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Incorporate Seasonal Flavors into Cocktails at Home

Holiday cocktail party season is officially upon us, and we at Cooking Channel couldn’t be more excited about the plentiful libations to come. But by your 5th or 6th ugly sweater party, you might find yourself a little nogged-out on ‘nog or mulling over tossing that mulled cider down the sink. To get some inspiration for [...]

Debi Mazar’s Holiday Dinner Party Tips

For a celebrity, Debi Mazar sure knows the keys to a simple life. Despite her Hollywood status (in addition to starring in Extra Virgin along with husband Gabriele Corcos, she’s had roles in Entourage and Goodfellas, and she is a longtime friend of Madonna), this New York City-born wife and mother of two really keeps [...]

Thirsty Thursday: Candy Cane Martini

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, [...]

Sifted: Crowd-Pleasing Recipes For Your Holiday Party

Get our take on the best in food news, recipes and more from around the web, including recipes for candy cane vodka and apple cider caramels.

Thirsty Thursday: Raise Your Glass to Alton’s Eggnog

To me, the hallmark of a good holiday party is eggnog. Sweet, rich, and indulgent — the Christmas season really wouldn’t be complete without a healthy portion of this requisite libation. If the cloyingly sweet and thick store-bought stuff, spiked with nothing but too much nutmeg, has left you jaded, Alton Brown’s homemade version will [...]

Lazy Man’s Buche de Noel

Countdown to Christmas: 3 days. If you’re one of those type-A holiday overachievers, all of your presents are ready and wrapped, the whole menu is planned and the grocery shopping is done. Multiple batches of cookies are tucked away in tins, you’ve decorated an entire gingerbread village and you’re putting the final meringue mushrooms on [...]

Gingerbread House Party

Gingerbread houses are the pièce de résistance of the holiday baking world (along with the buche de noel and the croquemboche), but, like these other show-stopping treats, they aren’t exactly 30-minute creations. Enter the gingerbread house-decorating party: Add friends (and booze) to the mix for a super-fun, sugar-overloaded, icing-covered night.  Here’s how to do it.

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