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6 Tips to Keep Your Holidays Healthy

By Kathy K. Downie, RDN, November 25, 2016  |  More Posts by Kathy K. Downie, RDN

spinach dip with vegetables

Creamy Spinach Dip Recipe

Family gatherings, traveling, hosting, busy party schedules and, of course, food are the hallmarks of the holiday season. From Pistachio-Citrus Rugelach at a party to the experimental

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Easy Ways to Reinvent Your Hot Cocoa

By Alice K. Thompson, November 25, 2016  |  More Posts by Alice K. Thompson

Mexican style hot chocolate

Mexican-Style Hot Chocolate Recipe

There’s not much about cold weather that can’t be made better with hot cocoa. Invite friends and family in for a mug, take a thermos on a winter outing, or curl up with a cozy cup anytime for a dose of winter sustenance. Kids love it, of course, but it’s also very grown-up (and extra warming!) with everything from a pinch of spice to a splash of liqueur. From simple to celebratory, here’s the lowdown on this uplifting beverage:

Hot Cocoa 101

Whether you opt for an easy mix or make it from scratch,

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My Favorite Recipes: Holiday Cakes Worth Celebrating

By Molly Siegler, November 25, 2016  |  More Posts by Molly Siegler

As a classically trained chef with a political science degree, Food Editor Molly Siegler puts her culinary chops to work coordinating the creation and curation of recipes and other food-focused content for Whole Foods Market. (Catch Molly’s cooking videos on YouTube!) We asked Molly to share some of her favorite new recipes coming out of our test kitchen.

’Tis the season for desserts. While holiday pies and cookies steal a lot of the limelight, cakes never go out of season. Here are five of my top picks for cakes for any occasion — and remember, now’s the time to

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Handpicked for the Holidays: Gifts for Everyone on Your List

By Whole Story Editors, November 23, 2016  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

Mom, Dad, kids, grandparents, teachers, neighbors and more! We’ve got gifts for absolutely everyone on your list. Read on for ideas and inspiration.


We paired up with one of our favorite home brands, west elm, to create a collection of sturdy — and pretty — cotton kitchen goods. Each piece is made in Guatemala from a unique 100% cotton-blend thread created by The New Denim Project, an operation dedicated to developing supply lines for upcycled denim. As part of our joint effort to alleviate poverty in Guatemala and around the world, $1 of the purchase price of each item benefits

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Get to Know Compound Butter

By Megan Myers, November 18, 2016  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

Looking for a way to add a creative spark to your holiday dinners or jazz up weekend brunch? Look no further than compound butters, one of the simplest ways to elevate any meal.

Compound butters are simply butter mixed with other ingredients for a unique, flavorful spread. They’re wonderful on roasted birds, slathered on a roll, or dolloped onto hot waffles. You can make up a variety of butters to have on hand for dinner, or even have a compound butter bar so your guests can create their own combinations.

To make compound butter, you only need softened butter — preferably unsalted, so you can better customize the flavor — and whatever ingredients you want to add. Here’s a

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