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August from the archives: I love the ’80s cookies

So I’m joining the rest of DC and checking out for a week in August. My kids are driving me insane. My house is a mess. It’s hot. I’m bothered. I’m doing something I never do… I’m taking a break. I’m using the “advice column method.” When advice columnists are on vacation, they post past […]



how to draw on food: I love the ’80s cookies

I know, I’m a broken record about being a kid of the ’80s. We get it, Meaghan, you’re a kid of the ’80s. You wore leg warmers and wigwam socks and jelly bracelets and Forenza sweaters. You listened to Men at Work and REM and the Smiths and Duran Duran and Tears for Fears and […]



pac man and arcade cookies

My brother is turning 40. Wow. And I’m not far behind. Sigh. (Scratch that, turned 40. I wrote this in January.) My brother is a video game fanatic. He has an old school arcade game console in his basement that he somehow magically rigged up with a computer loaded with every arcade game ever invented. […]



mini Jordache jean pocket cookies

I already mentioned the vintage chicken I swiped from my mom on my last visit home. Well… that’s not all I took. When cleaning out the attic, my mom found these! Not one, but two pairs of my 8th grade Jordache jeans collection. That means these very jeans you see here are from the holy […]



pacman, pinky, inky and clyde (but not blinky)

Since I already had yellow, pink, blue and orange fondant prepared, these relics of my childhood were a cinch to make. I had no red fondant, so poor Blinky was ignored. I had some Pacman skills back then, but they were not as refined as they might’ve been, as I could only practice at my […]