Easy Homemade Toffee

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups of Almonds
  • 1 pound of unsalted butter (4 sticks)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 bag (12 oz) of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt flakes

Directions:

  1. Chop up almonds by pulsing them in a food processor.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone pad.
  3. Sprinkle half of the almonds onto the baking sheet.
  4. In a large saucepan, over low heat add the butter, salt and sugar.
  5. Turn heat up to medium/high, stir occasionally, to melt the mixture and bring it to a boil. It is ready when it turns an almond brown color, about 10 minutes.
  6. Pour the mixture over the almonds on the cookie sheet.
  7. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the top and use a spatula to spread the chocolate around.
  8. Sprinkle the remaining chopped almonds over the top of the chocolate layer.
  9. Sprinkle sea salt flakes over the top.
  10. Let it cool completely and then cut into squares.

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Champagne + Whiskey Cocktail

Nothing can go wrong with a drink that has both bubbles and whiskey, right? If you are hosting New Year’s Eve your guests will not be disappointed. If you are attending as a guest bring the mixings (shopping list below) and be the life of the party. Check out the video for steps on how to create the perfect New Year’s Eve Cocktail!

Wishing you all a healthy and happy new year!!

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 Blackberries (Raspberries or blueberries can be used as alternatives)
  • Drop of Agave Nectar
  • 1 oz Whiskey
  • Prosecco (I know I ended up using Proscecco instead of Champagne but really any bubbles will do!)
  • 1/2 of a lemon

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DIY: Glitter Pumpkins

I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus but the holidays are making me jump right back into things! These glitter pumpkins are one of my favorite crafts to do for Fall. It’s a quick and easy craft for anyone who wants to add a little extra sparkle to their holiday decor. They also make for great last minute hostess gifts.

Check out the video for the tutorial!

diy glitter pumpkins

Materials:

  • Mod Podge Glue
  • Glitter (use a fine texture one)
  • Mod Podge High-Gloss Sealer Spray
  • Paint Brush
  • Butcher paper or Newspaper to use for prepping the table

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

3 Ways to Make Deviled Eggs

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These measurements are for two eggs.

Bacon & Chives:

  • 1 tablespoon of chopped cooked bacon
  • 1 tablespoon mayo (or Vegenaise is what I use)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon of chopped fresh chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon of chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Dash of hot sauce
  • Garnish with piece of bacon and chives

Classic:

  • 1 tablespoon mayo
  • 1/4 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Dash of red wine vinegar
  • Garnish with smoked paprika

Smoked Salmon & Fresh Herbs: 

  • 1 tablespoon mayo
  • 1/4 teaspoon grainy mustard (I use one with horseradish in it)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of chopped fresh chives, parsley, thyme and dill
  • Pepper to taste
  • Garnish with smoked salmon and fresh dill

DIY Quote Wall Art

This type of urban artwork has really gained a lot of popularity lately and it couldn’t be easier to create your own version at home. The best part is that you can customize it to your heart’s desire with quotes, city names or streets, song lyrics, etc. Share what you create by posting an image on Instagram and tagging me @likehearted. Can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

Inspiration:

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DIY: Chevron Painted Desk

I have to be honest…things have been so incredibly busy lately that it didn’t leave me much time to prep for this tutorial. I pretty much did the design on the fly. I still think is turned out pretty badass though! Oh, did I mention that I used chalkboard paint so I can easily write down my to-do list right on my desktop!?! Just in case I happen to leave anything out, please feel free to ask questions in the comments below.