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Warm, thick, and creamy, this hot chocolate is everything it should be. What makes this a little more "grown-up" is that it isn't overly sweet and has a touch of spice. The nutmeg and chipotle flavors are faint and just the right touch. Orange zest is the perfect complement to the other flav…

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(Family Features) All that holiday hustle and bustle can work up some real hunger. Between decorating, baking and preparing for entertaining, hosts often earn an afternoon snack.

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(Family Features) At this year's holiday gatherings, you can put together a showstopping menu from the beginning of the party to the final bite with mouthwatering recipes that bring guests back for more. It all starts with beef, a versatile, beloved ingredient that can be used in appetizers,…

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Espresso is a concentrated coffee brew that is stronger, thicker and higher in caffeine than a typical coffee. However, since espresso is served in very small cups, it tends to have less caffeine per serving than other coffee beverages.

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As the mercury dips and snow and ice making conditions outside less inviting, a warm and welcoming meal inside can be just what the doctor ordered.

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Few cuisine styles are as diverse and beloved as those that have been exported from the Mediterranean nation of Italy. From pasta to pizza and everything in between, the rich and savory flavors of Italian cuisine are enjoyed across the globe.

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Espresso is a concentrated coffee brew that is stronger, thicker and higher in caffeine than a typical coffee. However, since espresso is served in very small cups, it tends to have less caffeine per serving than other coffee beverages.

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These soft and chewy gingerbread cookies have the perfect blend of seasonal spices. Adding raisins and nuts gives the cookies a little tang and nuttiness. Make these easy gingerbread cookies for a cookie exchange or as a gift in a holiday tin.Ingredients1 c vegetable shortening1 1/2 c dark b…

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(Family Features) The traditions of the holidays often include family-favorite meals and seasonal sweets, but enjoying those beloved treats doesn’t always mean giving up health-conscious eating.

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Member's ChoiceThis tuna casserole is one of those quick and easy weeknight dinners. Even the rice is quick cooking. Just mix the ingredients together, pour into a baking dish, top with cheese, and you're done. The final result is creamy, cheesy, and delicious. If you are feeding a bigger cr…

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(Family Features) The focus for home chefs hosting during the holidays is often centered around the big feast, but if you're welcoming guests for an extended period or just looking to fuel your immediate family for the festivities, eggs are the perfect partner for cracking holiday cooking an…

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When you and your loved ones need a boost of energy before guests arrive, turn to a fresh ingredient like Envy apples, which provide an easy way to whip up a delicious sandwich due to their sweet taste and availability. The sweet, sophisticated flavor; uplifting, fresh aroma; delightfully sa…

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Certain items are staples of the Thanksgiving dinner table. For example, mashed potatoes, candied yams and stuffing are Thanksgiving stalwarts. Pumpkin and apple pies help wrap up the festivities.

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(Family Features) As you gather with loved ones for the holidays, you can enhance the magic of the season by adding Chispa - a special spark - to your dinner table. It's as easy as adding classic Mexican dishes to your menu.

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Roasts are customary during the holiday season because they often feed a crowd and look impressive on serving platters. Some people opt for a roast beef while others prefer to roast a turkey. However, chicken just as easily can be turned into a Christmas dinner since it is versatile and tast…

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(Family Features) Whether your festivities include immediate family or bring together relatives from around the country, the holidays are about making memories with loved ones. From the first days of the season to the last, many families spend their precious time together with favorite activ…

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(Family Features) Cool winter days and their cold, crisp air call for a quick warmup in the form of a classic combo: soup and sandwich. Next time you need warmed up from the inside out, go for a homemade pairing that brings together a cheesy handheld and hearty minestrone.

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An extremely easy butter cookie for Christmas. Simple to make, we opted to use cinnamon for the hint of spice. With its unique flavor, cardamom would be delish too. These cookies are flaky, light, crispy, and crunchy with a rich, buttery taste.Ingredients2 stick butter (margarine is not reco…

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(Family Features) Capturing the magic of the holidays often happens at the dinner table as loved ones toast the season with stunning meals worth celebrating. This year, call the entire family together and make your festive feast truly memorable with pairings that offer favorite flavors for all.

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We absolutely loved everything about this corn casserole. It's very simple and has basic ingredients. Where this gets a little crazy, is it's cooked in a cast iron skillet like you would cornbread. When the slightly sweet casserole is done, it's inverted onto a platter showcasing the beautif…

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Entertaining guests is a labor of love. Much effort goes into preparing a home for the arrival of friends and family, and that includes planning a menu that will accommodate as many people as possible.

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Convenience has a tendency to reign supreme in regard to midday meals. Non-remote workers may simply opt for something from the nearest restaurant come lunchtime, while even those who work from home may eat last night’s leftovers. Indeed, a hectic workday often guarantees that nutrition will…

Cooler weather arrives just as prime entertaining season heats up. Those who will be hosting gatherings soon can expand their recipe repertoire to feed guests and keep them satisfied. Borrowing some flavors from the season can make entertaining festive and even more flavorful.

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Bacon and mac & cheese rolled into one sandwich... pure decadence and deliciousness.The outside is buttery and a little crisp from the cheese.Inside there's a creamy mac & cheese with a smoky flavor from the bacon.Although great alone, this would be yummy with a little bowl of tomato…

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Pumpkin spice and everything nice, that's what these mini doughnuts are made of.With the perfect balance of pumpkin and spice, these are seriously addicting. You'll find yourself popping one after another into your mouth.They have the texture of a really soft muffin, but better.These doughnu…

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(Family Features) Flavorful desserts are a staple of the holidays and the exciting, appetizing allure of new recipes can help elevate seasonal gatherings and create sweet memories. With near-endless options for celebrating the season, putting a plant-based twist on traditional recipes offers…

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(Family Features) Memories made and recipes shared are the trademarks of a successful holiday gathering, and this year, you can host your way to a practically perfect party with delicious dishes that resonate with the flavors of the season.

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The calendar has officially transitioned into November which means its time to start planning for the holidays? Whether you're hosting Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner at your house or you need to bring something to the family and friends potluck, these recipes are sure to please. 

This lovely beef chili has a subtle sweetness that is a welcome departure from traditional hot and spicy versions. We love the big tender pieces of beef in this chili. Corn throughout is a nice touch of sweetness when you get a kernel. It's hearty and great for game day.Ingredients2 lb lean …

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(Family Features) Despite busy lives and full schedules, finding time for regular meals with loved ones encourages connections and conversations that can benefit mental and physical well-being. Gathering your family, friends, coworkers or neighbors at least once a week to spend time together…

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(Family Features) Schedules full of homework, practices, performances, social activities and more make fall one of the busiest times of year, which often pushes meal planning to the backburner. This autumn, as you look to keep family meals on the menu, consider simple strategies that take th…

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Tired of having nothing to snack on during a busy workday or after school? These recipes are perfect for preparing over the weekend for weekday afternoon enjoyment. 

Cocktail parties feature prominently on social schedules each holiday season. Such get-togethers are convenient because the foods and beverages served are designed to be small and portable. That can save any holiday host time in the kitchen.

Vanilla wafer cookies, often called nilla cookies, are a friend to dessert cooks. These plain, delicious cookies are a key ingredient in banana pudding, and they also can be crushed and used to make pie crusts. Some people also may have seen the cookies used as the base for cheesecake cupcak…

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(Family Features) After a cool, blustery day, it's hard to beat a satisfying meal that provides comfort from the inside out. Better yet, turning to a filling dish that's easy to prepare means more time cozying up with a favorite book or movie and less time in the kitchen.

Prepare for your kitchen to smell like fall while these apple dumplings bake. We love the flavor the simple cider syrup adds. Sprinkling the pastry-wrapped apples with a cinnamon sugar mixture adds a little crust on top. A wonderful fall dessert.IngredientsSIMPLE CIDER SYRUP1 c sugar1/2 tsp …

(Family Features) Cool, crisp days call for comfort foods, like the classic flavors of traditional Italian cooking. Whether you're Italian by heritage or simply by heart, learning the art of Italian cuisine may be easier than you may think.

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Make sure to marinate the beef for this stir-fry as long as Diana suggests. It soaks up the delicious marinade and adds the perfect Asian flavor to the dish. The broccoli is crunchy and a nice contrast to the tender meat. Serve over rice for an Asian-inspired meal.Ingredients1 lb beef cut in…

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Set up the firepit, grab some firewood and light her up! The cold weather is setting in and these drinks are perfect for enjoying around a fire.

(Family Features) From watching scary movies to dressing up as ghouls and goblins, spooky season means it's time to pop up your loved ones' favorite snacks for a ghostly good time. Before heading out to trick-or-treat, gather your minions in the kitchen for some family-friendly fun crafting …

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There are plenty of reasons to enjoy oatmeal. This fiber-rich food is filling and can be part of a healthy eating plan that promotes weight loss. In addition, health experts say that oatmeal can be instrumental in helping to moderate cholesterol levels in the blood.

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Spinach packs quite the nutritional punch, making it a favorite of people who want to eat healthy without sacrificing flavor. Spinach contains carotenoids such as beta carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin which can help to prevent inflammation, reduce cancer risk and prevent potentially harmful e…




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