Bake It Until You Make It: Inside an Escoffier Online Course

If you’ve ever been to a bake sale or picnic, you’ve likely made a pie. My time came last Thanksgiving. Having never baked anything more complicated than cookies, it was no surprise when my pecan pie cooled to the consistency of concrete. Some advice? If an event calls for pie, learn how to do it right. And if you don’t have time to perfect your pâte sucrée in culinary school, don’t fret. Enter: Escoffier Online.

Having failed at my Turkey Day dessert, I enrolled in a course on Cookies, Pies, and Tarts, hoping to turn my game around for 2014. Here’s how it played out:

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April 9, 2014

Rue How-To: Glittered Wooden Spoons

So you left a few gifts to the last minute. Meaning, it’s do-or-DIY time. Behold: the glittered wooden mixing spoon. Quick, easy, and personal, it’s every procrastinator’s dream.

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December 20, 2013

Rue How-To: Craft a Vanity Tray from a Spare Shoe Box

Perfume. Nail polish. Change. It’s all a mishmash of an eyesore on my dresser – until now. Choose any fabric, grab one of the half dozen shoe boxes taking up precious closet space, and create this practical and chic storage tray.

This one’s in my bedroom, but I’m seriously contemplating another for my work desk, stationery collection, or jewelry.

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November 8, 2013

Rue How-To: Pumpkin Candle Centerpiece

Let me be frank: I’m no Martha Stewart. It’s a rare occasion when a project turns out picture-ready on the first try. But this? This was one of those projects. 

Introducing your newest (super-simple) fall DIY: the pumpkin candle centerpiece.

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November 1, 2013

Rue How-To: Friendship Bracelet Headphones

Headphones are my mode of survival on crowded T commutes – if I can ever find them in my oversized tote, that is. But this DIY is a game changer. Bright, easy to find, and tangle-free, this boho-chic headphone upgrade actually has me looking forward to that subway ride. Well… kind of.

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August 7, 2013