The Best Baking Tips We've Ever Published

It's time to polish that Best Baker on the Block trophy, because these no-fail tips will take your baking to the next level.

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Bloody Mary Recipes

Whip up an amazing Bloody Mary recipe from our wide selection of beverages featuring variations made with vodka, tequila, and even beer. Plus, we throw in ideas for unique drink garnishes, along with our best tips for hosting a cocktail party. Cheers!

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All-Time Favorite Christmas Cookies

It's simple: These very merry Christmas cookie recipes are favorites that you'll want to save, hand down, and make again and again. We've got all the classics, including sugar cookie recipes, Christmas spritz cookies, and spiced gingerbread recipes. Try one of our cookie recipes to share this Christmas!

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60-Minute (and Under) Dinner Rolls

One of the most time-consuming parts of any holiday meal: making the dinner rolls. With the time it takes to prepare the dough, wait for it to rise, and bake, traditional dinner roll recipes can be an all-day affair! Making dinner rolls doesn't have to take all day, though. Whether you make them from scratch or start with a little extra help, you can make delicious dinner rolls in just one hour. So, make preparing your holiday dinner a little easier with these eight quick dinner roll recipes that are all ready in 60 minutes or less!

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Snowman Jars You Can Make in Bulk for Christmas Gifting

Add a frosty flare to your mason jars with this holiday craft that you can make for anyone on your gift list.

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17 Romantic Food & Wine Pairings

From oysters and steak to chocolate fondue and fudge, we've paired some of our best recipes with a range of affordable and splurge-worthy wines.


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    • Steak au Poivre

      Brandy cream sauce adds a special-occasion twist to classic pan-fried steak.

      Pair it with: A rich, full-bodied red; try Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet 2006 ($27.00, or Glen Carlou Syrah 2006 ($21.99,

    • Chocolate Fondue

      Chopped peanuts and a swirl of marshmallow creme dress up this retro dessert. Serve it with strawberries, orange slices, and angel food cake.

      Pair it with: A rich Shiraz; try Angove's Shiraz McLaren Vale Vineyard Select 2005 ($19.49, or Pepper Tree Sparkling Shiraz NV ($29.50,

    • Chicken with Creamy Mushrooms

      Though it looks fancy, this Italian-marinated chicken smothered in creamy mushroom sauce is ready and on the table in just 30 minutes.

      Pair it with: A crisp, fruity white or rose; try Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio 2007 ($8.99, or Domaine Carneros Brut Rose Sparkling Wine ($36,

    • Roasted Oysters

      Celebrate Valentine's Day with a natural aphrodisiac -- oysters -- paired with a simple mixed-green salad or shrimp cocktail.

      Pair it with: Bubbly; try the fruity, slightly sweet Domaine Ste. Michelle Frizzante ($12, or the elegant Bouvet Signature Brut ($12,

    • Country French Beef Stew

      Make this pot roast stew ahead and reheat it before dinner -- it tastes even richer after it sits overnight.

      Pair it with: A spicy red; try Osborne Solaz Tempranillo-Cabernet 2005 ($9,

    • Roasted Red Pepper Lasagna

      Layers of tangy peppers and creamy goat and ricotta cheeses put a festive spin on classic lasagna.

      Pair it with: A classic Chianti; we love the bright cherry notes in both Ruffino Aziano 2006 ($13.59, and the more elegant Ruffino Santedame 2006 ($19.33,

    • Almond Biscotti

      Homemade almond biscotti are even more delicious when dunked in a glass of Port.

      Pair it with: De Krans Tawny Port Western Cape NV ($14, or Delaforce Ruby Port Fine NV ($8,

    • Chicken Curry

      The sweetness in raisins and peanuts balances spicy curry in this mouthwatering dish.

      Pair it with: A sweet, medium-bodied wine to temper the spice of the dish; try Willm Gewurztraminer 2007, ($14.99,

    • Tuna Steaks with Fresh Tomato Sauce

      For a delicious dish ready in just 18 minutes, top grilled tuna steaks with our zesty homemade salsa.

      Pair it with: A California Pinot Noir; we love the cherry and peppery notes in Meridian California Pinot Noir Santa Barbara 2006 ($11,

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      Easy Crab Bisque

      Serving rich and creamy bisque is a delightful way to indulge your sweetie -- and this recipe is easy and elegant.

      Pair it with: A rich and buttery California Chardonnay; try Ventana Vineyards 2007 Chardonnay ($18,

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      Tuscan Lamb Chop Skillet

      This quick and easy lamb dish looks impressive, tastes delicious, and is ready and on the table in just 20 minutes.

      Pair it with: A dry red; we love the full-bodied Marchesi de' Frescobaldi Cabernet Sauvignon-Sangiovese Toscana Castiglioni 2006 (, $23.99).

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      Simple Fudge

      This decadent seven-ingredient fudge is so easy you can even make it in the microwave.

      Pair it with: A rich Shiraz; try Angove's Shiraz McLaren Vale Vineyard Select 2005 ($17, or Pepper Tree Sparkling Shiraz NV ($29.50,

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      Slow-Roasted Beef Tenderloin

      A horseradish cream sauce flavors tender roast beef; serve it with our simple mushroom tumble.

      Pair it with: A spicy Syrah, such as PlumpJack 2007 Syrah Napa Valley ($42,, or a fruit-forward Zinfandel, such as Ravenswood Zinfandel 2007 ($15,

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      Scallops with Dill Sauce

      These broiled scallops are served with an easy-to-make tartar sauce -- all ready and on the table in less than 30 minutes.

      Pair it with: An ultra-crisp New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc; try Babich Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2008 ($14,

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      Coq au Vin

      Nothing says celebration like this French classic; serve it with a simple mixed green salad.

      Pair it with: A medium-bodied red; we love the round Pepperwood Grove Pinot Noir 2008 ($9.69,

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      Crab Cakes

      Roasted red pepper relish adds a special twist to classic crab cakes; complete the meal with our Sharp and Sweet Green Salad.

      Pair it with: An oft-dry Riesling; we love the mineral, pineapple, and tangerine flavors in Wolf Blass Riesling Adelaide Gold Label 2008, ($14,

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      Simple Slow Cooker Sandwich Recipes

      Let your slow cooker do the work on busy weeknights. Filled with slow-simmered meats and vegetables, these delicious slow cooker sandwiches are perfect for game-time parties or a simple weeknight supper. Whether you're craving classic barbecue pulled pork sandwiches or saucy sloppy joes, you'll love adding these easy slow cooker recipes to your weeknight menu.
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