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Close-up of butternut pumpkin soup served in Japanese lacquerware.

Butternut Squash Soup

If adding more fresh foods into your diet is part of your fresh start in the new year, consider this delicious Butternut Squash Soup recipe. This warm and cozy soup will give you all you need in the cold winter months while giving you a full serving of vegetables.

Ingredients
  • One 2- to 3-pound butternut squash, peeled and seeded
  • 2 tablespoons…
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Living Coral is Pantone's Color of the Year for 2019

Pantone Announces the Color of the Year for 2019

In the 20th year of watching and predicting color trends, Pantone has announced a return to simpler and happier times with Living Coral as the Color of the Year. According to Pantone, “Vibrant, yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.”

In reaction to the onslaught of digital technology…

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Chocolate truffles with cocoa, nuts and coconut

Ganache Truffles

This soft candy is exceptionally easy to make and can be modified for any palate, perfect for your holiday party.

Prep Time = 10 minutes
Cook Time = 10 minutes
Ready in 1 hour, 50 minutes

Ingredients
  • 12 oz bittersweet chocolate (opt for a gourmet variety like Guittard or Ghirardelli)
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract (substitute Irish cream, coffee, orange liqueur, etc.)
  • Cocoa powder for dusting (also try chopped…
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Thermador kitchen

Indoor Entertaining: Clean as You Go

When you entertain indoors during the holidays, you end up spending a lot of time with your guests in the kitchen. Because cooking with friends is now part of the entertaining experience, it’s important to clean as you cook so the kitchen isn’t left messy right before you sit down to enjoy a good meal.

Open Thermador dishwasher with a sapphire glowThe best…

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Hummingbird pancakes

Hummingbird Pancakes

Christmas morning calls for a special breakfast. These Hummingbird Pancakes with Cream Cheese Anglaise from Southern Living might just be what you’re looking for. Stack ’em up and enjoy!

Yield: about 18 pancakes
Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup mashed very ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup drained, canned crushed pineapple…
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Bosch Benchmark Steam Oven Cookies

Steam Ovens: A Delicious Way to Eat through the Holiday

At this time of year, the calendar gets just as packed as your refrigerator. From holiday parties and cookie exchanges to leftovers from large meals, a steam oven can make it all better. Here are a few of our favorite steam oven tips for the holidays:

Save time cooking and get more time with guests.

A steam oven prepares food in about two-thirds the time of the conventional oven. Less time…

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Slices of banana cake at table setting

Banana Cake

Whether you’re remodeling your kitchen or just short on time, our friends at Miele have provided a recipe suitable for breakfast, dessert, or snack. Using a steam oven ensures that this cake stays moist and flavorful.

Cooking Time: 1 Hour
Preparation Time: 20 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 cup sugar
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Kitchen cabinets, counters, glass, wood doors and paint color sample

Kitchen Makeover in 6 Steps

Remodeling your kitchen can change the look and feel of your entire home. When planning for a makeover, six basic steps transform your old kitchen into the kitchen of your dreams.

PAINT

This is one easy step, and it’s fairly inexpensive too. Neutral colors are always great because you can accent them with accessories such as wall decor or curtains in a bold hue. Remember that neutral colors are ideal if…

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Miele gas on glass cooktop

Elegant Gas on Glass Cooktops

Do you love cooking with gas but sometimes wish that the surface was easier to clean? Do you want your gas stove to carry out the sleek, modern design of the rest of your modern kitchen? With the introduction of two Gas on Glass cooktops, Miele, the largest family-owned luxury appliance manufacturer, has raised the bar in cooking technology and design. Like all Miele products, the sophisticated Gas on…

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Barbecue ribs with sauce on cutting board

Secret Barbeque Ribs

There’s nothing better than a big plate of barbecue ribs that have the perfect combination of sweet and spicy flavors. If you’re looking for a delicious way to grill ribs, look no further.

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 8-10 minutes, 50 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

The sauce can be cooked on the side burner.

Barbecue Sauce Ingredients
  • 1 dried chipotle chili
  • 1-1/4 cup raspberries, rinsed and dried
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup maple…
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