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18 Gingerbread Recipes For The Holidays That Aren’t Cookies Again

Ready or not, tis' the season for all things gingerbread. This is good news for many reasons — I mean, who doesn't love gingerbread, right? And who doesn't love the smell of gingerbread? It's like an aphrodisiac for the senses, and unless you're adve…
By Michelle Gross

12 Unique Vegan Side Dish Ideas For The Holidays You’ll Crave Long After Christmas

With the holiday season in full swing, I'm sure there are lots and lots of dinner parties in your future — whether they're ones you're invited to, or ones you're throwing yourself. If you're the head honcho in your kitchen like I am, I'm sure you've …
By Michelle Gross

This Recipe For A Teeny, Tiny Gingerbread House Is The Most Adorable Thing You’ll See

The holidays are here, just in case you couldn't tell from the growing amount of greeting cards likely taking up residency in your mailbox. There are approximately one million activities to indulge in this season, from rocking around the Christmas tr…
By Brittany Bennett

13 Easy Recipes For Christmas Ham That Aren’t Intimidating

One of the easiest ways to host a giant holiday dinner party is to make one giant ham for everyone to enjoy. I know cooking a whole ham sounds intimidating, but trust me — it shouldn't be. To prove it, here are some easy Christmas ham recipes that ar…
By Maddy Foley

9 Tasty Ways To Use A Gingerbread House After It Goes Stale

As the holiday season rolls along on its merry way, it's not uncommon to find yourself with piles of sweet treats. And while it's tempting to lose hope and toss out old desserts, take a moment to learn about how to use a stale gingerbread house. I me…
By Kirsten Nunez

21 Peppermint Desserts You’ll Want To Make Every Night

Peppermint might be available all year round, but it's pretty much universally known that it's the official flavor of the holiday season. The traditional red and white color palette is nothing short of festive, and the taste — well, it's delicious. S…
By Kirsten Nunez

14 Gingerbread House Ideas That Won’t Fall Apart in 5 Minutes

Every year, my sisters and I make gingerbread houses a few days before Christmas. I know, I know — this doesn't make us innovators. Building and decorating gingerbread houses is a fairly common holiday tradition for plenty of families, and even thoug…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

13 Non-Alcoholic Eggnog Recipes That Aren’t Gross

There's a whole lot of spirit around the holidays. Not just in the air — on the bar cart, too. (Get it? Spirit?) For instance, eggnog is the season's model mixed drink, and it's typically dressed up with rum. But, whether you're detoxing or simply no…
By Brittany Bennett

19 Gingerbread Dessert Recipes To Try If You’re Sick Of Gingerbread Houses

Gingerbread is about as central to the holiday season as snow and presents — but unlike snow and presents, it's not quite universally liked. I, for one, have only ever tasted one gingerbread cookie that I wanted a second bite of, and I gave up on try…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

17 Holiday Drink Ideas That Aren’t Just Mulled Wine Or Hot Toddies

The thing that's always bugged me about holiday parties is the cocktails. I mean, don't get me wrong — I love a good party, especially when cocktails are involved. But it's the lack of creative cocktails thereof that really grinds my gears. Seriously…
By Michelle Gross

17 Super Easy Holiday Crock-Pot Recipes You Can Make Overnight

My very favorite thing about the holiday season is potlucks. Not the big holidays or the fancy work parties — it's the low-key get togethers with friends that involve bringing one special dish that are worth looking forward to the most. To me, these …
By Kaitlyn Wylde

24 Classic Holiday Recipes That Are Almost As Good As What Your Mom Used To Make

There's so much to look forward to during the holiday season: time with family and friends, days off from work, giving (and receiving) presents, and, of course: lots and lots of festive food. Food and holidays really go hand-in-hand in my book, espec…
By Nina Matti

How To Make A Gingerbread Latte At Home When Youre Too Lazy To Go Outside

When you are obsessed with all things coffee, nothing says "winter" quite like a gingerbread latte. This festive drink can be found at almost every cafe, but why face going outside to a real coffee shop in the bitter cold when you can make a homemade…
By Kirsten Nunez

This Cinnamon Roll Recipe For One Is Easy Enough To Make Every Day

During the holidays, there are few things that will inspire me to actually put on pants and leave the house. Top of the list? Fresh, just-out-of-the-oven cinnamon buns. Considering how complex and delicious they taste, it's easy to assume that actual…
By Sogoal Zolghadri

Starbucks' New Christmas Tree Frappuccino Looks Like A LITERAL Christmas Tree

It's gift-giving season. And while you're out scurrying from store to store to find that perfect something, you shouldn't forget to gift yourself. Starbucks makes that easy: The coffee roaster takes this merry season so seriously that they created an…
By Brittany Bennett

This Oatmeal Cookie Recipe Is The Easiest Way To Treat Yourself This Holiday Season

We've all been there. You're lounging on your couch, minding your own business when suddenly your sweet tooth starts nagging you. The problem is, you have no dessert in stock — if you want something, you have to conjure up the pastry chef in yourself…
By Brittany Bennett

13 Roast Chicken Recipes Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Could’ve Been Making When He Proposed

Unless you've gone off the grid, you've certainly heard the news that Prince Harry proposed to Meghan Markle by now. But, did you happen to hear about the hilarious and romantic tidbit the soon-to-be married couple shared during their first joint BBC…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

17 Dessert Recipe Ideas That Are Vegan — But Don’t Taste Like It

If you're vegan, you know that finding foods you can enjoy at social gatherings can be a challenge, and that goes double for the holidays when everyone whips up meat dishes and desserts made with everything you can't eat. These vegan holiday 2017 des…
By Brandi Neal

Starbucks’ New Holiday Drink Sounds Delicious — But It’s Not Coffee

I'm a coffee addict. I have no problem admitting it; I'm sure my co-workers already know, considering the size of the coffee I tote to work with me every morning — and the size of the coffees I follow it up with, without fail, every few hours. To put…
By Tanya Ghahremani

This Recipe Proves Making Waffles Isn’t As Scary As You Think

Owning a waffle iron can often make you feel like you're truly an adult. I mean, what does that waffle iron signify, really, other than a tool that helps you make waffles? It means you're established enough to be able to afford an extra kitchen tool …
By Sogoal Zolghadri