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We Dare You Not to Fall Madly in Love with these Waffle Sugar Cookies

Did you happen to catch the cutest birthday party ever in existence? It was all about Pancakes + Pajamas with a menu that we can seriously get behind. One such item on that sweets smorgasbord was these crazy yummy looking Waffle Sugar Cookies. Meet your new favorite treat...

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These Pineapple Sprinkles are the Cutest Thing to Ever Happen to Dessert

As if watermelon sprinkles weren't cute enough, we're adding another tropical fruit to the DIY sprinkle family. Meet the cutest ever pineapple dessert toppings. They're DIY and as easy as they come in terms of home-baked treats. Completely dazzle the socks off your guests with these cute fruit toppings plus check out more ways to gussy up your standard sprinkles...

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Did Someone Say Watermelon Sprinkles?

When regular sprinkles just won't do, try this watermelon version of our most favorite party topping. We gladly throw sprinkles on anything and everything. And we mean everything. But with this fruity flair, that everything just got a whole lot cuter. Can you...

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How To: Lemon Twist Garnish

A few years ago, I set out on a journey to really up the ante on my cocktails. And to me, a garnish takes any 'ol boring cocktail to the next level. So one night out, I asked our friendly bartender to teach me how to twist, and to my surprise, it's easy as pie. Our cocktails have been prettier ever since, and now yours can be too. xo, Abby Capalbo Step One Cut the ends off each side of your lemon (or orange or anything you're...

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DIY 4th of July Confetti Cake

If you need a last minute holiday dessert, this sparkling cake is just the thing for the Fourth of July! There couldn’t be an easier way to dress up a store bought cake and make it party ready. Seriously, if you can use scissors, you’ve got this in the bag. Grab all the details below and get ready to celebrate the 4th with a...

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Party Food and DIYS for Your Fourth of July Bash

A red, white and blue color palette and sparklers are a given, watermelon = a total must. But what else should you be infusing into your upcoming Fourth of July bash? We've got a round up of simple DIY projects, scrumptious bites and out of this world cocktails that will kick your fourth into a whole new level of cool. Get ready to celebrate the U.S. of A. with 15 of our...

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Simple Cake Decorating Inspiration

We'd all love to bake like the pros, but in reality, decorating a cake can leave your kitchen looking more like a disaster zone then the chic bakeries of Paris. But with some simple decorating inspiration, you can have cakes that only look like they were made by the pros. Get 5 amazingly simple cake decorating ideas in the video below!

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DIY Watercolor Cookies

If you're loving the watercolor trend that's popping up everywhere this spring, don't miss out on these gorgeous cookies from Lark & Linen! Jacquelyn transforms simple sugar cookies into works of art with fondant and a bit of food coloring! "I originally made these watercolor cookies for Easter a few weeks back, and because I wasn’t sure how they would turn out I didn’t really have any intention on blogging about them. For all I knew it...

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DIY Donut Bar

We've seen many a cookie, pie, and cupcake bar but rare is it to stumble across a top your own donut bar and it's pure sweet genius. Kelsey Rae Designs  and Plum & Oak Photo came up with the idea of grabbing simple glazed donuts and laying out all the accoutrements for guests to gussy up. Sprinkles, coconut, oreos –...

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Yes. You CAN Make Your Own Peeps!!! #nothealthy #butgood

If you have yet to try a homemade marshmallow, you have yet to have a real marshmallow. Infinitely softer and more pillowy than store-bought -- and super simple to whip up, too -- homemade marshmallows become impossibly cute when molded into everyone's favorite Easter treat: Peeps! Try making them this Easter, using our handy guide below, and prepare to make store-bought Peeps a thing of the past. (Trust me: you won't be missing them that much with a couple of these cuties on hand!)...

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Who Says Easter Eggs Have to Look Like Eggs?

We definitely don't! Mainly because these little cuties will bring a HUGE smile to the faces of our kids come Easter morning! Using not much more than egg dye, paper, a touch of glue and your own imagination, empty egg shells are transformed into summer's favorite fruit. Read on to see how in our simple guide below, click here for more FUN Easter Ideas and see below for even more last minute...

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The Cutest Easter Bunny Cake that Even the Baking Challenged Can Do!

Fret not my baking challenged friends! This cake is SO easy and you can cheat your way to success by using boxed cake mix. With two big, frosted sugar cookies for ears, your friends and family will be wondering why you don't have your own show already. Read on for our simple how-to just in time for Easter and don't worry, we've snuck even more cake goodness in below (think watercolor + cake + no skills necessary)! Your favorite cake recipe Your favorite buttercream recipe (we like...

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Speckled Egg Cupcakes

Nothing says 'spring has sprung,' quite like birds chirping in the newly blossomed trees, and these sweet little robin's egg cupcake toppers help bring that undeniable sign of spring right to your table! These little sweeties are perfect for a festive Easter desert spread, but would also be right at home at a little boy's birthday or baby shower. Read on for the recipe and our simple how-to below. Photography: Nicole Baas |...

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Cheeseboard 101

Who doesn't love a yummy cheese plate? They are the perfect kick-off to any dinner party, girl's night, or just because! We all have our favorites (can you say brie?), but building the perfect cheeseboard is remarkably simple and is guaranteed to please. With the help of the lovely Chassity from Look Linger Love, you can...

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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 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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18 Creative Pie Toppers for the Holidays

When it comes to making pies, we are all about those toppers. From simple to extravagant, these designs will be the perfect addition to your creative baking endeavors this upcoming holiday season. Never again let simple pie crusts bore you. With a few easy steps you can have an amazing array of decorative pies that are almost (emphasis on the almost) too pretty to eat!

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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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