• How to Host the Perfect Adult Pajama Party!

    Pajama Parties. Love 'em or hate 'em, some of your best childhood memories probably involve one or more of them, but unlike most things you did as a child, you don't have to give these up! In fact, adult pajama parties are even more fun!

    Snacks
    All girlfriend events require a snack or two. Why not try the healthy spinach and artichoke dip that Joey Fatone made with Bethenny? No sleepover is complete without brownies and whipped cream! For more recipes, check-out Bethenny's Pajama Party Recipe Round-up!

    Games
    We love to play "Would You Ever?" and have created a "Would You Ever? Girls' Night In" edition for you to play a home! You can also play Dish It or Do It with Skinnygirl Cocktails bottles like Loni and Bethenny did on her birthday! Prank calls to "the boys" is always fun too - Joey called his friend (and former N'Sync bandmate) Lance Bass with Bethenny and it was quite fun!

    Pillows!
    Get tons of pillows, bean bags and blankets to put down on the floor so you can

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  • There's only so much time to prep for Thanksgiving. With work, kids and all the other things you juggle on a daily basis, Bethenny thinks it's important to remember that the holiday is about enjoying the people as much as the food so she has created a list that will help you determine which things should be store-bought and which should be real.

    Store Bought vs. Real for Thanksgiving Staples
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    STORE-BOUGHT

    REAL

    Remember not to stress over the meal. Indulge, make it healthy and enjoy your family: the holidays only happen once a year!

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    Learn How to Make Bethenny's Favorite Tha

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  • Make the season come alive by adding seasonal holiday décor to your home! It's easy to spice things up with just a few simple touches. Plus, you can get the dinner conversation started by discussing how you created such a wonderful table setting.

    Holiday How-To: DIY Thanksgiving Table Settings
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    Kids' Table Paper Tablecloth
    This simple idea is great if you are expecting to have a kids' table at your Thanksgiving celebration. Use what you have and put down some butcher-block paper as the "tablecloth." Provide crayons or markers for the kids to draw with on the paper. For a fun game, have them outline their hands and create hand turkey drawings.

    Leaf Napkin Rings
    This is a great activity for kids to be outdoors and to bring the beautiful colors of fall to your table. Search outdoors or at your local craft store for some medium to large-sized colorful leaves. (Make sure they are not so dry that they crumble at the slightest movement.) Simply wrap them around a rolled-up napkin, take some col

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  • To Do and Not to Do: Tionna Smalls' Bed Etiquette!

    Tionna Smalls shares her bedroom etiquette tips and offers some advice.

    Get Ready
    Before you jump into your clean and fresh sheets, take a shower. Maybe use some lavender scented body-wash or other calming scents to "clean the day away." Take a few minutes to de-stress; you'll be much happier for it and you'll be able to sleep better!

    Wake Up and Brush Your Teeth
    If your man sleeps over, get up and brush your teeth first! Tionna says it's okay if he wakes up first, it's not a big deal but if you get up first, it's important to keep yourself together. Joey said once you're married, it doesn't matter!

    Be Sexy
    Keep your comfy pajamas for the nights when you're on your own. If your man is sleeping over, wear some cute and sexy pajamas, like Daisy Llewyllen's tips to find great pajamas for you!

    Save Your Blowout!
    If you want your hair to last, use a silk scarf to make your hair last. You can even braid your hair first and then cover it with a scarf (or use bobby p

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  • Steve Ward Shares His Advice for Dating after 50

    Steve shares his advice with Mary Jo (who has been single since her divorce nine years ago) on how to meet a man and how to change her life:

    Hire a matchmaker.

    Make a life change or relocate to change your patterns.

    Go to different places to eat, workout, shop and be positive when you're there. You'll meet different people in different places.

    Remain eternally young. Age is only a number if you act young, you'll feel young.

    If you feel awkward asking a guy out, make a suggestion. Instead of asking a guy out, say, "There's a great coffee shop around the corner, we should check it out."

    Some people prefer to communicate via text or via the phone, and men don't usually know. It's the woman's responsibility to let the guy know what you want.

    After you make a suggestion, you set an expectation. So, if you say, "Let me give you my card," then you should follow up with, "Why don't you call me later in the week to set something up"

    Where do you meet people? How have

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  • This is the perfect starter for your Thanksgiving feast! Bets are on that your guests will be licking their bowls.

    Easy & Healthy Butternut Squash Soup
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    This soup does not need salt, just a bit of pepper if you like. Soy milk adds a nice touch of creaminess and flavor.

    Easy & Healthy Butternut Squash Soup

    Serves 6 to 8

    Ingredients

    1 medium butternut squash, cut into smallish pieces
    1 medium onion, diced
    4 cloves garlic, chopped
    2 1/2 to 3 cups water
    pepper to taste
    cooking spray or 2 tablespoon olive oil, if desired
    soy milk, if desired


    Preparation

    Using cooking spray to coat, saute the onion in a pot or pan until it is soft.

    Add the garlic and continue sauteing for a few more minutes.

    Add the water and squash at the same time and bring to a boil. Turn heat down and simmer for as long as it takes to soften the squash completely, usually less than 45 minutes.

    Take the contents of the pot and pour it all into a blender. Blend thoroughly, add spices to your l

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  • Everything you need to make a great Thanksgiving meal, from start to finish!

    Bethenny's Thanksgiving Shopping List

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    Are you hosting your first Thanksgiving dinner? Check out Bethenny's recipes to get inspired, then add to Bethenny's shopping list below to make sure you've got everything you need!

    Bakery:
    Parbaked Dark Whole-Wheat Bread (16 ounces)

    Cheese:
    Formaggio Ciliegini Mozzarella
    Parmigiano - Reggiano, Aged 2 Years (not grated)

    Dairy:
    Farmland Cultured Low-fat Buttermilk (1 quart)
    Nature's Yoke Organic Free-Roaming Large Brown Eggs (1 dozen)
    Organic Valley Low-Fat Sour Cream (12 ounces)
    Plugra European Style Unsalted Butter (8 ounce block)

    Deli:
    Pitted Kalamata Olives (8 ounces)

    Frozen:
    Spanakopita Triangles (12 pieces)
    Cascadian Farm Organic Chopped Spinach (10 ounce box)
    Hagen-Dazs Five All-Natural Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (14 ounces)

    Grocery:
    Kitchen Basics Unsalted Chicken Cooking Stock (32 ounces)

    Meat:
    Whole Roasted Turkey (10-12 lb

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  • Tips for Shopping a Big Sale
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    A big sale can seem overwhelming - deals galore, tons of people, and usually a short amount of time until you're ready to go home and enjoy your purchases. The best way to handle flash sales (or the kind you'll probably see in your town on Black Friday) is to have a plan of attack... and it starts with doing some work at home.

    What are your tips for shopping a big sale? Share them with us!

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  • A staple of Thanksgiving and the holidays is the classic green bean casserole. Check out this tasty, healthy casserole that's easy to make, and will have your guests asking for seconds. Hint: Don't put the fried onions on top until the final five minutes of reheating so they're crispy!

    The Perfect Green Bean Casserole for Thanksgiving
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    Ingredients

    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1/2 cup diced red onion
    1 1/2 cups sliced white mushrooms
    3 cups vegetable broth
    5 cups haricots verts (skinny green beans), sliced on a diagonal
    1 can (about 10 3/4 ounces) low fat cream of mushroom soup or organize brand of mushroom soup (not puree - look of for one with some pieces - I used Amy's brand)
    1/2 cup soy milk
    2 tablespoons reduced-fat cream cheese
    1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
    1/3 cup caned friend onions, crushed

    Directions

    Put the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet with a lid or in a soup pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the red onion and mushrooms an

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  • This delicious recipe serves 12, and helps you cut some calories on this easy-to-make side dish. It is made with unsalted butter (and vegan butter can be substituted) and soy milk. The extra spices - honey, cinnamon and vanilla bean - will help cover the reduced fat nature of this holiday favorite. Kids will love this dish as well, especially if you serve it in ramekins to control portion sizes and make it extra special.

    Healthy Sweet Potato Soufflé
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    Ingredients

    8 small sweet potatoes or yams (choose whichever is brighter in color at your grocery store or farmer's market), peeled and chopped into large chunks
    8 egg whites, beaten until peaks are just starting to form
    4 tablespoons unsalted butter (regular or vegan)
    4 tablespoons soy milk
    2 tablespoons honey
    2 teaspoons salt
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon scooped seeds from a real vanilla bean
    1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

    Directions

    Put the potatoes in a large pot of cold salted water. Turn heat to high and boil unti

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