Archives For December 2013


I’m going to reveal the secret to the world’s best sugar cookies. Forget everything else you’ve been told. Ready? Buy some bourbon smoked sugar. Do it. It will be the best decision you’ve made all year. Mouth Foods offers a nice one that we’ve been using in everything from sweet barbecue sauces to hot drinks, and it also happens to be the key to making the sugar cookie that makes all other sugar cookies ashamed of themselves.

What’s more, the secret to using the bourbon smoked sugar is easy. It may sound like an intimidating ingredient, but all you need to do is sprinkle some of this bad boy on top of your cookies (along with a dash of cinnamon) before popping them in the oven. And your cookies will transcend to a new level of delicious.

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This holiday season, show some love for the geeks in your life with a personal gift that says, “Hey, I get you.” The Internet is a magical place with an abundance of geeky gifts for gamers, gear-heads, and comic book aficionados. We’ve scoured the Internet to bring you some of the best geeky gift ideas in one place:

For Gamers

Whether you look on Etsy for a Triforce necklace or Think Geek for Portal 2 bookends, there are so many great gifts for gamers.

tri force(Triforce necklace- $15)

portal_bookends_main(Portal 2 bookends- $29.99)

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For us, December means slowly adding more ornaments to a geeky and eclectic Christmas tree. Last year, we collected skullsStar Wars ornaments, and a few Halloween-themed ornaments for our first tree together. This year we’ve added some super cool Star Wars stockings, a Raphael ninja turtle, and a nostalgic movie theater. I’m sure we won’t be able to resist adding more as the season progresses. And if any of you have suggestions for geeky tree toppers, we’re all ears!

IMG_1125 (683x1024)(Star Wars stockings— we had a hard time choosing– there’s also a cool Chewy one)

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