Although it technically doesn't have a season, chocolate seems to taste better this time of year. It's so much easier to indulge in chocolate when you have an excuse like the holidays. Highlight the pure flavor of chocolate by making an easy, elegant mousse tart. The crust is made with cookie crumbs and the simple filling is smooth and creamy. You will need time for the tart to firm up in the fridge so plan ahead. To get this tasty recipe, read more
Posts for December 3rd 2007
I'm treating myself to a new set of knives this holiday season. My collection of knives is minimal; it's a makeshift grouping of lost and leftover knives. I don't have a sharpener, and so they rest jaggedly, unsharpened in the knife block. I asked you to help me search for a superb, sharply stylish knife set. You looked for reasonably priced knives with a variety of knife types or individual knives that I can use to create my own set. You bookmarked your finds in the Yum Market on TeamSugar with the keyword tag Knife Set. I really want a set that includes kitchen scissors, and this one by Wüsthof has both scissors and a sharpener. Thanks for helping me out gruaig_rua! For more knives, scroll through the selections below.
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A few weeks ago FabSugar and I went to a party celebrating an issue of SOMA magazine. According to the invite, the party started at 7 p.m. Always fashionable, we arrived around 8. To our horror, the party had yet to begin! Apparently the event didn't start until 9 p.m. The invite in my purse clearly said 7, and we weren't the only ones who made the same mistake —there was a small group who arrived to party at 7.
It's not cool to print and send invitations with the wrong information. Guests will be angry, and the party's success could be at stake. Just imagine if you hosted a party and guests arrived while you were in the shower? Be sure to triple-check your invites before mass printing, and if a typo occurs, or a sudden change happens, notify your guests as soon as possible.
Has this ever happened to you? Ever been invited to a party only to realize too late that the invitation was misleading or printed with false information? Or worse, have you ever had an invite printed with the wrong information? Tell us all about it in the comments!
I seriously thought I'd make it out of my 20s without ever having made Jell-O shots. However, sometimes a party calls for a little extra fun.
Last week I was pulled aside and asked if I could make 60 Jell-O shots by the next day. Being YumSugar, I said sure thing, no problem; it wasn't until later that I went into panic mode. Jell-O shots? Seriously? How do I make them? What's the correct ratio? What do I serve them in? After a few minutes on Google, the panic went away, and soon I had several unpredictable flavors and a clever serving tip. So I bought my supplies, spent an hour in the kitchen, and the next day there were Jell-O shots in three flavors: margarita, classic cherry, and spiked tropical punch.
If you've always wanted to try Jell-O shots, get my recipes and tips on how to serve when you read more
We love the end of the year at Sugar HQ because it gives us an excuse to revisit all of our favorite people, products, and events from the past year. So over the next month, the Sugar network will be bringing you a bonanza of year-end coverage featuring the best of 2007.
For the next two weeks, all of the Sugar girls will be asking you — the readers — about your favorite celebrities, news, trends, movies, products, designers, stores, and more! Then, starting Dec. 17, we'll present the winners of the polls alongside our picks. We'll also round up your favorite Sugar stories from the past year so you can relive the fun. It should be a pretty sweet ride, so stay tuned!
Everyone knows someone who is totally wacko about wine. They refuse to drink two buck chuck and know the difference between Barossas and Barolos. Wondering what to get in-the-know winos for the holidays? Don't give them wine — it'll be too difficult to pick something out for them — but instead give them a wine tool or accessory.
Wine coasters make excellent stocking stuffers and will protect the snob's counter surfaces from Sangiovese stains. To really impress, indulge her with a professional wine essences kit. Learning the subtle aroma of each wine will elevate her snobbery to the next level!
Browse below for more ideas.
When faced with leftover beef stew or beef bourguignon, you may be tempted to reheat it for dinner and call it a night. You could also layer it between puff pastry, or fill a pie crust with it. Those ideas are great, however they're a bit obvious. That's why I went on a hunt for something a little extraordinary. After a bit of searching I've discovered a spectacular beef stew lasagna. It's unexpected and tasty and will sure to be a hit at your house. To get the recipe, read more