How to Keep the Holiday Baking Mess to a Minimum

How to Keep the Holiday Baking Mess to a Minimum

The holidays can be full of cooking and baking making quite the mess to clean up afterwards. Here are a few simple ideas from our Institute of Home Science expert Anna Carl that will cut down on the cleaning time so you can spend more time on what matters. Parchment...
No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating

No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating

Carving pumpkins is a tradition that many families participate in this time of the year. But if the messy pumpkin guts aren’t your thing here are some no-carve ideas that are fun for the whole family. Glitter Glitter is super easy to use and can create a multitude of...
The 12 Stains of the Holiday Season

The 12 Stains of the Holiday Season

The holidays are often the busiest time of year—and the messiest. While the season is a time for family gatherings full of warm and cheery greetings, the stains left behind should not be how memories are made. From that first jingle sung to the very last ornament...
Gobble, Gobble: It’s Turkey Time

Gobble, Gobble: It’s Turkey Time

Thanksgiving, besides maybe Christmas, is one of the most stressful times of the year–and that’s not just because all of your family’s in one house. Cooking can only increase the stress during these holidays, so for Thanksgiving, check out the tips...

The Ultimate Thanksgiving How-To Guide

How to… Perfectly Roast the Turkey Use a roasting pan that is large enough to hold your turkey from front to end and no more than two inches deep. Make sure your turkey sits on a roasting rack in the pan. This allows juices and dripping to settle… perfect for...

Put Your Microwave to the Test: Thanksgiving Version

From warm winter squash to perfectly poached chicken breasts, check out a few easy ways to put your microwave to work for you. Squash: To make the squash easier to cut in half, place in microwave and heat for about 2 minutes on high power on each side. To continue...