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Recipes | Recipes

Grinch Cookies | The Recipe Critic

Despite their name, these Grinch Cookies are just about as festive and holiday-friendly as can be!  These soft and chewy ...

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Stress-Free Holiday: Here's What to Do

Here's how to fill your life with gratitude and love, instead of stress. Trust us, it's even possible around the holidays.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Krispy Kreme's Latest Doughnut Is Inspired by Ugly Christmas Sweaters

The coffee and doughnut chain is also bringing back three doughnuts of holidays past.

Recipes | Recipes

Soft and Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies | America's Test Kitchen

Dry, tasteless molasses cookies belong on a Christmas tree, not in a cookie jar. We made more than 50 batches to find the best recipe for an uncommonly soft, chewy cookie with warm, tingling spices.

Food & Drink | Seasonal Recipes

17 Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Desserts

Make-ahead Thanksgiving desserts include chocolate-swirled pumpkin pie and flaky pear pie. Plus more make-ahead Thanksgiving desserts.

Food & Drink | Food

How to Cook a Frozen Turkey | MyRecipes

If your Thanksgiving turkey didn’t thaw in time and you’re left with a block of ice, here’s how you can roast that frozen fowl and still enjoy your

Family & Parenting | Kids

Family Games & Conversation Starters to Try This Holiday Season

We've got ice breaker games, conversation starters and family games perfect for when everyone gathers this holiday season.

Family & Parenting | Kids

19 Holiday Light Displays That Sparkle All Season

Get inspired by these lightacular homes and festive neighborhoods. The best places to see Christmas lights in the greater Los Angeles area.

Recipes | Recipes

Pecan Pie Recipe {VIDEO} | i am baker

Is there anything better than an easy and delicious Pecan Pie?!? This pie is perfect for the holidays to grace the center of your dining room table! (VIDEO below!) I love serving this pecan pie with a Pumpkin Cheesecake or this Caramel Apple Pie when we h

Recipes | Recipes

Old Fashioned Cornbread Dressing

Old Fashioned Cornbread Dressing. Lots of fresh onions, celery, and sage with cornbread and sage onion biscuits.A must have at Thanksgiving.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Epic Corn Mazes Across the Country

Nothing says fall activty better than a wander through a corn maze.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

Therapy for schizophrenia

Nick has been on the street due to schizophrenia; He is a very bright and loving 40 year old with whom I have been having lunch with, twice a week for the past 3 months. Nick’s Heart  opened up and he is willing to receive professional help. Nick inher

Miscellaneous | Judaism

8 Things to Enjoy This Chanukah

Chanukah is coming, and we want to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a very happy and inspiring eight-day Festival of Lights!

Food & Drink | Feed Me

Here’s where to drink during the holidays in L.A.

Whether you're more of a Scrooge or a Buddy the Elf, here are L.A.'s best holiday bars to celebrate—or the best bars to avoid—the festive season.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

SoKind Registry - More fun, less stuff!

SoKind is a registry service that encourages the giving of homemade gifts, charitable donations, secondhand goods, experiences, time, day-of-event help, and more. Here's to more fun and less stuff!

Family & Parenting | Kids

15 Dazzling Holiday Trains to Take Before They Grow Up

For all who truly believe, we’ve rounded up the best North Pole and Santa-packed train rides across the country.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

10 Memorial Day Quotes and Poems That Will Remind You What the Holiday Is Really About

Let these inspiring, moving, and patriotic quotes be a reminder to thank our servicemen and servicewomen for their courage this Memorial Day weekend.

Humor | Funny Stuff

The Joker's Still Getting Away… Celebrating 50 Years of 'Jingle Bells, Batman Smells'

Why did “Jingle Bells” get this particular spoof? Spike Jones’s uptempo romp, Yogi Yorgesson (“Yingle Bells“), and the Three Stooges (“Jingle Bells Drag“) showed that “Jingle Bells” could be played for broader comedic effect. As writer R

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

Tips on Doorman Tipping and Other Holiday Traditions - The New York Times

Yes, please, tip the doorman — and other seasonal advice for apartment-dwellers who tend to ignore their neighbors the rest of the year.

Politics | From CNN

Couple rewrites 'Baby It's Cold Outside' (with consent) - CNN.com

A couple from Minnesota reimagines the classic Christmas song 'Baby It's Cold Outside,' changing the lyrics to emphasize consent.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Where to Go Ice Skating in LA

Ice skating rinks in LA are offering a winter wonderland for the whole family! Find our picks for the best kid-friendly rinks in Los Angeles

Entertainment | Entertainment News!

‘I Love Lucy’ First Look: Lucy Is Pretty (Wobbly) in Pink in New Colorized Ep [Video]

If there’s ever a TV character who could learn from the maxim “Be careful what you wish for,” it’s Lucy Ricardo. CBS is once again celebrating the holidays with an I Love Lucy primetime special, and this year, fans will get their first look at the

Recipes | Dessert Recipes

Melted Snowman Cookies Recipe | My Imperfect Kitchen

Make Melted Snowman Cookies for the holidays. They're a great project for the kids/grandkids. Plus, they're just too darn CUTE! Seriously, check them out!

Food & Drink | Seasonal Recipes

Crescent Mummy Dogs

Wrap up a hot dog in true mummy fashion in this fun Halloween take on classic Crescent Dogs.

Recipes | COOKIES

Cutout Sugar Cookies - Life Love and Sugar

These Cutout Sugar Cookies are soft, delicious and need no refrigeration. They are the perfect cookie for decorating with royal icing for the holidays!

Recipes | Cooking/Recipes

Tasty 11: Pastry-Wrapped Holiday Ham

Pastry-Wrapped Holiday Ham. For the ham: 1/4 cup of brown sugar 1/4 cup of dijon mustard 1 1/2 lb of pre-cooked, boneless ham Pre-made crescent dough Egg was...

Business & Finance | Business

Here's Apple's Holiday Gift to Its Employees

That's one way to boost the number of Apple Music subscribers.

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

2015 Tiki Gift Guide for the Holidays - $20 and Under

Now that Thanksgiving is done, it's full speed ahead to the holidays. In this annual gift guide, I like to spotlight a few fun tiki finds from the last year or so. They're fairly easy on the pocket...

Food & Drink | Seasonal Recipes

Thanksgiving Game Plan!

Can you believe it? Turkey Day is almost here! And with it comes a swell of emotions—which is true of most holidays involving food. On one hand, you’re excited about spending time with friends and ...

Family & Parenting | Kids

Amazing Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies & Events in Los Angeles

Kick off the holiday’s with a bright start by taking the kids to one (or many) of these tree lighting ceremonies in Greater Los Angeles Area

Pets & Animals | Animal Rescue Stories

8 reasons to adopt a dog

It's National Dog Day, and with some help from our friends at the Michigan Humane Society, here are eight reasons to adopt a dog at MHS.

Pets & Animals | Interesting Animal Stories

For National Dog Day, Meet a Hero Dog From 1928

'Max barked until a policeman came to revive Gilbert Kirkwood'

Family & Parenting | Kids

Independence Day Parades, Fireworks, and 4th of July Events in LA

Looking for 4th of July activities in Los Angeles? From parades to fireworks: here are 20 Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July in L.A.

News | The News

How wrong number started NORAD's Santa Tracker

FIRESTONE – NORAD's nearly 60 year old tradition of tracking St. Nick as he makes his rounds on Christmas Eve started with a misprint in a newspaper.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Two Last-Minute Holiday Cookbook Gift Ideas

Both Cookbook Book and Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef wield the power of nostalgia, in different ways.

Recipes | Recipes!

How to Decorate Holiday Cookies Like a Pro!

Holiday cookie decorating 101: Everything you know for cookies that look as good as they taste.

Food & Drink | Chicago Food & Drink

10 new holiday doughnuts at Chicago doughnut shops

Peppermint, eggnog, cranberry and other holiday-flavored doughnuts are available at Chicago doughnut shops

Food & Drink | The Cocktail Hour

Build an Epic Holiday Eggnog Bar Because You Can and Should

Commence holiday dairy overload with an all-purpose eggnog recipe, plus a festive ’nog bar that lets your party guests personalize their punch cups.

Miscellaneous | This is stuff I like

The Best Gifts for the Home for All Design Lovers - Vogue

When choosing what to include in their holiday gift lists, our home editors looked back at the very best trends in design for inspiration. From animal glassware to dainty coffee and tea accouterments, here are their 30 favorite gifts for the home to give (or hopefully receive) this December.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Consumer Reports' top 5 tech gifts for kids

The cool, fun gadgets we've gathered here will be hits with many kids—and their parents.

Miscellaneous | Chicago Events

Christkindlmarket Chicago opens today

Christkindlmarket Chicago opens Friday morning in Daley Plaza.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

History of Veterans Day - Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs

An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday—a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as "Armistice Day."

Miscellaneous | Chicago Events

Maggie Daley Park ice skating ribbon opening soon

Lace up your ice skates. You could be the next Shani Davis , the Chicago-native Olympic speedskater.