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Christmas Crunk: 11 Cocktails To Inspire Holiday Cheer

Goodness knows the holidays can be stressful for a lot of reasons — shopping, spending time with your family, travel, being needled into conversations you don’t want to have, attending parties when you’re an introvert and would really just like to stay home but you don’t want to insult your friends, and so on, and so on. To help you unwind and cheer up, here are 11 cocktails that taste like Christmas and help you get past your anxiety-inducers and find the reason for the season! (If the reason for the season is delicious booze.)

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Frisky Eats: 9 Ways To Cook With Parsnips

I really, really enjoy cooking and am pretty much the anti-thesis of a picky eater. When I look at a menu, everything looks and sounds delicious. That said, when I go into a grocery store or peruse the local farmer’s market, I find myself strangely intimidated by certain vegetables. It took me awhile to finally get the courage to cook Brussels sprouts and kale, for example, but now I am obsessssssed with them both. So, it was with that same courage that I decide to cook parsnips as part of my Thanksgiving feast and, true to form, I fell in love. I’ve already roasted them with a little olive oil, salt and pepper — so good! — but I’m eager to use parsnips in a bunch of other ways. Here are nine recipes I’m jonesing to try…

Frisky Eats: 12 Celery Recipes To Celery-brate The Most Underrated Of All Vegetables

I’ve been watching season four of “Portlandia,” and I just got through watching the episode “Celery.” You know what? Celery totally is underrated. If you want a salad but you’re tired of eating leaves, celery is the answer! If you want fiber in your soup, throw in some celery! Great celery is flavorful, delicious, and one of the healthiest things you can eat.Check out these awesome celery-based recipes to get the most bang for your stalk.

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Frisky Eats: 14 Semi-Healthy Holiday Treats

The holiday season is in full swing, which means dessert everywhere you turn! I really resent the phrase “guilt-free” when it comes to food, but I’m all about attempting to do our arteries a favor by opting for treats that are at least slightly healthier than other popular choices — without too many unpronounceable fat-free chemicals that are inexplicably labeled as good for you. After the jump, 14 semi-healthy holiday desserts that will leave you with less of a food hangover than that butter-filled casserole concoction your aunt brought to Christmas dinner.

Frisky Eats: 20 Creative Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Remember that commercial where every guest walks through the door at Thanksgiving dinner saying “we brought the green bean casserole” and then that’s all the family has to eat? None of us want to be that guy, right? This is why being asked to bring a dish to Thanksgiving dinner can be all kinds of stressful. Traditional Thanksgiving sides are delicious, but you know your great aunt or that humblebragging frenemy of yours are going to contribute those staples to your gathering, so why not bring something different? Here are 20 Thanksgiving side dish options that are inspired by the basics but aren’t your run-of-the-mill stuffing, mashed potatoes, or green bean casserole.

Frisky Eats: Toward A Better Cranberry Relish

Cranberries are the most maligned of all Thanksgiving foods. What’s up with that? Sure, they taste terrible on their own raw — they’re hard and crunchy and really, really sour — but if you cook them right they’re the bomb! You don’t have to abandon your canned cranberry sauce if you’re Team Cranberry Jell-O, but consider giving one of these innovative, fresh-cooked cranberry relish recipes a whirl this Thanksgiving, too.

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