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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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Eatsy: Lamb Burgers With Peach Chutney

While burgers are a Fourth of July classic, the meat and condiment options are limitless. Change up your tradition with savory lamb and sweet chutney.

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Make Paper Flower Napkin Rings

These simple paper flowers will dress up your next dinner party, and (bonus!) they take less than five minutes to make.

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Halloween Hosting: Kill Devil Punch Recipe From Food & Wine Magazine

Your guests will be reeling (in a good way) from this punch! The recipe for Kill Devil Punch came to Food & Wine Magazine from Phil Ward, bartender at the aptly named Death & Co. It features a block of raspberry ice that melts, slowly releasing its juices (a.k.a. raspberry blood) into the bowl throughout…

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Handmade Weddings: Vintage-Inspired Place Settings with Poppytalk

Welcome back to Jan of Poppytalk! We’re happy to have her for another installment in the Handmade Weddings series. She’s full of good ideas — using vintage postcards as your RSVPs, for instance! Today, she brings us her picks for vintage and retro handmade items to create that lovely old-timey look with your wedding decor….

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A Very Formal Affair

I love glitz and glamour. There, I said it. I may be a “country mouse” in my day-to-day wardrobe styling, but I love to pull out all of the stops and adorn myself with glitter, satin and lace when given the chance. Though I’m not attending any fancy awards season parties this year (or any…

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