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How to Spend a Perfect Long Weekend in Chicago This Christmas

New York City may get most of the attention as America’s idyllic Christmas destination, but it’s Chicago that is truly the winter wonderland of your dreams. Among the bustling food scene,

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Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Better-Than-Homemade Pies That Can Be Delivered to Your Door

It seemed like a great idea at first: pies are a must on the holiday table so why not bake a couple from scratch? But you still have to run

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Hydroponic Farming Lets You Grow Your Food Indoors

Urban farming is hardly a new concept. Watch “Edible City,” and you’ll discover the trend was really taking root (see what we did there?) around 2008. But today, tonier restaurants

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Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Gift Guide for Heat Seekers

The weather outside may be frightful, but we all have that one friend or family member whose natural coziness makes us want to spend extra time and attention on them

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8 Items Every New Cook Needs

Nothing is more frustrating than deciding you’re going to be all chef-like and cook a proper dinner, then scour the aisles of a crowded grocery store for all the random

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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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These Decadent Takes on Babka and Rugelach Are What You Need This Holiday Season

If you’ve been missing out on the doughy awesomeness that is babka, then Hanukkah is the perfect opportunity to rectify that situation. So what is babka anyway? (Besides delicious, of

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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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KitchenAid® 7-Qt Pro Line Stand Mixer and an Air Fryer Giveaway

‘Tis the season of comfort food and baked goods! Chowhound wants to help you level up your baking and frying game this busy holiday season with the best recipes and

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The Best Sparkling Waters Besides LaCroix

We know, we know. LaCroix is a blessing from the carbonated water gods. (Especially the grapefruit flavor. Don’t @ us.) But if it’s the only brand of seltzer you’ve been

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8 Stylish Water Bottles That’ll Make You Want To Hydrate

Half a gallon. That’s how much water you should be drinking every day. So what do you do? Fill up your water bottle with the best intentions at 9 am,

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Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Best High-End Craft Beers Over $25

We’re not suggesting slapping a bow on a six-pack of PBR.  What we are telling you is to consider gifting fancy pants suds that are worth the extra cash. Thanks

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Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Oprah’s Favorite Things on Amazon

Oprah’s annual list of favorite things has historically contained a lot of bougie items we could only dream of purchasing for our friends and family (or ourselves for that matter).

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Second Home Kitchen Essentials

Whether it’s an A-frame cabin in the woods or a beach shack near the ocean, owning a second home might sound like a dream. Unless you’re lucky enough to have

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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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Holiday Survival Guide: 14 Do’s and Don’ts for Boss Gift-Giving

During the holidays, one of the hardest gifts on your list is always your boss. To get a gift? To not get a gift? Real talk—you feel like you’re going

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Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Kitchen Essentials That Will Make You Feel Like a Professional Chef

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Between endless excuses to indulge in the very best food has to offer, and the chance to step up your kitchen game

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