Sophie’s Lemon Pie Recipe

Sophie’s Lemon Pie Recipe

This is just my simple, yet delicious, lemon pie recipe! It is a spin on the traditional lemon pie recipe because it has a lemon pudding filling and uses whipped cream for the topping opposed to a merengue. If you make this recipe, feel free to share pictures with me on Instagram @sparklenews or on Twitter @Sparklenews_ for a chance to be featured on the website! Ingredients: Pie Crust (Homemade or packaged) 3/4 cups granulated sugar 1/4 cup cornstarch 2 1/2…

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Cupcake Decorating: Tips and Tricks!

Cupcake Decorating: Tips and Tricks!

Let’s admit it: we all love cupcakes! Not only are they delicious, but they are also pretty. That is, if they are decorated nicely. Today I am going to show you guys a couple tricks and techniques and give you a couple tips so that you can be the creator of some beautiful cupcakes. 1. Colored Batter! One simple way to make cupcakes pretty, especially if you are short on time, is by adding a drop or two of food…

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Valentine`s Day Survey!

Valentine`s Day Survey!

What do you think of Valentine`s Day and what aspects of it are your favorite? Take this survey and find out what others think of it too! [bctt tweet=”Follow the link to take a Valentine`s Day Survey! http://sparklenews.com/?p=392″]

Ocean at the End of the Lane Book Review

Ocean at the End of the Lane Book Review

Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman is definitely one of the best books I have read all year. During a funeral the main character decides to travel back to where his childhood house once stood. Mysteriously he ends up at a house at the end of his lane and talking to an old woman who he knew when he was a child.  This house was where his friend Lettie Hempstock lived before she left to a…

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D.I.Y St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Storage Jar

D.I.Y St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Storage Jar

 Leprechaun storage jar  Materials: 1 glass jar (works well with a pasta sauce jar), 1 small plastic leprechaun hat (I got this from the Dollar Store), 1 piece of orange construction paper, 1 (maybe 2 depending on the size of your jar) pieces of green construction paper, 1 small scrap piece of yellow construction paper, a black marker or Sharpie, a green marker, a glue stick or tape. Instructions: First, take your green piece of construction paper and cut it the…

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Beat Boredom on Long Car Rides This Winter Break!

Beat Boredom on Long Car Rides This Winter Break!

Long Car Rides can be BORING, Here are some ideas to beating boredom on long car rides this winter break! 1. Read a Good Book- This one is pretty self-explanatory, bring a book in the car and just read! You could bring one of your favorite books, a new book, or even a magazine. If you love to read it could probably take up much of the ride. some people get car sick or don’t like to read though, that’s…

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The Best Super Bowl Commercials of 2015

The Best Super Bowl Commercials of 2015

Here are THE 5 best super Bowl commercials of Super Bowl 49! 1. Budweiser “Best Buds” commercial- This commercial was very sweet and over all my favorite commercial of Super Bowl 49! A dog is very close to it’s owner’s horses and it’s owner. It gets lost and can’t find it’s way home while it’s owner is posting “lost dog” posters everywhere. The puppy finds it’s way back, but a wolf threatens it and it is barking when the horses break…

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Would You Rather?

Would You Rather?

1.       Eat Ketchup Flavored Cake   OR               Mustard flavored donuts? 2.       Have to do 6 essays (5 paragraphs each) in one night                   OR  A 20 page math packet in one night? 3.       Go on your dream vacation for a week                   OR Get the 5 things you want most? 4.  …

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The Ferris Wheel PART 1

The Ferris Wheel PART 1

By: Sophia A. The sky was still dark as I slid a light coat over my night shirt and put on a pair of old torn up jeans. Next, I tiptoed past my mother’s open door and quickly down the stairs. At the bottom I collected my bag and a hat to cover my face with. I slid out the door to an empty street with a cracked road running through it. As I walked on with my destination in…

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