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#MyHolidayTradish: Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Peppermint White Mocha Brownies

By Sarah Michelle Gellar and Galit Laibow, December 12, 2016  |  More Posts by Sarah Michelle Gellar and Galit Laibow

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Photo: Foodstirs

Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar and Galit Laibow, an entrepreneur, founded Foodstirs, a line of organic quick-scratch baking kits and mixes, last year. The kits are available in select Whole Foods Market stores in New York, Northern New Jersey, Southern Connecticut and Southern California. (Check with your store to confirm availability or click here to see if the mixes are

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12 Cheeses You Can't Live Without (Bonus: They're on sale!)

By John Stewart, December 9, 2016  |  More Posts by John Stewart

Twelve delectable cheeses. Each one carefully curated by our Global Cheese Buyer. Each one is 50% off on its featured day while supplies last. Talk about a reason to celebrate! Whether you’re putting together a cheese board, hosting a brunch or craving a nibble while curling up with a good book, these twelve selections will make delicious additions to your holiday traditions.

Cellars at Jasper Hill Harbison

  • This decadent soft-ripened cheese from Vermont is hand-wrapped with spruce bark, adding a woodsy note to its earthy flavor.
  • Lovely match with an IPA.
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Fresher, Lighter Hanukkah Favorites

By Amy Kritzer, December 7, 2016  |  More Posts by Amy Kritzer

Updated December 7, 2016

Amy Kritzer is a personal chef and recipe developer in Austin, TX, and is the founder of the modern Jewish cooking blog, What Jew Wanna Eat. She is also the author of the cookbook Sweet Noshings and the founder ModernTribe, an e-commerce site. In her spare time, she enjoys theme parties and finding the

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Get to Know Lionfish

By Megan Myers, December 2, 2016  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

Get the recipe: Coconut-Curried Lionfish (Substitute Catfish.)

What Is a Lionfish?

You might recognize the striped and striking lionfish from saltwater aquariums, but these spiny fish are actually very harmful to reefs and the other animals in the ocean.

Lionfish is an invasive species in the Atlantic and Caribbean oceans, far from its native waters in the South Pacific and Indian Oceans. Since its first sighting in 1985, the lionfish population has exploded, and the fish can now be found from Brazil to New York. Because the female lionfish releases hundreds of thousands of eggs at a time, the population is increasing at a rapid rate.

These predators will eat

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Holiday Flower Arranging Tips from Our Experts

By Whole Story Editors, December 1, 2016  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

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If you’re hosting friends and family this holiday season, consider a floral arrangement as the finishing touch for the dinner table, dessert bar or cocktail station. We asked our Global Floral Buyers Kate O’Connor and Amanda Rainey for their tips and tricks for buying, arranging and ensuring your flowers look fresh and vibrant long after the party’s over.

Pre-Made Arrangements

If you’re short on time or aren’t feeling particularly crafty, pick up a pretty pre-made arrangement or potted orchid in the floral department. If you’d like to request specific colors or flowers, you can also place an order in-store and pick up it up in 48 hours.

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