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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 […]



August from the archives… Dum Dum lollipop cookie pops

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 […]



Cheerios teething biscuits

The drool, the whining, the crying, the gnawing on furniture… Did you guess I mean teething babies? Ugh. Of course I was also the parent who, any time my baby fussed, blamed it on teething. It couldn’t possibly be her perfect temperament. No, it had to be teething. I wrote all about foods to help […]



13 treats for summer, a Foodie roundup

For someone (me) who complains about the heat so much, I sure do have a lot of summer-themed treats on my blog. I guess it’s because summer creatures and the like lend themselves so well to being turned into cute edibles. So it wasn’t too difficult to come up with a summer dessert collection sponsored […]



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 […]