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Upgrade Your Holiday Cider with Patrón Añejo

Combat the post-Christmas doldrums with a decidedly sophisticated, and simple, hot cocktail. A top-shelf version of the classic holiday cider, <b>the Smoking Apple</b> cocktail combines the subtle flavors barrel-aged Patrón Añejo with piping hot apple cider and nutmeg. The perfect thing for a cold winter's …

When the weather outside is frightful, you throw a cocktail party! Cambria Bold shares the plan and menu for her winter glam cocktail party: http://thekitc.hn/JsMb8G

How To Make Hot Chocolate Without A Recipe

<i>At Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Food52's Managing Editor, Brette Warshaw, shows how to make hot chocolate from scratch -- with any chocolate and</i> …

The 12 Best Easy Recipes of 2013

From a 15-minute broiled black cod recipe that will blow your guests' minds, to a comforting bowl of green chicken chile macaroni and cheese, to a revolutionary no-stretch pan pizza recipe that'll change the way you make your pies, these are 12 of our favorite, best, and most popular recipes easy …

The Resolution, or Your Champagne Cocktail for 2013

<i>You'll no longer have to buy a plane ticket to get in on the cocktails at Seattle's Essex: Owners Brandon Pettit and Molly Wizenberg (a.k.a. Orangette) will be sharing their favorite recipes with us, every other week. Drink up, people.</i><p><i>Today: A festive drink only slightly more complicated than</i> …

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Serious Entertaining: A New Year's Eve Cocktail Party

For those of us hosting a party this New Year's Eve, the pressure is <i>on</i>. After all, you, and you alone, bear the responsibility for each person's final sips and bites of the year, not to mention their very first of 2014. Luckily, we've got you covered, with cocktails, sparkling wines, hors …

There is nothing worse than having to toss out food because it went bad too quickly or wasn't properly stored. 10 tips to help you save money and stop wasting food: http://thekitc.hn/JsMws5

On Courtesy

Just in case your New Year's resolution is "to be a more <b>thoughtful</b>, discerning, and adventurous diner," <i>WaPo</i>'s <b>Tom Sietsema</b> offers this list of suggestions and pro-tips. Among them: take a pal to lunch, visit a new dining neighborhood, and show your appreciation when appropriate. After all, "an …

It's tough to make a drink that can please both those who abstain from and those who imbibe alcohol, but this festive cranberry fizz will do the trick: http://thekitc.hn/JsMW1u

10 Party Perfect Hors D’oeuvres Your Guests Will Adore

Whether you go casual with cocktails or opt for an elegant dinner party, a round of tasty hors d'oeuvres is the perfect way to kick off any holiday …

The Post-Holiday Sales You've Gotta Shop

Hey, avid smarty-pants shoppers, it's post-Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa shopping season — and you know what that means. It's officially <i>your</i> time. Yes, …

Find Love In 2014 — We Know The Exact Minute To Start Looking

Photographed by Chantal Adair.<p>Maybe you've finally decided to have a go at Internet dating. Or, maybe you're a veteran of Tinder/Swoon/OkCupid. …

Lauren Conrad's Guide To Beauty Sleep

Illustrated by Ammiel Mendoza.<p><i>From her laid-back, effortless style to a fresh, ahead-of-the-trend beauty aesthetic, Lauren Conrad is a girl after our</i> …

$600 for a Counterfeit Designer Handbag? Say Hello to the Superfakes

If you've ever walked down the street in a big, bustling, commercial city, chances are you've either seen or been approached by someone trying to sell you a counterfeit designer handbag. From Louis Vuitton to Goyard, Prada to Gucci, and even Coach and Kate Spade, if there's a designer label, …

New Year's Eve Never Lives Up To Expectations... So You Should Just Wear Pants And Flats

New Year's Eve is probably the most overrated event on the calendar. And yet each year, we gussy ourselves up, attempt the glittery makeup, spend an hour on our hair and try to convince ourselves that this year is going to be different.<p>It's not. Ladies, as the big night approaches and you start to …

3 Pairs of Fleece-Lined Tights to Get You Through Winter

Are you a die-hard skirts-and-dresses girl—even in sub-zero temperatures? Yeah, us too. One of my favorite things to do right before the winter chill sets in is to stock up on new opaque black tights. Here are three of my favorite pairs of fleece-lined hosiery—yes, fleece-lined! They're extra-soft, …

North Face Jackets CAN Look Cute -- Here's The Proof

We get it. It's winter, it's cold and you're not in the mood to wear your stylish, yet marginally warm, dressy coat. So you reach for your trusty North Face jacket. Now what?<p>You make it work. North Face jackets don't have to be paired with dowdy jeans and hiking boots -- there are endless ways to …

This New Year Train Your Brain, Not Your Boobs

Many of us turn to New Year's resolutions to motivate us to improve our health, career, or love life.<p>We think about changing our diet or exercising more, hiring a personal coach or counselor, or maybe spending a few sessions on a therapist's couch. But the power to inspire also rests a little …

13 Secrets to Long, Thick, Shiny Hair

We all want a mane of soft, silky, touchable locks. But the reality is that hair grows only about a half inch per month. Want to jump-start the process? Read on for insider tips to stop hair's biggest enemy — breakage — and keep strands strong.<p>START IN THE SHOWER<p><b>Go sulfate free.</b> Overwashing can dry …