Holiday Parties
Cheers to the Sips of the Season
Hot Buttered Rum sounds like a cocktail straight out of a period drama — and that's exactly why we love it. Bring on the brrrrr. We're ready!
Ashley Rodriguez
Cranberries and oranges may scream holiday baking, but these awesome flavors deserve to make an appearance on your cocktail cart, too. Whip up a batch of my Homemade Orange-Cranberry Vodka, then play mix master with these oh-so-festive cocktails. Bonus: This infused vodka also makes a great gift.
Nicole Weston
Explore the sweet side of spirits as you review Amaretto, Drambuie, Cointreau, Angostura bitters, and more. Plus, learn how to make three iconic cocktails featuring these liqueurs.
DECK THOSE HALLS!
You don't have to be a celebrity to surround yourself with beautiful blooms! In this Bluprint original series, floral artist Carly Cylinder demonstrates easy, approachable methods to building breathtaking bouquets in your own kitchen. You'll learn how to visualize arrangements, pick the perfect blooms and expertly style them.
Carly Cylinder
Carly Cylinder
This wreath throws all the rules out the window — and that's why I love it. Instead of pine, try fragrant eucalyptus. Instead of predictable pine cones, go rich and romantic with peonies (don't worry, they're fake). And best of all, this DIY shakes it up shape-wise with a totally modern triangle.
Alison Caporimo
Step one: pick up a little inspiration from the home decor pros.
PARTY WITH THE PROS
Nigella Lawson shows how easy it is to bring the spirit of Italy into the kitchen and onto the plate for the holidays.
Nigella Lawson
Jamie Oliver presents a special program for Christmas. Before the cooking starts there's the drink to stock up on and the venue to decorate.
Jamie Oliver
Make this the season of making with these easy holiday craft ideas! From a super-chic wall hanging to a festive photo backdrop, our top DIY experts have got you covered.
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WHO’S READY TO ROAST?
We know what you’re thinking: Joshua John Russell is a professional chef and baker — of course his turkey is awesome. But we’re here to tell you that his go-to technique has nothing to do with his culinary school education and everything to do with one signature technique: he roasts the bird right inside a paper bag. Here’s why (and how!) he does it.
Liz Callahan Schnabolk
Easily transform meat, poultry and vegetables into flavor-packed dishes with a range of roasting techniques!
Molly Stevens
Molly Stevens
Gravy is to turkey as frosting is to cake. As coffee is to donuts. As leggings and knit hats are to autumn days. Neither is really complete without the other. Get the picture? Although the turkey is often thought of as the Thanksgiving centerpiece, a good gravy is actually your secret weapon.
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Pull out all the stops without stressing yourself out. (Every single one of these masterpieces can all be made in advance!)
BRING ON THE COOKIES
Next, explore winter colors such as navy, purple and tan as you learn to make knit-inspired cookies, as well as a fun and festive latte cup. Afterwards, find out how to create sweater and mitten cookies with unique and interesting textures.
You'll be ready for any holiday party with these adorable snowman cookies. Autumn also shows you a simple way to make run-sugar snowflakes.
Then, turn your attention to holiday cookies as Anne guides you to decorate Christmas characters full of personality: an expressive snowman, Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer and, of course, Santa Claus!
Be the star of your next cookie swap with Italian filled cookies! In this lesson, Gale shares the secrets to making cuccidati, traditional Sicilian fig-stuffed cookies.
Learn how to make a variety of spritz cookies for any occasion, especially Christmas. Learn how to use a cookie press as Beth offers you never-fail tips for troubleshooting any problems you may encounter. Then Beth demonstrates a variety of ways you can gift-wrap cookies for presents and suggests long-term storage options for undecorated cookies.
Make the holidays much sweeter with Anne's Christmas cookies. Learn how to marble royal icing for a textured look on an ornament, and add an alternating bead border for a more intricate design element. You'll also learn the fast wreath cookie and make the jolliest of cookies: Santa!
If scones and mini bundt cakes jingle your bells, grab your apron.
MORE SWEETS FOR THE SEASON
A sweet and salty twist on the classic pecan pie, Nicki's recipe for mini pecan tartlets uses all-purpose or gluten-free flour and brown sugar. Watch as she brings these bite-sized morsels together, finishing them off with a drizzle of white chocolate. Yum!
Learn how to get clean, clear marbling in your baked goods when Jocelyn shows you how to make her marble cakelettes. Careful mixing will help you control both color and texture. Then you'll finish your cakelettes with impressive side-by-side piping.
Gingerbread season is brief but magical. So we say, live it up! Enjoy the sweet, spiced delight in as many forms as you possibly can — including this classic bundt.
Nicole Weston
Ready to trade in the cake slayin' for a little cake sleighin'? The MAC crew is getting man about the holidays with a unicorn reindeer cake for Joshua's niece. (Okay, so maybe it's not that manly… but hey, he had us at peppermint mocha!)
Nothing but nice! Make adorable holiday cupcakes as Sheryl demonstrates how to make Mr. & Mrs. Claus!
You've long been asking for a holiday cake. Here's Man About Cake's fun twist on a snowy whimsical winter cake scene.
It is not Thanksgiving without this pie. At least not if you're a member of my family.
Elizabeth Ellis
Nicki Sizemore adds layers of chocolate whipped cream to cooked crêpes to make her luscious crêpe cake. She tops it off with whipped cream, fresh red raspberries, dark chocolate and a sprinkle of flaky sea salt for an oh-so-decadent dessert.
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