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Amazon's Best Books of December: Part One

This is the time of year at Amazon when The Best Book of the Year program takes center stage, which is as it should be. But we're still reading and choosing the Best Books of the Month during this time,...

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Camille Styles Holiday Party Idea: Cookies and Cocktails May Be Consumed

'Tis the season for holiday parties and who better than Camille Styles to offer some smart ideas for keeping it festive. Styles has a very popular lifestyle blog and the author of a new book, Camille Styles Entertaining: Inspired Gatherings...

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These Are the STAR WARS Books You're Looking For

So did you hear that there's a new Star Wars movie on the way? Chances are you know someone who's a little excited about it, if you're not excited about it enough yourself (soccer droids notwithstanding). If you can't wait...

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12 Days of Cookie Recipes: Giada, Ina, Ree, Dorie and More

Now that we've shared the favorite holiday cookie from 10 different popular cookbook authors and 2 amazing bakeries, the only question is what to make first? All are mouth-watering and alone or collectively will be a hit this holiday season....

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12 Days of Cookie Recipes: Ladurée's Quintessentially Christmas Macaron

For the last of our 12 Days of Cookie Recipes we've chosen the much lauded macaron from Ladurée Macarons . Here's why this is the book for such a recipe: in the middle of the twentieth century, Pierre Desfontaines, cousin...

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12 Days of Cookie Recipes: Gina Homolka's Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Walnuts

Gina Homolka singlehandedly changed how I feel about low-calorie food with The Skinnytaste Cookbook. Now Homolka is really blowing my mind with her cookie recipe below (also from the cookbook), that contains avocado instead of butter. Shut the front door!...

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12 Days of Cookie Recipes: Ina Garten's Salty Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I love Ina Garten's cookies--one of my favorites is her ginger molasses cookie that uses chunks of candied ginger. Of all the cookies in her repertoire I was really curious to see which one she would pick as her holiday...

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12 Days of Cookie Recipes: Dorie Greenspan's Fruit and Nut Croquants

I recently had the chance to attend a cooking demo by Dorie Greenspan as part of her book tour for Baking Chez Moi, and I was struck by how much knowledge and good humor is packed into one tiny woman....

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Love Thy Neighbor: The Slightly Voyeuristic Photographs of Gail Albert Halaban

Admit it: There's a little bit of voyeur in everybody. For photographer Gail Albert Halaban, there might be a little bit more. In 2012, she published Out My Window, a collection of images that peered into the apartments--and the lives--of...

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12 Days of Cookie Recipes: Danielle Walker's Gluten-Free Peppermint Chocolate Macaroons

I imagine that these days nearly all of us know someone who is gluten-free, dairy-free, or both, and coming up with a holiday cookie for them might seem challenging. Not so for Danielle Walker, a self taught cook who has...

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