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wednesday links: fun food and craft finds and painting pottery

Painting my gnome at All Fired Up in Cleveland Park here in Washington DC. Many moons ago (in 1998) I managed the paint-your-own pottery store owned by All Fired Up’s predecessors. Weird to be back there in the painting chair. Note my daughter is painting a rainbow unicorn (of course) and she has her toy […]



champagne, shoes and cupcakes AND more birthday cookie ideas

Here are a few pretty-in-pink cookies I made by request for a friend to give to her friend as a birthday gift. What says birthday celebration to you? I’m loving the champagne glasses (though mine would be a glass of Pinot Grigio and definitely with cheese and crackers).     Here are a few just-for-birthday […]



how to make fondant rainbow cupcake toppers (for the Girl Scouts)

So my daughter is a Girl Scout. A Daisy, to be precise. But as she enters 2nd grade in the fall, she’s bridging now to Brownies. At the end-of-the-year ceremony, naturally, I was assigned the cupcakes. They were to be “rainbow” themed, as in the theme of bridging. I’ve made rainbow cupcake toppers before (here). […]



13 treats from the archives for 4th of July and Memorial Day

  Seems like summer is a busy time for me on the blog. I have loads in the archives to share with you. How about a little red, white and blue? As always, you can find the links to everything Seasonal in that button up there. Just for Memorial Day. Camo cookie tribute to the […]



super-easy graham cracker flag dessert

I’m not usually one for pull-apart desserts (seriously, just make cupcakes, don’t turn it into a cake). And graham crackers aren’t my go-to snack. But gosh darnit if this wasn’t super delicious and gosh darn easy to make, too. Excuse my language, but I really like this one. learn how to make a pull-apart graham […]