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how to make marshmallow snowmen place holders

Place holder, decoration, however you use them… aren’t these plastic spoon snowmen-in-a-pot from Crafts by Amanda the cutest thing in the universe? Cuter than puppies, baby pandas and even this. So I took the snowman challenge and make my own cute snowmen-in-a-pot, marshmallow style. Attach a name and you have a place holder for your […]



chocolate and candy turkey pops for Thanksgiving

I hope you can tell these are supposed to be turkeys. I omitted some of the finer details that compose the bird for the sake of easy decorating. I quizzed my 7 year old, and she figured it out. Plus, if you serve these at or around Thanksgiving, I’m pretty sure folks will get it. […]



Thanksgiving roundup from the archives

Geez. These holidays are passing us by with frightening speed, aren’t they? Did you have a scary Halloween? My oldest went as a “Haunted Butterfly.” You see, this summer, she saw a pair of butterfly wings in a museum. She desperately wanted them, but they cost $20. I made a deal. I would buy the […]



Healthy Halloween! Good-for-you Popcorn Balls and other Party Ideas

What!? Me, healthy? Yes, I can go there sometimes. And so I’m breaking from your usual programming (and weekly blog schedule) to bring you the latest in a less-sweet Halloween. Here are some healthy alternatives to whip up last minute for your Halloween party. And, did I mention, I’m hosting a last minute Halloween party […]



how to make 2-ingredient macaroon monsters

  I suppose technically, with the eyeballs, these are three-ingredient macaroons. But still. That makes these gosh darn easy to whip up for Halloween. (Or, without the eyeballs, any other time of the year.) Yum. The sweet coconut goodness melts in your mouth.     And they’re pretty scary, right? …. Right? Scary. Not cute. […]