Around my house, nothing lifts our spirits more than a tasty, healthy meal cooked out on a smokin' hot grill. We've adopted an untraditional tradition of grilling out on Christmas Eve. Whether it's burgers and brats, or a pork tenderloin, we feel like we've broken the rules a little… Continue Reading
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
I came across Heather Wells and her Cocktail Umbrella Lamps about a year ago and fell immediately in love. So you can imagine how excited when I saw Heather actually showing us how we can make our very own!
What you need:
- pre-made cylinder lamp with modified base and self-adhesive shade
- cocktail umbrellas with tips that have been dipped in glow in the dark paint
- clear glue
- sharp little scissors
- spray… Continue Reading
Party too much last night? No worries. Epilog has ‘17 helpful foods for the big-head blues’. (‘Blues’ does not refer to any specific political party in this context. Unless, of course, you were partying out of glee.) For the recipes and the reasons they’re thought to work at clearing out cobwebs, head on over to Epilog.
- Bacon, Egg and Cheese
- Bagel & Cream Cheese
- Chocolate Milk
- Coffee … Continue Reading
Don't forget to download some horrifying Zombie Sounds and more to your fright night Halloween party. This is a great way to get the anxiety heightened before the party even starts.
Try these for some blood curdling chills:
Just in case.
A giant bowl of wispy punch is certainly festive, but a true ghost-host offers their guest customized cocktails that suit their own tastes. Here's a few ideas to get your fall festivities popping.
Garnishes: ANY mixed drink can get a scary-fun makeover with a frightful garnish. Simply mix up drinks per usual, but sink one of the following into your highball or martini glass:
- Plastic spider rings
- Gummy worms
- Novelty eyeballs … Continue Reading
New from Williams-Sonoma is their absolutely darling Acorn Cakelet Pan. The detail in each of the 18 acorns it bakes is remarkable. I'm imagining little acorn corn breads served with jambalya or chilli this fall. Mmmmm. Perfect for cakes as well, just pop the little devils out of the pan and dust them with powdered sugar for a no-fuss yet fancy desert. The pan overall measures 15 1/4" x 11 3/4" x 1" high while the acorns it produces are 2… Continue Reading