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Gingerbread Milkshake with Torani Caramel Sauce

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A gingerbread milkshake with caramel syrup and cute little gingerbread houses is the perfect treat to start off the holiday season. Get the full tutorial at HomemadeBanana.com #ToraniSauceObsession #adWhen I was a kid accompanying my mom on her morning coffee run, there was nothing I loved more than seeing a cafe well stocked with Torani syrups. My drink of choice at the time was the Italian soda and I loved having different flavors to choose from: raspberry, blackberry, blueberry—the world was my fruit-flavored oyster.

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Triple Oreo Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

Triple Oreo ice cream sandwiches with Oreos baked right into the cookies. Get the full recipe at HomemadeBanana.com #recipe #oreo #dessert #icecreamsandwichSometimes too much of a good thing is just an even better thing. That’s definitely true in the case of these triple Oreo ice cream cookies. If you’re keeping score at home, that’s crushed up Oreos baked into the cookies, whole Oreos baked into those same cookies and a filling of Oreo ice cream. It’s a study in playful decadence and it’s just as good as it sounds.

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DIY Kintsugi Ring Dish

Inspired by the traditional Japanese method of repairing broken dishes with gold, these kintusi ring dishes are a beautiful way to organize your jewelry. Get the full tutorial at HomemadeBanana.com #diy #ringdish #kintsugi #goldKintsugi was a recent revelation to me, although it is ancient in origin. Simply put, it’s the Japanese method of repairing broken ceramics with lacquer mixed with gold. Philosophically, it embraces the journey of an object, highlighting any breaks that occur throughout its use and rendering it more beautiful through repair and continued utility. I think that’s a pretty lovely sentiment, don’t you?

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Everything Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

After you've carved your pumpkins, roast the seeds with butter and everything bagel seasoning. #fall #everythingbagel #pumpkin #recipeEverything seasoning is, well, everything. It’s been popping up pretty much everywhere over the past couple of years and there’s good reason for that—it’s really the perfectly curated combination of savory flavors all in an easily sprinkle-able form.  I’ve been known to sprinkle it on my eggs, on my toast and even on my popcorn. But my latest combination is without a doubt the best: roasted everything bagel pumpkin seeds.

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Buddha’s Hand Clarified Milk Punch

Celebrate Halloween with a clarified milk punch cocktail made with playfully creepy Buddha's hand. Get the recipe at HomemadeBanana.com #halloween #cocktail #happyhour #recipeI spotted the yellow-green tentacles of a Buddha’s hand citron reaching out from the international corner of the produce section at my local grocery store last week, and I immediately put one in my cart. The clerk stared incredulously down as the fragrant citrus passed through her hands and I explained that it was like a sweet-scented lemon with no juice or bitterness that’s most commonly used in Asia. Thanks to Ashley over at Craft & Cocktails, I’d been wanting to try my hand at making a clarified milk punch, and I knew that Buddha’s hand would make the perfect main ingredient. I complemented the sweet citrus notes with gin, Earl Grey tea a dash of clove to round it all out.

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