If your holiday social calendar looks anything like ours, you’ve already started a tour house parties, dinner parties and cocktail parties that won’t end until New Year’s Eve! It’s only right to show up with a little something in hand. But what kind of hostess (or host!) gift fits the bill without breaking the bank – especially if the recipient is not a wine drinker? We’ve got some great picks for all of the hostesses on your list!
Get into the holiday spirit with our HSN hosts! Check out some of their favorite memories, dishes, movies/songs – and most importantly, find out who starts their holiday shopping early & who waits until the very last-minute. Post YOUR answers on social and share photos using #GiftHappy for a chance to be featured on-air! See more photos from this year's holiday host photo shoot on Facebook.
I first had tarte tatin when working as a sous-chef at restaurant Natasha, in Paris. I watched, fascinated, as its chef, Jean-Marc Forteneau, prepared it. He caramelized apples in a skillet then topped them with pastry. When he inverted the tart onto a plate and the luscious apples were revealed resting on the crust, I couldn't have been happier. Until I tasted the tart, which was amazing.
Celebrate the season by creating your own meaning, moments and memories… I think almost everyone gets nostalgic at this time of the year! For most of us, it is the family gatherings, the conversation, the memorable meals and our traditions that conjure up heartfelt memories. Each year, as we gather together, we create new moments and each and every...
I want to thank everyone who took the time to tune in for the 19th anniversary Mine Finds event and making it a wonderful show. I wonder if everyone realizes when you purchase one of our designs it not only makes it possible for us to continue doing what we love and are passionate about, but also all the lives it touches along the way.
Get into the holiday spirit with this delicious and festive seasonal smoothie. When you're putting this together, make sure to have all of the ingredients in your blender before filling your cup with almond milk to the Nutribullet Max Line.
When it comes to operating systems, everyone wants to know, which is better, Android or iOS? Turns out, there is no ‘real’ answer. It all comes down to personal preference. So what is best for you, might not be best for your husband, mother, or best friend. And who knows? You may like both. Maybe your tablet will be one operating system while your phone is the other. Here are some of the key differences between the two:
The hot chocolate mixture can be made 1 day ahead, cooled, covered, and refrigerated. Cover and rewarm over medium-low heat before serving. The whipped cream can be made 2 hours ahead, covered and refrigerated.
Season the beef generously with salt and pepper. Heat the Curtis Stone 12-inch Nonstick Multi-Purpose Pan over high heat and add the oil. Place the beef in the multi-purpose pan and cook, turning the beef as needed, for about 10 minutes, or until brown on all sides. Remove the beef from the multi-purpose pan and discard the oil.
One of the things I look forward to most during the holiday season is gathering with friends and family! While I enjoy the quality time with company, I also know quite a bit of work goes into planning a holiday party which is why I am always sure to bring a small gift for the host or hostess!
OK chocolate fans, look no further. This is a cookie with intense chocolate flavor – it’s loaded with dark chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate! It’s a sure winner in any Christmas cookie assortment, but we love it all year long.
A tablet is a handy device that is comparable to a laptop or phone. The table is bigger than a phone screen and smaller than a laptop. They are light, easy to carry around and are perfect for reading books or watching videos. So, why should you consider getting a tablet?
‘Tis the season for adding some serious glamour to your evening look! Holiday parties are soon to start, and the soirée of the year – New Year’s Eve – is right around the corner. The experts at Too Faced have created this great tutorial to take your party look from humdrum to haute!
There’s little we love more than a gorgeous pair of heels fit for a party! When the holidays hit it’s time to update your wardrobe with the right shoes so you’re not standing in your closet wondering what to wear when you should be at the party sipping a cocktail. We’re here to help! These 5 pairs will have you party ready in no time.
Beats Audio by Dr. Dre offers you can excellent sound--but which headphones are best for listening? There are so many choices out there, how do you decide? Here are my tips for finding the right ones for your lifestyle.
It has been years in the making, but this weekend we will roll-out our new studio on the floor of our manufacturing facility in Henderson, Nevada. For more than a decade, we have broadcast live shows from our factory, but each time, we were required to shut down our vitamin production for almost...
As we say on the boards, there are just four seasons: Winter, spring, summer, and football! Does this sound like your house? If it does, I have some great ‘home-gating’ tips for you, from recipes, to hosting a Sunday Funday, to getting the kids involved in some fun fall sports-themed games.
Being in the jewelry making business for over 30 years, I’ve seen lots of trends come and go, and made lots of beautiful pieces. Hundreds of pieces every year for thirty years, you do the math! My design history is full of pieces I’m proud of, but only a select few whose creation made me feel like I’d struck gold. Maybe 4 times in my entire jewelry career have I been hit by such an ah-ha moment as with this incredible...
So just what makes a TV a Smart TV? Several things, and those things can make your life easier, and a lot more interesting! From built in Wi-Fi to widgets and apps, this internet-savvy TV is so much more than ‘just’ a television.
In today’s home, everyone is downloading, watching videos, streaming movies...all at the same time. And all this simultaneous traffic can really slow down your network. A slow network usually means unhappy campers, so to fix this, simply upgrade your WiFi hotspot.
The family that brought you the hysterical “#XMAS JAMMIES” video has done it again! Viral video sensation, The Holderness Family, has partnered with leading entertainment and lifestyle retailer HSN to debut a hilarious, fun video tribute to their favorite place to shop for the holidays.
Anyone who really loves to take pictures will love the DSLR (digital single lens reflex) camera. These cameras are a step above any old ‘point and shoot’ camera--and several steps above a Smartphone camera. They allow you to take sharp, rich photos and really indulge your inner photographer. Thinking of upgrading? Check out the video and then read on for some more reasons to consider purchasing a Nikon D3200.
Try this twist on the classic strawberrys and banana smoothie. One thing you miss out on in this classic drink is all the great anti-oxidents you can unlock from those nutrient-rich berries. The tart flavors from pomegranate juice and a handful of blueberries mixes really well with the sweetness of the strawberries and banana. I also like to add a pinch of cottage cheese to help with the consistency.
Denim can be the basis of a great wardrobe. This staple is perfect for dressing up and dressing down. The key is knowing how to wear it. Here are some of my favorite tips. The first step is one that most of us hate: finding the right fit. Yes, it could take hours in the dressing room, but another option is to take your favorite pair (or three) to a tailor. A pair of jeans that fits perfectly can make you look like a million bucks.
Believe it or not, this recipe for fried rice is good for you. The key is getting your pan super-hot so that you use as little oil as possible, and canola oil is actually a healthy fat, so you can feel good about serving this to your kids. I like using turkey and cranberry, two very "Fall" ingredients, because they're unexpected yet familiar enough for kids to happily chow down on.