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Stomping around the house in your festive pajama set waiting your favorite TV shows to come back in January (and February and March—ugh)? To keep your television cravings at bay, here's what to eat and drink until your favorite shows start up again.

Black-ish

Returns: January 6

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Last year's holiday episode had a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law duke it out for Christmas dinner supremacy. Turns out, one of them had a little help...

10 Tips from Pro Caterers for Pulling off a Big Event

10 Tips from Pro Caterers for Pulling off a Big Event by Amanda Sims

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How to Feed The Crowds (& Stay Sane) This Christmas Season

How to Feed The Crowds (& Stay Sane) This Christmas Season by Skye | From My Dining Table

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Bob's Burgers

Returns: January 10

This animated series is well-known for its breakout feminist icon—but let us not forget its namesake establishment and the rival restaurant across the way, Jimmy Pesto's.

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10 Steps to Becoming a Burger Expert

10 Steps to Becoming a Burger Expert by Leslie Stephens

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11 Ways to Get Creative with Pesto

11 Ways to Get Creative with Pesto by Sarah Jampel

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Returns: January 5

Though Boyle may be known for his sophisticated palate, the gang at the nine-nine gets by just fine on coffee and doughnuts.

The Semi-Science Behind Pairing Donuts and Coffee 

The Semi-Science Behind Pairing Donuts and Coffee  by Kenzi Wilbur

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5 Tips for Brewing Better Coffee

5 Tips for Brewing Better Coffee by Katie Bernstein

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Empire

Returns: March 30 (sorry!)

Cookie + Champagne = Everything

Our Essential Chocolate Chip Cookie Guide

Our Essential Chocolate Chip Cookie Guide by Caroline Lange

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Carey Nershi's Angostura Sugar Cubes for Champagne Cocktails

Carey Nershi's Angostura Sugar Cubes for Champagne Cocktails by Kristen Miglore

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Fresh Off the Boat

Returns: February 2

The Huang family's struggle to balance a Taiwanese-U.S. American identity was best illustrated by mom's home cooking versus mac and cheese (with bacon bits!).

12 Asian Noodles You Should Be Eating More Of (& How to Do It)

12 Asian Noodles You Should Be Eating More Of (& How to D... by Sarah Jampel

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How to Make Macaroni and Cheese Without a Recipe

How to Make Macaroni and Cheese Without a Recipe by Catherine Lamb

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iZombie

Returns: January 12

If craving brains weren't a bad enough side-effect of zombie-hood, they also seem to experience taste bud-death. Pro tip: Start stocking up on hot sauce before the zombie apocalypse.

Recipes to Pair With Hot Sauce

Recipes to Pair With Hot Sauce by Food52

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The Best Way to Garnish a Bloody Mary

The Best Way to Garnish a Bloody Mary by Amanda Sims

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Jane the Virgin

Returns: January 25

Jane loves grilled cheese sandwiches, but she loves immaculately conceived little Mateo (Gloriano Rogelio Solano Villanueva) even more.

10 of Our Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches (Is It Lunchtime Yet?)

10 of Our Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches (Is It Lunchtime... by Ali Slagle

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies by Merrill Stubbs

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Modern Family

Returns: January 6

The Pritchett/Delgado/Tucker/Dunphy clan keeps growing, and every season seems to bring one more mouth to feed—including little Frenchie Stella. I mean, STELLA!

Community Picks -- Family Recipes

Community Picks -- Family Recipes by Food52

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How to Make Homemade Dog Biscuits

How to Make Homemade Dog Biscuits by Erin McDowell

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Scandal

Returns: February 11

SO MUCH DRAMA. It just makes you want to pack up, move to Vermont, and make jam. Wine jam.

The Taxonomy of Jams, Preserves, and Confitures

The Taxonomy of Jams, Preserves, and Confitures by MrsWheelbarrow

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The Top 5 Do's and Don'ts of Drinking Wine

The Top 5 Do's and Don'ts of Drinking Wine by fiveandspice

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Supernatural

Returns: January 20

Dean and Sam have pretty much been living off diner food their whole lives... or at least for the last 11 seasons. Our thoughts are with their cholesterol levels.

A Diner-Style Dinner Party

A Diner-Style Dinner Party by Brette Warshaw

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11 Condiments for Burgers

11 Condiments for Burgers by Joy Belamarich

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What's on your TV watch list for 2016? Let us know what you'll be watching (and the goodies you'll be pairing them with)!

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