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Wine, Beer & Spirits

Understanding Wine Labels

Every bottle of wine must have a label, and that label must provide certain information about the wine. [more…]

Wine, Beer & Spirits

Shaking Cocktails, Making Martinis

The main reasons for shaking drinks are to chill a cocktail, mix the ingredients, or put a head of foam on some cocktails. [more…]

Entertaining & Holidays

Snow Blower: A Drink to Drift Into

Regardless of the history or origin, punches of all kinds are an expected beverage at many of today's social gatherings. Whether you're an aspiring bartender or just someone who wants to be a good host (and the life of the party), you need to pack at least a few punches in your repertoire of drinks. [more…]

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Quick and Simple Recipes for Leftover Turkey

A beautifully roasted turkey is often the centerpiece of a holiday or celebratory meal, and turkey sandwiches are inevitable — or are they? If you're looking for different ways to serve leftover turkey [more…]


Sharing the Abundance

As Americans gather to celebrate holidays with family and friends, it's a good time to remember the needs of the hungry around the world. One organization that has been addressing world hunger and its [more…]


Roasting and Carving a Turkey with Ease

Holiday meal planning often includes a main course of roasted turkey, a Thanksgiving favorite baked to a golden bronze and served up with richly flavored and piping hot stuffing. Cooking and carving your [more…]


Budget-Smart Halloween Costumes and Treats

Halloween doesn't have to scare the daylights out of your budget. Have a happy Halloween with these cost-saving tips for costumes and treats. [more…]


How Much to Cook Up to Serve for Thanksgiving Dinner

Nothing is worse than cooking Thanksgiving dinner and running out of food. It is important to err on the side of excess while sticking to your budget.

There is no exact formula for cooking for a crowd, [more…]