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From setting the table to serving the meal, we've got all the bases covered. Check out the articles in this section for tips and tricks to help you create the perfect menu for any occasion.


Eggs are an emblem of life for every culture, but each culture has it's own specific rituals and rights surrounding the egg. Find out some of these strange and foreign egg facts.

Hungry? A restaurant in Detroit, Mich. has made a 134-pound cheeseburger. It's sure to set the new world record for size, but it's certainly not the costliest menu item available.

Love 'em or hate 'em, fruitcakes are an enduring tradition. And right now, we're smack-dab in the middle of fruit-filled log season. These holiday treats have the same density as mahogany, which has prompted some resourceful ideas.

Holiday foods include everything from great savory dishes to decadent desserts. Learn tips on everything from holiday beverages to what to do with leftovers to how to make the best holiday cookies you can this winter season.

Ratatouille is a vegetable stew from the Provence region of France. It is made of eggplant, zucchini, tomato, onion, garlic and seasonings -- usually basil and thyme. Read this article to learn more about this delicious dish.

Lunch at work doesn't need to be dull or unhealthy -- it just takes some planning. With careful planning, you can avoid fast food, vending machines, or a sandwich you put together at the last minute. Learn how to pack a healthy lunch you'll look forward to eating.

Sometimes, your child may have to make their own meal if you're not around to prepare one for them. Without asking them to use the stove, you can give your kids simple ways to cook for themselves. Learn easy meal preparation techniques for kids.

No need to panic when you find you're without an ingredient to complete a recipe. Try these emergency substitutions when you are in a pinch and view other cooking tips in this article.

Tired of cooking every night? Learn how to use key ingredients prepared in extra quantities for use in a future meal so you only have to cook once.

Even though fresh is usually favored when it comes to seasonal eating, sometimes it's just not possible, and in those cases, it is most certainly a good alternative to hit the grocery store. Find tips on cooking with seasonal foods and learn about canned vs. frozen.

The holidays are a great time for diverse beverages. From eggnog to spiced cider to peppermint-flavored tea, a holiday-themed beverage can soothe away the cold winter weather, one sip at a time. See ideas and recipes.

Looking for a few easy ways to make your Christmas celebration more festive? Learn shortcuts for holiday cooking and easy tips for a more festive atmosphere. Find Christmas cooking questions, answers and recipes here.

Cooking a great feast to share with family and friends is one of the many joys of the holidays -- and one of the many stresses. Take the stress out of your cooking projects with these helpful hints.

Even the simplest foods can be expensive. See a list of 11 of the world's most expensive foods -- some you would never guess -- including a high-priced pizza and hamburger.

Italian food has always been popular, but today it includes more than just a plate of spaghetti. Learn about the different types of Italian cooking, and find out new ways to make old favorites.

A chicken casserole is easy to prepare and always tastes great. We've got plenty of variations for you to choose from, too -- read these useful tips for cooking a chicken casserole and check out ten great recipes.

The holidays can be a challenging time of year for people who are trying to watch what they eat. If you have diabetes, the challenge becomes even greater. This article offers plenty of suggestions on how to enjoy your favorite holiday treats.

Every Halloween, bags of triangle-shaped, yellow, orange and white candies fill trick-or-treat bags all over the country -- candy corn. But what exactly is candy corn?

The stories of evil strangers tainting Halloween candy and apples with poison, glass and razor blades have prevailed for several decades. But are they true?

When eating out, it's hard to monitor what ends up on your plate. Many restaurants, though, have begun to pay attention to diet trends and help customers eat more healthfully. Learn about low-carb dining.

Eggs are rich in protein, especially the egg whites. It's this protein that causes eggs to become hard when boiled. Learn just how exactly this process happens.

Every Easter you can buy all sorts of hollow chocolate candies -- chocolate eggs, chocolate rabbits, and so on. The funny thing is that the hollowness seems to actually give them a different taste or texture somehow. Find out how in this article.