Melinda Hobgood

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Sewing an Elastic Waist

Read on to see more patterns compatible with this technique as well as how to draft your own elastic waist skirt.<p>Watch to see how I always elasticate …

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making Layer Cakes

Layer cakes are as much a craft project as they are a baking project. It's a process that requires time and patience, but the reward is totally worth …

Dessert

Tell Me What You're Baking for the Holiday Season!

Tell Me What You’re Baking for the Holiday Season!<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 28, 2015 66<p>Eeeeep! It’s only one of my favorite things to share ever, because …

Dessert

Classic Christmas Recipes

Celebrate Christmas this year with traditional recipes you love to make year after year. From succulent meats, to sweet treats, we have plenty of …

Eggnog Spice Cupcakes with Eggnog Frosting

I am so excited for holiday baking! Oh my goodness bring on the yummy goodness. Today we are celebrating cupcake Saturday with this lovely Eggnog …

Dessert

White Chocolate Dipped Gingersnaps #Cookielicious

White Chocolate Dipped Gingersnaps Photo by Janet Keeler<p>I have been making White Chocolate Dipped Gingersnaps ever since the recipe crossed my desk …

7 Reasons No One Should Ever Eat Pumpkin Pie

Please admit it: Pumpkin pie sucks.<p>Everyone's all in a fever right now about pumpkin — thinking about Thanksgiving desserts, Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte, the launch of 1 million new pumpkin-flavored things. Thanksgiving is, perhaps, the greatest American holiday. It's our chance to do what we do …

13 Insanely Easy Three-Ingredient Desserts

Never let them see you sweat: Holiday edition.

This No-Knead, 5-Ingredient Artisanal Bread Is Super Easy to Bake

We’re serious. You can bake fresh, crusty, aromatic, artisanal bread using just FIVE ingredients. It doesn’t involve any kneading and takes less than 10 minutes of prep! We’ve always thought that baking bread was intimidating, but this recipe is a great way to dip your toes in the water. With only …

How to Make (and Decorate!) Sugar Cookies Like the Pros

Decorating sugar cookies always <i>seems</i> like a good idea, but they never quite turn out like the ones baked by the professionals. To avoid frosting …

24 Delicious Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren't Pie

#TeamCake.

The Chocolate Fudge Frosting That Elevates Any Cupcake

Cookies, Cookies, Cookies

Cookies

Cranberry Recipes That Will Make Your Fall Sweeter

Eat all of these.<p>Cranberry is the fruit of Thanksgiving. The spread of sides wouldn't be complete without this complementary condiment -- whether fresh or canned. But cranberry has way more tricks up its sleeve than making a great sauce to pair with turkey.<p>Cranberries make cocktails beautiful, …

Dessert

7 Oatmeal Bakes for the Perfect Make-Ahead Breakfast

As the old saying goes, "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." And yet, every morning we're …

Breakfast

s’more cupcakes

Is there anything more passé than cupcakes? It’s like 2006 up in here. Even the macaron parlors that were the “next cupcake” and the …

Dessert

18 Lazy-Girl Dessert Hacks

Dear sugar: My body is ready.<p>Oh yeah, there are booze recipes too. Because I know what's good fer ya.

11 Fast Food Favorites You Can Make at Home

It’s almost impossible to drive down the street without passing a fast-food restaurant. Whether you need a quick meal to hold you over or are just craving a milkshake, it can be easy to find yourself idling in the drive-thru. But with a little planning and less time in the kitchen than you’d think, …

How to Make Perfectly Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

<i>Header image: Chocolate Chip Cookies from CHOW</i>Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies, of course. But we all have an idea of the perfect version – …

11 you-need-these-right-now brownie recipes

For brownie lovers (everyone with a soul), the mere sight of a pan of brownies can cause hysteria. Don't even think about letting it cool for more than a couple of minutes. It's important to get just the right piece, and then grab five more.<p>And those corners? The ones you bite into to find they are …

The New Spinner's Guide to Plying with Anne Merrow Preview

25 Delicious Treats Harry Potter Would Definitely Approve Of

Butterbeer and Cauldron Cakes anyone?

Decadent And Rich, These Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes Are The Perfect Addition To Your Day!

We’ll be honest with you, it is quite possible that we are drooling as we write this…these cupcakes are just that good. These dense, chocolate …

Origami Butterfly

Shares 0<p>This origami butterfly is a cute and easy to make. Use them to dress up gifts, tags, party invitations and more.<p>Shares 0<p>Get the instructions …

Make a Buttery, Moist, Perfect Pound Cake by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

A good pound cake is hard to find—but you can definitely make one at home. Crack the code with these tips from our test kitchen.<p>If you've ever had a piece of subpar pound cake, you know how depressing it can be. What should be sweet and soft is nothing more than a heavy, dry piece of bread …

Orange Dreamsicle Bread - Chef in Training

Calling all orange dreamsicle fans out there… this recipe is for you!<p>Since creating this recipe, this bread has been made a handful of additional …

Video tip: How to cut up a chicken... and 14 recipes

Whenever I buy chicken to cook or grill, I always go for the whole bird and cut it up myself. Whole birds can be much cheaper than pre-cut pieces -- often a fraction of the price -- and they're so easy to break down when you know what you're doing.<p>If you're intimidated by the thought of cutting up …

Self-Rising Biscuits

This is a very old, <i>very</i> easy biscuit recipe for those times you don’t have a second to waste. They’re sometimes called Southern Biscuits, sometimes …

Chocolate Butterscotch Caramel Bars

I had something similar to these bars at this market in Tulsa a few weeks ago, and I found them very delightful, delicious…and rich. I bought just …