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Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
  • 10 Last-Second Gifts for Drink Enthusiasts
    If you have a drink enthusiast to buy for, these gifts will make you look like the ultimate gift buyer and are recommended based on availability and the coolness meter. For the Reader: Whiskey Cocktails: Rediscovered Classics and Contemporary Craft Drinks Using the World's Most Popular Spirit by Warren Bobrow For the whiskey drinker, this book […]
  • The Cake Boss on Christmas Cookies, Lobster Tails, and 20,000 Pounds of Butter
    Let's face it, beautiful baked goods are an important part of a festive holiday celebration. And nobody puts the flair and dedication in delectable treats quite like Buddy “The Cake Boss” Valastro. So I caught up with the owner of Carlo's Bakery and the Venetian Las Vegas restaurant Buddy V's to get the inside scoop […]
  • Jaclyn Schultz Breaks Down Her Final Days On Survivor
    They were the hottest couple period on Survivor: San Juan del Sur, but Jon Misch and Jaclyn Schultz‘s heat couldn’t take the two of them all the way through the finish line. Nevertheless, credit where it’s due: Jaclyn defied the odds once she was all on her own. After Jon’s stunning final six blindside, and […]
  • Final Blood: Natalie Anderson On Her Big Survivor Win
    After surviving 39 days and 17 other people, Natalie Anderson brought her Survivor journey full circle, walking away as the million-dollar winner -- all these days after her twin sister Nadiya was voted out first. In a season packed with blindsides and betrayals, mostly aimed at the major power players like Josh Canfield, Jeremy Collins […]
  • Pianist Danny Wright's Christmas Inspiration
    Danny Wright has been a Christmas musical force for years. The talented pianist, with sales of over 6 million albums, has six holiday albums under his belt and shows no signs of losing his Christmas enthusiasm. I recently caught up with the prolific recording artist to discuss his holiday spirit and inspiration for creating memorable […]
  • Celebrities Share Some Funny Holiday Stories – Part Deux
    So did you enjoy the Celebrities Share Some Funny Holiday Stories, Part One? What? You didn't read it? (Heavy sigh.) Well, go read those too... To all you overachievers who sat in the front row in school, here's your Part Deux (you know, “Two” in French) of Celebrities Share Some Funny Holiday Stories. Enjoy!!!   […]
  • Christmas Comes Early for Hallmark Channel
    The Hallmark Channel may be known as “the holiday channel”, but this year, thanks to its Twelve New Movies of Christmas, impressively soaring viewer numbers gave the Hallmark team an early Christmas present. I recently caught up with Michelle Vicary, executive vice president of programming and network publicity for Crown Media Family Networks, home of […]
  • Hot Whiskey and Honey Toddy
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  • Ginger Fizzy
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  • Melissa Gilbert’s Favorite Christmas Morning Recipe
    Even when she was just a “half-pint” growing up on television as Laura Ingalls in Little House on the Prairie, Melissa Gilbert was already experimenting in the family kitchen at home in Los Angeles. “When I was 8 my friend taught me to make scrambled eggs,” Gilbert says. The following Mother's Day she made the […]
  • Easy Last-Minute Christmas Treats
    It’s hard to believe that we are just a week away from Christmas. It seems the season has gotten away from me, you too? The holiday season is my favorite time of year and I just wanted to savor it. I promised myself that I would absorb every moment and yet here we are again. […]
  • Melting Snowman Cookies
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  • The Ultimate Comfort Food: Beer Bacon Mac and Cheese
    Is there anything better than homemade macaroni and cheese? Perhaps there is but when it comes to comfort food it's at the top of the list. Its an all around favorite, my husband, my 3 year old and I are all nuts for homemade mac and cheese. This favorite recipe is ready in 25 minutes […]
  • 5 Overnight Breakfast Casserole Recipes to Feed the Relatives
    If you have a crowd who will be hanging out at your place during the holidays, here are some breakfast recipes that may save you from a hectic morning of trying to feed all of them. Click through the slideshow above to find 5 OVERNIGHT BREAKFAST CASSEROLE RECIPES. There are some delicious choices included! View […]
  • How William Shatner Does It Himself: Remodeling, Health and Life
    While researching today's honored Mind Your Body guest, William Shatner, I came upon a new article on the British movie website, Empire. How could I resist delving into “The 25 Shatneriest William Shatner Moments of All Time,”? More than that, how does anyone pick just 25 from a guy who, as he describes on @WilliamShatner, […]
  • Last-Minute Halloween Ideas Inspired by TV's Toughest Women
    I'm a pretty modest dresser for the most part. While I favor the chic or trendy I reserve the sizzle (and jiggle) for special occasions and worthy audiences. And I'm guessing that's part of a similar reasoning behind the very exposed Halloween costumes that seem most popular these days. The notion that as a society […]
  • No Tricks, Just Treats
    While technically Halloween is supposed to be a holiday for kids, it’s hard for adults not to want to join in the fun. And whether you’re shuttling the wee ones around or staying home and handing out candy, you might want to treat yourself (or an equally weary friend) to one of these not just […]
  • Jenny McCarthy on Guilty Pleasures, Marriage, and Maintaining That Killer Bod
    Jenny McCarthy is one of the most refreshingly candid personalities in popular culture today. In fact, there are few topics the newlywed (to Donnie Wahlberg) and host of “Dirty, Sexy, Funny with Jenny McCarthy” on SiriusXM radio won’t dish on. We had the chance to chat with the incredibly down-to-earth star and SkinnyStix brand ambassador while she was […]
  • Why You Should Tell Elderly Parents They’re Fabulous
    The risks and benefits of alcohol seem to see-saw back-and-forth in the health literature. We know that too much alcohol harms the heart, brain and eventually more. Moderate drinking is the key: no more than two drinks for men, one for women, each day. For the plus side, new research finds that for people 60 […]

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