How to make a Watermelon Tap

by DIY Maven

How to make a Watermelon Tap

Summer feels like a long way off, which makes this watermelon tap even more appealing! You probably have most of the supplies you’ll need to make one on hand, with the exception of a few things more familiar to plumbers rather than Martha-wanna-be’s. But I digress.

What you need:

  • 10-pound seedless watermelon
  • Sharp knife
  • Big spoon
  • Big bowl
  • Drill with a 1/2-inch drill bit
  • 3/4-inch ball-valve faucet with a handle that's easy to turn with one hand
  • ...

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It's All About the Nog: Egg Nog Recipes and Ideas for the Holiday Season.

by Chris Gardner

Egg Nog is a dichotomizing phenomenon: egg nog fans tout its contributions to holiday cheer, and those with a distaste are avid and vocal nog haters.

Perhaps the source of the schism is the source: those who love it have experienced true, homemade egg nog (most likely with some Christmas "spirits" added), and those who hate must only know the nasty storebought options. I'd always been in the latter category until last December, when I experienced...

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How to Make Yummy / Healthy Breakfast Bars

by Zola Claire

A finished breakfast bar and some of the base ingredients.

My husband challenged me to come up with a recipe for a healthier breakfast bar (low in sugar and low fat).  I searched the Internet and found a base recipe, then altered it over the months.  The below is my favorite version as it's lightly sweet and a little salty (a nice balance), but we have tried it with peanut butter and it was pretty good too.  If you do try it with peanut butter, try 1/3 cup to begin with then reduce the amount of oil and...

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Make a Cupcake Color Wheel!!

by DIY Maven

Make a Cupcake Color Wheel!!

Besides Lego Cakes, I can’t think of a better birthday surprise for the Curbly inclined as these Color Wheel Cupcakes. They’re easy to make and even simpler to decorate!

Ingredients:

1 2-layer-size package of red velvet, chocolate, white or yellow cake mix.

1 16-ounce can of white frosting

Candy-coated red, orange, yellow, green and blue milk chocolate pieces. Decorative sugar in the colors. Paint strips--courtesy of the paint store.

Assembly:

Prepare...

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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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