate Candy Bars Into Christmas Desserts

What, you thought Halloween was the only holiday that has you raid the candy aisle? Please. The Christmas season is the grand finale, your “last chance” to really indulge in

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How to Make Easy and Impressive Holiday Truffles

Sweets of all sorts abound during the holidays, from Christmas cookies to Hanukkah gelt, but chocolate truffles hit the elusive trifecta of easy, impressive, and delicious.

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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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Christmas Crack: The Easiest and Most Addictive Holiday Gift

Want some crack? I mean, crackle? People who have had it love it and it takes less than an hour to make. I mean, really, who can say no to

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How to Make Edible Wreaths for Christmas

Instead of putting your annual Christmas wreath on the front door, why not try relocating it to the most important spot in the house? Of course, I’m referring to the

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Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: DIY Cocktail Gift Baskets

Everyone has that friend, the cocktail obsessive who collects bitters and has not one, but two Hatch bar mixing glasses. You could easily just gift him or her a bottle

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How to Ship Christmas Cookies and Other Treats

Merry holiday wishes alone will not protect baked goods in their travels through the mail. They can lose their crunch, go stale, or just get tumbled around enough to crumble

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Host a Stellar Holiday After-Dinner Party

This article is brought you by our friends at Stella Artois. Hosting a dinner party during the holidays can be a huge undertaking—from menu planning to figuring out the guest

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How to Re-Purpose All of Those Strange Holiday Food Basket Gifts

Assess your post-holiday spoils. You might have a jar of olives or marmalade, a tin of mixed nuts, caramel popcorn, or shortbread cookies that seemed like a good idea at

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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 Make Original Food Gifts Your Friends and Family Will Love

True story: Last year around the holidays I stumbled upon a recipe for homemade Irish cream at the awesome food blog Smitten Kitchen. It looked fun, easy, and delicious…and made

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How to Collect Vintage Food Memorabilia

“Cookbooks were like family Bibles,” says rare-book seller Elizabeth Young, who in November opened Cooking, Cocktails, and Culture, a bookstore in Brooklyn catering to a clientele that falls in a

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How to Clean Cast Iron

People rave about the benefits of their cast iron skillet: Oh, the heat retention! The stovetop and oven flexibility! The dietary iron! The nonstick surface (after seasoning)! But then there’s

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How to Host a Holiday Happy Hour at Home

Does this scenario sound familiar? The holidays have arrived and you consider yourself social, but going out on the town has lost its appeal or has become unfeasible. Maybe you

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Tips for Maximizing Credit Card Rewards at Restaurants

If credit card reward points seem confusing or something you don’t think is worth the time bothering with, trust us when we say you should try to wrap your head

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How to Cook With Lavender

“Lemon and lavender has got to be the new taste,” declared “The Great British Bake Off” judge Prue Leith after biting into contestant Sophie Faldo’s layered entremets cake. Indeed, the

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How to Throw a Hanukkah Dreidel Party

When most people think of the holiday season, it’s Christmas trees, wreaths, and a cornucopia of green and red lights that come to mind. But folks shouldn’t forget about the

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How to Host a Last-Minute Dinner Party

Who are these fabulous people who entertain their friends over a casual dinner on a Wednesday night, all without weeks of stressing and prepping? Julia Sullivan, chef-owner of oyster bar

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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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