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chocolate stout cake

Because it’s fun for me, I’ve decided that today is the day that I will embarrass my former boss. You see, she and I are two of a very small group of …

Dessert

pineapple upside-down cake

I gotta tell you–I get so boring in the summertime. As soon as that warm weather hits and a bright blue sky becomes de rigeur and not something worth …

chocolate swirl buns

A few years ago, I conquered one of what has to be one of the seven wonders of my culinary world, chocolate babka. Babka, if you’re new to it, poor …

Skinny Garlic Parmesan Fries

6 Freestyle Points 192 Calories<p>These delicious fries are baked in the oven with garlic, a little olive oil, kosher salt and black pepper, then …

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Many of you are lacking knowledge of sweeteners. Stevia does not measure like sugar, it is much sweeter, but a very healthy sweetener if you like the …

EASY 5-Ingredient Nutella Almond Butter Cookies

5<p><i>5 / 5 (1 Reviews)</i><p><i>Did you make this recipe?</i> Leave a review »<p>6 Freestyle Points 158 calories<p><b>Total Time:</b><p>20 minutes<p>I recently discovered that Nutella …

Gluten-Free S'mores Tartlets

For all the bakers and chocolate lovers out there – this recipe is for you! These chocolate tartlets are a fun twist on a my favorite camping …

Shepherd's Pie, Lightened Up

Because St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, I thought sharing this oldie-but-goodie – my lightened up Shepherd's Pie, filled with lean …

Asparagus Egg and Bacon Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

I love the combination of this simple salad of asparagus, hard boiled egg and bacon tossed with a Dijon vinaigrette – it has Spring written all over …

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13 simple and effective ideas for creating a green garden at home

Most urban residents recognized that they would like to see more green foliage around them, and in the winter such desires are exacerbated …

41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

These tips and tricks will guarantee you'll be a totally happy camper this summer.

Hacking

7 Easy Skirt Patterns

Dress them up, dress them down. Any way you like to wear them, a skirt is a classic piece clothing you must have in your wardrobe. They are so …

Sewing

DIY No Sew Roman Shades video tutorial

Cherry-Chocolate Bourbon Soda

I think maybe I overdid it on cherries this year. For me, cherries are the epitome of the “get ’em while you can” mentality that comes over me every …

Apple-Bourbon Potpies

You can substitute whiskey, rum, or rye for the bourbon. If you cannot find all-butter puff pastry, you can use other types of puff pastry and bake at 400 degrees. The apple filling can be made a day ahead and stored in the refrigerator; bring to room temperature before using.

Puff Pastry

Bourbon-Soaked Cherries

Use these cherries in a Manhattan or spoon them with their syrup over ice cream for an adult dessert.

Ice Cream

The Boo Radley: A Drink for Recluses and Socialites Alike

<i>We’re strong proponents of having a good home bar. Welcome to Cocktail Hour, where we’ll show you the best ways to put your liquor cabinet to use. This cocktail is brought to you by thebar.com.</i><p><i>Today: A warming, bittersweet cousin of the boulevardier to keep you company all winter.</i><p>My father might be …

Literature

12 Cocktails to Make at Home for Mardi Gras

Gallery12 Cocktails to Make at Home for Mardi Gras<p>If you're going to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, you should be getting your drinks from here and here and here. But if you're hosting a Mardi Gras party at home, you'll need to whip up some drinks yourself to go with your muffaletta, gumbo, and …

9 Glittery Mardi Gras Party Essentials

A holiday for eating delicious, rich foods and sippin’ hurricanes? We’re totally all over that. While most places might not make a big deal out of Mardi Gras, we are BIG fans of the holiday. When else can you wear masks <i>and</i> eat donuts all day? If you’re a fan of Fat Tuesday, check out these nine …

Valentines Day Recipes, Crafts, DIY, Party and Gift Ideas

We have been sharing Valentines ideas for six years now… so I figured it was finally time to gather them all up and list them in one spot so we could …

Valentine's Day

15 DIY Valentines for Everyone You Love

Even if you're planning on visiting the jewelry store or flower shop for your real Valentine's Day presents, there's plenty of love to spread that doesn't require a checkbook! Instead of handing out classic cards or candies, get a little bit creative, with these V-Day DIYs for all of the beloved …

Valentine's Day

17 Cocktails for a Romantic Valentine's Day

Gallery17 Cocktails for a Romantic Valentine's Day<p>What makes a cocktail good for Valentine's Day? To start, it should be the sort of thing your loved one loves, whether that means a gin drink or a bourbon drink, a fruity drink or a fizzy drink. Our favorite Valentine's Day cocktails are flavorful …

THE BEST 5-MINUTE MUG CAKES

<b>0</b> Flares <b>0</b> Flares ×<p>Let’s be honest — there’s never a time when we’re not craving dessert. Unfortunately, we don’t always have the time, energy, or the …

How-To: Aluminum Chair Makeover

Give old outdoor seating a decidedly stylish new lease on life with this smart and simple aluminum chair makeover tutorial that Rachel from Smile and Wave shared on A Beautiful Mess!<p>The woven design looks fantastic, and the paracord keeps everything strong and sturdy.<p>This project makes me really …

Aluminum

The 90 Minute Dress Tutorial

I actually made this dress at the beginning of the summer (and have worn it everywhere!) but am just now getting to blog about it. A couple years ago …