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A Spring-Inspired Easter Brunch

Spring is blooming on your Easter table. From yellow chick cupcakes to blueberry French toast casseroles, there are plenty of ways to WOW your brunch guests with simple seasonal recipes.

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A Slow Cooker Thanksgiving

Want to spend more time with loved ones this Thanksgiving? Ditch the perfectly timed oven schedule and put your slow cooker to work. It’ll deliver the familiar flavors of your

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Spooky Halloween Party Drinks with Less Sugar

Whether you’re planning the ultimate Halloween bash or just want something fun to enjoy with the family, try these frightfully delicious drinks. The Spooky Smoothie is a flavorful combination of

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Mother’s Day Tradition: Freshly Baked Cinnamon Rolls

There’s no better place than the kitchen to honor your special bond with a woman who has taught you all you know about cooking and baking. Whether she’s your mom,

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3 Great Cinco de Mayo Recipes Featuring Sweet Corn

Cinco de Mayo is, officially, a holiday celebrating Mexico’s victory over France in the 1862 Battle of Puebla. In the U.S., where it is actually celebrated with more gusto than

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Chestnut-Stuffed Pork Roast

Make the holiday meal special with this stuffed roast.

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Celtic Apple Crumble with Irish Whiskey Cream Sauce

Apples have always played an important part in Irish folklore, tradition and diet, so it’s no surprise to find apple desserts in great supply and variety. This apple crumble, sometimes called ‘apple crunch’ when the apples are first cooked to soften them, is flavored with a respectable dose of Irish whiskey and topped with a buttery oatmeal crumble.

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Chipotle-Glazed Ham with Cherry Jicama Salsa

Rick and Lanie Bayless, authors of Rick & Lanie’s Excellent Kitchen Adventures, share their Easter recipe for Chipotle-Glazed Ham with Cherry Jicama Salsa.

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Turkey Italian Wedding Soup

Classic Italian soup is a favorite throughout the U.S. Contrary to the popular belief that it is a soup meant for weddings, the dish actually got its name from the Italian phrase si sposono bene, meaning that two things are well married. And indeed, the unique marriage of flavors is sure to have your taste buds celebrating.

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Apples Give A Healthy Start To A New Year

The Jewish New Year – Rosh Hashanah – features apples and honey rather than champagne and fireworks. Like most New Year’s celebrations, it is a joyous occasion, but just a bit more solemn.

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Savory Pancakes Are Perfect Holiday Hors D’Oeuvres

With Christmas and Hanukkah less than one week apart this year, I am thinking about dishes I can serve for both holidays. Looking at traditional Christmas dishes, I notice that most are closely tied to one country…

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Celebrating Today’s Irish Cooking

St. Patrick’s Day is perfect for celebrating the renaissance of great cooking in Ireland. Today, travelers go for the food, rather than despite it, touring the country to enjoy the breathtaking, green countryside and the dynamic energy of the cities.

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Valentine’s Day Dinner a Deux

When Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday, as it does this year, the desire to create a romantic evening at home often collides with workday realities.

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Your Valentine’s Bubbly Personality

Few things in life hold the seductive allure of a flute filled with sparkling wine; few sounds say “I love you” more eloquently than the succinct POP of its cork.

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Resolutions That Can Really Make a Difference

Do New Year’s resolutions really do any good? It depends on what they are and whether you can keep them.

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Wine For A Crowd

When a big celebration comes along, wine is a necessity. Here are some tips on doing it right.

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Wines for Thanksgiving

From tangy cranberry jelly, to gooey-sweet yams, to spicy stuffing and meaty turkey, the traditional Thanksgiving lineup surely qualifies as the most schizo menu of the year. Find out what a sommelier has to say about what wine you should pair with all those far-flung flavors.

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