17 Time-Saving Gifts for New Moms 

17 quick gifts for new moms
With Mother’s Day right around the corner, many of us are on the hunt for gifts for those new moms out there. The best gifts usually involve something that will save her time or give her a bit of extra time to herself. So we’ve done the research and rounded up the best ideas from around the web. Here are 17 gifts for new moms that will put a smile on her face this Mother’s Day (or any day of the year!).         Continue Reading

Before you Decorate Easter Eggs, Try This Golden Trick

Golden egg trick | How to scramble your eggs before you hard boil them!

The internet is teeming with hacks and tricks, and as we all know, a lot of them just aren't true. It's the nature of the beast. The same freedom that allows anyone to have a voice on the web also means people just get on the internet and tell lies (it's true, Buster)! I saw this trick a while back for how to pre-scramble eggs before you cook them and I was mildly skeptical. Continue Reading

25 Best Store-Bought Party Appetizers

When you're hosting an impromptu gathering or last minute holiday party, store bought appetizers and pre-made frozen party snacks can be a life saver. Here's a list of some of our favorites:

Best store bought appetizers

Appetizers are BIG in Sweetie-pie's family. Christmas eve is oftentimes a collection of cheeses, rollups, tiny meatballs, chicken wings and other delectables that you can eat with your fingers or toothpicks. Which is why I LOVE finding and making interesting recipes for appetizers. (BONUS list of party snacks to buy at the bottom of this post!)

However, if you aren't as enthused about apps as I am, or if time is tight, check out these 15 frozen, affordable, store bought appetizers:

15 Frozen Store Bought Appetizers

 

 

 

 

  1. Trader Joe's Pastry Bites with Feta Cheese and Caramelized Onions
  2. The Fillo Factory Brie and Raspberry Fillo Rolls
    BRIE & RASPBERRY IN FILLO ROLL UPS
  3. SeaPack Jumbo Coconut Shrimp
  4. Whole Foods Tandoori Chicken Samosas
    tandoori chicken samosa frozen appetizer
     
  5. Allen Brothers Buffalo Chicken Wings
  6. Archer Farms Lobster and Cheese Bites
    lobster cheese bites
  7. Trader Joe's Parmesan Pastry Pups
  8. Crazy Cuizine Mandarin Orange Chicken
  9. Archer Farms Spanakopita

     
  10. SeaPak Shrimp Spring Rolls

     
  11. Tyson Any'tizers Bonless Chicken Wyngz
  12. Whole Foods Pork and Vegetable Potstickers
  13. Archer Farms Crab Rangoon

     
  14. Golden Spinach and Broccoli Blintzes

     
  15. Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites

For a little more 'gourmet' then this list of the 10 best store-bought party appetizers. 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

Hey, Coffee Lovers! Try These Caramel Mocha Coffee Pops

Make these: Caramel Mocha Coffee Popsicles

Here's the situation: It's summer. It's scorchingly hot outside, the sun is beating down, the A/C seems to be broken, and you just can't stop sweating. On top of all this, you still haven't had your morning cup of coffee yet! What do you do?? Well, if I were you, I'd whip up some of these delicious mocha caramel coffee popsicles (say that five times fast) to prepare yourself for any worst case scenario!           I love coffee, but I also love frozen treats, so this recipe is a win-win in my culinary book.  Continue Reading

No Machine Needed: Peaches and Cream Ice Cream Recipe

No-Machine Peaches & Cream Ice Cream

I've waited all year for peaches to come back in season, and now I'm soaking up every possible recipe with peaches. As the weather continues to heat up, why not combine my love with peaches with my love ice cream? This no-churn, no-machine peaches & cream ice cream is the perfect combination of the two flavors and is so easy to make with only four ingredients. Plus, it's National Ice Cream month! What better way to celebrate? Continue Reading

Make This: Recipe Card Book (with Free Printable!)

Free Printable Recipe Cards + How to turn them into a key ring booklet

While I don’t consider myself much of a chef, I do have a few tried and true recipes that I need to hold on to. Previously, I was using the scraps-of-scribbed-paper-stuffed-in-a-cookbook method of organization (most of these scraps of paper were covered in various unidentifiable spills too – yikes!). Now, though, using these free printable recipe cards has definitely simplified life in the kitchen for me. All my recipes are in one place, the key ring makes them easy to rearrange and organize, and the plastic sleeves protect them from my clumsiness.        Continue Reading

15 Ways to Guarantee You’ll Keep Your Kitchen Cabinets Organized

15 Products for Organizing your Kitchen Cabinets

Small space living is not ideal, but I make it work thanks to the abundance of helpers out there that 1) support my slight hoarding habits and 2) keep my house somewhat organized. I have a small rental kitchen, and despite the fact that I have way too much stuff (and I own it!), I stay extremely organized and you can too! These 15 products are perfect for organizing your kitchen cabinets, so no matter how much or how little space you have, you experience Zen at home. Continue Reading

How to Make Your Home Instantly Smell Like Christmas

Time is flying by, and Christmas is already less than a week away! If the holidays have you stressed and you’re looking for a way to relax, or if you want to fill your home with the rich aromas of winter, we have you covered! This quick recipe makes a warm batch of festive aromatherapy to fill your home – perfect for holiday parties or snuggling on the couch with a classic Christmas movie.   

 

 

MATERIALS

 

  • 1 large pot
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 large orange, sliced
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 4 sticks of cinnamon, broken in half
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 1/2 tablespoon allspice berries
  • 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • A stove or burner
  • Water to fill the pot
 
Watch this video for the full scoop on how we made this stove top potpourri!
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An Ultimate Roundup: 101 Halloween Treats

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