Everyone's talking about costume parties and thriller flicks, but even as an adult I know Halloween is all about the candy. I wanted to make a spooky treat that was different than the usual mix of fun candies and white chocolate – I wanted something… darker. With bloody red candy melts and dark chocolate chips, this Halloween bark is sure to hit the darkest of spots.
Recently, I had the opportunity to bend the ears of two professional drywall installers. Our conversation included a discussion about the pitfalls of removing popcorn ceilings, either by a DIYer or a pro. For the sake of this post, I’m not going to go into the whole asbestos discussion. Nope, for this post we’re going to talk about paint, because if your popcorn ceilings are painted–according to the pros–you will not be able to remove them. Continue Reading
Popcorn? On CUPCAKES?? Well…yes and no. It just LOOKS like popcorn. Can you guess what it really is? The sweet concoctions come to us from Stephanie Lynn, who shows us how to make marshmallows (yes, marshmallows!) look like popcorn. Seriously, what kid wouldn’t love diving into one of these babies?? Here’s what you need to make some:
cupcakes, any recipe of your choosing
white icing, any type you like
a knife and cutting board
yellow food coloring
a small, clean paintbrush
red and white striped scrapbook paper, scissors & tape
Last night we had a popcorn tasting. This came about because I was sampling recipes for take-alongs, which are in full bloom these days. As I was shaking my pot and minding the popper, I thought, what a cool idea for a party! Why? Well, popcorn is super cheap. I bought a 4 pound bag of kernels for about 3 bucks. Five pounds of un-popped popcorn makes….well, have you every seen the movie Real Genius? Okay, not that much, but still. Continue Reading
Of the few things I don’t like about my house, the popcorn ceilings are at the bottom of the list. And, after watching this video on DIY Network that explains the process, I think I just might remove them from the list altogether. (Sanding overhead? Yeah, that’s fun.) But, for you intrepid souls who just can’t stand the bumps, the process seems fairly straightforward. According to DIY Network, you might need some or all of the following supplies:
Store-bought microwave popcorn is kinda nasty: it tastes processed, gritty, and generally nothing like popcorn. Plus, when you can make your own, it becomes overpriced, and unnecessary. When one doesn’t have the time during a commercial break to stand in front of the stove shaking for seven or eight minutes, DIY microwave popcorn is a totally usable alternative that puts that toxic, yellow sludge-covered stuff to shame.
Ingredients: A brown paper lunch bag 1/4 cup popcorn 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt Microwave Serving bowl