How to make the most of mashed sweet potatoes
How to make the most of mashed sweet potatoes

Maple syrup and cinnamon give these mashed yams a rich depth.

6 tips for debt-free Black Friday shopping
6 tips for debt-free Black Friday shopping

How to plan a holiday shopping strategy that leaves a clean plate and a clean credit car.

How to reclaim green bean casserole for the modern age
How to reclaim green bean casserole for the modern age

Fresh ingredients and homemade fried onions for the win

5 ways to focus on gratitude, not spending, this Thanksgiving
5 ways to focus on gratitude, not spending, this Thanksgiving

How to celebrate the holiday while reducing costs, debt and stress.

How to have a healthy holiday season
How to have a healthy holiday season

You're at increased risk for colds and the flu over the holidays, but a few simple measures will help lower your chances of getting sick, an expert says.

8 ways to plan for debt-free holiday gift shopping
8 ways to plan for debt-free holiday gift shopping

Smart holiday shoppers can save big by planning ahead leading up to Black Friday.

Can you get through the holidays without overeating?
Can you get through the holidays without overeating?

Most of us look forward to all the goodies the holidays have to offer, but no one celebrates those extra few pounds at the end of the season.

3 holiday goodies that are actually good for you
3 holiday goodies that are actually good for you

Here are three holiday favorite foods that get an undeserved bad rap.

Your 4-day prep plan for a stress-free Thanksgiving
Your 4-day prep plan for a stress-free Thanksgiving

To cut the stress out of Thanksgiving Day, streamline your meal planning.

Updating the little black dress for the holidays
Updating the little black dress for the holidays

You love the LBD because it’s classic, slimming and will never go out of style -- but that doesn’t mean you shouldn't add new twist when you wear it.

Sneak in some "me" time during the holidays
Sneak in some "me" time during the holidays

 With so much going on over the holidays, it’s important to take time out to give yourself a break.

7 beauty staples to get you through the holidays
7 beauty staples to get you through the holidays

It may be time to reach for your holiday survival beauty kit.  Here are the seven things you should always have in it.

5 inspiring new year's resolutions you can keep
5 inspiring new year's resolutions you can keep

If the new year’s resolutions you’ve made already sound unrealistic, here are some new ones that you’ll actually be inspired to keep.

Party makeup in 3 minutes or less
Party makeup in 3 minutes or less

A festive party calls for a little more makeup than your everyday swipe of lip gloss, and it’s surprisingly easy to liven up your look and still be out the door in a flash.

Heading to a New Year's party? Here's how to stay safe
Heading to a New Year's party? Here's how to stay safe

New Year's Day is the worst day of the year for alcohol-fueled car crashes, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

10 naughty Christmas foods to skip this holiday season
10 naughty Christmas foods to skip this holiday season

Just because Santa has been known to spend Christmas noshing on sweets doesn't mean that you should do the same. Here are 10 naughty Christmas foods you should skip.

A thoroughly modern latke
A thoroughly modern latke

It may not be traditional, but if you like a crispy, golden-brown exterior and a soft, fluffy interior, this latke is for you.

The perfect bird: How to roast the best turkey
The perfect bird: How to roast the best turkey

This fail-proof roasting method produces the tastiest, juiciest Thanksgiving turkey.

7 good luck foods for the New Year
7 good luck foods for the New Year

Read this list and start preparing dishes to make this year one of your best ever.

New Year's Eve dos and don'ts
New Year's Eve dos and don'ts

To ensure that you make the right choices and end the current year on a good note, follow this guide of New Year's Eve dos and don'ts.

Christmas on the Coast
Christmas on the Coast

In Portuguese-inflected Goa, the most wonderful time of the year is a joyous blending of traditions.

How sweet it is
How sweet it is

There's nothing wrong with a little sugar in your holiday wine.

Homemade for the holidays: Edible gifts
Homemade for the holidays: Edible gifts

Check out this gallery of recipes that work beautifully as holiday presents or hostess gifts, from savory pickles and spice blends to candied fruit and sweet liqueurs.

Gifts for the tech-challenged
Gifts for the tech-challenged

What is this thing and how do I turn it on?

10 stress management tips to survive the holidays
10 stress management tips to survive the holidays

The holidays are supposed to be a time of great joy, but they can also be a time of a ridiculous amount of stress. If holiday stress has become a major downer for you over the years, here are 10 tips that may help.

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