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How to Make Boxed Mixes Taste Better

Homemade typically wins ... As most would agree, a batch of anything taking hours to prepare by hand in the kitchen certainly blows anything store-bought away. Sometimes a buy-one-get-one sale on boxed brownie mix happens at the store. And then the rules change and logic goes out the window. read more

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DIY Projects That Won’t Break Your Back or the Bank

We are the ones who live by the highway with a huge triangular garden, big enough for the rototiller to turn up between peat-moss rows of carrots and corn - its tassels like golden flags - plump raspberries and bright red strawberries which stain my boys' lips. read more

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Lessons on ... Everything

This month on Hello, Darling, we asked some of our closest friends to share the nitty-gritty, how-to of the things they do well. There are recipes, craft ideas, household ideas, friendship ideas, relationship ideas - basically, we cover the entire gamut. Plus, Jackie shares her yummy brownie recipe! read more

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DIY Cheese Plate

Cheese is one of those things that pairs well with so many things – and can seem so elegant and fun. This DIY cheese plate breaks down everything you need to have the cheese plate everyone will be talking about! read more

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A Happy Hostess

My mom used to get something we called PPS (Pre-Party Syndrome), similar to PMS but only rears its ugly head on the eve of a hosting engagement. I refuse to let this family curse get me and created this recipe for happy hosting. read more