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This is not the fluorescent green-apple martini you may have tried on your 21st birthday. This is your grandmother’s famous apple pie but in a martini glass—and with bourbon. (Grandma would surely approve.) Delicious served straight up, on the rocks, warmed in a mug for one, or made as a punch for all your fall gatherings, November Dream is the perfect dessert drink for the season.  Martini  2 oz. bourbon 1½ oz. organic apple cider ¾ oz. cinnamon clove brown sugar  simple syrup * 2 tsp. orange brandy liqueur 1 Tbsp. Read More
Candy corn is the quintessential Halloween treat, and who knew you could actually make it at home? This DIY version is a bit time consuming, but the end result is well worth it. Best of all, it’s vegan, so all your pals can enjoy it (store-bought candy corn typically contains animal products like gelatin, egg whites, and beeswax). If you really want to get into the spooky spirit, host a candy-corn-making party, so you can assemble these little confections in the company of friends.   1. In a large saucepan, bring 1 cup sugar, 2⁄3 cup corn syrup, 5 Tbsp. Read More
Add a subtle dash of creep to your everyday decor with this easy-to-make mirror. Looking glass spray paint is just the about the only black magic you'll need to turn a picture frame into a faux-antique mirror with a spirit trapped inside. Start by getting a frame the size you’d like your finished “mirror” to be. Find an image of a face you want to use as the ghost (I found a vintage photo of a girl using Google image search), and blow it up so the face is life-size. Print the image out in black and white. Read More
What is a witch? The term has morphed over time from wise woman and priestess to practitioner of the dark arts and enemy of Christianity. The witches of fairy tales embodied undesirable characteristics of womanhood like jealousy, ugliness, independence, and old age. We cannot help but notice the similar criteria for killing women in the witch trials of the Middle Ages and beyond. The majority of women accused and killed for witchcraft were older women, often single or widowed, who acted as healers and midwives for their communities. Read More
Who says suds are just for dudes? These lady-owned craft beer companies are brewing up some of the tastiest small-batch ales around. Jackalope Brewing Company  This Nashville, Tennessee-based brewery was founded by BFFs Bailey Spaulding and Robyn Virball. Spaulding is the brewmistress behind the delicious Lovebird Wheat Beer (4.4% ABV), a hefeweizen crafted with heaps of strawberries and raspberries. It’s light, crisp, and not too sweet; a perfect choice for lazy Sunday sippin’. Lovebird, $9.99 for a 6-pack of 12-oz. cans, jackalopebrew. Read More