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Celebrating Valentine’s Day At Home

We’re staying in this year, and creating our own festive approach to a love-laden holiday that originally began with sacrificing a goat to the fertility gods. But we acknowledge that this strategy comes with challenges, too. Perhaps you want to involve your kids in a special night—but how to reconcile that with an at-least-a-little-special night …

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In Defense of Recipes

Ask yourself this question: Do you think good cooks don’t use recipes? I’ve noticed that a lot of people make this assumption, but the idea has always rubbed me the wrong way. And I know it’s a weird topic for a website where we try to emphasize moving away from recipes and toward trusting yourself, …

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Five Kid-Made, DIY Valentine’s Kitchen Projects to Warm All the Hearts

Let’s face it, kids can find Valentine’s Day baffling. An armed, flying baby assaults people, who then fall in love? Everyone in class is exchanging cards conveying vague affection? Once again—as always!—there’s tons of candy around, but we’re not supposed to eat too much? But while this quasi-holiday’s more romantic aspects may remain a mystery …

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Holiday Cookies From Around the World

Baking with our families makes some of best holiday memories—but why stop with the familiar? This holiday baking season, make a few new family memories by exploring cookie recipes from around the world, making the most of your spice cabinet, and experimenting with new textures and tools. Havreflarn (oat crisp cookies from Sweden) We love …

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