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DIY Homemade Peeps

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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DIY Strawberry Easter Eggs

These little cuties are the definition of sweet! 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. Use them to top gifts, tuck into your little one's Easter basket, or create a beautiful tables cape that looks good enough to eat! Read on to see how in our simple guide below. White eggs Paas egg dye White vinegar...

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DIY Bunny Cake

This sweet, sleepy bunny cake is super cute, and just as easy to make! Using big, frosted sugar cookies for ears, your favorite cake and buttercream frosting instantly become an adorable Easter treat, that's totally worthy of centerpiece status. Read on for our simple how-to just in time for Easter! 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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Fruit Leather Fortune Cookies for the Kids

Remember the days when you used to find a sweet note from Mom in your lunch box? Well with the help of the lovely Chassity from Look Linger Love, we decided to take it up a notch! These adorable fruit leather fortune cookies are the perfect healthy dessert for your kids' school lunches, not to mention the sweet "fortunes" hidden inside! Take a peek at Chassity's fruit leather fortunes and try this sweet project at home!  ...

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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 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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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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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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