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Christmas Menus

So you have purchased all of your gifts for family and friends, but have you planned what you are going to feed them? Let us answer your Christmas cooking questions so you will have plenty of time for any last minute gift wrapping.

Gingerbread Houses 101

Ginger, cinnamon, cloves and molasses are what give gingerbread its unique flavor. And the fact that it hardens to the consistency of a graham cracker makes it ideal for crafty projects for the family, like building a gingerbread house.

The Duggars on Their All-time Best Holiday Treats

Check out this article on the Duggars on their all-time best holiday treats to learn what this large family does to celebrate the holidays with food. See more »

5 Classic Christmas Desserts

Classic Christmas desserts are a sure way to get yourself in the holiday spirit. Check out our top 5 classic Christmas desserts. See more »

5 Classic Christmas Cocktails

Are you looking for some classic Christmas cocktails to serve during your holidays? Check out our top 5 classic Christmas cocktails. See more »

Homemade Sugar Plums

Are you interested in making homemade sugar plums to help you enjoy your Christmastime? Learn how to make homemade sugar plums in this article. See more »

Christmas Cookies 101

One of the most highly anticipated holiday traditions in many households is the baking of Christmas cookies. Check out Christmas cookies 101. See more »

The Secret Life of Gingerbread Men

Whether he's taking up residence in a cookie tin or on the Christmas tree, gingerbread men are a holiday favorite. Learn all about gingerbread men. See more »

Gingerbread Houses 101

Ginger, cinnamon, cloves and molasses are what give a gingerbread house its unique flavor. Learn all about gingerbread houses. See more »

Top 5 Edible Homemade Ornaments

Edible homemade ornaments are a great decoration to make -- and eat during the holiday season. Check out our top 5 edible homemade ornaments. See more »

Wholesome Christmas Treats 101

Wholesome Christmas treats shouldn't be an oxymoron. Check out this article about wholesome Christmas treats and learn how to have a healthy holiday. See more »

Ultimate Guide to  Fruitcake

Fruitcake is a dessert that is often associated with the holiday season, but have you ever wondered why? Find out why fruitcake is so popular around Christmas. See more »