The holiday season is a good time to recognize the important contribution of America's farmers to our quality of life. Agriculture is a tough business. Yet according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, America's 2 million farms are the world's most productive, not only feeding our nation, but providing crucial grains and foodstuffs to help feed other people around the world.
Every holiday season is built upon family traditions of years past. Whether it's enjoying holiday baking with friends or shopping with loved ones for gifts, traditions define the season. While honoring the past, traditions also open us to the opportunity to create new family observances, along with some great memories.
The holidays are a magical time to celebrate with family and friends. Whether it's the first snowfall or a gift from a loved one, the season inspires us to celebrate and be merry. It's also a time when holiday hosts and hostesses are eager for entertaining inspiration.
Nothing sets the ambiance of a delicious holiday dinner better than gourmet wines. No holiday meal is complete without a complementary beverage to set off the rich, savory flavors of the main entree and side dishes. Top off your holiday spread with...
The holiday season is here and if you're like most Americans, restaurants will play a key role in your holiday plans and celebrations, as well as shopping and traveling experiences.
Between the endless string of events and the chill in the air this time of year, it doesn't take much to convince your friends and family to have a night in. No matter if you're planning the party of the year or just inviting a few friends over, a great home bar is essential to make it a night to remember.
Did you know that when you and your family dine out, you are helping your community's economy and the economy at large? That's because restaurants employ millions of Americans nationwide.
Each year you spend countless hours in the kitchen, slaving over a hot stove while your guests enjoy themselves in the next room. Imagine if you could spend more time with them, sharing stories and enjoying their company. Here are some tips to make that happen.
When your holiday-dinner guest list keeps growing year after year, it may be time to share the cooking. A potluck is a great way to share the load, and with just a little advance planning you can avoid ending up with 12 green bean casseroles on the dinner table.
Every year, we face the same question after large holiday dinners: What to do with all the leftovers? Here are some simple yet unique ideas that will have you enjoying leftovers after every holiday celebration.
Whether you're a hosting aficionado or a novice entertainer, planning a party at home can carry a certain level of stress. Sometimes, despite all the cleaning, cooking and decorating we do to prepare, it's the easily overlooked little things that can cause the biggest unwelcome surprises.