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How to Decorate Holiday Cookies

Beautifully-decorated Christmas cookies make a wonderful and impressive gift that are almost too gorgeous to eat. These works of edible art can be mastered at home easily; all it takes is the right tools and a little bit of practice. We talked to food stylist Cathie Lopez about her tips, …

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5 great videos on how to make stocks

Stock is important in the kitchen – it’s the basis of soups, sauces, gravy and risottos and making a rich homemade stock can even set a great restaurant apart from a good one. There are a number of different styles and ways to make stock and hundreds of different techniques. Here’s …

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How NaNoWriMo Helps Creativity Soar

I’m 10,000 feet in the air. I’m in an airplane. I hate to fly, but I’m not paying much attention to that. I’m much more consumed with what’s waiting on my laptop. Why? Because NaNoWriMo. I have over 10,000 words to write in the next five days. Disclaimer: There are …

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The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

For a last-minute treat leading up to the holidays, bake a batch of soft, gooey chocolate chip cookies, just like Mom used to make. Our classic, perfect chocolate chip cookies have a tinge of caramel flavor and are studded with chocolate goodness. Tip: Use a small ice cream scoop to form …

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