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Holidays

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  • 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...
  • 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 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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:...
  • 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&...
  • Food editor Russ Parsons on the turkey everyone loves

    Food editor Russ Parsons on the turkey everyone loves
      After more than 20 years of writing Thanksgiving turkey recipes, I thought I had seen it all. And then came the "Judy Bird." Inspired by the chicken-cooking technique of my friend Judy Rodgers, chef and owner at San Francisco's Zuni Cafe, it couldn'...
  • Florida Cruise Guide: Holland America ms Westerdam ship itinerary

    This itinerary was last update Sept. 30, 2009. For more Holland America ms Westerdam cruises click here. 7-Day Western Caribbean 2009 Departure Date: Oct. 18, Nov. 29 Cruise Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Grand Turk, Turks...
  • A more flavorful dry-brined turkey

    A more flavorful dry-brined turkey
      Thanksgiving is a holiday built on tradition. And, much to my surprise, I seem to have found a new one of my own -- writing about dry-brined turkey. After more than 20 years of Thanksgiving stories, I didn't think there was much left that could be...
  • Recipe: Turkey in a bag with Molly's Passover vegetable stuffing

    Recipe: Turkey in a bag with Molly's Passover vegetable stuffing
      Active work time: 15 minutes Total preparation time: 4 hours 1 (15-to 20-pound) turkey Molly's Passover vegetable stuffing, cooled 1/4 cup oil 1 cup apricot preserves Salt Freshly ground black pepper Heat the oven to 325 degrees. Clean the...