more about: holidays

Link Round Up: Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

Thanks to my friend Alicia, who is organizing an egg dyeing party this weekend, I’m going to be decorating some eggs for the first time in years. I’ve been looking for fun ideas that we can try, and here are a few of my favorites: Watercolor Easter Eggs from Spoon Fork Bacon   New York Subway Eggs from The SoHo […]

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Get Ready for Passover with our Seder Checklist

Passover begins tonight, and if you’re hosting a dinner, you’ve likely got a million things on your to-do list. You can avoid forgetting important details with our basic checklist. (A quick review a half hour before your guests arrive will ensure a smooth Seder.) Still not sure of exactly what you’re going to serve? It’s okay! We’ve got easy recipes […]

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Friday Links: Easter Cookies

Looking for something sweet to serve on easter? Why not try one of these tasty recipes for Easter cookies. I think I’ll be making this first one. (Click the images or the links above each photo to see the recipes.) Monster Easter Cookies from Picky Palate Easter Bunny Cookie Tutorial from Lizy B Bakes Easter Egg Cookies from Cooking Light Easter […]

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Smart or Silly: The Cake Vase

Have you ever decorated a cake with flowers? I never have, but there’s a new product that might make a little bit easier, if you do. It’s called the CakeVase. It’s a plastic disc that has indents to hold the flower stems atop your cake. It comes in several sizes; take a look: You can buy this set on Amazon […]

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11 Ways to Cook with Guinness via CookingLight.com

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and I’d like to make an Irish dinner for my family. Any meal suggestions or traditions celebrating this holiday in your family? Our colleagues at CookingLight.com have put together a few St. Patty’s Day galleries that include fun ideas like Cooking with Guinness and more traditional recipe collections that include everything you’d […]

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Do You Decorate for Smaller Holidays?

This weekend is St. Patrick’s Day, and it got me thinking about holiday decorations. Yesterday we shared a selection of St. Patrick’s Day decorations and party supplies, and I’m curious to know how many of you decorate for holidays through out the year. And if I’ve left out a holiday you decorate for, tell me what it is in the […]

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Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe Round Up

St. Patrick’s Day is this coming Sunday, and green beer (while fun) isn’t the only way to celebrate. Consider taking some time to cook this weekend and trying your hand at one of these corned beef and cabbage recipes. (Click the links or the images to see the recipes.) Food 52 shares this corned beef and cabbage with a parsley-mustard […]

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The Top 10 Love Songs

What is your all-time favorite love song? Sony Electronics  and Harris Interactive did a poll to find out what the top ten are. Here’s the list: 1. “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston 2. “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers 3. “When a Man Loves a Woman” by Percy Sledge 4. “You Are So Beautiful” by Joe Cocker […]

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Heart-Shaped Sweets for Valentine’s Day

If you’re going to be baking some sweets for Valentine’s Day tomorrow, consider one of these options. (And don’t forget the tutorial on how to make a heart-shaped cake I posted last week.) Conversation Heart Rice Krispie Treats from P.S. I Made This… Sweetheart Cherry Pies from Cake Student Chocolate Heart Sandwich Cookies from Shutterbean Mini Heart Sugar Cookies with […]

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3 DIY Valentines for Grown-Ups

If you don’t want to spend a lot—or even a little—this Valentine’s Day, skip the store-bought card and make your own instead. All you need to create this cute option, featured in our February 2013 issue, is a white card (you can use an index card, or your own stationery), a restaurant matchbook, some tape or glue, and a marker […]

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