Kool Aid Meringues


These Kool-Aid Meringues from Smart School House are easy peasy to make. And they are so tasty…


4 egg whites
1/2 tsp of Cream of Tartar
1 cup of sugar
Kool-Aid packets in your flavors of choice

Go to smartschoolhouse.com for instructions.

DIY - Magnetized Mail Holder


Make this modern and chic mail holder using pocket file, adhesive backed vinyl, scissors, magnets, super glue, and craft paper.


Super quick and a cute way to organize mail and keep all your important papers!

Go to A Beautiful Mess.com for tutorial...

Easy Mini Cakes


These tiny cakes are gorgeous, festive, and really easy to make! Perfect treat for Valentine's Day!

Go to ohnuts.com for full instructions!

Smoked Salmon And Cream Cheese Chelsea Buns


A fishy version of the classic Chelsea bun made with layers of smoked salmon, zesty cream cheese and spinach.


500g/1lb strong white flour, plus extra for dusting
1tsp salt
7g/¼oz dried yeast
300ml/10fl oz milk
40g/1½oz unsalted butter
1 beaten egg
vegetable oil (for greasing)

For the filling
200g / 7 oz Cream cheese
1 small bunch of chives (finely sliced)
zest and juice of 1 lemon
a couple of turns of black pepper
75g / 3oz spinach
350g / 12 oz smoked salmon

    Go to cocklesandmussels.com for instructions!


    How to To Quickly Ripen an Avocado

    Using a banana is the key!

    Finding a ripe avocado at the supermarket is hit or miss, so what can you do if you need an avocado right away? Tasting Table shared a food science tip for quickly ripening avocados with help from an unexpected source: a banana!

    Ripe bananas release a lot of ethylene, the hormone that triggers ripening in mature fruit, so placing one in a closed paper bag with your under-ripe avocados will speed up the process. I tried it with a couple avocados that were just beginning to soften, and within 24 hours, they were perfectly soft and ready to eat.

    Apples are another fruit that release a good amount of ethylene, so this would also work with a ripe apple.


    Kids Valentine’s Candy Huggers


    These little animal candy huggers are the perfect handmade Valentine for children to share with their classmates at school. So cute and easy to make! Go to liagriffith.com for free template.


    Paint an Interior Door

    Front doors are often painted for accent. When it comes to interior doors, homeowners are more hesitant to addcolor. But a bright hue can revive a room and highlight a point of interest -- here, the entry to a butler's pantry.