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6 Hot Chocolate Recipes to Cuddle Up with This Weekend
6 Hot Chocolate Recipes to Cuddle Up with This Weekend

The temperature has dipped far below the acceptable range and no amount of scarves, gloves and hats is warming us up. During these dark and dreary days, we're turning to something to help us turn up the heat: spicy hot chocolates. Heavily spiced and scented and topped with dollops of whipped cream, these sweet cups are what we need to get us through the cold nights of winter. Mix one up every night of the week as you count down the days until spring. And when it starts to snow, you can always spike your cup. 


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10 Latin Sandwiches That Will Put Your Ordinary Lunch to Shame
10 Latin Sandwiches That Will Put Your Ordinary Lunch to Shame

White bread? Lunch meats? Not here. Ahead, the best Latin sandwiches for your recipe book.

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Fall Ingredient Essentials: Everything You Need to Know About Apples
Fall Ingredient Essentials: Everything You Need to Know About Apples

We’ve all heard the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” The truth: an apple a day does a lot more than that. Apples are home to a slew of antioxidants and vitamins, including vitamin C,  that boost your immune system with every crisp, bright and crunchy bite. Their wealth of fiber helps keep you full longer. Pectin, a soluble fiber abundant in apples, has also been shown to lower cholesterol. At 70 calories per medium-sized fruit, apples keep you healthy from the inside out!


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10 Last Minute Day of the Dead Foodie GIfts
10 Last Minute Day of the Dead Foodie GIfts

This year, before you and your family gather to remember departed loved ones on Dia de los Muertos, don’t forget to pick up a gift for you hostess. Sure, you can bring traditional flowers (marigolds are customary) or a homemade pan de muertos (bread of the dead), but these gifts can be enjoyed long after the party is over. Here, our top 10 most memorable gifts.


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7 Halloween Cocktails to Mix Up After Trick-or-Treating
7 Halloween Cocktails to Mix Up After Trick-or-Treating

Halloween isn't only for the kids. You can have some fun too. Enlist one sober chaperone to take out a group and have the rest of the adults over for some holiday fun! Or host a spooktacular Halloween party of your own! Either way, make sure to whip up these ghoulish cocktails. Dark and mysterious with funky colors and the flavors of the season, there's no trick to them. They're all treat.


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Every Sugar Skull Decorating Tip You Need for Día de los Muertos
Every Sugar Skull Decorating Tip You Need for Dia de los Muertos

Día de Los Muertos — the Mexican spiritual holiday dedicated to celebrating those who have passed — is just around the corner. Watch how to plan the perfect sugar skull decorting soiree.

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How to Host a Tequila or Mezcal Tasting Party
How to Host a Tequila or Mezcal Tasting Party

If the thought of drinking tequila brings back memories of all-night fraternity parties and spring break binges or you suspect your friends have never actually tasted a good tequila or mezcal, it's time to offer everyone a bit of enlightenment. After all, entertaining is the most fun when you not only share recipes, but experiences with loved ones. Make it count and spice up your next fiesta with a formal (but fun) mezcal or tequila tasting.


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7 Fig Recipes That Will Make You a Fancy Chef This Fall
7 Fig Recipes That Will Make You a Fancy Chef This Fall

You may pass them at the grocery store, you may not notice them standing proudly in their corner. But figs, they deserve a second look. Fresh, they're sweet and chewy with a crunchy center. Dried, they're ... sweet and chewy with a soft caramel-like center. They're also incredibly versatile: just wash and slice then broil, saute, bake, or eat raw. They also pair well with chicken and pork, sweet and savory dishes. Here are a few of our favorite fig recipes. 


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Why Tumeric Should Be Your New Spice Rack Favorite
Why Tumeric Should Be Your New Spice Rack Favorite

Go raid your spice cabinet right now and bust out your turmeric. (If you don’t have any, go buy it. We’ll wait.) Turmeric, a cousin of ginger and primarily used in curries and as a coloring agent, can do magic. It can help with heartburn and indigestion, stuffy noses and congestion, and more. Don’t believe us? Read on to find out what turmeric can do.

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Adventurous Eating: Would You Try These 10 Scary Foods?
Adventurous Eating: Would You Try These 10 Scary Foods?

Latin America is host to every kind ofecological environment imaginable: rain forests, dry forests, swamps, snow-capped mountains, active volcanoes, coral reefs, and dry plains. With this type of biodiversity, Latin American culture is riddled with delicaciesthat, though delicious, make you wonder how they became delicacies in the first place!  


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