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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.

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.

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.

Holiday Hostess Recipes

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

Planning a Gluten-free Thanksgiving

If you're forced to cut gluten out of your diet, holidays like Thanksgiving can seem pretty bland. But for those with celiac disease, there are several substitutions you can make to keep Thanksgiving fare delicious, familiar and festive.

Turkey-free Thanksgivings

Ben Franklin may have regarded turkey as an honorable bird, but many folks don't think it's much of a palatable meal. Your Thanksgiving protein doesn't have to be a snoozer, so skip the tryptophan and mix it up a little.

10 Things You Can Do Right Now to Prep for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day can be the stuff of memories, and cooks everywhere plan their menus carefully, plot out their seating arrangements and strategize their approach to dinner. What can you do to make your feast a success?

Fake or Make? What to Buy and What to Make Yourself for Thanksgiving

You don't normally cook for 12 (or 20) -- which is why Thanksgiving can seem so stressful. You could opt to buy some of the menu items, but will people be able to tell? We've got some clever solutions to help you cover your tracks this year.

5 Grown-up Halloween Treats

Halloween isn't just for kids -- grown-ups can join the fun, too, and if you're planning your own party this year, you can put a grown-up twist to the usual trick-or-treat fare.

10 Tips for Thanksgiving Newbies

If this is your first time wearing the Thanksgiving hostess hat, don't obsess. Consider it a rite of passage and tackle the challenge with gusto -- or at least try to keep your terror under control. These 10 tips will help.

Top 5 Thanksgiving Sides That Won't Pack on the Pounds

Thanksgiving Day activities typically revolve around one thing: eating. Wouldn't it be nice if at least some of that delicious food wasn't completely loaded with calories? Try out these five healthy dishes for your spread.

5 Halloween Treats that Won't Pack on the Pounds

Halloween is sugar central when it comes to treats, but you can put the brakes on high-calorie and high-fat feasting with a few clever but sensible munchies. A healthy Halloween can be anything but boring.

Fourth of July Favorites

The Fourth of July is a holiday celebrating the America's independence from Great Britain. And like most American holidays, we like to celebrate with food and lots of it.

Who started the chocolate egg?

For those who don't fancy the hard-boiled, poached or scrambled varieties, a chocolate egg is the perfect Easter treat. Who thought to improve upon nature's most perfect food by mixing cocoa and sugar?

10 Vegetarian Easter Meal Options

If someone on your Easter dinner guest list passes on pork, don't fret: There are plenty of tempting options that will highlight the best of the season.

Symbolic Chinese New Year Foods

Symbolic foods are an integral part of the festivities surrounding Chinese New Year, the most important holiday on the Chinese calendar.

Ringing in the New Year: Toasting 101

Coming up with the right words to ring in the new year isn't as difficult as it might seem. What things do you need to keep in mind when composing a New Year's toast that your friends and family won't forget?

How to Make the Perfect Holiday Punch

A festive, fruity punch or some delicious spiced eggnog can really bring a party together, but how can you prepare the perfect holiday punch for your party?

10 Budget-friendly Cocktail Hors d'Oeuvres

If you're throwing a cocktail party, the biggest part of your budget goes toward the cocktails. After you buy the liquor, wine and beer, how can you make do with minimal funds for food? We've got some ideas.

Cocktail Parties on a Budget

Throwing a memorable cocktail party doesn't have to be a costly celebration. Try these tips for planning the perfect party without breaking your budget.

10 Quick-fix Holiday Brunches

At brunch, you should be sipping a Bloody Mary, not toiling over a hot stove. When the extended family is in town for the holidays, you might feel pressure to host a big to-do. These themes are heavy on creativity and light on effort.


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