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Seven Tips for Hosting Your Best New Year’s Eve Party Yet!

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The last vestiges of Thanksgiving leftover sandwiches have been polished off. The wrapping paper is cleared away, and Santa is safely settling in back at the North Pole. But there’s still one holiday standing between you and 2017: New Year’s Eve. If you’re hosting the festivities this year, why not try something new by striving for the oft-unattainable balance between ... Read More »

The Many Meals of Yom Kippur

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Yom Kippur is one of, if not the, most important holiday observed by Jewish people every year. Meaning “Day of Atonement,” Yom Kippur gives celebrants the chance to “afflict the soul” (as commanded in Leviticus 16:29-30), offer repentance, and make amends. Because of the solemnity of the occasion, Yom Kippur is a Sabbath upon which no work may be performed. ... Read More »

Discovering the Extraordinary Joy of Sukkot

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As soon as Yom Kippur ends, it’s time to start preparing for Sukkot. While the two important Jewish holidays couldn’t be more different in tone, they both require ample planning and preparation. Looking for tips on how to pull off the most joyful Sukkot yet this October 17-25th? You’ve come to the right place. What Does Sukkot Celebrate? If any ... Read More »

Getting the Jump on Labor Day Party Planning

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August may have 31 days, but that doesn’t stop it from being the month of the year that seems to pass by the quickest. The takeaway for hosts and hostesses everywhere? The time is now to start planning your Labor Day festivities. Let’s take a closer look at why Labor Day is worth celebrating, along with several tips for making ... Read More »

How Will You Celebrate This Cinco De Mayo?

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While the U.S.’s big celebration of independence is observed on the fourth of July, Mexican-Americans enjoy a holiday of their own exactly two months — less a day — later on Cinco de Mayo, AKA “the fifth of May.” Let’s take a closer look at this cultural fete, along with some simple (and delicious!) ways to get in on the ... Read More »

Colored Eggs? The History and Symbolism of Easter Foods

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Holidays are far more than a mere date on a calendar. They’re the summation of all of their traditions, symbols, meanings, memories, foods and more. One holiday particularly ripe with symbolism is Easter. As the days count down to the most important of Christian holidays this March 27th, let’s take a closer look at this ancient holiday, along with highlighting ... Read More »

It’s Almost American Chocolate Week! How Will You Celebrate?

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Just how delicious is chocolate? While most other foods get a single day designated in their honor, chocolate gets an entire week! In honor of this outstanding occasion, let’s count down a few of our favorite chocolate facts before exploring some easy ways to get in on the chocolate fun during American Chocolate Week. Three Fiction-Worthy Chocolate Facts The distinctive ... Read More »

Eat, Drink and Be Merry This Purim!

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When it comes to holidays, there are few so joyous as Purim. In fact, this springtime celebration is often described as “Jewish Mardi Gras” for its revelrous nature. Just what makes Purim such a mirth-filled occasion and how will you do it justice this year? Let’s take a closer look at all things Purim. All About Purim Purim celebrates the ... Read More »

The Insider’s Guide to St. Patrick’s Day

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The time of year for all things green and Guinness is quickly approaching. A beloved celebration for Irish-Americans as well as all fans of rollicking and revelry, St. Patrick’s day is celebrated by many, and yet relatively few know the history behind the holiday. Let’s take a closer look at this Ireland-inspired observation, along with highlighting a few tips for ... Read More »

Pi Day Super Sale!

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It’s always a good time for pie, but March 14th – aka Pi Day – is the perfect time to get AWESOME DEALS on some of America’s favorites. Get slicin’, servin’, and  sendin’! Blue Owl Bakery Deal: $10 OFF Levee High Caramel Pecan Apple Pie from 3/12 – 3/18 Butter & Scotch Deal: $5 OFF ALL Pies from 3/8 – 3/14 Little ... Read More »