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Holiday Hazards for Pets

October 31, 2014

Gazing longingly at freshly hung tinsel, drooling over a holiday ham, eyeing the presents under the tree. It’s no secret our pets do these things, too. But while we can freely indulge — and yes, possibly overindulge — in the holiday fun, our pets aren’t so lucky. That’s because, as K.C. Theisen, director of pet…

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How to Work in a Small Kitchen

October 25, 2014

Hosting a holiday meal can be a hair-raising ordeal, especially if your kitchen is more galley than gallery. But don’t let the size of your kitchen limit your hosting ambitions. With a little extra planning, even the tiniest of kitchens can give way to a grand holiday feast. So before you turn down that invitation…

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Beer Pairings for Holiday Meals

October 24, 2014

A memorable holiday meal is a time when everyone comes together; good food is shared, stories are told, and beer is poured. Wait…beer? Yes, according to Garrett Oliver, the highly revered brewmaster of The Brooklyn Brewery and recipient of the 2014 James Beard Award (“Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional”), beer should most definitely be…

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20 Fantastic Thanksgiving Side Dishes

October 22, 2014

It’s Thanksgiving, and turkey’s the star. But take it from us, the right side dish can steal a little spotlight from the big bird. Looking for some sides with a little star power? Then check out these 20+  ideas for memorable, delicious side dishes. Stuffing Turkey Sausage, Apple, and Whole Grain Bread Stuffing Quinoa Mixed Rice…

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Glamorous Gold Thanksgiving

October 22, 2014 1

In most American dining rooms, Thanksgiving Dinner is one of the year’s biggest events. So we’ve created a luxe, formal table that lives up to the holiday’s VIP status. This opulent look is based on rich colors and vivid patterns, and it glitters with one of the hottest tabletop trends — gold. Ready to go…

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Pairing Wine with Traditional Holiday Entrees

October 20, 2014 1

When it comes to picking out wines for the much-anticipated holiday meal, it’s hard to know where to start. It may even cause your stress level to bubble up faster than an agitated bottle of Dom Pérignon. So to help you quell any holiday wine-pairing anxiety without reaching for that bottle — ahem, glass —…

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