Christmas Spice Soft Caramels


These soft, chewy caramels are perfectly spiced for the season with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and a touch of molasses. Show the special people in your life how much you care by investing a little time instead of a lot of money. Don’t be intimidated by DIY candy. This recipe is surprisingly easy to pull off! Just use a reliable candy thermometer and stir often. This large batch recipe can be easily halved by using an 8×8″ pan instead of the 9×12″ mentioned in the recipe below.


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Nutella Chip Cookie Sandwiches + 12 More Nutella Recipes


Nutella is quite possibly my favorite chocolatey thing in the world. I’ve used it in a few recipes on the blog but, let’s be honest, it’s just plain awesome by itself. This recipe is yet another ode to Nutella. Chocolate chip cookies flavored with Nutella plus more Nutella sandwiched between them. Yum! Since we’ve already done a brief history of Nutella, this post will carry on the theme with @##$$ other delicious recipes using Nutella.

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Sponged Nail Polish + 31 Other DIY Dye-Free Easter Eggs


I decorated some eggs for Chai and I this year but I didn’t feel like messing with the dye tablets and mugs and wire devices and all of that nonsense. We decorated our eggs by marbling them with nail polish. As you can see, we have an insane amount of nail polish! Read on for how we beautified our eggs and for 31 other ways to paint, cover and otherwise decorate your Easter eggs without dye!

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Irishman’s Beer Bottle Candles + Chai Helps

This semester I’m taking a class about booze and had to do a beer-tasting. It was awful. I am not a beer drinker, if you couldn’t tell by all the chick drinks I post. But I got through it. Somehow. And I wanted to do a St. Patty’s-related craft with the leftover bottles. This tutorial will show you how to turn your leftover beer bottles and candle stumps into fun and functional bottle-shaped candles.

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