Party-Perfect Champagne Glassware You Need for Your NYE Bash

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The holiday parties have been put to rest, but guess what, your New Year's Eve bash is around the bend. To help you keep it chic when you ring in the new year, here are four of our favorite Champagne glasses (flutes, coupes and even a dedicated Champagne glass!) that will keep you toasting in style.... read more

Bring the Outside In! Simple Snowball Cookies

snowball cookie
It's not the holidays without nibbling on a few of these bite-sized cuties. These fun and easy-to-bake Snowball Cookies are the right not-too-sweet treat in the perfect package. What You'll Need: 2 sticks of unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup powdered sugar, plus extra for rolling the cookie balls 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3/4 cup... read more

8 Christmas Cookies That'll Make You a Holiday Favorite

spiced almond cookie
You've waited all year for an excuse to eat cookie after cookie after cookie. After gifts, they're the next best Christmas treat. From chocolate and oatmeal to sugar and spice and everything nice, these cookies leave no crumbs behind.

Holiday Oatmeal Cookies Kick off the holidays with a fan favorite! These traditional oatmeal... read more

Keeping it Simple: Vanilla Pound Cake

vanilla pound cake recipe
Whether giving your taste buds a vacation from the holiday season's elaborate desserts, or looking to bake something that you've always known and loved, this simple yet delicious vanilla pound cake is perfect for all occasions! What You'll Need: Cake: 2 sticks of butter, softened (room temp) 3/4 cup granulated sugar 4 eggs 1 1/2... read more

Instant Expert: Winter Squash

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Loaded with vitamins A and C, iron and riboflavin, this gourd is a delicious, healthy staple worth getting to know. Acorn: This small, round, ribbed squash usually has a dark green and gold shell. It's best when halved and baked. Spaghetti: Popular with people kicking the pasta habit, this buttery-fleshed squash is commonly roasted or... read more

A Nutella Cocktail? Yes, Please!

nutella melt cocktail
Craving a cold-weather cocktail that isn't, well, hot chocolate? Settle in and cozy up with one of these warm cocktails -- from a classic hot buttered rum to the most unexpected mulled wine you'll ever try: Hot Buttered Rum Nothing says the holidays quite like hot rum served with... read more

Party Perfect: Savory Pesto Pinwheels

pesto pinwheel recipe
An easy, halfway-homemade party app that requires only three ingredients? Yes, please! Make it this weekend: What You'll Need: 1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed 1/2 cup store-bought pesto 1 egg, lightly beaten Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Roll out the puff pastry sheet onto a parchment-lined baking... read more

Party Perfect: Creamy Homemade Onion Dip

homemade onion dip recipe
Who says you have to perfect a super-complicated recipe in order to impress your dinner guests? Dish out this homemade dip during the holidays and you'll have your friends and family floored before the first course is even served. (You're welcome.) What You'll Need: 2 tablespoons butter, or olive oil 1 large yellow... read more

Seasonal Sipper: The Perfect Eggnog Martini

eggnog-martini
We're the first to admit that eggnog gets a bad rap -- but mix it with some vanilla vodka and rum, and you have what just might be the most-perfect holiday cocktail. Try it tonight with this five-minute recipe: Makes: 2 drinks What You'll Need: 4 ounces of rum (we used read more

Sweet Treat: Simple 30-Minute Sugar Cookies

homemade sugar cookie recipe
Some desserts are best left to the pros (we're looking at you, flan), but not these seriously-simple sugar cookies. Show off those hard-earned baking skills with these festive Christmas cookies that are so good, you'll want to make 'em year round: What You'll Need: 2 sticks of unsalted butter, softened (at room temp)... read more
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