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How to make a winning gingerbread house

  David Collier and Daniel Mangione, executive pastry chefs at The Ritz-Carlton, show how to build a festive and sturdy gingerbread house that will have your holiday guests impressed.

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Mac, ham and cheese, please!

  Joseph Palma, chef at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington D.C., prepares home-cooked macaroni, ham and cheese dish with a gourmet twist.

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