I love the holidays, because there is a never-ending list of activities you can do to celebrate. You can watch movies, decorate a tree, go caroling (tangent question: does anyone actually carol anymore?), wrap gifts, and bake cookies. Most holiday activities are done in groups, too, so they always have the potential to turn into sweet memories with the people you care about. If you’re planning on having a holiday party, why not make it a cookie decorating party? Continue Reading
It’s not an easy task to organize pots and pans in the kitchen… the varied shapes and sizes of the different pieces often end up occupying more space than they should. And let’s not even get into trying to close a drawer full of utensils in disarray! But don’t give up – there are plenty of ways to tame the mess. Here are twenty-two clever ideas and do-it-yourself projects to get everything under control once and for all. Continue Reading
Whenever the weekend rolls around, I start planning my meals for the next few days. And when I say “meals”, I really mean “dessert”. This chai spice seems like the ultimate autumn dessert and I aim to make one this weekend!
Doesn’t that look like a yummy treat?! Check out the recipe over on Dirty Whisk!
From candied and cute, to savory and scary, to indulgently adult, Curbly has you covered this Halloween. That’s because we’ve rounded up no less than 101 treats to help you start the new bewitching year off on the right foot. And, no, there are no feet on the list. Well… maybe. Mua-ha-ha-ha….*cough-cough-cough*.
Looking for DIY Halloween recipes? Treats, sweets, salty, drinks, filling, or fun? Okay, let’s get started. [Bucking convention, we’re going to start with the desserts (sweets) first. Continue Reading
We’re nearing everyone’s favorite summer celebration in just over a week! What are you bringing to that 4th of July brunch or barbecue? I’ve rounded up 10 of the prettiest and most patriotic snacks that look as cool as they do delicious! Check them out!
1. They call it “Independence Punch” and it’s the coolest thing ever. via Big Bear’s Wife
2. No patriotic party would be complete without these lovely firework cookies! Continue Reading
When it comes to do-it-yourself holiday decor, the easier, the better in my opinion. That’s the case with the Curbly Ornament Challenge! These peppermint ornaments take about 60 seconds of work and you’re all set. So you’d be crazy not to bust these out in your spare time!
- peppermint candies
- baker’s twine
Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F. Cut the twine into 3-4 inch strips and form a loop on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Continue Reading
Cupcakes come and go, but pies last forever. Isn’t that how the saying goes? I love pie more than words can say and so I felt we just needed a roundup of some of the best recipes & decor ideas that the web has to offer! Grab a napkin because you’ll be drooling over these tasty treats.
Happy baking! Continue Reading
I’m having some friends over for brunch next week, and I’m pumped about it because I rarely have the opportunity to cook breakfast for guests. It’s the perfect excuse to experiment with smaller portions, and also try my hand at some new DIY projects for the table. Here are some of the clever ideas I’ve gathered so far.
Okay, I’m gonna go there. OMG. That about sums up my reaction when I saw Nicole’s Rose Apple Tart. We can take Nicole’s word for it that the tart is delicious, but there is no doubt that it is gorgeous. Thinly-sliced apples are gently layered and rolled to form the roses. The recipe itself is quite basic, consisting of sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice, butter, apples, and your favorite pie crust recipe. (If you’re not into making up your own crust, you could always use store-bought.) Continue Reading
With the help of cookie cutters, these custom-made cake candles couldn’t be easier to make. The secret—besides the cutters—is beeswax sheets. Simply cut 2 matching shapes out of the beeswax, sandwich them together with a length of wick running down the center, and you’re done. Great for birthdays, of course, but perfect for just about any holiday with the right cutters. To read more, head over to Martha’s.
Make It: Birthday Candles [The Crafts Department]