DIY Cookie Cutter Candles

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I love coming up with creative handmade gifts every year for Christmas. I first saw this idea for cookie-cutter candles on Pop Sugar and knew I wanted to try making some. My mom has TONS of cookie cutters, so I sorted through them, picked out my favorite holiday shapes and got to work. DIY Cookie… 

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Sparkling Cider Pound Cake with Sparkling Cider Glaze

Homemade Gift Idea: Sparkling Cider Pound Cake with Sparkling Cider Glaze | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com

A few weeks ago a big chill came to Portland and its surrounding areas. Everyone started freaking out about the snow and ice we were going to get – everyone but me, that is. You see, I know better. I know my state, and I know that in the particular area where I live, snow… 

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Caramel Apple Dippers

Homemade Gift Idea: Caramel Apple Dippers | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com

Serendipity. That’s what you call a fortunate happenstance. As in, “It’s serendipity that this caramel dip turned out so well, even though I was trying to make Dulce de leche.” You see, this sauce tastes just like a caramel apple from the fairgrounds, but it was created by a stovetop flop. Remember the Caramel in… 

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Apple Chutney

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Here in the Pacific northwest, it’s easy for home cooks to run into the delightful problem of having more apples than we know how to manage. What comes out of this is lots of new cooking adventures and lots of new apple-based foods like apple cider vinegar, apple pie, hard apple cider and now, here… 

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Sweet Slumber Tea Blend

Sweet Slumber Tea Blend | Evermine Blog | www.evwermine.com

I am a big tea drinker, especially on cold winter days when I want to stay warm. This tea is one of my favorites – a delicious herbal blend of chamomile, peppermint, lavender and roses. I made up a big batch of this loose-leaf blend to enjoy this winter and also to give as gifts…. 

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