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13 Sweet Lemon Treats for Your Springtime Celebrations

Craving a little citrus? Whip up one of these tasty recipes.<p><b>1. Lemon Bars with Olive Oil & Sea Salt</b><p>Lemon and sea salt may not be a common combination, but we're so glad someone thought of adding sea salt to lemon bars. To find the recipe for these delicious (and healthy!) bars, go to Bites Out of …

Dessert

How to Make the Ultimate Mac & Cheese.... Because It's Important

Our digital food editor walks you through the steps to creating the perfect mac & cheese—a recipe everyone should know how to make.<p>There's not really a debate at this point—macaroni and cheese is pretty much universally accepted as the ultimate comfort food. But the dish comes in many forms, and …

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Homemade Holiday: Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar

Cranberry white chocolate cookies in a jar are a homemade gift sure to please. Add custom tags for a whimsical feel.<p>I cannot believe that there are only twelve days until Christmas. <i>Twelve</i>. Seriously, where has this month gone? Things have been incredibly hectic for us between traveling, the holiday …

Dessert

12 of the Coolest Kids' Spaces We've Ever Seen

Kids

How to Make Corn Dogs

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: What's better than a hotdog? A hotdog on a stick that's been deep-fried in a cornmeal batter, that's what. Molly Yeh from my name is yeh is</i> …

Handmade Holiday: 14 DIY Origami Ornaments

'Tis the season for holiday decorating! If you looking to get crafty (or if you are on a small budget this year), here are 14 cool origami projects …

18 Cookie Recipes for Your Holiday Cookie Exchange

Making cookies is a serious business in December. Do you go for a classic holiday cookie like gingerbread men, or try something new and exciting? Do …

Spicy Sugared Pecans to Make Christmas Tex-ified

Sugared pecans are a time honored tradition in Texas, for just about every holiday. This spicier version is super fun for Christmas!<p>Sugared pecans are a time honored Texas tradition. They’ve been on many a holiday table in my lifetime, though this spicier version is new to me. New, and completely …

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White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies with Vanilla Salt

<i>To ready ourselves for gift-giving (and cookie-eating) season, we've declared this week Cookie Week. We'll share recipes and tips about cookies of all kinds, be they spicy or chocolate-y, chewy or crunchy, round or square. Mix up some dough and join us.</i><p><i>Today: Ashley Rodriguez, who blogs at Not</i> …

Ultimate Sugar Cookie Recipe

Our master sugar cookie recipe is easy to handle, can be rolled and then frozen in advance, and can be cut into any shape you desire<p>If you're like us, you've always dreamed of turning your kitchen into a cookie factory. You've just gotta believe in yourself. Even though "master" is in its name, our …

Dessert

Blue-Ribbon Butter Cake | Taste of Home

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Food

Instant Chai Tea Mix

I’m not a coffee drinker, but love tea and an occasional hot chocolate during the winter months. I really love Chai Tea and will have to make some of …

DIY – Christmas Tree Wire Wrapping

I say it all the time and with this project it is no exception – these would be great for tree decorations, hanging off necklaces or even a dangling …

3 Ways to DIY Dough Ornaments

One of my top crafty must-makes this Christmas are homemade dough ornaments. Great idea, but where to begin? There seem to be so many recipes out there, it can be a little overwhelming. I’ve taken the time to search out three different recipes (with awesome tutorials and tips) that will motivate …

Mini Mint Grasshoppers in a Jar

Love anything mint. These mint flavored desserts are some of my favorites. Although, the name really doesn’t sound very appealing. I think the best …

Freebie | DIY Christmas Sweater Gift Tags

I really really love this idea from Zakka Life. Not only are these sweater gift tags super cute, but they are made using old Christmas cards! Along …

DIY: Make Mitten & Snowmen Felt Tree Ornaments

Deborah Milne designed these adorable “Mitten & Snowmen Felt Tree Ornaments” for “save on crafts” with a complete supply list of materials you will …

DIY Perler Beads Ornaments

As long as you’ve got your Christmas cookie cutters out and your oven on, you might as well drop some Perler Beads into your cookie cutters and pop them into the oven to make some of these clever DIY Perler Beads ornaments from Joan Bagger.<p>Although the instructions are in Danish, the images are …

Crafting

A Winter ONEderland for Baby’s First Birthday

I always feel bad for winter babies. The holidays are such a busy time for everyone that it’s easy to neglect birthday parties for kids born in …

How-To: Snowflake Suncatcher Garland

Make your own magical glittering strings of pretty salt dough flurries with this fun snowflake suncatcher garland tutorial from Meredith at Homegrown Friends!<p>Ready to see how they’re made? Click here to see how it’s done.<p>[Via Red Ted Art]

How-To: Paper Snowflake Ballerina

Churning out the same old paper snow flakes year after year? Why not upgrade your winter holiday decor to includes these whimsical paper ballerinas?<p>The Krokotak blog has a simple photo tutorial and free printable template for the dancer silhouettes. These would look beautiful hanging in a window …

How-To: Super-Bulky Knitted Hat

I love, love, love super-bulky yarn, the thicker the better. But, when comparing the sheer amount of it in my stash to the number of finished objects that I’ve actually made, you might notice a bit of a disparity. Because, no matter how much I adore bulky yarn, I can never seem to find patterns …

Diy

With a plastic bottle you can make gift boxes and Christmas decorations, a detailed photo tutorial explains step by step …

Recipe Roundup: 5 Favorites to Bring to a Holiday Potluck Party

We’re simmering. In a good way. We’ve been in the kitchen, adding to our repertoire of quick and easy, no-fail dishes, perfect to bring the next time …

New York State

Basic Nut Milk

Makes 3 to 4 cups<p>No matter how fanatical you are about straining the milk, some sediment will settle as it sits. Shake or stir before using.<p>January 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup raw almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, pecans, walnuts, cashews, or peanuts<p>4 teaspoons agave syrup (nectar)<p>⅛ teaspoon kosher or …

Recipes

6 Easy Baking Hacks For Healthier Cookies

Why do we make ourselves crazy trying to get kids to eat their peas, carrots and now...kale? Heck, do <i>we</i> even like kale? Instead of fighting a battle we can't win, it's time we rethink something our little ones already enjoy--the cookie.<p>Because kids love anything called a "cookie," here are 6 easy …

Big waves continue to hit California as Hurricane Marie effect wanes

Strong waves with some swells reaching up to 15 feet are expected to continue Thursday, and may produce coastal flooding, forecasters say.<p>Monster waves sparked by Hurricane Marie have wreaked havoc on beach communities, flooding homes in Seal Beach and damaging boats and facilities in Avalon Harbor …

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