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6 Hand-Picked Tablescape Ideas for Your Next Spring Gathering

feature nest spring tablescape
A spring tablescape can feature anything from a mishmash of DIY items, Etsy pieces and flowers personally picked from your garden all the way to a decked-out array of items from Pottery Barn, Anthropologie and your local florist. In any case, it's a fun project figuring out just which decorations you'd like to set the mood... read more

Brunching Best With White Hart Inn’s Smoked Salmon Tart

smoked salmon tartPhoto: White Hart Inn
Chef Annie Wayte is known for her farm-to-table style dining at Connecticut's charming White Hart Inn, so we wanted to get the scoop on what she's serving up this Easter. Her go-to crowd-pleaser? A savory smoked salmon and leek tart with dill. Sounds too delicious to pass up so we got the easy-to-follow recipe just... read more

A Guinness Cocoa Cake You Need to Bake

Guinness Cake
Whether or not you're a fan of Guinness, this is one cake you have to try. A bitterness thanks to the beer and the sweetness of the vanilla icing create a perfect balance of dessert-y goodness. While it's ideal for St. Patrick's Day, we think you'll want to bake this rich chocolate cake all year long. read more

Your St. Patrick’s Day Survival Guide

green drink
Irish or not, you may need a little luck (read: us!) to help you pull-off a festive St. Patrick's Day party. From Guinness facts to dinner recipes and green decor that's actually chic, here's your survival guide for March 17th. Know your facts: Here's everything you need to know to become an read more

7 Cakes That Look Too Good To Eat

Ulitimate Birthday Cake
No matter what you’re celebrating, there’s sure to be cake involved. Whether you’re a baking newbie or a pastry pro, there’s a beautiful cake out there that you can make. We’ve rounded up our favorite cake recipes for you to try for your next celebration. Blow your guests away with these incredible edible works of... read more

A Pink Chandon Chandy to Heat Things Up

pink chandy recipe
Spice up your date night with a palette-pleasing pink chandy champagne cocktail. This super-simple recipe involves our favorite things: champagne, plus a little heat, thanks to a garnish of jalapeño pepper. We suggest making a pitcher (yes, even for two) -- they're that delicious. What You'll Need: 3oz. rosé sparkling wine 2oz. pink lemonade... read more

Food Network Katie Lee’s 6 Top Tips for the Best Valentine’s Day Dinner

Valentine's Day DinnerPhoto: Thinkstock
Valentine's Day is almost here. Who needs big plans? V-Day is about spending time with your sweetie, so don't get worked up about getting a rezzy at the newest and trendiest restaurant (really, you should be getting worked up in other ways). Just celebrate your happiness... read more

The Most Fabulous French Toast for Valentine’s Day

French Toast Plated with Strawberries and Syrup
Get your French toast on Valentine's Day morning, and surprise your sweetie with this breakfast that's even better than any brunch plate you could bite into at a restaurant. Make your bedroom your go-to weekend spot this Saturday. What You'll Need: (Serves 2) 4 slices of challah bread, brioche, or white bread 2 eggs 1/3... read more

Skip the Cellophane: 7 Ways to Wrap That Bouquet

bouquet-carousel
Gearing up for Valentine's Day means flower shops across the board -- from upscale boutiques to grocery stores -- are going to be tapped for their best blooms. And while we just adore a pretty bouquet (hint, hint) we can't stand that crinkly layer of cellophane that so many come wrapped in. Seriously, it's horrific. So, whether you're... read more

Valentine’s Day Cards That are the Bee’s Knees

valentine's cards
Valentine's Day is fast approaching, so if you haven't already picked up a special card for your loved ones, it's high time. We've scoured the web for the best of the best, from cheeky, x-rated notes to pun-tastic illustrated stationery. Shop our top picks below now before you end up in the dog house. (You... read more