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January 24, 2015
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From football to Mardi Gras, and everything in between, seems like there’s always an excuse to get together with friends and nosh. But with the new year you might be rethinking what snacking means. The good news is, there’s plenty of yummy options to party on while still following your clean eating plan.
December 20, 2014
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Hosting a New Year’s Eve party? We’ve got theme ideas, tips and recipes to get the party started!
October 27, 2014
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Thanksgiving is around the corner and the holiday season is almost here! It’s finally safe for those of us who’ve been eagerly waiting to dust off the decorations and I’ve put together a few simple tips that will help you up your décor game.
July 15, 2014
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An ice cream float party is a festive way to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth. With a little advance planning, you can maximize choices while minimizing mess and stress.
June 27, 2014
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Culinary road trips are totally a thing. Gaby Dalkin shares her tips for food-focused travel. Now grab some homemade snacks, hop in the car and head somewhere fun where you know good food awaits!
June 21, 2014
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Summer is the season for going places, reuniting with old friends and family, recharging by the pool or at the beach, entertaining. Here are our top picks for summertime wines and the occasions they’ll pair perfectly with.
June 10, 2014
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Love cooking a whole chicken, but wondering how to do it quickly and easily on the grill? Wonder no more! The answer is spatchcocking, a simple technique that requires just a pair of poultry shears or heavy kitchen scissors and less than 5 minutes of your time.
June 5, 2014
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Lifestyle blogger Camille Styles shares her favorite ways to savor a day of sun and swimming, while just saying “no” to mosquitos, sunburns and dehydration!
June 4, 2014
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You probably don’t want to shell out hundreds of bucks on a large barbecue smoker if there’s a shortcut way to get the same results. If you have a grill, you’re half way there. Just follow these steps to hack your grill and turn it into a smoker!
June 3, 2014
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Starters, sides and even desserts can all be grilled over the same fire you light for your main course. It’s fun and delicious, with the added bonus that you can step outside and stay outside for a whole glorious summer evening.
May 25, 2014
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Take a look at Ryan Ochsner’s list of unexpected gifts for dads who are just so darn hard to buy for and find a great gift idea for Father’s Day.
May 22, 2014
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What do you need to enjoy a great adventure? Of course, there are the essential essentials. But, there are additional “nice-to-haves” that I’ve learned make the trip that much more enjoyable. Here are a few.
May 20, 2014
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The little-known secret to a truly magical punch bowl is an ice ring — a gorgeous floating frozen circle of fruit and water.. It brings a vintage look to your party, adds color pop and an artistic touch, and keeps your punch cold for hours.
May 15, 2014
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In my experience, simple is best when dining al fresco - think finger foods and store-bought shortcuts and prep as much as you can at home. After dining in parks, botanical gardens and beaches, I’m happy to share what I’ve learned.
May 8, 2014
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Some talented bloggers came up with easy DIY gifts that moms will love to make, and love to receive.
April 26, 2014
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Remember how much mom loved the macaroni necklace that you made her as a preschooler? She loved it because it was a sincere meaningful gift, given with love and appreciation for being the most important woman in your life. This Mother’s Day, capture the spirit of those small gifts given with lots of love. Whether you’re crafting from scratch, adding a handcrafted touch to store-bought, or carefully choosing a meaningful present, Whole Foods Market has some great ideas to help you give a gift filled with love and appreciation.
April 26, 2014
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There's a lot of room for thoughtfulness and personalization that so often gets left out of Mother’s Day. So, this year I decided to steer slightly away from tradition and focus on making a meaningful day that both mom and I can share in.
January 16, 2014
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Happy year of the Horse! Learn about some Chinese New Year traditions and foods to bring luck and prosperity into the new year.
December 10, 2013
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Holiday parties are all about the mixing and mingling. Rather than serve a large meal or buffet, providing snacks that can be eaten one-handed means plenty of opportunity for socializing and minimal time in the kitchen.
November 28, 2013
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I’m all for one-stop errands. In college, it was the coffee shop/laundromat. Today it’s just natural that I holiday shop where I grocery shop. No, I’m not gifting collards and cashews. Instead, I’m reaching for truffles, flowers and toys and clothing and picking up ingredients for homemade gifts. Here’s how:

Gifts Under $5, $10, $15 and $30

November 12, 2013
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This year I hosted my third Gobblefest, a pre-Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving potluck that’s become tradition over the years. It’s a way to “rehearse” before the real deal and a great excuse to spend some quality time with friends over a meal before the hectic holiday season starts to ramp up.

July 10, 2012
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We asked some team members to share how they pull off summer entertaining with panache instead of panic. Jennifer shared her tips for hosting a last-minute dinner party. Now, it’s Elizabeth’s turn.

June 23, 2012
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This summer, make your backyard the place for barbeques, special celebrations and summer hangouts without putting stress on the invite list.
June 15, 2012
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We asked some team members to share how they pull off summer entertaining with panache instead of panicking. Jennifer, a writer at the global support office, is the first in this series.

December 21, 2011
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Can you throw a fabulous holiday party and fulfill 2012 resolutions at the same time? Here are some use-me-now tips for keeping it greener while having a good time.