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Ideas & Tips — Winter

8 latke ideas for 8 delicious Hanukkah nights

Celebration Food & Drinks Ideas & Tips Seasonal Winter

8 latke ideas for 8 delicious Hanukkah nights

The latke is a beautifully simple food. The traditional Hanukkah dish, these fried potato pancakes are delicious on their own or dipped in applesauce and sour cream, and make a great addition to the table at this time of year regardless of religious background. However, since there are eight opportunities to fry up latkes during the holiday, some foodies might get bored with making the same plain potato pancakes every night. Here are eight alternative latke recipes that, while they might shock some traditionalists, will add some variety to your celebrations: Cheesy potato latkes: Have you ever melted cheese over french fries?...

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The benefits of gardening in the winter

Gardening Herbs Ideas & Tips Seasonal Winter

The benefits of gardening in the winter

There are many upsides to maintaining or starting a garden in the winter, the first of which may be that gardens make for beautiful additions to the home. Also, the options are more profuse than normally assumed with greenhouses, indoor and outdoor gardening all serving as viable options, even with the extra care needed to defend against any oncoming frost. Some of the benefits that come with gardening, specifically during the winter, include the cost effectiveness of growing your own produce and the bonus of extra activity and exercise during the months when people are typically inclined to stay in...

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Crush holiday stress with these 5 simple drinks

Celebration Christmas Food & Drinks Ideas & Tips Seasonal Winter

Crush holiday stress with these 5 simple drinks

If you're like many Americans, chances are you're already starting to feel the first tremors of what will become the earthquake of holiday-season stress. With all the obligations, expenses and logistical struggles of the holiday season, it's no wonder that many people turn to alcohol to escape from all the pressure. However, if you want some healthier options that won't leave you hung over and vaguely ashamed the next day, try sipping some of these naturally relaxing beverages throughout the day: Cherry juice: This lip-puckeringly tart drink has been shown to increase the duration and quality of sleep, helping you rebuild your...

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3 tips for a seamless New Year’s party

Celebration New Year Seasonal Style & Tips Winter

3 tips for a seamless New Year’s party

You've invited everyone over to your home for New Year's Eve, and now it's time to start getting into the nitty-gritty of party planning and preparation. Hosting a New Year's party can be understandably stressful: People have high expectations about how they want to ring in the new year, and good preparation can mean the difference between a hopping party and a drunken, disorganized mess. Here are some tips to help you provide the best experience possible for your guests: Make a list. As in any situation where there are a lot of tasks to get done at once, it's helpful...

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There’s a stainless steel gift for everyone this season

Celebration Christmas Practical Gifts Seasonal Winter

There’s a stainless steel gift for everyone this season

We know the feeling: You've been busy all month and now you're looking for last-minute holiday gifts, or maybe you're just feeling like treating all the special people in your life to a nice surprise. While flipping back and forth between online shopping tabs, you wish there was just one place you could go to for every present you need. Well, you're in luck: StainlessLUX carries a variety of stainless steel accessories so diverse that they can make great presents for many different types of people. Here's our stainless steel shopping guide: For the beer enthusiast: You know, that one person who...

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