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  • Annual Festival of Light Moves To Bushnell Park

    Annual Festival of Light Moves To Bushnell Park
    Say it isn't so! No more holiday Festival of Lights on Constitution Plaza? This from the mayor's office. Somehow I just don't think it will be the same... "A beloved 47-year-old holiday tradition in the City of Hartford is getting reinvigorated thanks to...
  • Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

    Cut Your Own Christmas Tree
    Like always, Christmas seemed to bombard us this year. As soon as Halloween passed, yup, there they were in the foyer of Home Depot. Sparkly, shining, blinking decorations. Just as the turkey was digested, the carols came on the radio and the stockings...
  • Hanukkah: 17 great recipes for latkes

    Hanukkah: 17 great recipes for latkes
    Hanukkah is simply not complete without latkes. And though you can find all kinds of variations on this simple potato pancake -- do I grate by hand or by machine? Add onion? Matzo meal, flour or simply potato starch to bind? -- nothing beats a perfectly...
  • Thanksgiving entertaining tips: Buffet psychology 101

    Thanksgiving entertaining tips: Buffet psychology 101
    With the holidays just around the corner, more than a few of us will be hosting a festive dinner party, buffet or potluck. Following are a few helpful tips and tricks I've learned from hosting my own gatherings over the years: BUFFET PSYCHOLOGY 101:...
  • 25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Cinnamon marshmallow stars

    25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Cinnamon marshmallow stars
    Have you ever tried to make your own marshmallows? They may be a little tricky (yes, a thermometer is involved), but they can be a lot of fun, and make great gifts. Add a little spice to flavor them however you’d like – cinnamon, lemon,...
  • 25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Baklava

    25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Baklava
    Our favorite baklava recipe is rich with butter, and the sweet dessert has a gentle tang from fresh lemon juice. Rich yet delicate baklava is just one way to get crafty this holiday season with homemade gifts from the kitchen. We've compiled 25 great...
  • Happy Hanukkah! Celebrate with 37 recipes

    Happy Hanukkah! Celebrate with 37 recipes
    Happy Hanukkah! To help you celebrate, we've compiled 37 of our favorite holiday recipes. From light appetizers to filling main courses, savory side dishes and sweet desserts, there's something for a variety of tastes. Many dishes come together quickly,...
  • 25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Fig bars

    25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Fig bars
    Vanilla-scented fig bars are wonderfully sweet homemade gifts, and the recipe is a worthy addition to any cookie repertoire. Working with the dough can be tricky. Our recipe, adapted from "Desserts by the Yard" by Sherry Yard, recommends centering the...
  • Holiday Cookie Bake-Off: Last day for recipes!

     Holiday Cookie Bake-Off: Last day for recipes!
    Today is the last day to enter our fifth annual Los Angeles Times Holiday Cookie Bake-Off. If you love baking for the holidays, consider sending us your best recipe — before the deadline, which is midnight tonight.  Submit your recipe, a photo...
  • 25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Brownies

    25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Brownies
    With a delicate, crisp crust enveloping a wonderfully ooey-gooey filling, this amazingly rich brownie takes perfection and coats it in chocolate, and then drizzles over even more chocolate just for good measure. These wonderfully rich brownies are...
  • 25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Brown sugar shortbread

    25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Brown sugar shortbread
    Rich brown sugar shortbread has caramel and molasses notes. This recipe makes enough dough for two pans' worth of cookies, so you can try your hand at baking them in round pans or as bars. Baked in pans, the wedge cookies will retain more moisture, giving...