When it comes to culture, we’re interested in lots of it… music, art, sports, and most of all, food. Here’s what we’re into this week:

  1. How to Decorate Cookies When You Have No Artistic Skills Whatsoever | Bon Appétit 

Holiday cookies are a tradition we can fully get behind. If scouring Pinterest for #cookiespo has you feeling more nervous than inspired, fret not: Just follow the cookie commandments. With the help of festive cutters and a heavy hand of sprinkles, you can bake it ‘til you make it.

2. Red Wine Hot Chocolate Is a Thing, and It’s (Surprisingly) Delicious | The New York Times

Frosé was fun, but we’ve moved onto colder pastures, and we need a drink that can keep up. Cue red wine hot chocolate, a winter-perfect sip that’s getting rave reviews from celeb chefs, foodie blogs, and beyond.

3. Use This Strategy to Make All Your Edible Gifts in One Fell Swoop | Food52

What’s the best present you can give? Food, of course. If you’re planning to bake — or cook — up a storm in the name of gift-giving, there are some helpful ways you can figure out how to make your ingredients stretch for maximum treat impact.

4. This is 100% the Coolest Cutting Board You Have Ever Seen | Thrillist

We’ve found it — the cutting board to end all cutting boards is *finally* here. With add-ons and compartments aplenty, it’s being called the Swiss army knife of kitchen organization tools, and let’s just say we’ll be purchasing one ASAP.

5. The Guinness Record Holder for “World’s Largest Gingerbread Village” Shares His Best Tips | The Kitchn

It takes a village… to make a gingerbread village. Jon Lovitch, the brains behind GingerBread Lane, is offering his best tips for creating a world of confections — starting with the number one rule: No skimping on the icing.