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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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How to Roast Hazelnuts (Filberts)

Learn how to toast hazelnuts (filberts) in the oven or on the stove. Then add to salads, snack mixes, baked goods, and more! Also, learn the secret to removing hazelnut skins.

20 minutes

Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

No Christmas cookie spread is complete without a classic Gingerbread Cookies Recipe! Dress up these homemade gingerbread cookies with royal icing features and outfits and candy decorations.

2 hours 50 minutes

How to Host a Cookie Exchange

Learn how to Host a Cookie Exchange; one of the sweetest Christmas party ideas ever. Why stick to just one or two of your favorite Christmas cookie recipes when you can rally the crew to swap and savor a variety?

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