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(Family Features) One of the best parts of the holidays is the aromas and flavors of the season, from walnuts and cinnamon to peppermint and nutmeg. Sweet treats and mouthwatering desserts can bring family and friends around the table to celebrate the season together, one bite at a time.

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(Family Features) No holiday celebration can be considered complete without taste bud-tingling sides to pair with your favorite seasonal dishes. Whether you’re able to celebrate with loved ones or joining virtually from afar, dining together with traditional holiday foods is oftentimes a maj…

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(Family Features) Entertaining guests during the holidays isn’t just about a main course that calls all to the table. What often makes a festive gathering more fruitful is a spread of delicious appetizers, delightful drinks and divine desserts that keep loved ones coming back to the kitchen …

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(Family Features) Hearty snacks, seasonal sides, flavorful main dishes and tantalizing desserts all complement one another perfectly for holiday celebrations among loved ones. This year, when planning your menu, be sure to consider recipes that keep family and friends content from the moment…

(NAPSI)—This holiday season, many Americans are entertaining the idea of having a festive gala. Here are 6 party planning hints that can help your next get-together be fun for both you and your guests:Celebration Suggestions1.Plan your guest list: You want people who are compatible but that …

(NAPSI)—Many Americans are not aware that some of the enduring Christmas traditions they enjoy every year are rooted in those started by the British Royal Family back in the 1840s. Here’s a look at a few of the more colorful: The Christmas Tree It all started with Queen Victoria and her Germ…

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(BPT) - The holidays are rapidly approaching, and with it the excitement — and stress — of shopping and planning for family get-togethers. Wouldn’t it be great if you could save time and money on all the shopping and planning that goes into creating a fun holiday season? Fortunately, if you …

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(BPT) - 'Tis the season for gifting, and nobody’s on Santa’s naughty list. Still, you’ve got a host of hard-to-shop-for family, friends and colleagues who expect the unexpected, and the season’s starting earlier this year, with shadows of pandemic-related shortages looming like ghosts. No pr…

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(BPT) - With the holidays approaching, many people look forward to cooking favorite meals with loved ones. Unfortunately, gathering around the holiday table may be filled with more anxiety than joy for those who are suffering from C. difficile infection, or C. diff.

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(BPT) - ’Tis the season to make up for lost time and host friends and family this holiday. Along with celebrating cherished traditions comes the revolving door of loved ones at your home. As a global leader in hospitality, Hilton is here to help you welcome your guests and provide an unforge…

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(Family Features) Along with the delicious food, gift giving and cheer of the holiday season, getting together with friends and family is also cherished. Whether it’s a cozy weekend dinner with friends or time for festive merrymaking, you can enhance any gathering with unique small plates an…

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(Family Features) Many holiday hosts tend to pull out their most treasured family recipes when entertaining loved ones. After all, taste is the most important aspect of most holiday spreads, particularly when it comes to favorite baked goods and desserts.

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(Culinary.net) When you are hungry and searching for something filling, juicy and rich, turning to your pantry for on-hand ingredients can make dinner a breeze. Dodge snack cravings and avoid the temptation to swing by the drive-thru; instead, you can have a homemade meal ready in a matter o…

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(Family Features) When most families think of holiday cooking, they typically picture baked goods and time spent in the kitchen near the oven. This year, you can take your seasonal meal prep outdoors with cooking methods often overlooked during the winter: grilling and smoking.

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(BPT) - Many people associate healthy eating with bland, flavorless, unexciting foods. This mindset limits exploring new dishes and desserts that offer ample taste as well as nutrition. Even classic cravings — like salty, savory or sweet — can be satisfied with a few simple food swaps and a …

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(BPT) - Face it, the past year has been tough. It’s been all too easy to lose track of your wellness goals, especially around nutrition. The good news is, you can get back on track by working toward “small wins” — simple steps that improve your nutrition — and celebrate each one to inspire f…

(BPT) - Have you ever put butter on Pop-Tarts®? While this may be a head-scratcher for some, for many others, it’s their go-to way to enjoy their favorite toaster pastry. So, Pop-Tarts® is challenging fans to take the flavor experience to the next level by pairing three classic toaster pastr…

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(BPT) - Amid the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the seemingly endless tasks you need to get done. A simple, helpful tip is to start early this year. Planning your celebrations and shopping for gifts in advance can help relieve some of that holiday stress.…

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(NAPSI)—Each year, the average American family of four loses $1,500 to uneaten food—that’s about 1,160 pounds of food. At holiday or any time, it’s a good idea to think about how you can keep household food waste in check.Thanksgiving may be different this year, but we can still have a speci…

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(NAPSI)—Here’s a cool idea: A clean, well-organized refrigerator can help your family prevent food waste. Three Ways To Fight Food Waste1. Know and, if necessary, reorganize your fridge and pantry. Keep your refrigerator and pantry clean and organized so you can see what needs to be eaten fi…

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(BPT) - From holiday shopping and gift-giving to hosting festivities in-person or virtually, people are eagerly embracing the 2021 holiday season. But just how much jingle are people spending to be jolly? Consumers will spend an average of $1,447 on gifts, travel and entertainment this year,…

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(BPT) - Give the gift of togetherness by hosting a special holiday meal, tapping into a joyful tradition beloved for generations. Experiences are the gift of choice for many, creating lasting memories and appreciation. The right tools make a big difference in preparing stand-out dishes and d…

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(BPT) - Outdoor temps are cooling down, leaves are falling and the holiday season is fast approaching — inspiring baking with festive, craveable flavors like pumpkin, cinnamon, chocolate and peppermint. The good news is, you can indulge those cravings by using healthier alternatives to creat…

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(Family Features) With plenty of cold-weather events and gatherings to celebrate alongside loved ones, one classic way to warm up the crowd is hot, comforting food. Soups, chili, casseroles, stews and more provide perfect ways to shake off the chill that comes with the season.