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  • 25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Snowflake pretzel rods

    25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Snowflake pretzel rods
    Crunch meets chocolate! Decorated chocolate-covered pretzel rods are sweet, but not too sweet, during a holiday season likely to be drenched in colorful, sugary decorations. Kids can make them with adult supervision, and it won't take all night....
  • 25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Cherry-almond-coconut granola

    25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Cherry-almond-coconut granola
    This granola is not as sweet as you might be used to. It would be nice sprinkled over vanilla ice cream for dessert or over Greek yogurt for an afternoon snack. The granola mix makes a terrific gift, packaged in cute little gift bags or storage jars....
  • 25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Panettone

    25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Panettone
    Fragrant, yeasty holiday panettone -- studded with colorful bits of dried and candied fruit -- is festive just to look at and sweetly satisfying to eat. Classic panettone is just one way to get crafty this holiday season with homemade gifts from the...
  • 25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Panforte

    25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Panforte
    Sort of a cross between confection and cake, this Italian specialty is also known as a Siena cake. Dense, flat and unapologetically rich, panforte is studded with toasted pistachios, hazelnuts and almonds, as well as candied quince and orange zest,...
  • 25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Hazelnut biscotti

    25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Hazelnut biscotti
    A great recipe from former Test Kitchen director Donna Deane, who writes: "Most holiday cookies are high in fat and calories. Biscotti are a light alternative. I've made these biscotti even lighter than usual by using egg whites and egg substitute. But...
  • 25 homemade holiday gift ideas: Springerle cookies recipe

    25 homemade holiday gift ideas: Springerle cookies recipe
    A dedicated cookie baker with a highly wrought sense of aesthetics might try his or her hand at German springerle -- the Christmas cookies of Swabia. The pale, embossed cookies are formed with beautiful wood or ceramic molds to create patterns such as...
  • 25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Caramel corn

    25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Caramel corn
    Does it get any better than caramel corn? It's the sort of stuff that turns even sophisticated adults into greedy kids. Caramel corn is just one way to get crafty this holiday season with homemade gifts from the kitchen. We've compiled 25 great ideas,...
  • Meghan Trainor sings Thanksgiving carols we can all relate to

    Meghan Trainor sings Thanksgiving carols we can all relate to
    Let’s be honest, most families’ Thanksgivings don’t come close to a Norman Rockwell painting. “All about that Bass” singer Meghan Trainor channeled her awkward family holiday moments into fake Thanksgiving carols for...
  • 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:...
  • 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...
  • 8 steak spots for Father's Day and a free burger to boot

    8 steak spots for Father's Day and a free burger to boot
    This Sunday is Father’s Day. For a lot of dads, that might mean one thing -- meat. And when it comes to meat, what's more satisfying than a juicy steak? Take a stab at one of these eateries to satisfy your father’s beefy cravings: Oliver&...