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a simple popcorn knot cardigan diy...

a fun knot sweater diy... / via oh joy!

You know we're all about the popcorn sweater (Joy LOVES her handmade version from Misha and Puff). So today, we're showing you how to get a bit of that look by adding to your very own existing sweater! You can create the look on a sweater or cardigan, whatever your heart desires. Check it out...

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a super cozy bedazzled coat diy...

a super cozy bedazzled coat diy... / via oh joy!

Remember when I wore this bedazzled coat for last month's Color Adventures? Well, today, we're showing you how to make one of your very own! It's super simple and is a great way to add some glam to your favorite winter jacket (especially if it's one you've had for a while and are ready to give it a second life!). Here's how...

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the yarn stitch sweater of your dreams...

the yarn stitch sweater of your dreams... / via oh joy!

Happy New Year! We're happy to see you back here and hope you had an amazing holiday! We're starting off 2020 with our new favorite way to take a piece of clothing up a notch. That's right...with yarn! Yarn is perfect for embellishing chunky knit sweaters to add that little bit of flair we all know and love. So grab a sweater you already own or one that could use a little TLC, and check it out!

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Holiday Neapolitan Cookies with a Twist!

holiday Neapolitan cookie recipe... / via oh joy!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and I'm SO ready for the holidays to arrive! Aside from being able to slow down and spend time with family, my favorite part of the holidays is all of the delicious treats...like Neapolitan cookies! I love how they mix in THREE different flavors. So today, we're sharing a twist on the classic recipe for a festive version perfect for the holidays. The recipe calls for matcha instead of chocolate, making them a bright pink, white, and green! They're so colorful, tasty, and keep well so you can gift them for the holidays, too.

In partnership with KitchenAid, I'll show you how to whip up these Matcha Neapolitan Cookies with the KitchenAid Artisan® Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer and Sifter+Scale Attachment. My Stand Mixer has been a key player in all of my baking over the last several years, and the Sifter+Scale Attachment is a total game changer. All I have to do is attach the Sifter+Scale Attachment to the power hub of my Stand Mixer, and voilà! HANDS-FREE sifting. The attachment also has an easy-to-use digital scale for a level of precision way beyond me. Come see how...

holiday Neapolitan cookie recipe... / via oh joy!

You'll need...

For the Base Dough
- 2-1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg + 1 egg yolk (room temperature)
- 1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract

holiday Neapolitan cookie recipe... / via oh joy!

Strawberry Dough
- 1-1/2 Tbsp flour
- 1 Tbsp strawberry jam
- optional: pink food coloring

Matcha Dough
- 1 tsp matcha powder

Topping
- white melting chocolate
- shredded coconut

holiday Neapolitan cookie recipe... / via oh joy!

Here's how...
1. With the KitchenAid® Sifter+Scale Attachment attachment, sift flour, salt, and baking powder into stand mixer. Gently transfer dry ingredients to a medium bowl, set aside.
2. With paddle attachment, mix together butter and sugar until creamed. Add in eggs and vanilla extract. Mix until combined.
3. Divide dough evenly into thirds.
4. To make the strawberry dough, add one portion of dough back into the mixing bowl, add flour, jam, and food coloring (if desired), and mix until fully combined.
5. Make sure to clean out the mixing bowl before beginning to make the matcha dough, to ensure that none of the doughs mix. Place another portion of the dough into the mixer and add matcha powder. Mix until fully combined.
6. Line a 5x9" loaf pan with parchment, using enough so that the paper comes up over the edges of the pan. Begin layering dough, starting with the strawberry layer, followed by vanilla, and then matcha. Using your hands, try to make each layer as even and level as possible. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and freeze for 1 hour.

holiday Neapolitan cookie recipe... / via oh joy!

7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 
8. Remove dough from pan and peel off parchment paper. Trim the edges of the dough to get cleaner sides and then cut the dough in half lengthwise. Cut each half into 1/2" slices (about 16 per side).
9. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper, and place dough squares about 2" apart. Bake for 12 minutes, or until the edges are just slightly turning golden brown. Let sit for 5 minutes before moving cookies to a cooling rack
10. Melt chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Dip the cookies and top with coconut.

This recipe makes about 32 cookies. If you're going to prepare the dough for more than an hour in advance, place them in the refrigerator (rather than in the freezer!) to harden. Dough can be made up to three days in advance and stored in the refrigerator. 

holiday Neapolitan cookie recipe... / via oh joy!

Ta-dah! They're so colorful, fun, and make great gifts. Giving (and receiving!) treats for the holidays has always been one of my favorites, and these cookies are perfect for that because they don't crumble easily and bring that extra dose of holiday flair that I love. Enjoy! And, let me know if you make them this holiday season!

{Photos by Lily Glass, Concept/Production/Styling by Julia Wester, Production Assistance by Jess Hong. Written by Traci Michael and Joy Cho.}

a painted nutcracker diy...

a painted nutcracker diy... / via oh joy!

It's officially the week before Christmas! So, today, we're sharing one last DIY that'll bring color and cheer to your home! And the best part? It's simple enough to make while drinking hot chocolate and watching your favorite holiday movie. Take a look...

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weekend project: a vertical village for the holidays...

a vertical village for the holidays... / via oh joy!

If you live in a smaller home or want to fill every inch of your house with holiday decor, here's a fun DIY that uses every inch you have by maximizing wall space! We took colorful ceramic houses, painted them, and then created festive winter scenes with them on vertical shelves. Check it out...

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A Festive Charcuterie Board with Three Homemade Dips...

Charcuterie Board with Homemade Dips... / via oh joy!

It's no secret that I'm in love with charcuterie boards! They're one of my go-to's when hosting parties because they're made of easily-sourced ingredients, can be assembled for both large or smaller gatherings, and they are pretty enough to double as a centerpiece. When entertaining, I like to add my own personal touch whenever possible to bring an extra pop of color to the table.

So today, in partnership with KitchenAid, I'm showing you how to create three delicious dipping sauces (bright pink beet hummus, garlic herb yogurt dip, and spinach cream cheese dip!) using the 7 Cup Food Processor. Come see how...

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The KitchenAid® 7 Cup Food Processor is the real MVP because it's so easy to use. Sometimes I avoid cooking for parties entirely because of the clean-up, but the bowl, lid, and accessories are ALL dishwasher-safe, which gives me one less thing to have to wash by hand. It's also really simple to use because it has a one-click, twist-free bowl assembly, latched lid, and a sealed and leak-resistant work bowl.

Charcuterie Board with Homemade Dips...

Charcuterie Board with Homemade Dips...

Beet Hummus
- 17 oz. store-bought hummus
- 5 baby beets, diced
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- Feta, olive oil, lemon zest (for garnish)

Here's how...
1. Wash, trim, and dice beets. 
2. Add beets, hummus, and lemon juice to the KitchenAid® 7 Cup Food Processor.
3. Pulse until fully combined.
4. Top with olive oil, crumbled feta, and lemon zest.

Charcuterie Board with Homemade Dips...

Spinach Cream Cheese Dip
- 8 oz. cream cheese (room temperature)
- 1 large handful spinach
- 1/3 medium shallot, sliced
- Pomegranate seeds, chopped dill (for garnish)

Here's how...
1. Sauté spinach.
2. Peel and cut shallots.
3. Add cream cheese, spinach, and shallots to the KitchenAid® 7 Cup Food Processor.
4. Pulse until fully combined.
5. Top with pomegranate seeds and chopped fresh dill.

Charcuterie Board with Homemade Dips...

Garlic Herb Yogurt Dip
- 17 oz. Greek yogurt
- 1 bunch dill
- 1 bunch chives
- 1/2 clove garlic
- Chopped pistachios (for garnish)

Here's how...
1. Peel garlic clove and cut in half.
2. Loosely chop herbs.
3. Add yogurt, garlic, and herbs to the KitchenAid® 7 Cup Food Processor.
4. Pulse until fully combined.
5. Top with chopped pistachios.

Charcuterie Board with Homemade Dips...

The sauces add such a fun element to the table! I could've easily used plain hummus, but bright pink hummus is way more fun and is exactly the unexpected splash of color and flavor that I love. 

Charcuterie Board with Homemade Dips...

Enjoy! And let us know if you make any of these dips for your upcoming holiday gatherings!

{Photos by Lily Glass, Concept/Production/Styling by Julia Wester, Production Assistance by Jess Hong. Written by Traci Michael and Joy Cho.}

weekend project: a snowflake garland...

a snowflake garland diy... / via oh joy!

Happy Friday! I love holiday decor that is festive but not super traditional (and shake it up from the usual red and green combo). So today, we're showing you how to make a pretty and modern snowflake garland that makes for a fun weekend project! Using a pale robin blue instead of green and coral red instead of bright red, here's our take...

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my favorite frozen hot chocolate recipe...

my favorite frozen hot chocolate recipe... / via oh joy!

If you're like me and adore chocolate-covered strawberries, you're going to LOVE this frozen strawberry hot chocolate! It's inspired by one of my favorite indulgent treats, is super decadent, and is perfect for all of your holiday parties. So, in partnership with KitchenAid, I've used the new K400 Blender to create a deliciously simple recipe that makes a rich frozen hot chocolate and blends in sweet strawberries for a fruity twist.

The KitchenAid® K400 Blender is ideal for recipes like this because it has an "Icy Drink" pre-set, so you can get the texture just right. You can also control the taste and texture for your exact recipe with the 5-speed dial. It's super quick (blending even the toughest ingredients!), which is extra handy when party prepping.

I love making things that put a twist on classic recipes to make it a bit unexpected and incorporate a dash of whimsy, so these are garnished in true Oh Joy! fashion. Check it out...

my favorite frozen hot chocolate recipe... / via oh joy!

You'll need...
- 2 cups strawberries (hulled, whole)
- 1-1/2 cups chocolate milk (we used pea milk to make it dairy-free)
- 3/4 cups cocoa powder (we used unsweetened bc the chocolate milk adds sugar)
- 4 cups ice

For the toppings..
- whipped cream
- freeze-dried strawberries, crumbled
- chocolate shavings
- sprinkles
- shredded coconut

my favorite frozen hot chocolate recipe... / via oh joy!

my favorite frozen hot chocolate recipe... / via oh joy!

Here's how...
1. In the KitchenAid® K400 Blender, add ice, chocolate milk, hot cocoa powder, and strawberries.
2. Blend until fully mixed.
3. Pour into glasses and top with a dollop of whipped cream. Then sprinkle on any other toppings you'd like!

my favorite frozen hot chocolate recipe... / via oh joy!

my favorite frozen hot chocolate recipe... / via oh joy!

Whenever I whip up something special for a party (or even just for myself!), I like to add something unexpected. Sprinkles are usually a great way to do this because almost anything tastes even sweeter with some sprinkles on top. Plus, sprinkles add a fun shimmer for a festive statement, especially for the holidays! So, for this drink, we piled on the pretty (and delicious) toppings!

my favorite frozen hot chocolate recipe... / via oh joy!

my favorite frozen hot chocolate recipe... / via oh joy!

Have a glass (or two) with friends for a holiday party...it's perfect for both casual and more fancy gatherings! Enjoy!

{Photos by Lily Glass, Concept/Production/Styling by Julia Wester, Production Assistance by Jess Hong. Written by Joy Cho and Traci Michael.}

a colorful nesting table diy...

a colorful nesting table diy... / via oh joy!

We're all about space-saving tricks for the home, especially when it comes to kids' stuff! While it's nice to have extra tables and storage on hand, it's even nicer when you're able to tuck them away when needed or consolidate multiple items into one. So today, we're showing you how to maximize nesting tables! Check it out...

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