TIP OF THE DAY: Make Your Home Smell Like the Holidays

Today’s tip comes from Jacqueline Parisi of Hello Fresh, the largest meal-kit provider in the U.S. These natural DIY room scents are made with everyday foods. Plus, if you use a glass vase or attractive jar, they double as festive tabletop centerpieces. It couldn’t be simpler.     RECIPE: HOLIDAY HOME SCENTS Ingredients Select a…
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RECIPE: Stuffed Sweet Potatoes For November, December & The New Year

Here’s a recipe that adds to the festivities during the holiday months of November and December, and cheers up the gray months of January, February and March. If you’ll be focusing on healthier eating in the new year, note the healthful ingredients in the recipe. The recipe was contributed to the North Carolina Sweet Potato…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Stenciled Cheese For Holidays (St. Patrick’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Christmas…)

Add a little luck of the Irish to cheese and other foods, by creating a shamrock garnish made of herbs. You can apply the same technique to other themes: Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day hearts, stars for Christmas, Independence Day and New Year’s, pumpkins for Halloween, and so forth. You also can use edible glitter,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Holiday Bundt Cakes

Here’s the current selection of dozens of bundt pan designs. [1] Classic bundt served with bourbon pecan sauce (photo courtesy Spice Islands). [2] Pumpkin cake in the Elegant Party Bundt pan. [3] Gingerbread Cake in the Elegant Party Bundt. [5] Orange Bourbon Cake in the Heritage Bundt Pan ( (photos [3], [4] and [5] courtesy…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Winter Beer Styles

Today is the first full day of winter, which begins late this evening (11:48 p.m. EST). It’s the shortest day of the year, with the least amount of daylight. The good news is, starting tomorrow daylight hours will start getting longer. But there’s still plenty of time to celebrate winter with winter beers. They’re just…
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