Yuletide Entertaining 2009

15 Stories • Available November 2009
Snack Time

Snack Time

Christmas is a time for full houses, lots of conversation, gifts and, most importantly, good food. Here are a few ideas for some quick and easy snacks you can make for your guests to enjoy before t

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Holiday Spirits

Holiday Spirits

The holiday season begins with Halloween, when ghouls and goblins roam neighborhood streets lined with homes guarded by menacing jack-o'-lanterns, with fearsome faces lit by flickering candles. The

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Leftovers!

Leftovers!

You slave long and hard over Christmas dinner for your family and friends, and when it's over, you have a ton of leftover food to use up. Here are a few ideas for how to turn those scraps into bran

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Different Diets

Different Diets

For both experienced and novice hosts, planning holiday meals and parties can be a challenge when some guests are on special diets or have food allergies. "Many people don't feel comfortable inqui

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It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Christmas is a time for warm family get-togethers, good times and good cheer. The aroma of holiday cooking permeates the house, sometimes even the neighborhood, and homes are festooned with bright

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Brunch Time

Brunch Time

Let's face it. On Christmas morning, most of us are thinking of one thing; we can't wait to see what Santa put in our stockings and under the tree. But we're also usually famished and can't wait t

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Holiday Decorating On A Shoestring

Holiday Decorating On A Shoestring

Christmas doesn't have to be expensive to be memorable. "My greatest Christmas memories are of things that were homemade for pennies -- both gifts and decorations," says Bruce Littlefield, lifestyl

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Party Like A Rock Star

Party Like A Rock Star

When the holidays roll around, most of us don't have time to stand in our closets for hours deciding what to wear to the boss's house for dinner or to brunch at Aunt Jane's. But if we do a little h

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Last-minute Fixes

Last-minute Fixes

You just know it's going to happen. During the holidays, a few friends stop in; they're visiting relatives and want to check up on their old friends. Or your teenager's college chums will drop by.

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Spice It Up

Spice It Up

Tired of humdrum ham and traditional turkey? Spice it up this season with international flavors that add a kick to Christmas dinner. "People have been leaning toward bigger and bolder flavors -- m

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Frugal Entertaining

Frugal Entertaining

These days, everyone's pinching pennies, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice on holiday entertaining. "Creativity, warmth and delicious fare are what count most when it comes to entertaini

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Taste Of History

Taste Of History

Twelfth Night cake, a delectable treat with a hint of orange and decorated with candied fruit, was an essential part of every Twelfth Night celebration. The Twelfth Night is when the biblical three

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Food Traditions

Food Traditions

There are some things about Christmas that you will see no matter where you are in the United States. Twinkling lights adorn everything from private homes to public buildings; shopping malls are sp

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Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

Like those of so many adults looking back over the years, most of my holiday memories are vague, happy ones revolving around close family members and food prepared with love. However, I do have one

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Cooking Up A Distraction

Cooking Up A Distraction

The smell of freshly roasted turkey still wafts through the kitchen as you carefully pipe a line of mashed potatoes around the edge of the green bean and mushroom casserole. The glazed carrots shim

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Christmas Facts 1

Christmas Facts 1

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Christmas Facts 2

Christmas Facts 2

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Christmas Facts 3

Christmas Facts 3

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