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Get All the Votes With This DIY Election Party

Forget political parties—we just want to party! The big day is here, the 2012 presidential election, and if you’re like us, you’ll be inviting family and friends over to watch every nail-biting minute of the battle of red vs. blue. Whether Republican elephants, Democratic donkeys or somewhere in between, we’ve got party gear that’ll please your guests no matter which... CONTINUE READING 3

9 Not-So-Basic Brown-Bag Lunch Ideas

Step away from the PB&J! If you've been lugging around the same ol' boring brown-bagged lunch since those grammar school days, then you're well overdue for a meal makeover! Get ready for bagged lunch to go grown-up gourmet—we're talking upscale sandwiches piled high with prosciutto, ethnic eats like stuffed, steamed dumplings, not-so-standard salads, delicious desserts to cap it all off... CONTINUE READING 9

10 Delicious Homemade Donuts for National Donut Day

We know, we know—you hate us for doing this to you in the midst of your get-ready-for-bikini diet, but come on, live a little—it's only one day after all. After this, it's all salads and fresh fruit, we promise. But for today, you're given a free pass to indulge in some seriously delicious sweet treats to celebrate National Donut Day!... CONTINUE READING 9

Fun Twists on St. Patrick's Day Fare

The phrase we so often hear around St. Patrick's Day, "Luck of the Irish," definitely applies to the eats from Ireland. But, it's likely that not all of us are gonna sit down to an all-out traditional feast come March 17. See some updated takes on the usual Irish food to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! -Kenia Mazariegos Unlike regular bready sandwiches, Taste... CONTINUE READING 4

Twists on Meatballs for National Meatball Day

Spaghetti and meatballs is classic Italian comfort food that's enjoyed worldwide; it’s delicious and so easy to cook! But for this year’s National Meatball Day (today!), I’m bringing you a plethora of different types of meatballs from all sorts of spots. Whether you dig savory, sweet or spicy, I have recipes that’ll make you forget those traditional meatballs and go... CONTINUE READING 6

Mardi Gras Fare That's (Big) Easy

Merry Mardi Gras! It’s no secret that celebrating Fat Tuesday involves indulgent eating, but if you’re not into throwing an all-out Southern-inspired soiree, what Carnival-accented dishes can you make for dinner, or better yet, lunch? Celebrate simply but scrumptiously with these five fast Mardi Gras recipes! -Cait Rohan In case you’re not already schooled in Cajun food, beignets are deep-fried donuts that... CONTINUE READING 7

Heart-Shaped Sweets to Show Love for Valentine's Day

On a super-teeny budget for Valentine’s Day this year and don’t know what to gift your beau? Or, don’t have a guy but do have a million people in your life who could use a token of appreciation? Edible treats are a cost-effective way to show your love on February 14th. My recipe picks run the gamut and—bonus!—they’re all heart-shaped... CONTINUE READING 9


The British know that when there's a chill in the air, there's nothing like a good cup of tea to melt away those winter (or spring, or fall) blues. In honor of Kate Middleton's 30th bday yesterday and National Tea Month, I've found some dressed-up tea beverages that are fit for a down-to-earth Duchess, her posh sister or anyone who's... CONTINUE READING 11

Twists on Traditional Hanukkah Recipes

Eight crazy nights of fun start…tomorrow at sundown! Whether you celebrate the Festival of Lights or not, traditional Hanukkah fare is something that’s sure to be enjoyed by everyone. Take a look at some of the best twists on traditional dishes, all of which take under two hours each to make. -Cait Rohan Potato latkes get decidedly healthier when you add veggies... CONTINUE READING 2

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