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Juicy and Tender Swedish Meatballs With Rich Gravy Recipe

Swedish meatballs, stars of 1960s-era cocktail parties and IKEA shopping trips, are, on the surface, pretty simple: a mix of pork and beef that's lightly spiced and served with a rich gravy. Getting them just right, though, requires some fine-tuning and tinkering. Here's our ultimate version, as …

20 Sweet and Savory Ways to Use a Cookie Press

Give your rolling pin a rest this holiday baking season, and make these 20 sweet and savory spritz cookies instead. Just as pretty as their festive cutout counterparts, you can churn out dozens of beautifully shaped cookies with just a few flicks of the wrist on the cookie press. Even better, they …

Dessert

14 Fancy Finger Foods for a Party Worthy of Beyoncé

With holiday festivities in full swing, it’s essential to have many kinds of appetizers at your disposal to fit all of your entertaining needs. This collection features an elegant-yet-approachable assortment of 14 recipes ideal for any sort of celebration. Whip up a few along with a signature …

Cooking

How to Make the 8 Most-Searched Cocktails of 2014

Today, Google released lists of the top search terms used in 2014, including the eight most-searched cocktails. Here are the eight recipes that the …

6 Classic, Mad Men-Inspired Cocktails to Serve at Your Next Party

Try these fun new takes.<p>Classic cocktails made with whiskey, bourbon, rye, and gin are more popular than ever. Get to know them again, then try these fun new takes.

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Cute cat

healthy slow cooker freezer meal day! round 2.

i received such a wonderful response by both my blog readers and the husband {he does love a good, home cooked meal} that i took that momentum and …

Embroider a Christmas Tree!

If you’re looking for something Christmassy to embroider, something relatively simple that will work up quickly and look great, you might like this …

Free Embroidery Patterns

For the last couple of years, I’ve made a free printable embroidery pattern for Thanksgiving, and I’m afraid I am running late this year. So, I am …

Recipes

Are you a fan of crockpot freezer meals? This is your lucky day. I kept track of all of our favorite recipes from last year and arranged them into …

Recipe of the Week: Greek Chicken and Potatoes

• 1 whole chicken<br>• 2 lemons<br>• 11 garlic cloves, minced<br>• 2 Tbsp dried Greek oregano<br>• 1 cup olive oil<br>• 6 medium Yukon gold potatoes<br>• Kosher salt and pepper

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21 Turnt Up DIY Ornaments You Need To Make Before 2015

Crafters are magical beings.

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Free pattern: Little boys holiday vest

Free pattern: Little boys holiday vest<p>Melissa from Blank Slate Patterns and Melly Sews shares a free pattern for making a little boys holiday vest. …

Icebox Cookie Recipes

Dessert

My New Favorite Sourdough

In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix the flours, water, and starter on low speed until just combined, about one minute.<p>Let the dough rest (autolyse) for …

The Most Beautiful Yule Log Cakes In The World

One thing the holidays require is sweets. Lots and lots of sweets. If you're doing the season right, you're probably elbows deep in cookie dough, have a batch or two of fudge already made and are pondering what other confections you can whip up to celebrate this season.<p>With all that baking going …

DIY Holiday Food Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Customize this breakfast favorite to surprise all your friends this holiday season.<p><b>To Package:</b> Place the granola in clear plastic gift bags and seal with a sticker. Pack the bag of granola in a box with honey or other favorite toppings if you like. We used handsome compostable wooden boxes lined …

52 Cute Photos To Look At Instead Of Your Awkward Family On Thanksgiving

Everyone needs a strong dose of cute to get through the holiday season.

Diane von Furstenberg's Advice for Working Women

Photo: Diane von Furstenberg<p><i>Working women get all sorts of advice. Lean in, lean out, ask for a raise, but don't ask in the wrong way. Be aggressive, but not too aggressive. We're also told to make sure not to forget about our personal lives, lest we end up forgoing families or love or travel or</i> …

Games industry veterans bring custom, 3D printed minis to life

When Joshua Bennett went shopping for Christmas gifts for his <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> tabletop roleplaying group he wanted to find miniatures that accurately represented players’ characters at the table. He couldn’t, so that’s why he helped co-found Hero Forge, a start-up that uses 3D printing technology …