Kitchen

By now, even the most fervent cooks have grown a bit weary as the holidays and heavy-food season begin to fade into the distance.

A kitchen drawer full of untensils.

Top three kitchen contraptions that won’t needlessly clutter up your kitchen.

An example of elevated plating from MasterChef Junior's Ariana Feygin.

Ariana Feygin shares tips for plating like a Masterchef.

A grandmother helps her granddaughter roll some dough.

MasterChef Junior's Ariana Feygin shares some kitchen wisdom from one of her mentors, her grandmother.

Ted Hallson creates in-home dining experiences for every kind of local client. He shares a few of the party lessons—and a favorite recipe—he’s learned since.

A child uses a cookie cutter to make fun sandwiches.

Ariana Feygin shares her tips for getting little ones involved in the kitchen.

For most of us, holiday food is imbued with emotion and memory—recipes handed down from generation to generation, images of cousins crowded around the kids’ table, and everything made with love.

It was a marriage made in kitchen heaven: homeowners with a strong sense of personal style and a design expert equipped to deliver this inspired vision of function and form. The result?

Every great party begins and ends with the guests, and the moments in between should be filled with spirited laughter and sparkling conversation. Home wine tasting parties can inspire an event to remember with effortless planning that will leave guests wanting another glass of hospitality.

’Tis the season for entertaining, and what to serve is surely at the forefront of every host’s mind. But this year’s holiday gatherings needn’t be daunting. Take the pressure off by whipping up an appetizer that’s both classy and crowd-pleasing—the dip.

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