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A Very Merry Christmas Dinner

Craft your perfect Christmas dinner from our best holiday recipes. Whether you’re hosting a casual buffet or a formal sit-down dinner, we’ve got plenty of ideas to help you feed the ones you love the…

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Baking Day

Plan your own Baking Day with friends and family where you bake cookies and make candy for the holidays together. Share the costs, the work, and spoils so everyone leaves with a boat load of…

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Meet Meggan

Meggan Hill is a classically-trained chef and professional writer. Her detailed tutorials and meticulously-tested recipes bring success and confidence to home cooks everywhere. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Meggan now lives in sunny Southern California.

What’s in Season in December

Save money (to use for holiday shopping!) and enjoy more flavorful winter meals by shopping seasonally. The best December fruits and vegetables, including cruciferous veggies, citrus, and so much more. Discover the winter fruits and…

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Host a Cozy Hot Cocoa Bar

Learn how to host a cozy Hot Cocoa Bar for the holidays and in the darkest days of winter. This easy entertaining idea thrills children and adults alike, and it’s so easy to pull off.

15 minutes
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Cabbage Soup

The best Cabbage Soup recipe is packed with unexpected flavors (hello, pickle juice!) and will keep you coming back for bowl after bowl. This healthy soup recipe is the ultimate cozy winter dinner idea.

1 hour

Olive Tapenade

For a 10-minute appetizer dip, sandwich spread, or pizza “sauce,” try this easy homemade Olive Tapenade. Customize this Mediterranean spread with any variety of briny olives.

10 minutes

Ham Roll Ups

From Minnesota with love, Ham Roll Ups are a delicious party appetizer made deli ham, cream cheese, and pickle spears. They are salty, addictive, and the perfect tasty bite!

10 minutes

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