As a kid, I remember hearing the myth that Twinkies could last forever. The rumor was that they were made from chemical ingredients that caused the Twinkies to stay fresh and edible for years and years. Right along with the cockroach, Twinkies were supposed to be the only survivors of the nuclear holocaust that would destroy the entire world. As I got older, I realized the rumor wasn't true. Twinkies actually have a shelf life of just 25 days. And with the news that Hostess is going out of bu...
Want to be the "hostess" with the mostest? (Sorry, couldn't resist the pun here). While serving these delightful polymer clay hostess cupcakes at your next party may not be the most appetizing adventure for your guests (though they will agree that they're cute), these clay cakes make great necklace pendants or earrings.
Hostess cupcakes, HoHos, Snoballs and Twinkies.
No processed food for you? Then try this recipe for cloning the classic Hostess Cupcake:
A taco salad from a restaurant can pack more calories than a Big Mac and a Whopper combined! In this clip, nutritionist and Food Channel hostess Ellie Krieger will show you how to cut the fat and calories in half at home. This salad is super easy to make and is full of flavor and nutrition. Try this salad for your lunch today! Yum!
Cupcakes are so overdone. Sure, they're cute and bite-sized, but why not start a new designer dessert trend? Check out this dessert video to learn how to bake and decorate delicious chocolate chip cookie dough Christmas truffles.
Preserving lemons can sometimes take weeks to accomplish, especially if you want the marinade to absorb well. But what if you want to make preserved lemons as a gift for a hostess in a few days and you simply lack the time?
Are you a complete klutz when it comes to doing things with your hands? Improve your fingerwork and show the ladies how deft your hands are (if you know what we're talking about) by mastering the four in hand tie knot presented in this video.
We don't know about you, but we're wondering how the hell Katy Perry even has time to work out these days with the countless number of promotional appearances, hostess jobs, planning a wedding, and singing gigs she's doing on a daily basis. But, after looking at a few recent pictures of the singer's fit and curvy body, she must be doing something to keep all that in shape.
It's never too early to begin crafting for one of the funnest and spookiest holidays of the year: Halloween! No doubt you're going to be attending at least one Halloween party or get together this year, so why not show the hostess with the mostest some love for putting together an awesome party?
What's the easiest way to turn a plain old poinsettia plant you can get for cheap at the grocery store into a dazzling centerpiece that any hostess would appreciate as a gift? Add a beautiful gold foil wrap to the pot.
Chances are you will have a poinsettia plant in your house before the end of the holiday season, whether it's due to them being on sale at the local grocery store or you receiving them as a hostess gift.
More likely than not this holiday season you'll either be buying a poinsettia plant or will receive one as a hostess present. Rather than letting yours wither away and die as you forget repeatedly that it may need a little water to survive, check out this gardening tip video to learn how to take care of them year round.
With a few hosting tips, you will perfect your Thanksgiving season! This craft shows you how to make some elegant place cards, some easy and beautiful napkin rings, and custom-made deocrative candles. Be the perfect host or hostess this Thanksgiving season!
The intricate machinations behind a successful dinner party. This is the guide to seating a dinner party of guests. This etiquette video will make you the ultimate host or hostess. Follow Chow's lead to fine party throwing.
The American tradition of the buffet supper is shown in its simple preparation. A "must" for the homemaker or hostess. That any intelligent person would care enough about this subject and think it is so important as to make a film about it is astounding. Martha Stewart must have grown up on this.
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, was created in 1981 by Cassandra Peterson. She was the hostess of a local Hollywood horror movie show that became nationally syndicated. Elvira was the first horror host to be nationally syndicated, first person to be broadcast in 3-D on TV, and first female celebrity to do a national beer campaign and market her own beer.
Cheryl Cole is a very pretty lady, so she could wear any makeup look - or none at all - and still look fabulous. The hostess/singer looks especially beautiful in her new music video for "Promise This," in which she rocks a hardcore rock'n'roll inspired look with smoked out black cat eyes, contoured cheeks, and a nude mouth.
Lady Gaga is truly the queen of outrageous, outre makeup looks, so unique that the only person capable of upstaging her previous looks is herself. In her unforgettable music video for "Bad Romance" she reinvents her look many times, going from odd party hostess to insane asylum babe to monster dancer to glittery hooker to a girl seducing a guy in a bear cape.
A Windsor knot is the bread and butter of tie knots - classy, simple, and sleek, it never fails to show you're a man of learning who also happens to be deftly skilled with his hands. The Windsor knot is debonaire, evoking the like of James Bond.
Our cocktail hostess shows us how to make a vodka gimlet in just six steps. Begin by chilling a small glass. A four-ounce glass is recommended. Chill the glass by filling it with ice and adding water then allow it to sit while you mix the drink. Next, fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add three ounces of vodka. Then add one ounce of Rose's Sweetened Lime Juice. Shake until the shaker is sweating, usually about twenty seconds. Finally, pour the ice and water out of the glass that had been chill...
A staple of camp, and hot summers, and just childhood overall, puppy chow is a terrific little snack for kids, or an adult with a sweet tooth. In this video our hostess, Lauren Martinez, shows us a complete rundown of how to prepare this treat. Beginning with a list of ingredients, she then shows us, in her own home kitchen, step by step very clearly how to prepare the mixture, finally culminating in dousing it all with powdered sugar by amusingly (your kids can do this) shaking it all togeth...
Hair bows are adorable for all ages, and in this simple, easy tutorial, our hostess gives us first the materials we will need to construct our own. A piece of cardboard, a sewing needle and thread, a rubber band, and of course the little fabric pieces referred to as "spikes," to complete the creation. From there, we are taught that the cardboard is our stabilizer, through which the needle will go, and that we will then be constructing the fabric into shapes upon that needle, layering the fabr...
In this video, with hostess Candy, we are taught how to construct a hair bow for any occasion. With a mellow manner, Candy reveals that we need very few materials, just a ribbon and a clip, and, from there, shows us, distinctly and helpfully, each fold necessary to achieve the bow shape. After clipping it together, it's set, and she shows it off in her own hair. Perfect for any occasion, from Christmas to Valentine's Day to Easter, these festive looking holiday bows are indeed very charming, ...
Ah! The smoky eye, one of the most popular styles of eye makeup today. But what about adding that extra touch? With our hostess, in this quick video, we learn to add a plum accent to your basic smoky eye. Along with recommendations on exact brands we may use, we are given a step by step look at the exact application. Starting with a base of pale purple, and blending toward grays, a metallic effect is achieved, leading out to the leading edge of the eye, then, with darker tint. Blacks, and dar...
Everyone wants trendy custom looking destroyed jeans and this video teaches us the best, and most practical way to destroy them yourself at home, avoiding the often huge markups stores can apply to these sorts of items. Taking the jeans that you intend to alter, you take a simple razor to the area you wish to rip, and lightly, in a sort of tapping motion, slash at it until you expose a whitish color in the material. Go all the way through if you wish to expose skin, but be careful where you d...
In this video hostess Charlotte instructs us, on how to make "Inner Tube" Bracelets, a rock style associated accessory. Employing either Black Plastic, Leather, or even Tape. Creating these alt accessories requires only scissors and a needle and thread of some type of adhesive to attach the clasp or fastener that will allow you to attach it to your wrist. With a few simple Scissor cuts along the material's length to create a design. Charlotte shows us exactly how it is done with helpful tips ...
Whether you're giving them to a friend, a hostess, or that mysterious blonde at the laundromat, a gift bouquet is easy to make and always appreciated.
After struggling for years with acne, this skincare system that is displayed got rid of the hostess's acne problem effectively. In the morning, she uses Sea Breeze Actives deep clean astringent which has 1% salicylic acid in it, making sure that you use one cotton ball for each individual part of your face. Afterwards, she uses a skin lotion that has salicylic acid in it. These products will prevent your face from getting too oily during the day. At night, she uses the Proactiv cleanser, whic...
Video: . If you master only one cocktail, it should be the martini. It’s a legend in a glass, and every hostess worthy of her shaker should know how to make a martini.
Surprise desserts (aka peekaboo desserts) are a gorgeous way to celebrate anything, whether it's a birthday, new baby, or just a brand new day. You can pretty much hide anything you want inside: candy, a cool design, and even other desserts. To help inspire you, try one of these fun-filled desserts out for a special, photo-worthy occasion. Then get creative and try out your own ideas (and make sure to share them with us when you're done).
If you bike a lot and live in a small room or apartment, it can be tough to find the space to store your wheels. There are tons of bicycle racks and mounts you can buy, but where's the fun in that when they're so easy to DIY? Here are some of the best inexpensive solutions for your bike storage woes.
Microsoft is adding another important piece to its growing immersive computing arsenal by putting its newest Mixed Reality Capture Studio in the center of the movie business: Hollywood.
Thanksgiving is pretty much the only day out of the year when you can be a complete fatass. It's totally expected, if not encouraged. In fact, if you aren't stuffing your face with a bunch of delicious and unhealthy food, people start to look at you funny.
Learn how to mix a Cosmopolitan with the folks from Martha Stewart's REAL SIMPLE. AKA as a Cosmo (per Sex and the City), this drink is simple and fun.
When having a large dinner party or family gathering, having a coffee station set up saves the Host/hostess a lot of busy work. Guests like getting their own beverages rather than having to ask for one, and the coffee station is the key solution. Plus, one can serve several kinds of coffee and even tea at the same station.
The holiday season means you're going to be doing a LOT of entertaining and a lot of going to parties where you'll be expected to offer up a thoughtful hostess gift. While you could always make a last minute run to the store to purchase boxed chocolates or a nice bottle of wine, it's so much more personal to make something.
Limoncello is one of our favorite drinks. Learn how to make a zesty limoncello with this recipe from Greg Rossi at How2Heroes. This makes a great holiday or hostess gift for friends and family, and you'll know that they will definitely love it. Watch this video to learn how to make limoncello.
One of my favorite sites to go to for inspiration is The Party Dress, featuring the Well-Heeled Hostess. She is so talented and creative I always look forward to perusing her latest project postings. In one of her recent party features, she shared this fabulous Chinese New Year celebration for one lucky 1 year-old. What makes this party extra special? The special birthday boy is son to one of my other favorite design goddesses, Melissa from Project Nursery.