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Tutorial: Make Your Own Vanilla Extract | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Make Your Own Vanilla Extract

Store-bought vanilla can get pretty fancy, but absolutely nothing compares to the real thing. Homemade vanilla extract makes for a perfect handmade gift, and with Mother’s Day right around the corner, now is the perfect time to whip some up! Take my advice and get enough supplies for two batches—after you make one for mom, …

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Friday Internet Crushes: Confectioners' Sugar Lollipop Molds | Red-Handled Scissors

Friday Internet Crushes: Confectioners’ Sugar Lollipop Molds

I’m in Vermont for the weekend for a wedding, and I’ve been traveling all day. I’m feeling a little tired and a little lazy, so I was just going to put up a picture of the beer that I had this evening at McNeill’s and call it a crush. (Hey, who doesn’t like beer?!) But, …

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Sunday Snapshot: Happy Herbivore Rum Cake | Red-Handled Scissors

Sunday Snapshot: Happy Herbivore Rum Cake

Today, my husband shot photographs of my friend Lindsay (a.ka. Happy Herbivore) for the cover of her next cookbook. I, for my part, tagged along for Lindsay’s rum cake. ;) Rest assured, it was absolutely as delicious as it looks. In case you are somehow unfamiliar with Lindsay’s first cookbook, you can (and should) buy …

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Vegan "Cadbury" Creme Egg | Red-Handled Scissors

Vegan “Cadbury” Creme Egg

I’ve been meaning to try my hand at a vegan version of this wondrous seasonal confection for at least two years. And today (yes, the day AFTER Easter), I have finally done it. I’m fairly certain that the original recipe was posted on the PPK ages ago, but I was only able to find a …

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