Category Archives: DIY

Roasted Caramelized Spiced Nuts

You know those stands that sell caramelized nuts? The ones whose delicious, sugary, cinnamon-y smells make resisting nearly impossible? Well, now you can make those delicious roasted spiced nuts at home! I know, right?! You’re welcome. ~Katie What you need: … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Bread

I’m a big fan of pumpkin, but I’m just as likely to make pumpkin muffins in June as in October and November. It doesn’t have to be fall for me to get in the “pumpkin pie spice” mood. But if … Continue reading

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How to Make Homemade Calzones

Give me a combination of bread and cheese I’m pretty much set. Include more pizza-related toppings and I’ll be happy forever. (Maybe a slight exaggeration, but really, not that much.) When I was in college, one of the dining halls … Continue reading

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Baked Meatballs

Spaghetti and meatballs has always seemed like a restaurant-quality meal to me. (Probably because I can’t recall my mother ever making meatballs, so it’s something I liked to order at restaurants when given the chance.) I always thought it must … Continue reading

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How to Make Animal Crackers at Home!

I am a sucker for recipes that convince me that I can make a snack or go-to item that you would typically grab off of a store shelf ready-made right in my own kitchen. That’s why several years ago I … Continue reading

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Homemade buns in under an hour (hamburger, sub roll, or hot dog)

Yes, I know what you’re thinking: didn’t we already post a homemade bun recipe?? (Yes, we did.) But that recipe requires a respectable rising time, and so there’s no last-minute switching possible: if you haven’t started the dough several hours … Continue reading

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Ice Cream Showdown!: Homemade v. Store-Bought

It’s no secret that I’m a lover of ice cream. If there’s ice cream in the house, I will eat it. I will eat it every day until it is gone. I am actually eating a bowl of ice cream … Continue reading

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