Top BHG.com Holiday Ideas of 2013
As you ring in the New Year, look back on the best of the holidays. These recipes, crafts, and videos were your favorites and could inspire your celebrations in 2014. Make sure to pin them for next year!
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Top Halloween Recipe: Pretzel Owl
This kid-friendly Halloween treat flew into many users' hearts this holiday. To make an owl, dip large soft pretzels in melted white candy coating. Layer sandwich cookies, white candies, and chocolate chips for wide-open eyes. Use leftover candy coating to attach black licorice for eyebrows. Dust with black sugar, add a black jelly bean nose, and use black licorice candies to make feet.
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Top Pumpkin Stencil: Flame-Design Pumpkins
How to Make It:
- Enlarge our stencil to suit the sizes of your pumpkins.
- Gut and carve pumpkins, leaving the stems in place.
- Create a log surround. Stack the largest carved pumpkins on the bottom.
- Light votive candles to create the flicker of flames.
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Top Halloween Costume: Smarty Pants
This Halloween, you loved the simplicity of a star-student costume idea.
To make this costume, print the worksheet and report card patterns, below, onto adhesive label sheets. Draw stars and an A+ design on the backs of duct tape sheets. Adhere all pieces onto jeans, using this photo for reference.
Top Halloween Video: How to Clean Out a Pumpkin
People looking for less mess and our top carving tip (hint: it involves which end you start from) came to our new pumpkin-carving video in record numbers.
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Top Outdoor Fall Idea: Container Gardens
A. Blue fescue (Festuca glauca): one
B. Chrysanthemum 'Cecilia': two
C. Strawflower (Bracteantha 'Sundaze Golden Yellow'): one
D. Purple fountaingrass (Pennisetum 'Burgundy Giant'): one
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Top Thanksgiving Video: Chocolate Pumpkin Pie
See one of our top recipes come to life -- a chocolate-cookie-crusted pumpkin pie topped with a chocolate glaze -- in this video that many Thanksgiving chefs watched before the holiday.
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An incredibly popular casserole on Pinterest, this is a go-to dish for a lot of Better Homes and Gardens users. It appeared in our 100 Days of Holidays e-newsletter in late fall.
- Start to Finish:
- 1 hr 5 mins
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Announcing the winner of our Ultimate Holiday Baking Vote-Off! Dunk a cherry-loaded shortbread cookie in white chocolate and sprinkle with red-and-white nonpareils for an adorable (and popular!) Christmas cookie.
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- 1 hr 20 mins