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Top Six Websites for the Holidays

December 16th, 2010 - By Lari Robling

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King Arthur Flour
Here’s a place for last minute gift ideas, tips and recipes but, even better, there’s a live online chat to answer your baking questions. Thanks to Tara I got my substitution equivalent for pastry and all-purpose flour BEFORE I started the recipe.

101 Cookbooks
This popular site will give you an overview of cookbooks (blogger Heidi Swanson has over 100, hence the name) as well as recipes by ingredient or dish. There’s an emphasis on natural, healthy foods and a travel section, too!

Serve a little kitsch with your holiday meal. CHOW marries the demise of Kodachrome with retro Christmas magazine shots. A fun diversion when you are stressing out that the big day is almost here and you have a to-do list longer than Santa’s wish list.

Cheap, Healthy, Good
This blog is written by three non-chef types, which makes it very realistic for the home cook. I like the emphasis on wallet health as well as waistline health. Plus, it’s an amusing read.

Sober Celebrations
Whatever the reason — designated driver, recovery or just plain don’t imbibe — an alcohol free beverage that feels celebratory is always welcome. Liz Scott, champion of alcohol free cooking and beverages, offers tips for both.

The Sweet Beet
Here’s a recommendation from Therese Madden. She swears she’s not related to the blogger Michelle Madden — but both Madden’s have a good sensibility about good food in the kitchen.

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About Lari Robling
Lari Robling's food career had its early beginnings as a home ec teacher for the visually impaired. Later, she decided to become a food professional and worked for caterers and restaurants. Lari landed her first job in a test kitchen for a small health food publication, Delicious! magazine. From there, she began a freelance career as a food stylist and food consultant. She is also the author of Endangered Recipes: Too Good to Be Forgotten.

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