Yuletide Entertaining 2011

15 Stories • Available November 2011
'essential Pepin'

'essential Pepin'

"In my sixty years as a cook -- as a professional chef, a husband, a father, a grandfather, an author of many cookbooks, and a cooking teacher -- I have created thousands of recipes, each memorable

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Holiday Cocktails On A Budget

Holiday Cocktails On A Budget

Imagine this: You are throwing a holiday party for your closest friends and co-workers, and although you have the menu set, you start having nightmares about what drinks to serve. You are on a budg

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Top, Timeless Country Christmas Songs

Top, Timeless Country Christmas Songs

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Alone During The Holidays

Alone During The Holidays

The holidays are both the best and worst of times. They are traditionally a time for family and friends to come together to celebrate, but it can be a different story for people who are alone. For

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Appetizers For Less

Appetizers For Less

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A Stress-free Holiday

A Stress-free Holiday

Skip the Valium. Put down the martini. You won't need either to beat the stress of holiday entertaining -- so long as you plan ahead, stay focused, and stick to a budget. A sense of humor won't hur

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A Quick And Easy Holiday Upgrade

A Quick And Easy Holiday Upgrade

You have visions of sugar plums in your heart this holiday season, but walking into your living room leaves you flat. What can you do to turn your abode into the holiday wonderland you so crave? S

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Crafts For Kids

Crafts For Kids

Keep young ones entertained during the holiday season with quick, easy and fun crafts -- no special supplies needed. Just stock up on basics like construction paper, white glue and paint, add a fe

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Healthy Holiday Morsels

Healthy Holiday Morsels

Love this festive time of year, but loathe what it does to your waistline? All is not lost. Eating healthy during the holidays doesn't relegate you to munching on carrot sticks while the rest of

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New Year's: Love It Or Hate It?

New Year's: Love It Or Hate It?

New Year's: the parties, the people, the cocktails and the countdown. Many relish the opportunity for one last hurrah, a chance to kick back with friends and watch the ball drop. Others dread it ..

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Holiday Hostess Gifts

Holiday Hostess Gifts

When you're invited to a Christmas party or family holiday dinner, it's polite to bring a modest gift for the host and hostess of the gathering. Arriving with gifts adds to the festive nature of th

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The Kids Table

The Kids Table

During the family Christmas dinner, the children are often seated at a kids table of their own, while the adults are at the dining room table. This kids table is most often positioned right next to

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Christmas Dinner Etiquette

Christmas Dinner Etiquette

The family Christmas dinner -- for many, it's a time of closeness and celebration, delicious traditional dishes, toasts and good cheer. But that idyllic image often comes at a price for one partic

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Christmas After The Feast

Christmas After The Feast

The last tastes of your holiday dinner -- whether it be a bite of pumpkin pie, a morsel of yule log cake or a spoonful of white chocolate mousse -- signals the next family Christmas tradition: what

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The First Star

The First Star

The star of Bethlehem is storied as the guide that brought the three wise men to the Messiah's manger and acted as a sign to the world that the Christ child was born. It's fascinating to many that

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Yuletide Facts 1

Yuletide Facts 1

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Yuletide Facts 2

Yuletide Facts 2

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Yuletide Facts 3

Yuletide Facts 3

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