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roundup from the archives: St. Patrick’s Day and rainbows

Technically (er, genetically), I’m half Irish. But really, I’m 100 percent New Jersey. Although, I guess I’ve been in Washington DC long enough to be about 50 percent NJ and 50 percent DC. But still, I’m happy to have a beer on a St. Patrick’s Day and revel with the Irish. Find some cool facts […]



Guinness and shamrock St. Patrick’s Day snack mix

Oh, St. Patrick’s Day. I remember you. I mean, the real you. Going to the Irish pub in the morning and staying there all day drinking green beer just because it’s a day you sanction for doing such a thing. Those days are in the past (thanks a lot, 1 year old and 6 year […]



all the presidents on marshmallows

Here’s someone with too much time on her hands, perhaps you are thinking. And yet, I’m someone who never has time. I’m so used to rushing that I act like I’m in a hurry even when I’m not in a hurry.  I can change my daughter’s diaper while typing a blog post while on a […]



mini (as in, teeny tiny) chocolate peanut butter heart sandwiches for Valentine’s Day

Chocolate and peanut butter. If  ’80s commercials teach us anything, it’s that chocolate and peanut butter are two great tastes that taste great together. And this discovery was made when a man with a chocolate bar and a woman strolling down the street with an open jar of peanut butter bump into each other, as […]



easy chocolate pretzel hearts, on pops or not

These chocolate pretzel hearts are easy peasy to make. I whipped them out not long after making THESE for KIX CEREAL. Now, the latter are just as easy to make and a bit fancier, but these get the job done, too. Plus, you get sweet and salty in one bite. I’m sure someone who has […]