Entertaining

4 Cheap Make-Ahead Snacks for the Whole Family

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What do apple slices, baby carrots, and (yawn) boiled eggs have in common? They’re cheap and healthy, but also boring. If you and your family are tired of the same old grub or you want to add variety to the kids’ after school snacks, then check out these four easy make-ahead snack recipes that’ll add spice to your weekly meal prep. These aren’t your average cheap healthy snacks!

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OLED vs. LED: A Simple Look at Smart TV Displays

Father and daughter eating popcorn on couch and watching tvYou want to see every line on an actor’s face, feel every explosion in an intense battle scene, and hear every note in a dramatic soundtrack. From Affleck to Zellweger and everything in between, you know your Hollywood trivia. So when you’re watching your favorite flicks, a quality viewing screen matters!

But, with so many different displays and features on the market these days, how are you supposed to pick the best TV for your epic movie nights? Follow along, and we’ll help you choose between two of the most popular TV displays: OLED vs. LED.Read Story

Simple Steps to Host a Holiday Cookie Exchange Party

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Whether you love to bake or dread it more than the mall parking lot on Christmas Eve, homemade cookies are a central part of the holidays. From traditional frosted sugar cookies and peanut butter blossoms, to ethnic treats like krumkake and biscochitos, everyone expects their favorites to be on hand throughout the season.

This year, rather than spend hours in the kitchen making an endless variety, try hosting a cookie swap. Not only will the exchange cut your cooking time in half — without sacrificing quality or quantity — the gathering of friends may likely become a sweet new holiday tradition. Here’s everything you need to know about hosting a successful cookie party.

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The Ultimate Potluck Thanksgiving

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A potluck Thanksgiving is a sure-fire way to ensure a stress-free holiday. When guests bring a dish, that’s less work for the host. Plus, it allows guests to enjoy (and share!) their own favorite Thanksgiving dishes.

Whether you’re hosting or attending a Thanksgiving potluck this year, here are a few crowd-pleasing ideas to make the planning, preparation, and party more fun.

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