Edible Art: Martha Washington’s Revolutionary Rum Punch

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People think of the founding fathers as being stiff necked and straight laced, but the truth is they could party harder than frat boys on spring break. The legend of Martha Washington’s Rum Punch* was once even more widely known than the legend of Sleepy Hollow. Show your favorite modern Lieutenant how to party like it’s 1779 with a cup

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11 Free Supernatural Coloring Pages for Season 11 + 2 Slashy Fan Art Coloring Books!

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The CW’s Supernatural may be the only nerdy show NOT coming out with a coloring book this season. Never fear, though! Fans have come to your rescue with scads of coloring pages and a few multi-artist coloring books. Celebrate the return of the Winchester brothers and their angelic and demonic sidekicks as they return for an 11th season of the

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10 Nerdiest Coloring Books for Grownups

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You’d think finding 10 nerdy adult coloring books would be the hardest part of putting together a list like this, but in fact, the most difficult thing was phrasing the title in a way that doesn’t look NSFW. Adult Coloring Books (the mandala kind, not the dirty doodles kind) exploded after the publication of Johanna Basford’s Secret Garden: An Inky

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Na-Na Na-Na Na-Na Na-Na BAT FLAN!

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As a good butler, it’s your job to clean the blood out of Master Wayne’s suits, acquire NDA paperwork from any ladies you find sleepily prowling the mansion each morning, and create a nigh infinite quantity of bat shaped everyday objects for the master’s amusement. It’s nice to pretend Master Wayne is merely obsessed with a particular geometric pattern and

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Geek Cake Friday: 21 Hobbit Holes That’ll Make You Hungry

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In honor of International Hobbit Week, for this edition of Geek Cake Friday we’ve gathered up enough Hobbit Hole cakes to create your own edible Shire.  Scroll through to see renditions by professional bakeries and fellow geeks alike – including an easy tutorial from The Vegetarian Ginger on making your own Hobbit cake! Via Trekker Scrapbook Leonard Nimoy grinning at his

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Hobbit Week: Stuffed and Roasted Mushrooms

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No hobbit meal is complete without a mushroom dish. These stuffed, roasted mushrooms make a great main course for nights when you’re too tired from adventuring to make a rack of lamb or roast a chicken. In middle class Victorian households, stuffed vegetables were a way to make a meal look a little fancy while also being economical. Instead of

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Hobbit Week: Shire-tastic Seed Cake

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Many modern readers imagine seed cake to be chock full of sunflower or pumpkin seeds, but it turns out Tolkien grew up on a decadently buttery version of pound cake full of caraway seeds. They have a sweet, licorice flavor reminiscent of a milder, earthier version of anise seeds. You can find them at most Indian groceries. They’ve been out

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Hobbit Week – Tolkien Inspired Coloring Books and Free Adult Coloring Pages

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Over on Facebook, my most popular posts for the last couple weeks have been links to nerdy grown-up coloring books. Next week, I’m rounding up everything from Doctor Who to Game of Thrones to H.P. Lovecraft for your meditative coloring pleasure, but since this is International Hobbit Week, I’ve rounded up as many Hobbit and Tolkien inspired adult coloring books

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Happy Hobbit Week!

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September 22 happens to be both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins birthdays! In honor of Hobbit Day, Kitchen Overlord is kicking off this week with recipes for a Hobbit’s seven daily meals from  An Unexpected Cookbook: The Unofficial Book of Hobbit Cookery, available for $24.95 at Amazon.com. Come back all week for even MORE recipes, gorgeous cakes honoring Tolkien’s books, links

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Geek Cake Friday: 10 Doctor Who Cakes (That Aren’t A TARDIS)

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Most Doctor Who inspired cakes come in two forms – rectangular blue police boxes or candy colored phallic Daleks. This week, we’re stepping outside the blue box for a look at creative cakes showcasing the rest of Doctor Who’s rich iconography. This elegant Doctor Who cake combines everything from the Seal of Rassilon to the Crack in the Wall to

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8 Free Doctor Who Printables for your Watch Party

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There’s more to a party than great theme food. If you’re planning a fantastic premier night for your fellow Whovians, print out a few free decorations to make the atmosphere properly wibbly wobbly. Who needs boring serving dishes when you can download these free printable TARDIS candy/gift boxes from A Typical English Home? In fact, if you’re into Cube Craft,

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