How to Make the Ultimate Cheese-and-Cracker Platter (Into an Edible House)

Cheese and Cracker House At holiday parties big and small, cheese-and-cracker platters are practically required. You can keep them simple with just some slices of your favorite cheddar and kid-friendly crackers, or you can dress them up, offering an array of fresh and funky cheeses and various trimmings. You can even ditch the platter notion altogether and instead opt for home construction when building your cheese-and-cracker setup, like the co-hosts of  …  did on this morning’s all-new episode.

Easy, Cheesy Appetizers Your Holiday Guests Will Hover Around

Bacon Ranch Cream Cheese Wellington Some people like receiving gifts. Others? They’d be quite pleased with one thing and one thing only: cheese — lots and lots of cheese. When family and friends converge at your place this holiday season, these are the cheesy appetizers you should greet them with. Think of Melissa d’Arabian’s  …  (pictured above) as a cross between baked Brie en croute and a cream cheese log.

Can’t Take More Steps Each Day? Then Take Faster Ones

An entire industry of fitness-tracking devices has sprung up to support the expert-recommended goal of taking 10,000 steps daily. And while that’s a great amount to shoot for, a new study has shown that if you can’t get in quite that many steps a day, there are other ways to reap the same health benefits.

Caption It: A Darn Good Casserole

Root Vegetable One-Dish For the first time ever, not one but two Food Network pals dropped by this morning for an epic celebration. Nancy Fuller, Valerie Bertinelli and all five co-hosts took turns showcasing their best-bet recipes for all of the Thanksgiving.