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DIY Sugar Cookie Kits

We all know that the holidays just wouldn't be the holidays without a day of cookie decorating! Make it easy on the ones you love with this cute kit stocked full with everything you need to make perfectly lovely sugar cookie art. Take a peek at our Holiday Mag for cookie decorating tips and more DIY gift ideas!

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10 Tips for Perfect Holiday Cookies

When we first moved into our home and experienced our first holiday in the burbs, I was completely caught off guard by all my crafty and creative neighbors. Adorable little s'mores kitsjars of homemade goodness, and ...

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DIY Leftover Treat Boxes

They say that the smallest details make the longest lasting impressions. Send your guests home with a little something sweet, tucked neatly inside these adorably whimsical treat boxes - and they will most definitely be stopping by for more! Check out our Holiday Mag for even more ideas on how to be the hostess with the mostess this year. Treat boxes (we used...

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DIY Gingerbread House Kit

Every year when I was younger my amazing (or insane, depending on how you look at it) mother spent the month of December turning our kitchen into a gingerbread factory. She made gingerbread house kits for everyone - family, friends, babysitters, you name it! It's a great gift for anyone on your list, because you'll be giving them all the fun of decorating a house without any of the mess or fuss of baking it themselves. See even more DIY ideas in our...

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Hostess Gift Idea: A Jar of Cookies

I don’t know why I’m surprised to find myself smack in the middle of a new season, a new life, the moment September hits. Maybe it’s the nip in the air or the kiddie footsteps clamoring on and off the school bus. Perhaps it’s some sort of internal clock that’s conditioned me—or, really, all of us—to get back into the swing of things each autumn. Either way, I’m finally motivated to step away from the barbecue and get back into a warm kitchen. After preserving jam and jelly...

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DIY Flower Ice Cubes

Thank goodness for Ice Cream Week in August! We figured we'd share a fun DIY to add a little floral love to your cool evening summer snacks. What better way to dress up that after dinner drink than a flower filled cube of ice to keep it cool and refreshing?! Pour a heavy hand of Bailey's overtop to enjoy alongside your evening dish of ice cream. Summer bliss! Water Edible flowers and/or petals Ice cube...

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DIY Gender Reveal Balloon Cake

My husband and I are currently expecting our first- also the first grandchild in both our families- so when we found out the sex of our baby, we wanted to tell the grandparents-to-be in an extra special way. I'm a big fan of using dessert to reveal news, so we decided on an ombré gender reveal cake with a little extra pizzaz: white balloon toppers that pop to reveal a shower of edible blue or pink confetti! Easy ombré cake (recipe below)...

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DIY Tea Set

Though we originally put this sweet gift together for Mother's Day, I'm fairly certain it would make for an adorable gift for anyone year round. Hostess gift? Birthday gift? It's totally interchangeable. Pair it with a cute mug (with matching saucer if you're looking to truly impress) and you're totally and completely set! Paper mache box...

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Homemade Vanilla Infused Honey

With a little help from Juniper & Dash and Alexandra Whitney, honey gets a delicious facelift with the addition of vanilla bean. Can you think of a better combination? I certainly cannot! And this little nugget is so easy, and so delicious, it needs to make its internet rounds. And if it...

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How To Build the Perfect Cheese Plate

I vividly remember my first attempt at a cheese plate. I knew cheese. I liked cheese. But apart from being well versed in the world of cheddar, I was stumped. With so many options, the idea felt overwhelming at best. Which is why we've teamed up with ...

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The Anatomy of a Grilled Cheese Sandwich

In college, my girlfriend Courtney would make late night grilled cheese sandwiches. Complete with spray butter and kraft singles and oh my god, they were good. Granted, anything would have been good after 6 cocktails at 2AM, but the grilled cheese sandwich is just such a staple. So today we're breaking down what it takes to whip up the PERFECT grilled cheese sandwich (spray butter not included!) So there are obviously all of the necessary components: a melty cheese, a great bread and a...

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Chocolate Heart “Love” Cake

It's easy to pretend like Valentine's Day isn't the best holiday ever. It's the Hallmark Holiday. We get it. But I promise you one thing...if someone gave you this Valentine's Day Cake? We're thinking you'd give V-day a good old second chance. Plus it's super easy to make using boxed mix and pre-made frosting. And the result is the very definition of a smile. You want to bake your cake according to the boxes...

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How to Sculpt Sugar Flowers

Girls. We're about to get our sculpt on. Yeah, I said it. Because the amazingly talented Emily of Lael Cakes is sharing tips from her latest Sugar Sculpting Workshop complete with a totally doable Sugar Dogwood Flower tutorials. And pretty pictures from Lauren Volo. AND a recipe for sugar paste (or you can just cheat and buy it like I'm going to).

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Healthy Bourbon Caramel Pear Cookies

You heard right! Delicious bourbon caramel pear cookies with a totally healthy twist. Rebekah Pizana  and Carlene Thomas  have pulled out all the stops to transform your every day baked good into a guilt-free treat. Captured by Yvonne Rock, there's...

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How To Frost the Perfect Cake

I've always admired those perfectly smooth cakes you see through the windows of your local bakery. They're just so beautiful in their simplicity. And though I've admittedly tried my hand at them a time or two, I've never quite mastered the look. But with Mayflour Cake + Confections step by step guide, I'm now more confident than ever that we call all frost the perfect cake. Captured by...

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Tips for Storing Strawberries

So earlier this morning we covered picking strawberriesbuying strawberries, and now we need to learn how to store them to keep them nice and fresh for optimal use. Not to fear my dears, with our help, you'll be summer ready in no time flat! Here are a few simple tricks that will make...

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Strawberry Picking Tips

What's the best thing about Summer? Probably the margaritas and chips + guac that I consume at a ridiculous pace. And cocktails at the pool. And well, everything else. But the thing that gets me the happiest and marks the official start of Summer? Strawberries. Fresh picked, delicious, oh so very...

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How To Make Chocolate Truffles from Jessica Foster Confections

The thought of making chocolate truffles has always felt incredibly intimidating to me. I've considered tackling them in the past, but always ended up grabbing a few at a local bakery in order to satisfy any truffle craving that happens to plague. But with Jessica Foster's tips and tricks, I'm feeling entirely more confident. As it turns out they aren't terribly difficult in the least! And if that wasn't enough to sell me...

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Mother’s Day Basket + Lemon Scones

Alright, how adorable is this Mother's Day basket? I'm secretly hoping that one finds its way in my arms come Sunday. Aaaand, I'm thinking that as long as my mother-in-law isn't reading, it has her name written all over it. All we did was line a cute basket with a pretty tea towel, fill with goodies to your hearts desire. Then, top with flowers! And, as a special little treat, we're sharing our very...

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Neon DIY Striped Cake

I know that it's sort of killing you guys that we have yet to unveil the full Neon party but I just had to pay homage to all of the cuteness in the DIY projects that served as our foundation. Particularly, this ridiculously cute cake that even a novice baker could tackle with confidence. It's pink, it's sparkly and it has a little nod to the 80's which I sort of love. Boxed White Cake (or make your own with...

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