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Flashback Friday - Let's Set Your Holiday Table

In Hosts & Personalities, Gift Tip Blogs, Holiday Advice

Hi, everyone! Christmastime is here! We’ll be drawing near…(are you singing along??) Since the holidays really are such a special time of year, I’d venture to say almost all of us like to don our tables with some formal dinnerware and festive decorations. If you’re new to... Continue Reading

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Jill Bauer on 1418965200
 

White Christmas Fudge - What's the Best Gift You've Ever Received?

Last Reply by Leslie1978 1419029254.17 | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice

Hello, foodies… Christmas is practically here. I may be 50 years old now, but I still feel like I’m five at this time of year. I just love Christmastime and everything that goes along with this magical holiday. And I think the reason it’s especially sacred for me is because it&rs... Continue Reading

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David Venable QVC on 1418965200
 

From Our Family to Yours...Happy Holidays!

In Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends, Holiday Advice

Happy Holidays from Our Family to Yours! Season's greetings from some of the guests around the Q! From their family to yours, our Q family are sharing their family Christmas cards and some throwback pictures. These pictures remind us of happy memories and the joyous holidays to come. The holidays a... Continue Reading

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QVC Community Team on 1418878800
 

Kathy's Killer Kugel - Happy Hanukkah, Everyone!

Last Reply by juderose 1418776486.797 | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice

Happy Hanukkah, everyone! I can’t think about Hanukkah without thinking of my dear friend Kathy Levine…and her KILLER kugel recipe. She used to bring in trays of this during the holidays when she was a host a QVC and I think I had seconds—and thirds every single year. I was thrill... Continue Reading

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Jill Bauer on 1418706000
 

Design Your Very Own Holiday Wreath

In Hosts & Personalities, Gift Tip Blogs, Holiday Advice

Hi, everyone! I like to think of myself as a crafty person. I really enjoy creating my own projects...and I like to think I’m pretty good at it. But, I know there are lots of people who just aren’t crafty. They just don’t—or so they say—have that gene. Today, non-craft... Continue Reading

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Jill Bauer on 1418681290.64
 

Decorating Beyond the Living Room

In For the Home Talk, Holiday Advice

During the holidays we can become so focused on just decorating our living rooms with Christmas trees, wreaths, and much more. What about the other rooms that family and friends visit? Here are a few ideas on how to carry the Christmas decor from the living room to the kitchen and powder room. &nbs... Continue Reading

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Valerie Parr Hill on 1418619600
 

Decorating with Light

In For the Home Talk, Holiday Advice

Lights can create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for visitors, friends, and family. It is the inviting scenes that gather everyone together to celebrate the season. Here are a few tips on how to make your lights sparkle and shine. This is one of my favorite holiday light spots in my home. Orn... Continue Reading

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Valerie Parr Hill on 1418619600
 

Decorating a Buffet

In For the Home Talk, Holiday Advice

When entertaining during the holidays a buffet is the way to go. Here are three key features to remember when decorating your buffet:  Light - Add some sparkle and shine to the spread. Height - To add dimension and visual interest to the table use pedestals, stacked cake plates, and tiered ... Continue Reading

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Valerie Parr Hill on 1418619600
 

Flashback Friday! Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments & DIY Gift Boxes

In Hosts & Personalities, Gift Tip Blogs, Holiday Advice

Hi, everyone! I’m going to keep the DIY gift idea topic going for today’s Flashback Friday blog. Here’s a closer look at how you make my Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments: Now, how about a gift box to put those in?   You can find the recipe for my Macadamia ... Continue Reading

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Jill Bauer on 1418404001.823
 

Oh Christmas Tree! The Q Addicts Have Done it Again

Last Reply by Furry 1418693505.3 | in Among Friends, Holiday Advice

So many of our friends from the QVC addicts page shared photos of their Christmas trees—so we just had to post more! These lovely ladies (& gents!) are so passionate about our Q family, and we can't express our love for them enough! We wish all of you a beautiful holiday season, and a Chri... Continue Reading

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On The Scene on 1418360400
 

Christmas Traditions: Mommy-Daughter Style!

Last Reply by NenaG 1418710296.253 | in Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice, Mom to Mom Blogs

Every family has them: traditions that you follow regardless of what holiday you commemorate this time of year. My daughter and I are no exception. Over her 14 years we have kept alive some of the traditions my parents created with me, and have started a few new ones as well! I’d love to share... Continue Reading

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Jennifer Coffey on 1418360400
 

Give Gifts of Food - 9 Tantalizing Recipes

Last Reply by StefVT 1418351242.343 | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Gift Tip Blogs, Holiday Advice

Hello, foodies… What do you give to the person who has everything? How can you stretch your budget so that everyone on your list gets a present? You give gifts of food. From coffee cakes to homemade marinara sauce, here are 9 recipes that any recipient would love to receive. Pepper Jam &... Continue Reading

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David Venable QVC on 1418274000
 

Style Expert Lilliana Vazquez Shares Her Favorite Gift Picks!

Last Reply by prophet 1418348210.833 | in Fashion Talk, Holiday Advice

My favorite part about the holidays is getting to spend quality time with friends and family – and nothing makes me happier than finding the perfect gift for my loved ones.  This year, QVC has something for everyone on my list and here are just a few of my favorite finds… Dennis... Continue Reading

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On The Scene on 1418187600
 

Christmas Terrarium - No Watering Required!

Last Reply by prophet 1418348253.7 | in Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice, Mom to Mom Blogs

Hi, everyone! I’ll bet all of you have made a gingerbread house at some point. (And if you haven’t, promise me you’ll fit it in before December 25…it’s SO much fun!) But what about a Christmas Terrarium? Isn’t that fun? Depending on how much time you have, yo... Continue Reading

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Jill Bauer on 1418160274.07
 

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Last Reply by prophet 1418348258.543 | in Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice, Cookie Exchange

I like to eat gluten-free, and I'm always on the lookout for good recipes. But the key for me, as a non-cook, is that is has to be EASY! These cookies fit the bill, and taste so yummy. Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies Ingredients: 1 cup white sugar 1 cup peanut butter 1 egg 18 milk c... Continue Reading

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Kerstin Lindquist on 1418134805.89
 

One Smart Cookie—Recipes Proven to Impress

Last Reply by prophet 1418348367.26 | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Holiday Advice

Every year in our department, Maureen organizes a cookie exchange. We have a lot of fun tasting and trading recipes just in time for holiday baking. A cookie exchange calls for a recipe with razzmatazz and that’s why I chose David’s Dark Chocolate Coconut Macaroons. I never made macar... Continue Reading

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QVC Foodie Friends on 1418101200
 

Fashionably Early Holiday Party & Wreaths

Last Reply by Kindaglitzy 1419017766.623 | in Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends, Holiday Advice

If you missed our Monday Morning Fashionable Early show I thought I would share some of our fun!   Today we revealed our decorated wreaths that we will be donating to our local Veteran hospital...   So many of our crew, models and of course Jayne and me had a wonderful time at our holi... Continue Reading

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Pat James Dementri on 1418061336.337
 

Paw-Parazzi Showcase: Beggin' for Your Bakin'!

Last Reply by prophet 1418348427.96 | in Pet Lovers, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice

Hello my pet-loving friends! I love how week after week you continue to share with me pictures of your pets that just BRIGHTEN up my day!! This week I asked you what your fur babies did while you were in the kitchen whipping up some baked goodies with your KitchenAid mixers! There were ADORABLE res... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Gracie on 1418049932.823
 

Christmas Movies

Last Reply by champagnepoodle 1418578474.647 | in The Q We Love, Holiday Advice

Oops! Last week the Community team asked "What's your favorite Christmas movie?" We noticed many selected "none of the above." We want you to tell us what we missed! Share your favorite Christmas movie below and why. Continue Reading

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QVC Community Team on 1418014800
 

Making Spirits Bright

Last Reply by Liberty Boro 1418763671.18 | in For the Home Talk, The Q We Love, Holiday Advice

The QVC Addicts are brightening our spirits with their beautifully decorated Christmas Trees! Here's some of our favorites that are sure to make you smile! Sally Ackerman Roseann Licata - "Frosty wants to play inside this year!!" Angela Bedore - "Here is my twin trees for this year!" Chris... Continue Reading

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On The Scene on 1418014800
 

S'mores Truffles! What's Your Favorite Holiday Sweet?

Last Reply by prophet 1418348580.247 | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice

Hello, foodies… In December of last year on In the Kitchen with David we celebrated our team’s family recipes. We made Sticky Toffee Pudding, Grammie’s Noodle Soup, and a recipe called Crunchy Buckeyes, which are chocolate peanut butter bites of heaven. I loved this recipe...and ... Continue Reading

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David Venable QVC on 1418014800
 

Flashback Friday: Stress-Free Holiday Entertaining

Last Reply by prophet 1418348689.833 | in Hosts & Personalities, Gift Tip Blogs, Holiday Advice

Hi, everyone! I thought I might take a little break from decorating to bring you today’s Flashback Friday post. I’m often asked for tips on how to make holiday entertaining a little easier...here’s my best advice: I can hardly believe it, but that video is now three years old&h... Continue Reading

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Jill Bauer on 1417755600
 

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies Plus Gluten-Free Baking Tips!

Last Reply by prophet 1418348991.48 | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice

Hello, foodies… I hope you were able to join me this afternoon for The Dish with Rachael Ray! We had a terrific hour together—she’s got some great gift ideas for the holidays and we’ve got her entire collection on QVC.com. That was the second time this week I got to spend s... Continue Reading

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David Venable QVC on 1417755600
 

Fa la la la LOVE!

Last Reply by prophet 1418348709.143 | in For the Home Talk, The Q We Love, Holiday Advice

The QVC Social Team Fa La La La... fell in love with the QVC Addicts decorated Christmas trees! Here are some of our favorites: Karen Greskoviak Dorothy Dunne-Farrell - "My tree of memories" Myra Reed Susan Moyer Santiago Lorene Coffey - "Country Christmas" Missy Dumaw Condello - "Me... Continue Reading

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On The Scene on 1417755600
 

Christmas Cookie Ornaments!

Last Reply by blueskies 1418977328.857 | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice

Hi, everyone! I know it’s Thursday—not my typical day to blog. But, when you’ve got something adorable to share, you just can’t wait! Last year—right after the holidays—I saw an idea for reindeer ornaments on Pinterest. I was so bummed I didn’t find it befo... Continue Reading

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Jill Bauer on 1417669200
 

15 Hot Drinks & Soups to Warm Your Soul

Last Reply by PhillyFanGirl 1418732396.17 | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice

Hello, foodies… Hot drinks and warm bowls of soup are like hugs for the soul. They’re just so comforting. And, there’s no better time to enjoy them than now…when the weather’s brisk and the holidays are near. Here are 15 of our favorite recipes. Go put on your favori... Continue Reading

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David Venable QVC on 1417669200
 

Celebrating Family, Friends & the Busiest Time of the Year

Last Reply by prophet 1418349347.8 | in Beauty Banter, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice

So, as I begin to write this blog, Christmas music is blasting throughout my NYC apartment. My husband, Jamie, and our 15-lb rescue tabby cat, Roy, are great sports. They understand that I've completely adopted the Flather tradition of playing holiday music as loudly and as often as possible. My par... Continue Reading

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Meg Flather on 1417541566.35
 

Paw-Parazzi Showcase: Thanksgiving Memories With Your Furry Friends!

Last Reply by prophet 1418349437.07 | in Pet Lovers, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice

Hello my fellow pet-lovers! I hope you all had a Thanksgiving filled with yummy food, family time, and cuddle time with your fur babies! It looks like we had some tuckered out pups and kitties this weekend...enjoy :) As always, you can find more of your pet pictures on my Facebook page and shop pet... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Gracie on 1417456713.51
 

Yum…Bring on the Thanksgiving Leftovers!

Last Reply by prophet 1418349760.8 | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Temp-tations, Holiday Advice

Now that the excitement of Thanksgiving Day is over, I hope you are enjoying plenty of great time with those you love this holiday weekend! I know I am. J I am looking forward to some serious snuggle time with Fozzie, a few fun hangouts with friends and maybe even a little retail therapy. (Though I... Continue Reading

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Tara McConnell on 1417150800
 

Candle Impressions Thanksgiving Centerpieces!

Last Reply by prophet 1418349856.86 | in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice

Hi, everyone! Happy Thanksgiving eve! If you happen to have the Candle Impressions Fillable Glass Log at home, you can make a quick centerpiece, if you haven't already. We gave our talented blogger friends this versatile decoration and one direction: think Thanksgiving! And they delivered…ag... Continue Reading

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Jill Bauer on 1416978000
 

Turkey Tip Tuesday Ideas

Last Reply by prophet 1418349913.497 | in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice

Here are some last minute easy food crafts for Thanksgiving:   Pilgrim Hats are fun for dessert... Start with: Fudge stripe cookies Yellow/white or orange icing Mini M&M'S Unwrapped small peanut butter cups Directions: Use all chocolate side of cookie and dot center with icing... Continue Reading

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Pat James Dementri on 1416933144.313
 

TALKIN' TURKEY - THE AMAZING WORK OF THE CHESTER COUNTY FOOD BANK

Last Reply by margot123 1417149370.373 | in Q Did What?, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice

Recently Jacque Gonzales, Rick Domeier and I were lucky enough to be able to join several of our QVC colleagues to make a visit to the Chester County Food Bank, in Exton, PA, to deliver complete Thanksgiving meals for over 100 families in need, right here in our community. We did it to help f... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Gracie on 1416891600
 

Getting Ready for the Holidays

Last Reply by prophet 1418349957.853 | in Beauty Banter, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice

Thanksgiving is here and the holidays are just around the corner! While this time can be a joyous respite from the daily grind, travel or a packed calendar can bring on stress. I travel a lot for media appearances throughout the year, and below are some of my strategies that keep me on track: Keep ... Continue Reading

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Dr. Roshini Rajapaksa on 1416891600
 

Paw-Parazzi Showcase: What's On Your Fur Babies' List??

Last Reply by nancy1423 1418421915.783 | in Pet Lovers, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice

Hello Fellow Pet Lovers! I can see I'm not the only one who has started to think of what to get my furry friends for Christmas! Thank you so much for sending in these super cute pictures of your pets getting ready for a visit from Kris Kringle! As always, you can see more on my Facebook page! If yo... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Gracie on 1416805200
 

Flashback Friday - How to Carve Your Thanksgiving Turkey

Last Reply by berwin 1416705398.267 | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice

Hi, everyone! Happy Friday! If you saw my Facebook post earlier, I’m neck deep in Once Upon a Time episodes as we speak and loving every minute of it. I’m spending the day at home…in my Pj's…I’ve already had my second cup of hot chocolate…life is GOOD! But, it... Continue Reading

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Jill Bauer on 1416546000
 

Wish List

In Hosts & Personalities, Gift Tip Blogs, Holiday Advice

Santa Baby put some clothing, jewelry, tools, toys etc. under the tree for me...I just received the first of probably many wish lists from my daughter Chelsea.  Of course she also asked me what I wanted Santa to bring me too.  Did you know that qvc.com has a wish list feature?  You... Continue Reading

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Jayne Brown on 1416419190.327
 

WHY do we decorate for Christmas?

Last Reply by GOLDIEGIRL 1418622665.837 | in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice

  Well Thursday November 20th at 10:00 AM I have my last edition of Home for the Holidays with Dan show, for the year. So I thought for a moment that maybe we should just talk about why we decorate for Christmas.  After all, the whole show is dedicated to Christmas lights, and trees,... Continue Reading

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Dan Hughes on 1416414898.44
 

Homemade Thanksgiving Turkey Loaf Treat for Dogs

Last Reply by Franm963 1416801953.07 | in Pet Lovers, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice

During Thanksgiving, it can be so tempting to give your fur babies a taste of the big meal! But the fat, grease, and herbs are trouble for our furry friends. Instead, here's a special treat for your canine friends that they'll ''gobble'' up! It's yummy and healthy for them, and best of all, you ... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Gracie on 1416373200
 

Decorating for Christmas - How to Create a Stunning Entryway!

Last Reply by Xelda 1418967559.533 | in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice

I am finally making progress in my decorating! I started with the entryway and thought I would give you a step by step. Ironically, decorating the entryway in my home is one of my favorite things for Christmas. It starts out as a perfectly nice everyday entryway…   …but ends up... Continue Reading

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Lisa Robertson on 1416373200
 

Three Easy DIY Projects, One Incredible Thanksgiving Tablescape

Last Reply by goocharoo 1416358467.263 | in Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice, Mom to Mom Blogs

Hi, everyone! What will you be doing this time next week? Traveling home for the holiday? Doing the grocery shopping? Tidying up? If you’re feeling a little panicked, don’t. You’ve still got plenty of time to get everything in order. In fact, I'll bet you even have time to persona... Continue Reading

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Jill Bauer on 1416286800
 

5 Ways to Teach Your Children Thankfulness

Last Reply by vinedawgz 1417281091.667 | in Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice, Mom to Mom Blogs

The amount of gifts my kids get this time of year borders on gluttony. Even at five they seem to expect that if they want it, they will get it...and then some... from Santa and the dozens of generous family members who adore them. I feel like it’s a consolation that at least my girls say tha... Continue Reading

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Kerstin Lindquist on 1415986611.507
 

Flashback Friday! My Mom & I Make Sock It To Me Cake

Last Reply by Zag 1416602083.827 | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice

Hi, everyone! It SNOWED here yesterday in the Philadelphia area! We had a fire going in our living room last night and it felt like the holiday season was really here. Truth be told, it practically is here. Thanksgiving is two weeks away, Christmas is just over a month away, and it’s time to ... Continue Reading

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Jill Bauer on 1415986310.61
 

Be the Best Thanksgiving Guest Ever

Last Reply by Brenda61 1416946425.173 | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice

I’ve spent the majority of my working life in the 24/7 live television business (first in news, and now on QVC), which means that I’m far away from family on major holidays. This has put me in the uniquely wonderful position of being a holiday guest (read "mainstay") for some very specia... Continue Reading

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Rachel Boesing on 1415941200
 

Want to Make Your Home Feel Festive? Set the Table!

Last Reply by GirlfriendGirlfriend 1415746160.367 | in Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice

One of the things that makes the house look festive is having people over and setting the table for a party. One of the best ways to make your house look festive--without people--is setting the table anyway! By making your table look like an event, the entire house looks like you're ready to enterta... Continue Reading

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Lisa Robertson on 1415163600
 

Christmas Decorating How-tos: Make Your Mantle & Front Door Something Special

Last Reply by newby323 1415371017.353 | in For the Home Talk, Suggestion Box, Holiday Advice

Last week in A Lisa Robertson Christmas, I had a chance to show you some of my favorite new ideas on decorating for Christmas! I have to say, I love Christmas decorating more than almost anything else! A lot of you have questions on how to decorate a mantle and how to decorate your front door when p... Continue Reading

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Lisa Robertson on 1414555200
 

Top Halloween Candy

Last Reply by bichon_emma 1414334443.963 | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Holiday Advice

Picking out Halloween candy can be a bit overwhelming with grocery store aisles lined with dozens of options! We want to help make your decision a little easier. Here's the official list of top Halloween candy for 2013 according to USA Today. 1. Reese's 2. M&M's 3. Snickers 4. Hershey's 5. Kit Kat Do you agree with this list? If not, what do you think is missing?   Continue Reading

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QVC Community Team on 1413777600
 

Welcome to my Home – Halloween Edition

Last Reply by AuntG 1414538541.8 | in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice

I love to decorate for every season!  Here is my, "Welcome to my Home" Fall Blog showcasing my outside decorations. My sister Deb made me the wreath for my front door to welcome my friends and family... I love the ornamental millet which I think is a fancy name for Indian corn which I added to... Continue Reading

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Pat James Dementri on 1413398043.113
 

Time to "Wish List"!

In Hosts & Personalities, Gift Tip Blogs, Holiday Advice

I can’t believe it’s already mid-October! Can you believe it’s time to start thinking about the holidays? Time to plan who is coming over for dinner, budgeting for gifts, and what to eat (personally, my favorite part). I vow every year that I’m going to get better about plann... Continue Reading

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Mary DeAngelis on 1413331372.17
 

Decorating with Holiday Lights

Last Reply by Bjan 1416304353.323 | in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice

Thank you to everyone who participated in last week’s Home for the Holidays show and chat.  We will be doing a show every Thursday at 10:00 EST and hopefully live chats as well, as it gives me an opportunity to answer some of your decorating questions and maybe pass on a suggestion or two... Continue Reading

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Dan Hughes on 1413259200
 

Decadent Chocolate Fondues - Easy, Delicious, Company-Friendly!

Last Reply by banjo 1413326136.657 | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice

Hi, everyone! I always have an inner struggle with myself when I try to choose what desserts to make around the holidays. There are just so many yummy recipes out there...and I HAVE to make the perfect one. More often than not, I usually decide on two or three desserts if I’m hosting the gath... Continue Reading

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Jill Bauer on 1413259200
 
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