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Holiday Appetizers and Drinks The best recipes

Holiday Appetizers and Drinks

Photo: Becky Luigart-StaynerWhether you& 39;re entertaining in style or simply feeding the family, kick off the festivities with these elegant and crowd-pleasing holiday appetizers. Our collection of holiday starters boasts flavors that feel indulgent but healthier ingredients so you can survive holiday gatherings without overdoing it.

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Holiday Celebrations: Recipes and Menus for the Holidays The best recipes

Holiday Celebrations: Recipes and Menus for the Holidays

Fresh and festive ideas for celebrating each holiday from Thanksgiving to New Year& 39;s. What better way to gather with friends and family than with an array of delicious food, warm drinks, and sweet desserts. Our collection of menu ideas, beloved recipes, and healthy makeovers that are still as delicious as your classic favorites will keep your holidays healthy, delectable, and light.

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50+ Grilled Chicken Dinners You Can Make All Year Long The best recipes

50+ Grilled Chicken Dinners You Can Make All Year Long

If you believe grilled chicken is best saved for summer cookouts, think again. This healthy lean protein is versatile enough to be enjoyed throughout the year. From grilled wings and thighs to bbq chicken to refreshing salads, this recipe collection is full of fresh ideas for weeknights and special occasions.

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51 Freakishly Healthy (and Delicious) Halloween Recipes The best recipes

51 Freakishly Healthy (and Delicious) Halloween Recipes

No tricks here. We get that you& 39;re going to splurge during Halloween. When else do you have an over-abundance of all the classic candy favorites? Enjoy those, then break out these shockingly healthy Halloween favorites—find sweet treats, easy cocktails, fall menus, and kid-friendly snacks everyone can feel good about.

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Prep Tools The best recipes

Prep Tools

These gadgets will encourage the chef in your life to keep on cooking.Our Favorite Cooking Prep ToolsPut a little pep in your prep with these gadgets that will make preparing the meal (almost) the best part.AdvertisementAdvertisementEnd Grain Circle Chopping BlockIt& 39;s a green chocie that& 39;s tough as well: With this sustainably forested 12-inch teak board, you get a hard-working, long-wearing surface that is beautifully patterned.

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$30-and-Under Stocking Stuffers The best recipes

$30-and-Under Stocking Stuffers

Fun, low-cost gift gadgets for any foodies on your list.Our Favorite $30-and-Under Stocking StuffersThese goodies are low on cost, but rank high on every food lover& 39;s holiday wish-list. Each item is tailored to make everyday life in the ktichen that much more enjoyable.AdvertisementAdvertisementDreamfarm SmoodIt& 39;s winter, and lots more than potatoes could use smashing: Try roasted squash, parsnips, turnips, and carrots.

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Tips for Homemade Holiday Gifts The best recipes

Tips for Homemade Holiday Gifts

Holiday baking can be a great way to create personal homemade gifts for people you care about, without getting intimidated or exhausted by holiday shopping.Great GiftsHoliday baking can be a great way to create personal homemade gifts for people you care about, without getting intimidated or exhausted by holiday shopping.

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Gourmet Gift Guide The best recipes

Gourmet Gift Guide

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission.Our favorite gifts for cooks.Beautiful BowlsWhat we love: Printed inside and out with red, blue, or green cornflowers, pale blue daisies or red and green geometric patterns, these Anthropologie bowls look lovely whether they’re full or empty.

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Cookware The best recipes


Inspire your favorite culinarian to keep on cooking.Our Favorite CookwareTest drive these tools of the trade and we doubt you will ever look back.AdvertisementAdvertisementBella Cucina Original Tuscan GrillBella Cucina& 39;s Tuscan-style grill folds flat for easy transport. Set it up over a fire, adjust the height, and you& 39;re ready to grill.

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Holiday Baking Fundamentals The best recipes

Holiday Baking Fundamentals

This year, before you step into the kitchen to wield your holiday whisk, consider brushing up on a few kitchen science fundamentals. By: Lisa Bell & Nicole ReesBasics of Holiday BakingThe first thing you must know is that successful baking can be summed up with one simple formula: You have to strike a balance between structure and moisture.

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Barware The best recipes


Unique (but utterly essential) items that will spice up any bar.Our Favorite BarwareIs there really such a thing as a fully stocked bar? We are not so sure, but these items will make any home& 39;s watering hole just a bit more complete.AdvertisementAdvertisementSundance Rain TumblersOcean hues and a gently bubbled pattern make Sundance& 39;s Rain Tumblers look like sea glass.

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Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes The best recipes

Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

The crown jewel of your Thanksgiving table needs no special techniques, tools, or ingredients—just time in the oven. Our foolproof recipes, a roasting pan, and a little patience will ensure your success. We give you every variation possible on the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving table to bring you the best, perfectly moist turkey you& 39;ll ever taste.

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Serving Pieces The best recipes

Serving Pieces

Bold pieces to help you dish it out with panache.Our Favorite Serving SetsForget the too-small scoop that makes serving a helping of Brussels sprouts an affair to remember. These tools will get the job done and look good doing it.AdvertisementAdvertisementMatch Pewter Antique Serving UtensilsItalian pewter servers from Match: Heirloom-worthy additions to your table.

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Our Favorite Classic (and Updated) Sweet Potato Casserole Recipes The best recipes

Our Favorite Classic (and Updated) Sweet Potato Casserole Recipes

Whether you& 39;re looking for something traditional or are ready for an adventurous twist, we& 39;ve got this holiday mainstay covered. And if you& 39;d rather not save your sweet potato dish for Thanksgiving, rest assured these recipes are just as good on a weekday in the middle of March.Our Favorite Classic (and Updated) Sweet Potato Casserole RecipesAdvertisementAdvertisementSweet Potato Casserole With Crunchy Oat ToppingThis classic casserole often straddles the line between side and dessert (indeed, we& 39;ve enjoyed the leftovers both ways).

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The Amazing One-Hour Dinner Party The best recipes

The Amazing One-Hour Dinner Party

We cooked up a tasty spring menu for eight happy people—and included the tips and game plan to pull it all together in 60 minutes.A Dinner Party, Ready in One-HourBefore you decide that preparing an elegant three-course dinner, plus signature cocktail, from start to finish in 60 minutes is too good to be true, consider this: Many home cooks make an entire meal in that amount of time most weeknights, deftly and intuitively moving from side dish to entrée and back again, from oven to stovetop to salad spinner.

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Puff Pastry Appetizers The best recipes

Puff Pastry Appetizers

The flaky crunch of purchased puff pastry makes a delicious starting point for simple party snacks.Delicious Puff PastryFrozen puff pastry is a handy shortcut for appetizers during the holidays and beyond. Our quick and delicious recipes will become party staples in no time.When preparing our Tomato-Baby Bell Pepper Tartlets, for the prettiest appearance, use red, yellow, and orange bell peppers.

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Pairing Wine with Salads The best recipes

Pairing Wine with Salads

Pairing wine with salad is tricky business: Some lettuces intensify bitterness in wines. Crisp, raw vegetables demand a wine with texture. And acidic dressings tone down tartness in wines. But main-dish salads, full of ingredients with a natural affinity to wine, such as cheese, nuts, and meat, taste better with a glass of vino.

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14 Ways to Cook with Guinness The best recipes

14 Ways to Cook with Guinness

Photo: Becky Luigart-StaynerIn honor of St. Patrick& 39;s Day, we& 39;ve gathered a few recipes featuring—what else—Guinness! This recipe collection boasts stout stews, boozy brownies, and gingery Guinness cake. Whether you& 39;re celebrating all things Irish or just making a treat for the beer lover in your life, this collection has a little bit of everything you could want to make with the most famous Irish beer.

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Elegant Thanksgiving Cocktails The best recipes

Elegant Thanksgiving Cocktails

Things go better with a few good bubbles. Simplify the liquor shopping list: Skip setting up a full bar and instead offer a signature cocktail featuring just one or two types of spirits or wine. Pick from these classic Thanksgiving cocktails to keep guests sipping and engaging with one another. Go for a classic cocktail everyone can enjoy, or mix and match for a few selections.

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Healthy and Delicious Super Bowl Recipes The best recipes

Healthy and Delicious Super Bowl Recipes

Touchdown! Football fans won& 39;t just be cheering for their favorite teams when you serve up our game day grub.Grilled Stuffed JalapeñosPhoto: Jennifer Causey Styling: Heather Chadduck HillegasThe rich and creamy combination of bacon, cream cheese, and cheddar is a nice foil for the muted spice of grilled jalapeño peppers.

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