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How to: Host a Kid-Friendly Cookie Swap
How to: Host a Kid-Friendly Cookie Swap

It’s starting to smell a lot like Christmas: 'tis the season of fresh baked cookies! 


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Kitchen Hacks: How to Store Thanksgiving Leftovers

Let's be honest: when the holiday meal is over, the best is yet to come. For many of us, it’s not Thanksgiving dinner we look forward to all year but the leftovers. Maybe you like to sneak a piece of that pumpkin pie for breakfast or perhaps it’s the turkey sandwiches in between shopping on Black Friday you’re waiting for, or if you’re creative in kitchen, it might be that you’re looking forward to turning that stuffing into frittatas.


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How-to: Make Jarritos Cocktails at Home
DIY Drinks: How To Make Jarritos Cocktails at Home
If you’ve spent time in a Mexican restaurant, you’ve probably noticed bottles full of colorful liquid in a curvy, clear glass: Jarritos. Jarritos are a naturally sweet Mexican soda that came about after World War II when businessman Don Francisco Hill created a new line of soft drinks sold in a larger bottle. Originally offered in coffee flavor only, Hill expanded production after he developed a process to remove tamarind juice extract.

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6 Sizzling Summer Cocktails
6 Sexy Summer Cocktails That Turn Up the Heat

Cheers to cool drinks on steamy nights. 


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How to Host a Spooktacular Halloween Party
How to Host a Spooktacular Halloween Party!

Double, double, toil, and trouble: dust off your cauldron and prepare to host a spooktacular Halloween bash. All Hallows Eve offers a once a year chance to throw an entertaining party full of food designed to gross out your guests, creative decorations, and tons of games. Ultimately it’s all about putting smiles on faces.


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Quick and Easy Guide: Pots and Pans
Toss or Keep? When to Replace Your Pots

A ruined pot can destroy food just as easily as adding too much salt to a dish. But treat your pots and pans right and they can give you a lifetime of delicious meals. How do you know when it’s time to give up on those cooper pots your grandmother gave you or to upgrade from your sister’s hand-me downs? Well, Googling is always good, except you might end up learning about how long marijuana stays fresh.


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