I’ll have to admit… I’ve never actually hosted Thanksgiving and cooked the entire meal myself. Last year, I provided the space, but my mother and mother-in-law brought most of the food. Lucky for me, this year I am getting off easy again and assigned only a few sides. The pot-luck tradition has been great but part of me is interested […]
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When hosting a big dinner, it’s nearly impossible to have everything come out of the oven at just the right time. If you’re preparing a large meal, use this tip to keep side dishes–like mashed potatoes–warm while the rest of the food finishes cooking.
When it comes to the holiday social season, do party invites make you jolly, or turn you into a Grinch? Online ticketing service Eventbrite just released a Holiday Celebration Trends which includes some interesting (and very merry) information: Over 60% of people plan to attend as many or even more holiday events in 2013 as they did last year. The […]
It’s that time of year again—when you want to enjoy holiday music on your own terms, and no longer be at the mercy of radio stations to play your favorite songs. Fortunately, you’ve got many options. A few of our cost-free picks: If you know exactly what you want to hear: Spotify Love a very specific version of “The Christmas […]
Going to a holiday party in someone’s home who you know has hardwood floors? Here’s a reason to opt for flats instead of heels: You could potentially damage your friend’s floors. According to the National Wood Flooring Association, walking on a wood floor in high heels can cause dents. In fact, a 125-pound woman in heels creates an impact of […]
Looking for a way to make your holiday videos really come alive? Take this advice from Adam Cosco, a video expert at CyberLink: Quirky is way more interesting than pristine. That’s right; it’s the imperfect moments that make for great holiday videos. Says Cosco: “Be on the lookout for the not-so-perfect moments—the dishes piled up in the sink after a […]
Don’t commit a technical foul this Thanksgiving. Consider these bird-prep questions your practice drill. 1. How many pounds of turkey should you buy for 10 people? A.) 10 pounds B.) 15 pounds C.) 17 pounds D.) 20 pounds 2. What temperature does the turkey need to reach before you take it out of the oven? A.) 150 degrees F B.) […]