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Guide: Host a Gingerbread House-Building Party

Guide: Host a Gingerbread House-Building Party

Build a house for the holidays. An edible house. But make it so ridiculously charming and sweet (literally as well as figuratively), that you won't want to mess it up by eating it. Even better, invite some friends, family, or kids over and host a gingerbread house-building party to get everyone in the Christmas mood. But be warned: Your home will be a construction site, so you need some drawings, specifications, and well, a plan. READ MORE

Tricked-Out Caramel Apples

Tricked-Out Caramel Apples

Creative stuffings and coatings take this Halloween staple to a new level. READ MORE

Make Your Own Ice Cream Bars

Make Your Own Ice Cream Bars

Ice cream bars are one of the first true signs of summer. Rich, creamy, and incredibly convenient, ice cream bars are beyond simple to make at home and you can effortlessly customize the flavors and coatings. Why figure out what you would do for a Klondike bar when you can satisfy your craving with a few of these easy recipes? READ MORE

How to Make the Best Granola

How to Make the Best Granola

Don't spend a fortune on toasted oats. READ MORE

Make Your Own Pudding Pops

Make Your Own Pudding Pops

Original story by Amy Wisniewski, updated by Susannah Chen There’s a special place in our hearts for the pudding pop, Jell-O’s nostalgic 1980s frozen treat. A then-beloved Bill Cosby boasted that the creamy ice pops–which came in vanilla, chocolate, and vanilla-chocolate swirl flavors–had “all the goodness of real pudding” and only 90 calories per serving. READ MORE

Make Your Own Candy Bars

Make Your Own Candy Bars

Here's the thing with nostalgia: Memories betray you. Those candy bars that you remember loving are stuffed full of waxy chocolate, weird fillers, and preservatives. Try our souped-up take on four beloved candy bars. Give the store-bought stuff to the kids, and save these for yourself. And, for crafty extra credit, download the wrappers for each candy. Read past the recipes for a guide to chocolate, complete with a glossary, book list, and FAQ. READ MORE

How to Make Oven-Smoked Pastrami

How to Make Oven-Smoked Pastrami

Making pastrami is a time-intensive process that can take nearly two weeks, so only a few delis bother to do it by hand (read our story abo... READ MORE

DIY Flavored Salts

DIY Flavored Salts

Flavored salts add oomph to food or the rim of your Bloody Mary glass, and they're easy to make. They are also lovely hostess or holiday ... READ MORE

Easiest DIY Project Ever: Homemade Vanilla Extract

Easiest DIY Project Ever: Homemade Vanilla Extract

Making your own vanilla extract couldn't be simpler: Fill up a jar with booze, and soak some vanilla beans in it for about a month. It's ec... READ MORE

How to Make Oven-Smoked Bacon

How to Make Oven-Smoked Bacon

There are two steps to makin' bacon. The first is easy: Rub a cure (a mixture of salt and sugar) on some pork belly and forget about it for... READ MORE