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4 Tips to Hosting a Unique Holiday Party

Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake

You’re bound to be a guest at a slew of holiday parties over the next month. Our guess is that it will just be a montage of the same thing over and over until you can walk into your next shindig and give a play-by-play of every single thing that will happen. You don’t want to host a predictable holiday ... Read More »

5 Comfort Foods to Help You Beat the Winter Chill

Grandma's Chicken Soup

The first day of winter for 2017 is December 21st but if you are reading this then, we imagine it’s already pretty cold wherever you are. If you struggle to make it through a day without cuddling under a blanket or blasting a space heater a foot away from your face, we sympathize! When the temperatures start dipping, it can ... Read More »

The Home Chef’s Guide to a Simple & Satisfying Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Table of Contents Introduction Planning Is Everything Plan It All Out Menu Planning Effortless Apps Go All-In for the Grand Finale Schedule It All Out Make Lists, Lots of Lists Get Technical Keep a Record for Next Time Conclusion Introduction If your family is anything like mine, Thanksgiving is all about the food. Sure, there’s also catching up with the ... Read More »

5 Delicious Ways to Champion National Chocolate Day

Fall flavors

Its special day comes right in the middle of pumpkin spice season, and it’s a key element in the fall season’s most-beloved-by-children-of-all-ages holiday, Halloween, but it belongs squarely in the realm of Fabulous Fall Flavors that Aren’t Pumpkin Spice. I’m talking, of course, about chocolate, which is honored by National Chocolate Day on October 28. Discovered by the ancient Mayans, ... Read More »

All Hail Halloween, the Greatest Day of the Year for Sweets!

Foodydirect

Valentine’s Day may make a claim on chocolate. The Easter Bunny may have cornered the market on Peeps. And Christmas may bring with it “visions of sugarplums” and other sweets aplenty, but no other holiday can compare to one when it comes to the candy connection. Yes, we’re talking about Halloween — every candy craver’s favorite day of the year. ... Read More »

4 Tips for Taking Your Tailgating Tastes to All-Pro Levels

Fall flavors

The words “tailgating” and “foodie” may seem mutually exclusive. After all, a couple bags of potato chips and some supermarket burgers and dogs hardly qualify as gourmet game-day grub. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, it’s entirely possible to kick your tailgate up a notch — even if you’re partying in a parking lot. Read on ... Read More »

8 Fabulous Fall Flavors That Aren’t Pumpkin Spice!

Pumpkin

Introduction 1. Apple 2. Caramel 3. Cinnamon 4. Ginger 5. Pomegranate 6. Pear 7. Maple 8. Chai Conclusion Introduction Over the past 14 years, since that fateful day in 2003 when Starbucks first introduced its now-famous Pumpkin Spice Latte, it seems like the world has gone a bit crazy—pumpkin spice crazy, that is. I get it. With its cooler weather, ... Read More »