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wednesday links: fun food and craft finds AND the National Zoo

This week, on a day not sweltering and in the afternoon when the camp crowds were leaving (though summer still brings in lots of crowds), we headed to the National Zoo. We’re lucky to live a short drive from the zoo, and with free admission (and with our membership, free parking), we go there so […]



The Mystery of the Monkey and Banana Decorated Cookies

So I was going through my (completely overwhelming, folders and folders) of photos on my computer and I found these cookies. I recognize them as mine and I sort of remember cutting these out by hand and decorating. But… why? For whom? For what purpose? A birthday? A baby shower? A friend’s request? I have […]



“En Kagemand” cookies for a Danish birthday

If you spotted these and visited this post looking for authentic, real-life, honest to goodness Danish cookies… yeeeah, these are so not that. Here’s the story of these “En Kagemand,” or “cake man” cookies that merely evoke tradition rather than stick entirely to it. You see, my good friend is from Denmark. And it was […]



flashback friday: drink your cookies

You know what summer means to me?   I haven’t had nearly enough gin and tonics this summer. Do you like yours with a lime?   Or maybe lemonade is more your thing?           Feel free to share (nicely)! While my blog’s photographs and text are protected by copyright, I do […]



how to make birthday candle cookies

Can’t get much birthday-er than candle cookies. These candles served double duty for both my mom’s birthday and a friend’s. As you can see, when making 40 or 50 or more of a cookie, I don’t like to mess around with multiple consistencies, with outlines and floods and all that. One consistency, that’s it. Outline. […]