How to make your own Irish Cream Liqueur

by DIY Maven

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From what I've been told, when temperatures fall, liquor stores start selling more Bailey's Irish Cream and Kaluha and such. For people like me, who don't partake, I feel like I'm missing out on a popular cold-weather activity. So, when I came across this recipe for homemade Irish Cream Liquour, via Bon Appetit, I thought I could finally join in the fun. The entire recipe follows, but omitting the whiskey would still make a deliciously creamy, chocolaty coffee flavoring.

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And so it begins...

by Krasdale

created at: 2010/01/11
My fiance and I recently closed on a one bedroom apartment in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn (yay!). Though I won't go into any of the messy details of buying an apartment, which was mostly terrible, I will go into the details of our planned renovations.

The building is a co-op across the street from Pratt. It's part of a two building complex that went co-op in the mid '70s to stop Pratt from kicking all the tenants out and turning the buildings...

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How To Make Olive Penguins.

by Chris Gardner

Try floating one of these in your next Ultimate Arctic Martini.

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From Serious Eats: "These are probably meant for six-year olds, but they still provide me with gobs of joy. All you need is a black olive (for the penguin head), a bigger one (for the bulbous bod), a little carrot medallion (with a triangle sliced out for the beak), and a mozzarella ball (or cream cheese works). Extra credit if you can make them an edible igloo. It's...

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23 DIY Switch Plate and Outlet Cover Tutorials.

by Chris Gardner

White walls and off white lightswitch covers...blech. Here's a quick and inexpensive way to overcome the blandness of home center materials, and a perfect way to customize a rental or other tough to personalize space.

From Red Thread DIY "Switch plates! [We] wanted all of our switch plates to match, so we literally unscrewed all of the old switch plates and installed brand new ones. I was about to throw away the old ones because I...

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The Very Mid-Century Flyer Saucer Bowl

by Chris Gardner

After World War II, attentions turned to outer space, adding a fun and exploratory sense to mid-century decor. Thus, these flying saucer bowls from the incredibly named Museum of Robots add a beautiful and playful appeal to any modern decor.

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"The iconic flying saucer shape lands on the tabletop in this multi-functional two-piece bowl set. It can be used as a covered bowl, or rest the top on its antennae-feet as a second bowl. Natural Acacia Wood bowls on jewelry-quality stainless steel Flying Saucer Base."

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