Weekly Wrap-Up (12/11-12/17)

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In case you missed them, we’ve compiled our favorite blog posts of the week all in one place so you can read, get inspired — and cook!


5 Top-Rated Winter Casseroles
Casseroles are the perfect winter comfort foods, delivering warm, rich flavors in a single humble dish. From baked pastas to enchiladas, they make it easy to feed a crowd — assemble the ingredients in advance, then pop the dish into the oven before guests arrive.
Hostess Gifts for the Holidays
The traditional hostess gifts are flowers or wine, but our entertaining expert took each of those a step further and made them a little bit more special. Check out these thoughtful ideas before your holiday travels begin.
How to Make an Ice Mold
Find out how one “foodinista” uses a bundt pan to make a festive ice mold for her holiday punch.
From the Paris Flea Market to Williams-Sonoma
Learn about the inspiration behind Williams-Sonoma’s antique white serveware collection — particularly that special antique tureen. Our tabletop team couldn’t pass it up!
Teacher Gifts from the Spice Aisle
This educator takes inspiration for teachers’ holiday gifts not from the bakery case, but instead the spice aisle. Savory herb and spice driven gifts will provide months of tasteful joy for their recipients.
Top 12 Holiday Brews
During November and December most breweries will offer a holiday or winter seasonal beer in addition to their year-round assortment. Here are a few top choices worth seeking out.
Vegetarian Holiday Menu
There’s more to a holiday feast than roasts and racks. Try these festive, seasonal recipes at your holiday table this year — they will please meat eaters and vegetarians alike.
Celebration Libations
‘Tis the season to celebrate. And what better way than with a cocktail? Nothing welcomes guests to a holiday open house quite like these festive libations.
Holiday Brie Bites
Around the holidays, it’s a good idea to keep some simple, crowd-pleasing appetizers on hand — and they don’t need to be fancy. All this recipe requires is puff pastry, brie cheese and a fruit spread of your choice.
Christmas & Glühwein: Perfect Partners
What better way is there than a warm, spiced red wine to relieve yourself from this season of shopping, cold, and snowy stress? Glühwein, also known as mulled wine, makes a perfect partner for the holidays — and it’s simple to make at home.

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