HOLIDAY COCKTAILS: How to Make Simple Syrup

by Gidget + LaRue The holiday season has arrived in force and that means two things dear to our hearts—entertaining and giving.  Luckily we know how to make one easy concoction to help you with both. Simple syrup is an essential addition to your home bar and the best way to add the pure sweetness of sugar to any cocktail recipe. Have you ever tried to add a spoonful of sugar or drizzle honey Read more ...

June is National Candy Month

For those times when you need to satisfy your sweet tooth—and your candy jar is empty—here are some DIY recipes for whipping yourself up a sugary treat.  Rock Candy: All you need for this candy experiment is sugar, water, and a good dose of patience. This recipe from the Exploratorium takes about 7 days, but kids will get to watch giant sugar crystals form and it tastes pretty good, too! Peanut Read more ...