Festive Cranberry Brie Appetizer for Your Holiday Party

Cranberries are not only a symbol of the holiday season—they’re tasty, too. These delicious little bites combine the tart juiciness of fresh cranberries with sweet jam, creamy brie, and salty crackers. They’re colorful, classy, and oh-so-easy to whip up. Check out how to make them after the jump.

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Candy Cane Hot Chocolate Stir Sticks for the Holidays

Is there anything better than frothy hot chocolate in the winter? Hot chocolate with candy cane stir sticks, of course! Get the fire (or electric blanket) going, you’re going to want to cozy up with a cup of cocoa and these minty treats.

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DIY Scented Sea Salt Holiday Hostess Gift

Whether you’re making take-home favors for your holiday guests or want to have gifts handy for your favorite hosts or family members, this do-it-yourself idea is easy, adorable, and useful. Make sure to keep a shaker for yourself: sprinkle rosemary-infused sea salt on roasts, freshly popped corn, or baked fish dishes.

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Christmas and Hanukkah Food Traditions

When I was small, I got to have two Christmas dinners; one was classic American, with ham and all the traditional sides, and one was an Italian version. I’m always fascinated by other people’s food traditions; after all, the food makes the holiday. I asked around the office to find out what my co-workers and their families eat for Christmas and Hanukkah.

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A Casual History of Eggnog

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Eggnog and Fruit Stollen

Eggnog. It’s a “love it or hate it” thing, but I’m squarely on the side of the “love it” crowd. This is probably bad for my goal of zero holiday weight gain, but I’m sure it’s 100% good for my holiday spirits.

If you’re a lover like me, I’ll let you in on a secret: eggnog isn’t for sissies. This drink’s silky-sweet combination of egg yolks, cream, sugar and nutmeg (preferably with a jaunty shot of dark spirits) hides a long run of fame and notoriety. Eggnog is the scandalous rock star of the holiday treats world….

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Cran-Mallow Sweet Potatoes Recipe from Modern Farmer

We invited our friends from Modern Farmer to our first-annual Friendsgiving. Modern Farmer’s community relations director, Sarah, took two classic #Thanksgiving dishes, cranberries and sweet potato casserole, and brought them together in this delectable #FDFriendsgiving mashup. Check out the recipe after the jump!

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FreshDirect’s First Annual #FDFriendsgiving

Thanksgiving is all about giving gratitude, breaking bread, and passing the gravy! This year, we wanted to share one of our favorite holidays with our friends at Food52, Tasting Table, Modern Farmer, DailyBurn and @NYC. While we can celebrate heartily on our own, it’s always more fun with your pals. We asked each friend to bring their favorite dish to our #FDriendsgiving and then share the recipe so that we can share it with all of you!

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