New Year's Eve Can Be Fun Even When Times Are Bad

The fancy dinners out, gala extravaganzas, elegant dinner parties, theater dates may be out of your range this year. If you've been laid off or your house is being threatened with foreclosure, even a festive home party may seem impossible. But don't make that big mistake, because it is in just times such as these that we need our friends the most.

Festive Breakfast: Part Eight

Spend Christmas morning unwrapping presents and enjoying delightful cherry cheese blintzes with your family. What a lovely way to combine a variety of cultural traditions into your holiday plans and offer a decadent treat at your holiday brunch with family and friends.

Mapping Flavor

Ever wonder about regional cuisine and what ties it together and makes it unique from other types of food? Researchers at the University of Cambridge wondered, too. They set out to map the flavors people experience in cooking and look for similarities and differences. What they found is fascinating and might help us all be a little more adventurous in the kitchen!

Sandra Lee's Holiday Recipes

With two new cookbooks out for the holiday season, Sandra Lee has your entertaining needs covered without breaking the bank. Enjoy a selection of recipes from Money Saving Meals & Round 2 Recipes and Easy Entertaining at Home to help make your season bright. These delicious recipes are all quick and simple, so the host can spend less time in the kitchen and more time welcoming family and friends.

How to Spice Yams and Sweet Potatoes and Use Them in Leftovers

Sweet potatoes are for more than special holiday dinners. They are delicious, nutritious, and versatile. Find out how to use these widely-available fall and winter treats for everything from sweet potato pancakes to sweet potato soup. And then there's my favorite: sweet potato chips.

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