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Throw a Fab Fall Party...Just Because!

Today is It's My Party Day, which means it's the perfect time to throw a fabulous fall fête for you and your friends. Why? Oh come on, do you really need a reason to have a party? Simply celebrate this sensational season with a fun fiesta full of your fall favorites, from caramel-covered apples to the color-changing leaves, spiked cider... CONTINUE READING 16

10 Fun Fall Dates to Spice Up the Season

While the weather may be cooling down, your love life is surely going to heat up with these fun (and free) fall date ideas! Autumn is arguably the best time of year to get out and enjoy your surroundings—and what’s better than having your man beside you to do just that? When the two of you aren’t snuggling up on... CONTINUE READING 12

Your Favorite Kiddie Foods Are All Grown Up

Warning: this article will cause severe childhood nostalgia and your stomach to grumble loudly! Remember the good ol' days when all you had to do for dinner was slide into your seat at the kitchen table and dig into whatever Mom or Dad had whipped up that night? We wish it was still that easy. For those nights when all... CONTINUE READING 7

How to Host a Perfect Pop-Up Dinner Party

What better way to bid farewell to this fabulous summer than by throwing your very own pop-up dinner party? Pop-up restaurants have been, well, popping up all over cities like Portland’s Cruz, San Fran’s FoodLab and Brighton in Manhattan, with famous toques temporarily taking over a space for a night here, a week there, to create a spontaneous dinner party... CONTINUE READING 18

Hamburger Helper: Build a Better Burger

Fire up the 'cue because grilling season is here again! Memorial Day weekend will be brimming with backyard barbecues and one dish that will surely be on everyone's grill menu is that summertime staple, the burger. Think it can’t get much better than the classic meat-cheese-bread combo? Well think again, because we're bringing you a slew of scrumptious, savory burgers... CONTINUE READING 11

How to Throw a Miss America Viewing Party

Pageants are an American tradition, a battle amongst the most beautiful and brightest women of the new generation…and they sometimes seem a bit odd to us non-supermodel types. Even if you're not a pageant fan, the Miss America pageant piques every woman’s curiously when it comes around in January (this year's is tomorrow, January 14!). Admit it—you don’t have plans... CONTINUE READING 8

10 Bite-Sized Holiday Appetizers

Happy 10th birthday to Shecky’s! In honor of the awesome party attitude that goes along with a b-day and our love for Fridays, we’re bringing you a TOP 10 AT 10AM every Friday. Chances are you’re throwing some sort of holiday shindig or you’ll need to bring a li’l somethin’ somethin’ to the next soiree you’re invited to. Forget schlepping around with schloppy dips... CONTINUE READING 5

DIY Gifts Made with Stuff You Already Have

When I hear "homemade gifts," I'm usually a little less than thrilled. No, I don’t want any more knitted scarves, or knick-knacks that collect dust. But DIY doesn’t have to be lame or mean a trip to the local Michael's—these gorg gifts are actually made from stuff you have lying around the house. And you have bragging rights as Miss... CONTINUE READING 11

Sloppy Holiday Party Foods to Avoid—and What to Eat Instead

You know the drill: You’re lookin’ good in your holiday digs, flirting with a cute guy and chatting up guests. Then, without noticing, you drop a little bit of food on your blouse and the rest of the night the only pick-up line you hear is, “Hey, I think you've got something on your shirt.” Whether you're an invitee or a... CONTINUE READING 10

5 Super-Fast Breakfasts

Mom was right—breakfast is and always will be the most important meal of the day. September is National Better Breakfast Month, and although this holiday is typically used to make schoolkids aware of a.m. eating's benefits, I know you’ve let this meal slide ever since mom stopped making you smiley-face pancakes. Don’t have time, hate breakfast foods or rather drink... CONTINUE READING 20

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