Valentine's Day is next week, which means it's time to get busy with the treat making! We're here to help with 25 simple, homemade treat ideas that will make perfect "thinking of you" gifts for neighbors, teachers, co-workers, play-date parents, kids, or anyone on your V-Day list!
If you thought Christmas was the highlight of the baking year, just look at these Easter treats! Colorful and full of life, I can't think of a better way to usher in the season.
Pops...is there anything cuter? Certainly not if we're talking about Bakerella's sweet creations. Start
Some of us don't have the time or the inclination to roll out cookie dough come Christmas time. If you fall in to that category I'm here to absolve you of any guilt you might be feeling. Stop it! Not all of us are Just Desserts contestant wannabes. SO, for this Christmas cookie/treat roundup, I found ideas that require MINIMAL work on our part as they start with store bought cookies, snacks and candies.
Starting at the top is Miss...
No one wants to fire up the oven burners when it's in the triple digits. I want to eat raw things, I want to eat cold things, and I want to eat sweet things. (Not necessarily in that order!) But I also like being able to serve my house guests food that I've made with my own two hands, instead of out of a box.
Hearts! Hearts everywhere! With so many fabulous tutorials out there, it's hard to choose only one. Of course, with these clever & easy how-tos, you can do them all with time to spare. Pictured above is felt heart garland from How About Orange.
Homemade sweets that look like turkeys but taste like heaven...now that's some fowl I'd like to devour! Any of these exceedingly clever recipes would be a fun addition to the Thanksgiving table.
Found on Twitter.
These are the best kinds of fireworks: no day long waits, no crummy doo wop cover bands, no traffic jams, and...
they're made of sugar.
Price check: 12.3 ounces of colored sugar = $10.00. 16oz of pure, white granulated sugar = $1.00.
Oh, but it's not colored, you say? Well, not yet.
Instructable-r StarshipMinivan offers an unbearably easy tutorial for creating your own colored sugar. And most likely, you already have everything you need in your pantry.
Just mix the food coloring into the sugar with a...
S'mores from the microwave are convenient, but just don't offer that toasty goodness of the open flame. Instructable-r JWilson27 offers a step-by-step to create a mini, safe grill/firepit for inside s'moring....
(1) Cedar Plank
(4) Bolts - 1/4 inch and 2 and 1/2 inches tall
(4) Nuts - 1/4 inch
(4) Optional washers for the bolts
(1) 2.5oz Stainless Steel Condiment Cup
(1) Box of cheap toothpick