Monthly Archives: September 2012

Pumpkin Pie Bars with Gingersnap Crust

Before having kids and getting married, pumpkins served a single purpose for me. They were meant to be gauged and poked and scraped into some semblance of a Jack’0′Lantern (I’m terrible at carving pumpkins, by the way. Something about the … Continue reading

About Megan Applegate

Megan is the author of the Hungry Little Blackbird, a food blog where she shares her recipes and adventures in life. As a mom of four and a foodie by compulsion, Megan is quite active in the kitchen. But her skills aren’t limited to the culinary arts. Megan is also an avid crafter and a former newspaper columnist.

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Homemade Pumpkin Puree

One of the more unexpected effects of Hurricane Irene last August was a shortage of canned pumpkin puree on the local supermarket shelves. Flooding had evidently destroyed a significant portion of the commercial pumpkin crop on the East Coast, and … Continue reading

About Sarah Ehman

Sarah is a graphic designer for the money, a crafter for the fun, and a writer for the therapy (she writes a lot). You can usually find Sarah and her nerdy husband in Southern Maryland, which is at least two hours away from everything, making things and practicing her skills as an amateur mama. She's also a neurotic perfectionist, but let's not get into that.

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Mulled Apple Cider

Mulled apple cider is the perfect way to warm up on a crisp fall day. It has a ‘choose your own adventure’ quality to it because there are a variety of spices you can use to make your own custom … Continue reading

About Kris DeGraeve

Kris is a contributing editor at How Did You Make This?, where she walks her readers through recreating her craft projects. She has also been recognized on Instructables for numerous Holiday crafts and recipes, including Second Prize in the 2007 DIY Halloween Food Contest.

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Four Ways to Survive Work During Oktoberfest

Early numbers are in for the world’s largest 2012 beer festival. Despite Saturday’s rain, 850,000 people attended opening weekend of Oktoberfest in Munich. It didn’t slow beer consumption either: One million liters of beer were sold. I put together a … Continue reading

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Ghost Story Dice

“It was a dark and stormy night…” Honestly, I’ve never been good at telling ghost stories. The best ones are too spooky for me to want to remember and anything else, well, just isn’t worth telling. But I’m always game … Continue reading

About Sarah Ehman

Sarah is a graphic designer for the money, a crafter for the fun, and a writer for the therapy (she writes a lot). You can usually find Sarah and her nerdy husband in Southern Maryland, which is at least two hours away from everything, making things and practicing her skills as an amateur mama. She's also a neurotic perfectionist, but let's not get into that.

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Spooky Glitter Votives

Can a house have too much orange and black decor this time of year? I doubt it. Around these parts, we love candles. They’re cozy. They’re festive. And when you take a quick trip to the craft store, customizing them … Continue reading

About Megan Applegate

Megan is the author of the Hungry Little Blackbird, a food blog where she shares her recipes and adventures in life. As a mom of four and a foodie by compulsion, Megan is quite active in the kitchen. But her skills aren’t limited to the culinary arts. Megan is also an avid crafter and a former newspaper columnist.

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O’zapft is! Oktoberfest 2012 in Munich has Started

It is tapped. The world’s biggest party has begun. At noon in the Schottenhamel tent, which was twenty minutes ago according to my complex time zone analysis, the mayor of Munich, Christian Ude, swung a wooden mallet to tap the … Continue reading

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Mini Apple Pies with Crumb Topping

“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” –Carl Sagan I’ve long held the suspicion that apples were invented so that humans could make them into pie. I mean, if Carl Sagan … Continue reading

About Sarah Ehman

Sarah is a graphic designer for the money, a crafter for the fun, and a writer for the therapy (she writes a lot). You can usually find Sarah and her nerdy husband in Southern Maryland, which is at least two hours away from everything, making things and practicing her skills as an amateur mama. She's also a neurotic perfectionist, but let's not get into that.

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Kid-Friendly, Super Fast Halloween Paper Bunting

I’ve learned a thing or two about crafting both with kids and crafting when the kids in the house are awake. And bored. 1. It’s got to be simple. There’s no room for fancy sewing machines (as I’d originally intended to … Continue reading

About Megan Applegate

Megan is the author of the Hungry Little Blackbird, a food blog where she shares her recipes and adventures in life. As a mom of four and a foodie by compulsion, Megan is quite active in the kitchen. But her skills aren’t limited to the culinary arts. Megan is also an avid crafter and a former newspaper columnist.

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Yo Ho Ho – It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day

Ahoy, matey! International Talk Like a Pirate Day be here. Ye best be brushin’ up on yer pirate talk this morn or you’ll walk the plank: Arrrr, it’s Davy Jones’ Locker fer ye skippers! Want to know how Talk like … Continue reading

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