Get Ready for Christmas with this DIY Festive Bauble Piñata!

Get ready for Christmas with this DIY festive bauble piñata!

When it comes to Christmas Day activities, it’s fair to say that the adults in our household could just eat and chat from morning 'til night. After all, there’s a lot to catch up on when the whole gang gets together!

Get ready for Christmas with this DIY festive bauble piñata!

But now that our family is starting to expand with the next generation of littles, having something to keep the kids entertained has become much more of a focus than it was in years past.  Continue Reading

How to: Make an Edible Gumdrop Garland for the Holidays

Is there anything better than pretty decor you can eat? I’m a big fan of edible decor for the holidays! It makes me feel like Willy Wonka telling guests that things are edible, and now you can achieve that same feeling with this incredibly easy edible gumdrop garland that you can string across a section of your home for guests to grab gumdrops from while they mingle. If nothing else, these sugary candies add a little color to your holiday! Continue Reading

Make This: Bloody Good Halloween Bark

Bloody Good Halloween Bark Recipe | Sweet Enough to Die For

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. 

Materials

What you'll need to make this devilishly dark Halloween bark

 

Step

Bloody Tasty Halloween Bark | Step 1

Begin by lining a cookie sheet with parchment paper or waxed paper. Continue Reading

How To: Make Your Own Edible Photo Lollipops

created at: 10/28/2012

Okay, you guys. This is just plain cool! Think of all the different images you could turn into candy. THEN… think of all the different occasions you could use said candy! You’ve got party favors for your next, oh, ten parties covered with these bad boys.     

The cool kids at Photojojo have all the deets on turning someone’s face into a lollipop — learn how here!

How to: Tasty Homemade Fudge in Only 3 Minutes!

created at: 02/22/2012

Hi! I’m Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose where I share and photograph detailed tutorials of my DIY projects, recipes, photography tips and remodeling endeavors.

Homemade fudge. In three minutes. Using only three-four ingredients.

It’s not only possible, it tastes amazing! It’ll easily become your favorite go-to recipe. Let’s get started!   

  

Here’s what you’ll need to make this yummy dessert:

  • (2) 12 oz Semi sweet Chocolate Chips 
  • (2) 14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk 
  • (1) Stick Butter-room temperature 
  • (1) C Finely Chopped Walnuts  

Combine the chocolate chips and the butter in a microwavable safe bowl.   Continue Reading

How To: Make Your Own Swirled Lollipops!

created at: 02/16/2012

I was thinking long and hard about how to work a Wizard of Oz/Lollipop Guild pun into this post, but I gave up.  Instead, I’ll throw out a lazy “Tra la la la la la la”, hope you make the connection, and follow it up with this exclamation: making your own swirly lollipops is fun and awesome!  Here’s how.   

 

Michele Wimborough from the blog Cakewalk Baking has a super easy-to-follow tutorial and recipe for making your own hard candy lollipops that even newbies like me could understand.   Continue Reading

Recipe: 2 Extra-Special Valentine Treats Made with Popcorn

 created at: 02/07/2012

Flea Market Find guru Matthew Mead helps us get into the Valentine’s Day spirit with two darling treats made with, of all things, Angie’s Kettle Corn.

First, Honey Caramel Kettle Corn Balls (pictured above).

  • 10 cups Angie’s Caramel Kettle Corn (click here to find a retailer near you)
  • 3/4 cups butter, cut into chunks, plus more for your hands 
  • 3/4  cups honey 
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • wooden sticks of the popsicle variety
  • stickers, cutouts, etc for embellishments
  • cellophane, optional 
  1.  Preheat oven to 325°.
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How to Make a Candy Bowl…Out of Candy!

created at: 01/13/2012

Breanna’s attempt to make a candy tray was less then stellar, but, being a clever crafter, she took the resulting lemon and made lemonade. She spent about $3 at the Dollar Store on candy and set to work following the instructions she found at Tutto Bella to make the tray, which turned into her bowl. The outcome would be perfect for Valentine’s Day sweets, no?

created at: 01/13/2012

Although her’s looks nothing like Tutto Bella’s, which is pictured below, its Dale Chihuly vibe is definitely worthy of a shout out. Continue Reading

Guess the Medium!

Candy Sprinkles Art by Joel Brochu

You will never, ever guess the medium of this artwork created by Joel Brochu. I’ll give you a clue: it’s sweet. Have a guess? Here’s a slow reveal:     

Kind of looks like a Seurat painting here, huh? It IS pointillism.

Got it now???

Candy Sprinkles Art by Joel Brochu

They’re candy sprinkles, aka nonpareils. Mr. Brochu used no less than 221,184 of them and a jeweler’s tweezers to mount them onto a  4′ x 1 1/2′ board. The feat is amazing in itself, but factoring in that he used only 6 different colors of nonpareils to achieve the varied hues is nothing less than mind boggling. Continue Reading

Delightful Halloween Stop Motion with Martha

created at: 09/29/2011

Martha’s peeps sent over this deeee-lightful Halloween stop motion short, which is included in the October’s iPad addition of Living. Yeah, how about that? If I want my paper Living version to have stop motion, I gotta flip the pages real fast. Problem with that is the story is totally confusing. Anyhoo, take a look and enjoy!

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