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
From flaky French pastries to crispy Italian cookies, these authentic holiday puddings, cakes, tarts, and more will take you on a delicious culinary journey around the world.
Cinnamon and dulce de leche flavor this custardy, Mexican-inspired dessert. Brown butter-glazed pears are a warm and fruity complement.
Refrigerated crescent rolls make recreating this rich French pastry so easy.
These light and airy bites are flavored with almonds and amaretto liqueur.
These no-bake treats mimic German chocolate cake with its decadent coconut-pecan frosting and rich chocolate flavor.
This old-world German recipe bakes into a tender, fruit- and nut-filled pastry.
With spices and candied fruit, this English stove-top dessert is the perfect holiday stand-in for coffee cake.
A take on the classic dessert that has roots in ancient Rome, this recipe features five kinds of dried fruit and three kinds of nuts.
Tiny seeds from a vanilla bean give this dessert pudding its mouthwatering flavor. Rich mascarpone cheese topping adds decadence.
Frozen puff pastry makes a flaky crust similar to pastries traditional to French tarts or galettes. Choose slightly under-ripe Anjou or Bosc pears for this elegant dessert.
The secret to these moist and flavorful, Mexican-inspired pears is basting the fruit with a honey-spice and vanilla bean syrup during roasting.
The Arborio rice in this dessert is a short-grain rice used for Italian risotto. For a Scandinavian twist on rice pudding, hide a whole almond in the dish. Whoever eats it is believed to have good luck in the coming year.
Pure decadence, this Mexican pudding boasts an ultrarich flavor thanks to the combination of whole milk, coffee, cloves, and almonds.
Simply flavored but incredibly delicious, this pistachio-packed tart is a French-inspired finale to a holiday party. It's rich, dense, and infused with the sweet essence of honey.