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Delicious Holiday Desserts

There’s no better time of the year to indulge in delicious desserts than the holidays. It’s also the best time of year to experiment with things that seem too tough for just a normal dessert.

Homemade Holiday Gifts

Sometimes the holiday season feels overwhelming in the best way possible. Merry and bright and full of parties and presents and families. It also feels like there is always a need to bring something to someone or somewhere

Hostess Gifts: These are a Few of my Favorite Things

During the holidays, you’re probably making your list and checking it twice. Did you remember to buy something for the kids’ teachers? Check. Great-grandma? Done. How about host or hostess gifts to bring to holiday gatherings? Um…

Easy Holiday Appetizers

It’s that time of year again. The most wonderful time of year! And with the most wonderful time of year comes the most wonderful amount of parties, entertaining and noshing.

Rewind the Conversation: Francis Ford Coppola and Anthony Bourdain

As many of you know, every Sunday evening, Anthony Bourdain hosts his beloved, globetrotting and food-savvy CNN show, Parts Unknown. In case you missed the final episode of the season, the host visited Southern Italy, what he calls the “Heel of the Boot.”

Holiday Latkes

One of my most favorite holiday foods are latkes. Latkes are potato pancakes that we eat over Hanukkah and go with just about anything else on the dinner table.

Paradise Just A Quick Flight Away: 5 Warm Winter Getaways

With the cooling temperatures and the holidays around the corner, it’s time to think about easy escape plans and preferably at the beach or nestled in the jungle thicket. 

“Julie & Julia”… and Grandma Betty

Several years ago, I went out on a “Girl’s Night” with my 93-year-old grandmother, Betty. It was a simple plan. I’d pick her up, take her out for an early dinner, and then we’d catch the 7 p.m. showing of the movie, “Julie & Julia. 

Post-Shopping Party of One.

It’s a busy time of year, but you still need fast-paced entertainment -- and quick delicious bites and sips.

Book Club Entertaining Tips

Book clubs are a time-honored tradition that always results in fun, fellowship and, hopefully, a great talk about a great book that will stay with all the members for years to come.

So You Want to Start a Book Club?

I came up with a crazy idea late one night, while working on a secret novel manuscript after all my children were asleep and I was dying for some adult conversation – I should start a book club.

Friendsgiving

Friendsgiving is one of the best holidays around. Yes, I said Friendsgiving, not Thanksgiving. A day of indulging in your favorite foods and beverages with some of your favorite people.

Holiday Schedule 2017

Thank you for your understanding as we give our employees time to enjoy the season with their loved ones. Cheers and happy holidays! 

Thanksgiving Traditions: Yam Apple Dish

Looking for a new addition to your Thanksgiving table? Try this Yam Apple recipe for a flavorful dish perfect for fall.

Travel Light: 5 Great American Road Trips

From California valleys to the blue alpine lakes of Montana, the golden fall foliage of Vermont and the storied rock n’ roll roots of Tennessee, we’re constantly inspired by America’s spectacular landscapes.

Pumpkin Risotto

Risotto is one of those dishes that takes a little bit of elbow grease but is in fact insanely easy. It’s also a true crowd-pleaser and a guest-impresser!

Thanksgiving Traditions: Turkey Stuffing

While the temperature is getting cold outside this time of year, the kitchen should just be heating up. It’s a busy time with Thanksgiving turkeys, Christmas hams and all sorts of desserts in-between.

Home Chef

I think that we can all agree that sometimes life gets crazy and even finding the time to put dinner on the table feels overwhelming. You know the feeling - after a long day at work, hours in traffic and a half-hearted attempt at “sweating it out” at the gym, the last thing you want to worry about is figuring out what to eat.

Checking In 101: How to Arrive in Central America and Southern Italy

Planes, trains and automobiles. After the long journey, it’s all about the arrival. That feeling of finally landing at your destination, and then being ushered inside warm accommodations.

Now Booking: 5 Perfect Fall Girlfriend Getaways

Sure, everyone loves a family sojourn or a romantic getaway, but how about a road trip your best gal pals? In celebration of the crisp season, below are five stops to share a memorable fall weekend.

All-Story Magazine Fall 2017

The magazine staff is thrilled to announce the release of the Fall 2017 edition of Zoetrope: All-Story, designed by the acclaimed photographer Richard Misrach.

Counting Crows to Headline “For the Love of Sonoma” North Bay Fire Relief Benefit Concert

The Family Coppola in Partnership with BottleRock Presents and Sonoma State University’s Green Music Center will host a Fundraising Concert with Proceeds Benefiting North Bay Fire Relief Fund & Noma Gives

Za’atar Chicken Dinner

Some nights call for takeout and some nights call for a little something special. With the season change comes the daylight change. Sometimes on a chilly, dark Tuesday night, it’s nice to make something that’s warm and luscious, yet herbaceous and bright all at once. This chicken is spatchcocked, or de-backboned, for a quick cook.

In Pursuit of Passion: Amie and Jolie Sikes of the Junk Gypsy Company

For most of the year, the sleepy, rural community of Round Top, Texas is home to 90 residents, a dot on the map halfway between Houston and Austin. But during the legendary bi-annual Texas Antiques Week, 100,000 people and 2,500 vendors cram into every field, barn, and dance hall in the tiny Texas town for a raucous spree of “junk therapy.”

A Pumpkin Soup to Fall For

With no empirical evidence to back up my theory, I’d say that fall is the most beloved of all seasons. It’s magical briskness has a way of charming even the most prudent cold weather hater – it’s certainly the most romantic of the seasons.