Category Archives: Party

Make Your Own Pressed Sugar Decorations

Pressed sugar decorations you can make yourself! It’s really quite easy once you know how and your possibilities are endless! I went with snowflakes only this time around, but you  can go with any shape your like. Use candy molds … Continue reading

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Elisenlebkuchen – A Bavarian Christmas Specialty

As many of you know, I am German. For the most part that doesn’t really show all that much, but come Christmas time, it shows big time Once advent is upon us there is usually no stopping me and I … Continue reading

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Sugar Almonds (Gebrannte Mandeln)

There are many things I associated with Advent/Christmas time growing up in Germany. But none more than the deliciously enticing smell of fresh “burnt” almonds walking through a Christkindlmarkt (German Christmas markets). They are actually quite easy to make at … Continue reading

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Festive Votive Candle Holders

a.k.a. glass etching project #1 and Mercury Glass post #3! Are you sick of my Mercury Glass experiments yet?   I saw some similar votives at Michaels the other day and thought they might be easily re-created with all the … Continue reading

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Strawberry Cucumber Basil Salad

This salad is a little different. It’s a refreshing summer salad, but I have to admit that I have made it before for holidays too – yes, because of it’s color   But also because of it can really lighten … Continue reading

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Tiramisu

I think I made my first Tiramisu when I was 15 years old. It was the first time I had watched somebody make it, even though it was certainly not the first time I had eaten it. It never really … Continue reading

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Cute Bucket Desserts

Remember the Starburst Candy Flowers I made the other day? Well, this is how I ended up using them: We probably all know the “dirt” dessert by now. This is just a little variation on the theme, but I think … Continue reading

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Muffin Bouquet

Here’s a quick and pretty easy idea to present your mini muffins or cupcakes at your next party!   You need a small bucket (mine is from IKEA,) some floral foam, some tissue paper (mine was from the dollar store,) … Continue reading

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Inexpensive Favor Bags

I love the paper bag look for certain things. I love it as gift wrapping with some cute ribbon and other personalization!  They are large, they are neutral and very suited for favor bags too! There are of course many, … Continue reading

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Starburst® Candy Flowers

I was looking for a way to make quick and easy flowers (without fondant) that would work as a decoration for the twin’s party on saturday. There are plenty of ways to make flowers with candy, but I wanted it … Continue reading

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