How to: Roast Pumpkin Seeds

by Chris Gardner

Get hip to the pumpkin's built-in recycling feature with this classic technique. 

How to: Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Ingredients
1/2 pound of pumpkin seeds, about 1 1/2 cups (I prefer to buy the green, hulled version from Latin markets, where they’re known as pepitas)
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika (optional: add 1/3 teaspoon smoked paprika)
1/4 teaspoon black...

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A Curblier’s Wedding Plans Continued: The Contemporary Wedding Cake

by DIY Maven

A Curblier’s Wedding Plans Continued: The Contemporary Wedding Cake

If the first thing that comes to mind are swirls of white butter cream frosting when considering the quintessential confection commemorating couplehood, think again. Sweet Art Cakes takes a fun and fresh turn at creating some very cool and contemporary wedding cakes. (Note: Sweet Art Cakes is a UK company and ships only in the UK, but the cakes picture in their on-line portfolio could be duplicated by a bakery near you.)

 

 

 

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Make Skittles Vodka.

by Chris Gardner

I haven't eaten Skittles since the time I did so while spinning around in a barber chair for 30 minutes, after which they came back for a visit... I believe I was eight.

 

 I'm pretty sure I won't get over my fear for this recipe either, but you should totally give it a try...

 

 
Of course, you'll drink responsibly.  

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Cold Cut Coasters.

by Chris Gardner

I can't read German, so there's not much more detail I can provide, but these are totally dope.

Cold Cut Coasters.

The website describes:

Topfuntersetzer Aufschnitt
mit Rotwurst, Mortadella und Bierwurst 
Die Filzscheiben Aufschnitt aus 100 % Schurwolle sind mit einem beidseitigen Textildruck veredelt.Von jeder Wurstsorte ist 1Scheibe im Set.

 

Can anybody help? 

 

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clinQs: Reusable Drink Stickers

by Chris Gardner

If beaded wineglass charms don't really suit your style...

how about reusable drink decals in a tiki or gnome theme? 

clinQs: Reusable Drink Stickers
 

 

From clinQs.com :

clinQs are reusable vinyl drink decals.  A perfect accessory to avoid a beverage mix-up.  Ideal for parties, office, gatherings, meetings, conferences, etc.    

clinQs can be used with almost any drink container, from beer cans to your finest stemware.

clinQs are reusable! After use, store the decal on the...

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Red, White and Booze: DIY Cocktail Ideas for July 4th

by DIY Maven

Red, White and Booze: DIY Cocktail Ideas for July 4th

Let’s face it, the Fourth of July is less about independence than fireworks, food and adult refreshments. For the sake of my digits, I’ll leave the pyrotechnics to the professionals, and as I’m a vegetarian, you’d be better served getting barbecue advice from a meat eater, but as a kid who played ‘Bar’ with her older brothers and sisters, I feel somewhat qualified to pass on a few drink recipes.

Yankee Doodle
Combine and serve in a...

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DIY Vinyl LP Coasters

by Chris Gardner
 

 

DIY Vinyl LP Coasters

These are by no means an original idea. I saw them on all sorts of websites when shopping for unique Christmas gifts. However, $20-45 for six or eight coasters seems like a bit much. For the same investment [for the hole saw], you can make these guys by the thousands, and by picking out your own LPs, you can select from the choicest of colors and label designs.

And while you're feeling LP-tastic, check this out!

Materials
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How To Make a Fish Martini

by DIY Maven

1. Make a martini

2. Buy these cool drink markers at Perpetual Kid and stick them on/in your martini glasses

How To Make a Fish Martini

The markers have powerful earth magnets so they shouldn't become de-attached while you’re tossing down your beverage. But to be on the safe side, I’d suggest not drinking alone just in case you need to be Heimliched.

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