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10 Tips to Avoid the Holiday Bulge

December has finally thrusted itself upon us. Prepare for a month of festivities, holiday lights, friends, mirth, and, let’s not forget, delicious foods. Enjoying holiday treats is a great thing -- go…


The Ultimate Oscar Party Appetizer (Recipe)

Crostinis are the perfect Oscar's appetizer. Simple, delicious, and, yes, a little fancy, this crostini recipe calls for a flavorful mix of artichokes and olives. Artichoke, Olive & Parmesan Cr…


4 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

'Tis the season of holiday parties, frothy mugs of eggnog, sugary cookies, and plenty of good cheer. It is a lovely season, but once the new year arrives, many of us are filled with regret. The averag…


Spiced Mulled Cider (Recipe)

  Just as perfect at a holiday party as it is on a dreary winter afternoon, this mulled cider could not be easier to make. Add a little dark rum to taste if you like. Though this method uses t…


15 Fantastic Party Dips (Slideshow)

With football season in full swing and the holidays just around the corner, chances are good that you'll be serving, and eating, plenty of dips in the coming months. Bowls full of salsa, hummus, spina…


17 Appetizers for the Oscars

  Hollywood elite will be out in full force this weekend for the 85th Annual Academy Awards. Though I'm betting that like me, you're not rich and famous enough to attend the real-deal, at leas…


8 Great New Year’s Eve Cocktails

  It's time to ring in the New Year. Whether you're hosting a fabulous fête for 150 of your closest friends, or curling up on the couch with loved ones to watch the ball drop, New Year's Eve i…


5 Fragrant Plants for Garden Parties

You’ve taken the time to place tea lights around your garden, planning the perfect ambient glow for your party. A tiny bonfire is lit, and bowls of fresh produce are all you need for seasonal decorati…


6 Ways to Hone Your Conversation Skills

By Laine Bergeson and Courtney Helgoe, Experience Life On a sunny day last fall, Taylor Baldry set up a card table and three folding chairs on a well-traveled street corner in Minneapolis. He sta…


Planning an Eco-Friendly Baby Shower

It must be baby season, because it feels like tons of my girlfriends are expecting right now, and that means lots of baby showers! We just threw a shower for one of my closest friends here in Atlan…


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