One holiday belief that’s as time-honored as singing carols or exchanging cookies is the notion that regifting presents is off limits, and that it’s never OK to regift food items.
Entertaining is not easy, and entertaining on a weeknight is even harder. Racing out of work to get to the grocery store and then hurry home to pick up the clothes off the floor and give the bathroom a once over, can make a casual holiday get-together a stressful affair where you dread the doorbell ring of the first guest.
If you’re planning on spending the holiday opening scores of presents and watching all the Christmas movies your DVR has room for, then you’ll need to load up on some serious sustenance beforehand.
During the holidays, one of the hardest gifts on your list is always your boss. To get a gift? To not get a gift?
I totally understand why everyone lusts after the unadulterated flavor of steaks. But I’ll always be of the opinion that there are much more interesting things you could be doing with your beef, and they all involve giving it a nice, long simmer in something fragrant, spicy, or just plain homey and hearty.
It’s not hard to understand why wine producers give their wines bad names. On full shelves, getting your label to stand out can be a real challenge.
It’s chilly and gray outside, you have a ton of holiday shopping to do, and there isn’t much that can cheer you up – except, of course, for cinnamon rolls.
Sparkling Wine is synonymous with celebration, so it's no surprise that sparkling cocktails can pull your holiday event together with a simple pour, stir and twist.
Walking into a room full of festively dressed total strangers who will all stare at you and judge you mercilessly is really intimidating for many people.
Should you find yourself with the exciting and rare predicament of having leftover pie, is it best to store it in the refrigerator?
We are knee-deep in the season of total gluttony. You can hear the dips calling your name, the cider and wine and eggnog and cookies and PIE!
Dessert custards all share something in common: a silky texture and impossibly rich flavor. But what marks the difference between pot de crème and crème caramel, or pastry cream and pudding?
What happened to 2014? Hanukkah is just days away, and with less than two weeks to go before Christmas, it’s officially time for those ubiquitous year-in-review roundups.
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Quiche is one of the most beloved and easy recipes for entertaining a crowd: with a few eggs, some cheese and whatever add-ins strike your fancy you can create a tasty and filling meal in about an hour.
Slow cookers are a trusty go-to for large pieces of meat like pot roast and pulled pork, but what’s not as known is the fact that they can make many a mean side dish, too.
“Where can I find a nice Pinot Grigio?” is a common refrain in every wine shop — and with good reason.
The arctic chill has already set in and we have the cure for the next polar vortex –a hot cocktail. It’s never frowned upon to pour a little booze into your cup of coffee late in the evening, but there are a lot more delicious and complex combinations just waiting for you to try.