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13 Insanely Addictive Party Toasts For The Holidays

The key to any delicious party? Crostini—lots.<p>Mini toasts, also known as crostini, are the perfect party appetizer. You can top them with whatever ingredients sound delicious, whether sweet, savory, or spicy. Plus, what's not to love about a little carb-loading at a party? Looking for more …

Nigella Lawson's Genius, One-Step, No-Churn Ice Cream

Not having an ice cream maker never stopped us before. We did a really good job of making ice cream, against all odds. But instead of doing any of it, you can glide over to your cupboard like you're Nigella Lawson, find four ingredients, whip them into a cloud, then freeze -- they will become ice …

One-Step

How-To: Drip-Free Glass Painting

If you’ve ever tried to paint glass, you know how frustrating the little drips and imperfections that mar an otherwise smooth surface can be. Next time, save yourself some trouble (and a whole lot of swearing) with this helpful drip-free glass painting technique from Alex at Northstory!

How-To: Elder Scottish Rose Cocktail

I love to host summer cocktail parties on my deck. And my current favorite drink is called the Elder Scottish Rose. It is both pretty and delicious, with a fun and easy garnish that impresses everyone. Exotic liquors are popular and many unique imports have become available to amateur mixologists. …

How-To: DIY Anthropologie-Inspired Mugs

Make a set of charming DIY Anthropologie-inspired tea cups or mugs with this fun ceramic painting tutorial from Morena’s Corner!

Decorations

Kid Craft: Autumn Leaf Lanterns

Cooler weather means Mother Nature is getting all dressed up in her finest colors! Celebrate the beauty of the season with your little ones with this fun kid-friendly autumn leaf lantern tutorial from Red Ted Art!<p>Have the leaves started to change in your neighborhood? Click here to get to your …

Two-Minute Bauble Necklace

7 DIY Apothecary Jars

There are so many different ways to add to your Halloween decor, but before you go out buying more pumpkins and spiderwebs, read this post. …

Layered Paint Mason Jars

Luckett's Green Milk Paint Chest of Drawers | Lost & Found

I promised you all in my last post some “after” photos of this cute little chest I recently bought.<p>It was a Craigslist find, and in really good …

Crafting: Button Bracelets

Love buttons? Who doesn't?! Chances are, whether you are crafty or not, you have a stash of them laying around, or maybe an addiction to collecting …

DIY Ombre Polymer Clay Beaded Necklace

Nap time is pretty awesome. As I am typing out this little diy both boys are snoring away and that is happiness :) Nap time is also when I can be a …

DIY Polymer Clay Bead Necklace

Once upon a time (8 or so months ago) I had this great idea that I was going to open up an Etsy shop...then I got pregnant and realized I had no time …

Spicy Spiked Hot Chocolate

4 Servings<p>The addition of an anise-flavored liqueur turns this hot cocoa into the liquid version of chocolate-covered licorice.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups whole milk<p>1 cup heavy cream<p>⅓ cup sugar<p>½ ancho chile, lightly crushed<p>1 cinnamon stick<p>½ vanilla bean, split lengthwise<p>3 oz. bittersweet …

6 Ways to Upgrade a Hot Toddy

A classic hot toddy is ridiculously simple. Hot water, liquor and sugar are all that's necessary to make this cozy, curative drink—but here are six …

31 Insanely Easy And Clever DIY Projects

These are the kind of simple projects for the laziest and most inept of crafters. Even if you can barely operate a drill, you can do most of these projects — and in less than an hour.

Tutorials

30 DIY Sharpie Projects You Have to Try

You’re about to be drawn into the world of everyone’s favorite permanent marker: Sharpies! And what’s not to love about ‘em? From the variety of bold bright colors to the nearly hundreds of ways to use them to make your world a more wonderful place, Sharpies are the go-to instrument for upgrading …

Crafting

9 Awesome Margarita Recipes to Quench Your Thirst for Tequila

We'd never turn down one of these frosty margarita recipes.<p>Whether you prefer your 'ritas shaken up with triple sec and lime or blended up with an avocado (trust us—it works!), these 9 recipes will help you get your tequila fix, stat. Bottoms up!

Cocktails

The Dessert To Serve At Your Next Dinner Party

Impress your dinner party guests with blueberry-lavender ice cream.<p>Blueberry-lavender ice cream. <i>Getty Images.</i><p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>3 cup(s) heavy cream<br>• 1 cup(s) whole milk<br>• 1 tablespoon(s) dried lavender flowers<br>• 8 large egg yolks<br>• 1/2 cup(s) sugar<br>• 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract<br>• 1 cup(s) blueberries<p><b>Directions:</b><p><b>Make</b> …

Ice Cream

Moto Guzzi Cocktail Recipe

This two-ingredient drink was created by Boston bartender John Gertsen. Gertsen and his fellow bartender Kevin Montuori were riffing on Manhattan variations, especially ones using high-proof Booker's bourbon. Punt e Mes is an Italian vermouth, more bitter than most sweet vermouths. At 120+ proof, …

Godfather Cocktail Recipe

This simple drink became popular in the 1970s, though no one's really sure of its origins. Some stories say it was inspired by the famous gangster film of the same name; others say that the Don himself, Marlon Brando, drank it regularly. I don't know if we'll ever know the truth of the tale.<p>Some …

Strawberry Cosmopolitan With Ginger Liqueur and Rhubarb Bitters

No wonder children and adults alike get addicted to the fetching berries.<p>Locally grown strawberries, whether from your own backyard or a small farm, bear no resemblance to their commercial counterparts. They're usually small and imbued with a dense crimson color through their core -- and they're …

Bitters

Here’s How to Make an Award-Winning Bloody Mary

When we hit the weird and wonderful NYC Hot Sauce Expo a few weeks back, we witnessed the crowning of the best bloody mary in the city via the final …

Maple Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies!

My parents recounted a bittersweet story from my childhood at dinner a couple weeks ago. When I was around two years old, my sweet grandpa was …

11 Rhubarb Recipes for Spring

Rhubarb is spring's biggest challenge and its best reward. On the heels of winter, its stalks emerge bitter and brittle, but no mind -- with a bit of coaxing, it turns sweet and inviting, like spring.<p>Soon enough, we realize that its tough exterior is just a ruse. Feisty rhubarb loves a stiff …

Rhubarb

Mojalisco Recipe

If you like the flavors of a Dark and Stormy, Moscow Mule, or Mojito, you'll love the Mojalisco.<p>This cocktail features Crabbie's alcoholic ginger beer (yup, that's right, ginger beer with booze already in it) plus mint, tequila, and lime juice. The addition of Velvet Falernum emphasizes the ginger …

Sun and Shrub Recipe

This is my new go-to hot weather refresher. It can be hard to get rhubarb flavor into cocktails, but I have a secret weapon: Liber and Co's awesome Rhubarb and Ginger Shrub. A tart and citrusy combination of this shrub plus lemon juice bring out the agave flavors of blanco tequila, while a touch of …

Lillet

37<p>14<p>I’m not sure how I discovered Lillet, an orange-infused apéritif wine, made in a town on a road between Sauternes and Bordeaux, but I remember …