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5 Family-Friendly Holiday Activities

To say the holidays can get hectic is an understatement. But they also happen to be the perfect time to show our kids that it’s not all about shopping and commercialism. Setting a good example by making this time about family, celebrating the season together and doing for others is a gift they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. Here are some fun family traditions to start now.

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7 Winter Colors to Add to Your Home's Decor

What’s the best way to banish those winter blues? With some golds, reds and whites, of course! It’s only natural that everyone gravitates indoors when the weather gets cold. You can really up the cozy factor with just a few simple changes. Rearrange the furniture by pulling it away from the walls and around the fireplace to create intimate conversation areas. Bring out extra throws and pillows for added softness and comfort. And ...

How to Upgrade Your Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving is all about tradition, but that doesn’t mean your menu has to stay the same every year. These subtle upgrades to your Thanksgiving lineup will wow your guests and transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Truffled Cheese Mash

Even traditional mashed potato fans will love this version. The creamy sottocenare cheese lends a rich, subtle truffle flavor.

TOTAL TIME: 1 hr. 15 min.

Prep: 15 min.

Cook: 1 hr.

YIELD: 4 to 6 ...

5 Tips to Keep Your Bathroom Clean for Guests

The holidays are coming up, and to many people that means an onslaught of houseguests. Here are five tips for keeping your bathrooms clean before, during and after your company comes calling.

Stash disinfecting cleaning wipes under the sink.

This way, you can quickly take care of messes as soon as you first see them. If you wipe everything down right before your guests arrive, the bathroom will still have that just-cleaned smell. Plus, when ...

Creative Ideas for Kids' Lunches

When it comes to sending your kids off to school each day with something yummy for lunch, it’s easy to fall into a rut. Before you slather peanut butter on another piece of bread, take a look at these creative ways to pack something new and fun in their lunchboxes.



Quick and easy and only four ingredients.


French bread cut in slices

Pizza sauce

Mozzarella cheese

Pepperoni slices


Preheat ...