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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.

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Spread Holiday Cheer With a Good Mulled Beer

Forget mulled wine. This year stay warm with the spicy flavor of mulled beer!

What Is Candy Corn and How Is It Made?

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

Why Restaurants Are So Loud These Days

The volume in many restaurants has gone up a lot. And the reason is mainly financial.

Cuneiform Cookies Just in Time for the Holidays!

Tired of those same old sugar cookies pressed into the same old snowman shape? Why not do some old-school baking this year? As in Sumerian old school.

Why Turkey Fryers Explode

Thanksgiving Day is No. 1 for cooking fire accidents, and turkey fryers are a big part of the problem. Here's why, scientifically speaking.

Overwhelmed by Confusing Menus? Many Are, Survey Finds

An OpenTable survey found the 25 terms that most confound American diners.

5 Italian Dishes Kids Can Make

Kids are more likely to eat food they've helped to prepare. And they love pizza and pasta. With that in mind, we've come up with five Italian-inspired dishes that even the littlest ones can have a hand in making.

5 Tips for Making the Perfect Panna Cotta

Panna cotta may seem like a fancy dessert, but it's actually quite simple to make. And with these five tips, your Italian desserts will come out just right -- every time.

Should you use mascarpone or ricotta for cannoli?

It's a flaky pastry tube with a creamy delicious filling. But what's that filling supposed to be made of, and is there room to experiment?

Thanksgiving Pictures and Recipes

Need some inspiration for your next Thanksgiving spread? Check out our photos and recipes of the most popular holiday meal mainstays.

Jim Deliman's Carrot Saffron Soup

Here is a delightful dish for a Fall harvest dinner party; Jim Deliman's carrot saffron soup recipe. Learn how to make Jim Deliman's carrot saffron soup.

4 Fall Harvest Winery Dinner Party Ideas

We have four great ideas for entertaining with a Fall harvest winery dinner party. Learn our 4 Fall harvest winery dinner party ideas here.

Dinner Party Invitations

In order to have a party, you first need to invite some guests. Here is a great way to personalize and hand-deliver your dinner party invitations.

Throw It In a Salad! 5 Salad Recipes That Save You Money

Salads have come a long way from simple greens and dressing. We've got 5 recipes that definitely aren't your grandmother's salads.

10 Thanksgiving Sides No One Cares About

Thanksgiving is just as much about the sides as it is about the turkey, but many of the traditional holiday favorites are less than popular. Save yourself from ample amounts of unwanted leftovers by nixing these sides from your Turkey Day table.

5 Tips for Dealing With Turkey Day Drama

Feuding family members, an overcrowded house and the pressure of preparing a multicourse meal can lead to conflicts on Thanksgiving. Instead of dreading the holidays, try these tips to head off Turkey Day drama before it happens.

Thanksgiving for Two: Your Perfect Menu

Thanksgiving is normally a holiday filled with numerous guests, ample amounts of food and more than a little family drama. But when there's just two of you on Turkey Day, you have to plan things a little differently.

10 International Dishes for Your Thanksgiving Spread

Turkey and stuffing are delicious traditional Thanksgiving dishes, but sometimes it's refreshing to vary the requisite menu to include international fare.

Our Easy Guide for Prepping Pumpkin

This fall, don't just carve your pumpkin, cook it and puree it to get that homemade pumpkin flavor in your favorite fall dish.

Holiday Hostess Recipes

From trick or treat candy bar cupcakes to Greek stuffing, the Holiday Hostesses have you covered with their delicious holiday recipes.

5 Frugal Gourmet Recipes

If gourmet meals seem out of reach because of your budget, it's time to change the way you think about high-end food. Savvy chefs know that frugal gourmet cuisine lies in fresh ingredients and a sense of creativity in the kitchen.

5 Great Cheap Meals for Large Families

Feeding a large family on a budget? We've got some surprising options, ranging from jambalaya to pulled pork.

5 Healthy Vegetarian Meals on a Budget

Your body won't be the only thing getting healthier if you eat vegetarian meals more often -- your bank account could also reap the benefits.

5 Holiday Meals That'll Break the Bank

Hosting a holiday gathering is never a snap, so why make it harder on yourself by cooking dishes with expensive ingredients? Here are five holiday meals you should steer clear of if you don't want to spend a fortune.

5 Low-cost Foods That Are Full of Vitamins

Do you think eating healthy is expensive? It certainly doesn't have to be.

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