Friends and family will adore these handy handmade Christmas gifts -- including dishware, vases, and other home accessories -- that are just as fun (and easy!) to make as they are to give. Start one of these simple Christmas crafts today so you can check everyone off your holiday gift list.View Slideshow
Be creative by decorating your Christmas tree with a favorite theme that suits your decorating style or your family's personality. We were inspired by a local festival of trees and have included tips for bringing the looks inside your own Christmas home. Bonus: We've included lighting tips to make your tree shine.View Slideshow
Christmas wreaths don't have to be made from traditional evergreens -- in fact, we encourage you to mix it up with eucalyptus leaves, boxwood, lotus pods, and even items that don't come from nature, such as peppermint candies and pom-poms. These fun-to-make creative designs show you how to make Christmas wreaths with unexpected shapes, dazzling colors, and out-of-the-ordinary materials.View Slideshow
Get ready for the Christmas season with our clever tricks to simplify the holidays. Including crafty Christmas wrapping ideas, must-try ideas for hosting guests, and why-didn't-I-think-of-that Christmas shortcuts, our tips for the holiday season are guaranteed to make your life easier.View Slideshow
Start your holiday feast with a bounty of delicious appetizer recipes. Classic party appetizers like shrimp cocktail and meatballs should make an appearance, but also make room for fresh appetizer ideas like bacon-stuffed dates and Indian-style pitas.
These decadent, creamy bites are perfect for the holidays, thanks to a dab of seasonal squash and a sprinkle of fresh sage on top. Savory cayenne-spiced ricotta in between makes them even more rich.
Light, rich, and just crisp, treat your guests to a truly delightful holiday appetizer. Using a pastry bag, pipe the blend of Roquefort and Gruyere cheeses into pretty star shapes and bake.
Fool everyone with these easy party appetizers that start with store-bought ingredients.
With a little crunch and over-the-top savory flavor, bacon is the perfect match for chewy and sweet medjool dates. Before serving, drizzle the dates with honey and top with snipped fresh thyme.
Delight your guests with bite-size holiday appetizers. A mixture of cream cheese and Gorgonzola gets flavored with thyme and pepper and piped into salty green olives.
Gently spiced cream cheese cools off jalapeno peppers for a flavor-loaded appetizer recipe. If you're not a fan of spicy, sub sweet peppers for jalapenos.
Mushroom caps make a natural home for ripe olives, feta cheese, and chopped tomato. Savory herbs add bite to this Mediterranean-inspired appetizer recipe.
Marinating chicken in yogurt and a blend of ginger, garlic, onion, and tumeric gives it traditional Middle Eastern flavor your family will love. Pile the chicken onto oven-baked pitas, and top it off with our spicy cilantro sauce.
Top toasted bread with goat cheese, prosciutto, and a spoonful of olive-cherry tapenade. Fresh lime and basil give this party appetizer extra wow factor.
This simple and sweet party appetizer takes only 15 minutes of prep and five ingredients. Serve with cantaloupe melon balls and green grapes to add color to your buffet table.
Two dip options make this shrimp cocktail doubly popular.
Lightly stuffed with spinach, the simple filling in these savory appetizers also features chopped green onion, Parmesan cheese, and cream cheese. Premade pizza dough makes this party recipe so easy to make.
Dress up classic bruschetta with your pick of toppings. Our fresh ideas include tomato and olive, shrimp, or pesto and white beans.