Tag: holidays

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Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Irish Classics and Green-Tinted Treats for Your St. Patty’s Party

It doesn’t take the Luck o’ the Irish to throw a great St. Patrick’s Day party. These tips and recipes from the experts at McCormick will help you throw a festive celebration you’ll enjoy as much as your guests — including make-ahead corned … read more

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Red Velvet Beet Cupcakes: The Healthy Valentines Treat You Need

Valentine’s Day is traditionally filled with sweets, chocolate and baked goods — but who said it can’t be healthy, too? These red velvet beet cupcakes are baked with a secret nutritious ingredient: beets. Surprisingly, the taste of beets does not overpower; in fact, … read more

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Etiquette Basics for Guests and Their Hosts

It’s that time in early January when the rain soaked days are dark, Christmas lights are being removed and stored for another year, and as the doldrums of winter are descending, the mind wanders. With the flurry of holiday parties and gifting behind … read more

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Swangy Cider Punch (Photo courtesy Alamy)

Punch It Up this Holiday Season

If you are looking to host an unforgettable holiday cocktail party, punch can make a memorable impression on your guests and bring your get-together to the next level. Punch reached the height of its popularity during the Victorian Age. Originally made with alcohol, … read more

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5 Ways to Dress Up Your Gift Wrapping Game

So, you’ve done the research and bought the perfect gift, but now you want to add that extra-special touch? I’ve got the answer: wrapping paper! Getting creative with your gift wrapping game is a fun way to take a thoughtful gift from “wow” … read more

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How to Throw a Wine Party with Wow

Wine, food and music. These are the key elements of any great party and as the height of party season, you’ll want to get your party A game dialed in. First and foremost is wine. Select a few different bottles to complement the … read more

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Don't Be Scammed

6 Tips for Avoiding Charity Scams

Charitable giving is a significant part of many people’s lives and budgets, especially during the holiday season, and individuals are often eager to give back and lend a helping hand to those in need. Unfortunately, not every organization seeking a donation is exactly … read more

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Gifts for Foodies

As societal trends move away from accumulating dust catchers and personal possessions, gifts of experiences and consumables become more appreciated. Fall and winter also bring attention indoors to warm and cozy kitchens fragrant with aromas of good things to eat. Those who love … read more

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