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Choosing the Right Turkey

October 25, 2014

The turkey will be the star of your Thanksgiving dinner, so you want to make sure you choose one that’s worthy of top billing. But how do you pick the right turkey with so many options out there? Use our guide to selecting the perfect bird for you. Figure out how much bird you need….

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Celebrating Chinese New Year

January 26, 2014

We’re psyched to ring in the Year of the Horse on February 2. Want to join us in celebrating? Follow these tips, which writer Lisa Milbrand first posted here last year, on throwing a great Chinese New Year Celebration. Xin Nian Kuae Le! ###   Planning A Chinese New Year Party As soon as I…

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Kids’ Costumes 101

October 09, 2013 2

It feels like you barely get the kids back to school, and it’s already time to start gearing up for Halloween. And everyone knows that a fantastic costume is essential to a happy Halloween. So make sure your kids’ costumes this Halloween gold-star worthy–without making yourself crazy– with these strategies. Don’t despair if you’re not…

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10 Ways to Become the Cool Playdate House

September 19, 2013

A new school year means new friends. And new friends means new kids to invite for playdates. When it comes to hosting a playdate, kids plus toys usually equals an awesome time. But if you want to kick your kid’s next playdate up a notch—and make it so your child’s friends clamor to come to…

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4 Tips for Ready-for-Anything Entertaining

February 27, 2013

Think Fast! Great entertaining doesn’t always require a lot of planning—with a few simple strategies, you can throw together a wonderful get-together in no time flat. Here are some of my favorite ideas for pulling together a fast, fun party. Stock up. Having a few key party-menu staples in the pantry means you’ll be able to make appetizers without a…

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