DIY: Quidditch Letterman’s Jacket Cardigan

Last week I showed you how to make the Snitch earrings that I'm wearing as part of my outfit for my cousin's bat mitzvah. Because the theme of the evening is pajamas and jerseys, I thought this fantasy inspired sports look would both fit the theme and be a bit more of a costume, since … Continue reading DIY: Quidditch Letterman’s Jacket Cardigan

Baking for Bookworms: Pumpkin Pasties from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Fall means time for pumpkins, and nothing could be more delicious right now on this cold, rainy day than a pasty. Pumpkin pasties are served from the trolley on the Hogwarts Express, and like most food served on the train are probably sweet. However, since I made a sweet pumpkin drink at the beginning of … Continue reading Baking for Bookworms: Pumpkin Pasties from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Golden Snitch Earrings DIY

In a little less than two weeks it'll be my cousin's bat mitzvah. We're flying down to Los Angeles to celebrate with her, and part of this celebration will be done in themed attire. A lot of kids her age do a big dance with all their friends and all their parents friends, and S. … Continue reading Golden Snitch Earrings DIY

Baking for Bookworms: Pumpkin Juice from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

My apologies for the late post. I really have no excuses to offer, but I do have some lovely pumpkin juice I whipped up at my parents' house. Since it's a grey, dismal morning here in Eugene, this might just be the perfect thing--it'll warm you up just reading about it. Try making this while … Continue reading Baking for Bookworms: Pumpkin Juice from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Baking for Bookworms: Butterbeer from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

I couldn't do a Harry Potter food marathon without including butterbeer, could I Butterbeer, which first appears in the third book is closely associated with the wizarding world, and Hogsmeade in particular. After it makes its debut, you'll find it everywhere in the wizarding world, from the Gryffindor tower to Sirius' house. Its first appearance … Continue reading Baking for Bookworms: Butterbeer from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Baking for Bookworms: the Death Day cake from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

They say that even the best laid plans fail. But since my plan wasn't even closet to being that good, I guess I shouldn't be surprised that this cake was basically a complete failure. I'm sorry that this wasn't posted on time, but I had to come to terms with this cake before I could … Continue reading Baking for Bookworms: the Death Day cake from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Baking For Bookworms: Knickerbocker Glory from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

This is the first food blog type post I've ever made, and I've learned quite a lot. I was planning on doing step by step photos, but that won't be possible because a) there's not enough light in my kitchen, b) my camera is not good enough, c) I don't have enough hands or a … Continue reading Baking For Bookworms: Knickerbocker Glory from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone