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Here are some holiday cooking and cleaning tips, because at this time of year more than any other, the kitchen is the focus of frenzied activity. Throughout the holidays, it's important to remember to take deep breaths, relax, and have fun.

It's amazingly easy to forget everything you learned when you cooked last year's turkey. Here's a refresher course on how to roast a turkey, based on the classic recipe from the Butterball Turkey folks.

The holiday crunch has begun! Need holiday recipes? Know how to carve a turkey? Use a meat thermometer? Set the holiday table?  See our collection of delicious recipes and cooking tips. It's a helping of tradition from now until the end of the year!

When I'm setting the holiday table for a buffet, I borrow from the Swedish tradition of the Julbord buffet, which most restaurants in Sweden offer throughout the month of December in place of their traditional menus. I drape all my tables with red...

Here is some fun trivia about turkeys, the all-American bird.

Here are three recipes for homemade gifts from your kitchen to share with family and friends this holiday season. For a special touch, make your own gift jars!

Chestnuts add a sweet, meaty taste to stuffing and stews. Here's how to peel a chestnut—without cutting off your thumb!

Here are tips on how to clean a pumpkin for cooking—plus five delicious pumpkin recipes!

Preserve your fruits. See how to make jams and preserves. Here are a few canning tips and recipes.

Cooking greens can be tricky, but the benefits of eating them are great, including improved health and reduced risk of certain diseases. When cooked properly, they taste great too! Here are some tips:

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