Category Archive: how-to

Make This: Candy Corn Bark

If you need a quick Halloween treat, melt some white chocolate chips, add whatever flavoring you like (vanilla, almond, orange, etc), spread, set and break into pieces. Done! Since I had leftover candy… Continue reading

Make This: Filled Candy Eyeballs

For Halloween, I got it into my head (no pun intended) to make candy eyeballs. Then I decided I make filled ones, which then became bloody filled eyeballs because, well, Halloween. I used… Continue reading

Party Time: Archery Party

After finding an archery range in NYC last year, we decided that it would be perfect for my son’s 12th birthday. Even better was when we found out Gotham Archery opened a Manhattan… Continue reading

Make This: Marshmallows

I’ve been wanting to make marshmallows for the longest time but the for some reason gelatin and candy thermometers put me off. I decided I’d give it a go This last snow day… Continue reading

Make This: Orange Pound Cake with Orange Buttercream

Oranges are symbols of good luck for the Lunar New Year while sweets ensure a sweet year to come. I decided to combine the two by making orange pound cake in the shape… Continue reading

Make This: Nama Chocolate

Just One Cookbook has a great recipe for nama chocolates, which are pretty much truffles except you don’t have to roll them into balls. Just chill, cut and sprinkle with cocoa. Super easy… Continue reading

Make This: Heart-shaped Mints

As I was cleaning up my bookmarks, I found this recipe for mints from that I had been meaning to try. I figured it would be fun to make them into hearts… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Tea Time Teacher’s Gift

A quick gift to put together for last minute giving. I went with a Japanese theme using green tea bags and Japanese cakes but you could go with Earl Grey and shortbreads or… Continue reading

Make This: Ultranutty Pecan Bars

America’s Test Kitchen’s Ultranutty Pecan Bars are amazing with just the right balance of sweet and salty. They’re a great dessert option and perfect for gifting.

Make This: Pear Crumble Mini Pies

I usually make apple crumble mini pies since I usually have a ton of apples from apple picking.  This year, I decided to try it with pears I bought at the farmers’ market.I… Continue reading