Pretty cookies on pretty Christmas pedestals you can make for pennies.

Potluck pedestals

It takes like ten minutes to throw together these little pedestal dishes. Anyone can do it, and they cost next to nothing. Find out how!

Super-Soldier Serum

For Independence Day this year, we’re having punch. Very red, very American punch that tastes like ambrosia—cherry, marshmallow, and coconut—with sweet little white stars.

Amanda's Barnyard Bash Invitation

Amanda’s Farm

It’s funny how unexpected projects often turn out to be the most interesting ones to work on. Take, for instance, the time I helped design stationery and decor for a two-year-old girl’s farm-themed birthday party. Sure, it’s a little different from the kind of work I’ve been doing lately, and no, I don’t think I do know any two-year-olds personally, …

Quantum Leap shots: Starbright Project

Oh, boy! A Quantum Leap-inspired shot and the ThinkGeek winners

Yeah, I made up a drink about Quantum Leap. I dunno. It sounded like a good idea. It tastes like a good idea, too, so I’m giving it to me. It’s sweet, quite sweet indeed, and easy to drink, with layers of banana, chocolate-orange, and almond cordial. The colors are inspired by the handlink used on the show by Al …

Portal Jigglers

Portal jello shots: You’ll know when the test starts

Congratulations! The simple fact that you’re sitting here reading this means you’re about to make a glorious, boozy contribution to science. You’re not part of the control group, by the way. You get the jello! I don’t play a lot of video games these days, but I love Portal, and most recently, Portal 2. They’re fantastic. Remember that time GLaDOS …

Tiny Easter hats

Easter? Don’t worry, I’ll bring the hats

I was very excited to see John when he woke up this morning. “Good morning! Guess what!” I shouted. “What?” he muttered, groggy but intrigued. “You know how I wasn’t sure what to take over to Jenny’s for Easter dinner, because Zack and Jen are bringing wine, and my mom is in charge of dessert? Well! I figured out something …