Sure, they roll around at the same time every year, but somehow it’s still easy to be caught off-guard. Never again! Whether you’re planning ahead or at the very last minute, these handy holiday guides will help you make the most of your celebrations all year long.

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      Halloween Cookies

      Cookies are a favorite for any occasion. Make these for trick-or-treaters, take them to a school or church bazaar or

      How to Roast the Perfect Turkey

      Whether this is your first time roasting a turkey or your fortieth, these hints and tips will help to make...

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      Bulgur and Beef-Stuffed Acorn Squash

      Bulgur-stuffed acorn squash is a healthful meal in itself. Acorn squash is a good source of beta carotene. The lean

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      Brown Bread Pumpkins

      Try serving these brown bread pumpkins with stew or soup (pumpkin, of course) ladled into a small hollowed-out pumpkin or

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      Set a Spectacular Thanksgiving Table

      Dressing up your dining table is almost as important as your food — it makes a holiday meal even more

      The Best Thriller Books of All Time

      What makes a thriller thrilling? Nonstop action, precarious situations, hair-raising suspense, and heroic characters all exemplify the best thrillers on

      Storing Holiday Decorations

      Even Santa uses these storage secrets.

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      10 Commandments of Great Party Giving

      For some of us, the mere thought of entertaining just our nearest and dearest strikes terror in our hearts. For

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      Gifts Kids Can Make

      Whether it’s for an upcoming birthday or visit to a relative’s house, homemade presents leave a lasting impression, especially when

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      The Essential Halloween Safety Checklist

      Halloween is a time for fun and treats, but it can also be dangerous if you’re not careful. Falls are

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      Pumpkin Patch Party Mix

      [ingredients-list title=”Ingredients” serving_size=””] [ingredients-left] 4 cups air-popped popcorn Toasted fresh pumpkin seeds or 3 cups shelled sunflower nuts 2 cups

      Pumpkin Carving Made Easy

      New tools make pumpkin carving easier than ever before.

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      Mini Pumpkin Sandwiches

      Sure to be a crowd-pleaser at parties, these mini-buns perk up any sandwich fillings, even bite-size burgers for kids. [ingredients-list

      Buzzy Bumble Bee

      A fun and playful costume.

      Siegfried the Sorcerer

      No special magic is required to stitch up this striking outfit, which is bound to be a hit with Harry...


      The bottoms of this and the Buzzy Bumble Bee fleece costumes are gathered with elastic and the tops are tied...

      Top Dog Costume

      This adorable costume is a blessing for busy moms who don't sew.