From Ho-Hum to Ho Ho Ho!

Forget the itchy sweaters. Here are some ways to celebrate with creativity.

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Brace yourselves: The next few weeks will be a blur of holiday parties. These galas and gatherings, big and small, certainly add to the joy of the season, but sometimes they can run together.

Small Treats, Big Taste

From sweet to savory, here are some bite-sized recipes sure to please your seasonal guests.

Kylie from Midwest Foodie

These pumpkin cheesecake bars are quick, easy, and seriously almost TOO good (if there is such a thing)! The crust is a simple mixture of ...

5 Key Tips on Safely Preparing Your Big Meal

Iris Lang

The holiday season is right around the corner and you know what that means – delicious home cooked meals! In Eau Claire County alone, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates that 17,000 residents ...

Catering to Your Needs

when a party gets big, it’s time to call a professional

Tom Giffey, photos by Nick Meyer

So you decided to throw a holiday party – a BIG one. This year, you’re inviting all your friends/relatives/customers/clients/random strangers to eat/drink/be merry in the celebration of the holiday of your choice ...

Roll With Rudolph

sick of just having santa at the party? then rent a reindeer.

Tom Giffey

From greeting cards to TV shows – not to mention parades, parties, and shopping malls – Santa Claus is an ubiquitous sight this time of year. So ubiquitous, in fact, that – and we say this realizing it could ...

Catering to Your Needs

when a party gets big, it’s time to call a professional

Tom Giffey

So you decided to throw a holiday party – a BIG one. This year, you’re inviting all your friends/relatives/customers/clients/random strangers to eat/drink/be merry in the celebration of the holiday of your choice ...

Inga's Holiday Cocktails

make merry with these custom holiday cocktails from Inga Witscher of WPT's Around The Farm Table

by Inga Witscher, photos by Ty Randerson

Entertaining friends and family during the holidays is one of life’s great pleasures. There is no better time to whip out the cocktail shaker or put the kettle on and turn ordinary booze into merry cocktails. You don’t need a fully stocked bar to impress your guests or give Aunt Barb the buzz she needs to make her interesting ...

Sick of having Santa at the party? Rent a reindeer.

Tom Giffey

From greeting cards to TV shows – not to mention parades, parties, and shopping malls – Santa Claus is an ubiquitous sight this time of year. So ubiquitous, in fact, that – and we say this realizing it could put us on the naughty list – there’s a danger we’ll get sick of the Jolly Old Elf ...

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