12 Luxe Stocking Stuffers or Small Gifts

Home, Living

When you hang your stockings by the chimney with care this year, get excited because there are so many fun pocket-sized goodies to fill them. Whether you’re looking for stocking stuffers for a girlfriend, mom, sister or friend, there’s no need to limit yourself to candy and new socks. Here are stocking stuffers that any lady will love. …

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Home, Living

Holiday gift shopping couldn’t be easier this year. You can literally shop for everyone on your list without lifting a finger – or a heavy shopping bag – and you can do it all with a laptop and a glass of wine from the comfort of your living room. I did some of the leg work so you don’t have to and rounded up dozens of gift ideas for the home cook, the consummate hostess, the homebody and the wine…

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37 Holiday Appetizers Perfect For Parties or Entertaining

Food, Menus

As much as I love to cook a big holiday meal, there’s a lot to be said for a meal that consists entirely of hors d’oeuvres. Growing up, my family always had appetizers on Christmas Eve, and on Christmas Day we’d have a big breakfast and head to family friends’ for Christmas dinner. I thought our holiday appetizers tradition was unique until about five years ago.  Since moving to Chicago, I started spending the holiday with local friends and families, and…

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14 Insane Thanksgiving Side Dishes You Need to Make

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Thanksgiving turkeys get a lot of hype, but really? It’s the side dishes that people look forward to all year. It’s the mashed potatoes, the stuffing, the corn casserole and the cranberry sauce that people look forward to all year. While some people are traditionalists when it comes to the big meal, others like to mix it up and add fresh new Thanksgiving side dishes to the dinner table each year. …

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