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31 of the Most Divine Christmas Cakes

All we want for Christmas is one (or two) of these cakes.

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60 Utterly Bewitching Halloween Cakes

Cast a spell this Halloween with these impressive cakes.

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30+ Ways to Throw a Better Backyard Barbecue

Steal these fast, fresh tips for your next outdoor affair.

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40+ Ideas for Spring Centerpieces

Make your dining table shine this spring.

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49 Beautiful Christmas Table Settings

Try these special touches to make your holiday table sparkle.

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Carla Hall's Christmas Dinner Sounds Like a Southerner's Dream

Plus, the one thing she says you shouldn't worry about on the holiday.

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How To Throw A Halloween Party The Adult Way

Cutesy spider webs and witch motifs aren't your cup of tea? Try these ideas instead.

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10 Ways to Love Your Not-So-Perfect Home
Try these strategies when every nook and cranny is getting to you.
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The Secret to Creating a Guest-Ready Porch

A few homey touches transform a ho-hum patio into a hub for anytime get-togethers.

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Spring's Almost Here! Get Ready for the Season With This Gorgeous Party Decor
We're swooning over blogger Joy Cho's sunny new (affordable!) housewares line at Target.
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Get Inspired by This Country Wedding Filled With Rural Charm
Two young farmers who share close ties to the land made a commitment one afternoon to their love and their community.
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4 Easy Tips for Hosting a Soup Night
Gather your gang for an afternoon of slurp-worthy soup and fun games.
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14 Thanksgiving Shortcuts It's Ok to Take!
We asked, and you answered: here are readers' guilty Thanksgiving pleasures, with a side of hijinks.
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14 Tips to Throw a Festive Fall Party
It might be cool outside, but these rockin' party ideas will heat things up—stat!
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Lemon-Blackberry Cake
Filled with cassis-spiked blackberry jam and coated with Lemon Buttercream, our Lemon-Blackberry Cake is a treat.
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Gianna's Chocolate Whipped Cream Cake
Ikaroo shares this winning recipe from our "Mom's Best Cake Contest."
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Stacked Applesauce Cake
The three tall layers of our easy-to-make variation of the traditional Kentucky Apple Stack Cake float on pillows of spiced whipped cre…
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7 Can't-Miss Party Ideas
Make even the simplest affair sublime with these finishing touches from entertaining expert Amy Atlas.
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Tom's Perfect Mashed Potatoes
Ikaroo shares this Thanksgiving recipe, inspired by the cooking style of New York City chef Tom Valenti.
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Guacamoldy Eyeballs Recipe
Setting your sights on a fright-filled party spread? Make sure these creepy peeperswhich are egg whites filled with a tangy and tasty m…
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Anthe's Apricot Jam Tart Recipe
Highlighted in a special Mother's Day article featuring recipes from the moms of Woman's Day staffers, this sweet tart is akin to a big…
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10 Stunning Ideas for Outdoor Dinner Party Decorations
Stylists Laurel Walter and Jennifer Bright offer decoration ideas that take outdoor dinner parties to the next level.
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Fresh Herbal Tea
Lemon verbena, thyme, and fresh tarragon soothe and refresh. A mix of herbal teas can replace fresh herbs.
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Vegetable Smoothie

Cucumber, red pepper, and scallions blend in our Vegetable Smoothie to help get the morning off to a vigorous start.

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Stuffed Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Gravy
This is a real showstopper thats great for entertaining. We gild the lily by dressing up this already exquisite roast with a melt-in-yo…
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Sunflower Cupcakes Recipe
These sunflower cupcakes will be sure to brighten up your day!
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Best of Summer Entertaining
Try these tips for throwing the perfect summer party.
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Fall Party!
Cookbook author and illustrator Susan Branch hosts memorable fall-themed dinners for friends in Martha's Vineyard.