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How-Tuesday: Meringue Mushrooms

Delight your dinner guests with a favor that looks freshly foraged.

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Eatsy: Ancho Cinnamon Chocolate Bark

Make a salty and spicy twist on that holiday classic, chocolate bark.

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Four Styles for Your Holiday Table

Dress the table with meaning this holiday season by incorporating handmade and vintage touches in styles ranging from rustic to whimsical.

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Make It a Party: Let’s Have a Chili Supper

Set the table for a hearty autumnal dinner party with Erin from House of Earnest.

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Featured Shop: Nelle Design

“I am woman on the path to finding her way in this world, but I do know one thing: I have to make something every day.” – Nelle

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Featured Shop: Pretentious Beer Glass

“A handcrafted beer deserves a handcrafted glass.” – Matthew Cummings

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Featured Shop: Cattails Woodwork

“Every once in a while, you just have to think like a 9-year-old and have some fun.” – Brenda Watts

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The Art of the Party: An Interview with David Stark

Party superstar David Stark shares how his creative approach to events for Beyoncé, Martha Stewart, and The Metropolitan Opera can work for you, too.

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Kitchen Histories: Cranberry Sauce Serving Set

This faddish object combined old school elegance and modern day convenience to showcase the side dish everyone overlooks: cranberry sauce.

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Handing Down the Family Dishes

Does the tradition of inheriting your grandmother’s china still make sense in your modern-day life?

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The Vintage-Inspired Southern Thanksgiving Table

Jessica Mischner, Senior Editor of Garden and Gun, shares inspired picks for a Thanksgiving table with traditional appeal.

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Seasonal Staples for Holiday Decorating and Entertaining

Erin of Reading My Tea Leaves shares picks for holiday entertaining that do double duty as practical pieces of year-round decor.

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Bright and Beautiful Summer Parties

Summer’s the season for impromptu get-togethers and spur of the moment celebrations. Hank and Hunt shares picks for casually fabulous fêtes.

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How Tupperware Reinvented American Business

A documentary shows how the humble, plastic food container was once a means for young women to achieve personal success and financial stability.

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Noted: How Are Your Table Manners?

As more children grow up in a drive-thru context, sitting up straight and chewing with one’s mouth closed is quickly becoming a societal relic.

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The Art of Pesto With Kinfolk

Sumptuous and savory, this hand-chopped pesto requires intimate involvement with each ingredient, resulting in a complex flavor.

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Noted: Remembering the Recipe Card

For many, the most treasured family heirlooms aren’t made of glass or precious metal — they’re stored in a wooden box, written on a 3×5 index card.

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The Obsession With Obento

With radish pigs and spaghetti octopi, the traditional Japanese lunch box may have found Internet fame, but has lost its meaning along the way.

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Throw a Mad Scientist Halloween Party

Our friends at Every Day With Rachael Ray magazine have come up with some creepy ideas for your next Halloween party.

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The Value of Home Economics

A curriculum once criticized for gender stereotypes and societal irrelevance is gaining traction again as the youth grapple with new domestic dangers.

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Noted: Doppelgänger Dinners

Chef Mike Lee proves that dietary restrictions need not inhibit the aesthetics of a tasty, meticulously crafted dish.

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