Entertaining

How to Throw an Amazing Cookie Swap (That Even Your Vegan and Gluten-Free Friends Can Enjoy)

Submitted by admin on Mon, 10/15/2018 - 12:57
On the day of the final taste test for our annual holiday cookie contest, the excitement in the EatingWell office mingled with the scents of cinnamon and toasted nuts. People had trouble staying at their desks. They couldn’t wait to get into the Test Kitchen to taste the 10 semi-finalist cookies and vote for their top picks. “I love cookies! Today is definitely my favorite day at EatingWell,” squealed Brierley Wright, our associate nutrition editor, when she saw the rows of cookies cooling on racks in the kitchen. Anne Treadwell, our research editor, had the day off.

How To Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Submitted by admin on Tue, 10/09/2018 - 10:39

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It's the fall routine you remember as a kid: After picking the perfect pumpkins at a local farm, you'd spread crinkly newspapers on the kitchen table. Scraping the pumpkin seeds (and separating out the goop) led to the perfect jack-o'-lantern... and the perfect supply for making roasted pumpkin seeds.

Prepping this classic fall snack isn't hard. Here's how to roast pumpkin seeds:

Calming Gift Ideas to Help Your Loved Ones Slow Down and Relax

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The holidays can be, well, stressful.

Gifts That Give Back: Feel-Good Holiday Goodies We Can't Wait to Wrap Up

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These Edible Party Decorations are Making Veggie-Taining a Thing and We're Obsessed

The food tables at holiday parties are flooded with holiday favorites—basically, cheese and carbs. Which we love as much as the next person, but by holiday season's end it leaves us feeling a little bloated. Plus, we love vegetables too, and are always looking for new ways to eat more of them. Enter: Veggie-taining AKA entertaining with vegetables.

How to Throw a Backyard Seafood Boil Party

Since eating seafood like lobster, crab and peel-and-eat shrimp is both a deluxe food experience and a hands-on activity, it's great for a party—especially in the summer. Boiling up a large pot of shellfish with all the fixings of a classic low-country boil—potatoes, smoked sausage, Old Bay seasoning and plenty of melted butter for dipping—is one of the easiest ways to feed a crowd. The benefits are endless: