I’ve never been much into sweets, but I love a good Irish coffee. So when my friend from Ireland shared this real-deal recipe, I thought I’d try my luck. The verdict? Easy to make – and even easier to drink. Better yet, the concoction was complete in less than 30 seconds.

DIY Irish Cream

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December 12, 2014

Get ahead on the holiday season creep-up. With must-have finds at every price point – from stocking stuffers to big-ticket items – this Boutique makes it easy to satisfy every request in a snap. Read on for tips on how to turn two popular gifts (big and small) into ones they’ll never put down.

 Just-Right Gift Picks for the Holidays

Stocking Stuffers
One bracelet makes a statement – a whole stack turns heads. Gift a variety of metals and sizes by tying them together with a ribbon.

Big-Ticket Items
A minaudière is petite, but it packs a style punch. Fill one with night-out essentials (like lipstick) so she can grab and go after unwrapping.

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By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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November 24, 2014

Brain Quest Gift Pick

 

Workman Publishing “Brain Quest Grade 3″ Pack
They already know the capital of every state. And each state bird (show-off). They ask 600 questions about what makes the sky blue. Your mini me certainly keeps you on your toes, and loves nothing more than learning new things. So why not gift that little know-it-all with the same seriously fun brain teasers that entertained you as a kid? Filled with games and trivia that are a blast alone or with friends, this is one present that they’ll keep playing with for years to come. Or at least until they memorize the whole book.

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December 21, 2013

 Cashmere Throw Gift Pick

sofiacashmere Fog Cashmere Woven Throw
Let’s face it. There’s going to come a day when they ban her under-the-desk space heater. And then? You’ll be there – never fret – with the luxest of throws. She’ll find herself extra toasty responding to those fire-drill emails with no one but you (and a bunch of gracious Kashmir goats) to thank.

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December 17, 2013

Chocolate-Covered Jalapenos

Chocolate Covered Company 1-Pound Covered Jalapeño Box
They’ll try anything – Anthony Bourdain style – so don’t expect them to accept a box of chocolate-covered fruit willingly. (They’re more daring than that. See: head cheese.) Instead, take them on a gastro adventure you’ll actually enjoy, too: fresh jalapeño peppers hand-dipped in rich dark, milk, and white chocolate.

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December 11, 2013