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lemon herb shortbread cookies for Tablespoon

While I’m all about silly, fun food here, I’ve been moving out of my comfort zone a lot in the last year. Instead of baking, I’m–gasp–cooking a lot more. With fresh vegetables and herbs and oils and whatnot. So in this vein of experimenting with fresh ingredients, I’ve been wanting to try baking with herbs […]



5 ways to make cookie decorating EASIER!

I’ve been decorating cookies since 1998. The first ten of those years at a shop for 8-plus hours a day. As a result of all that practice, at home, I can whip them out relatively quickly. Relatively. The whole process of making dough, chilling it, rolling it out, cutting it out, baking it, making icing, coloring […]



easy Star Wars cookies: The landscapes

Gather ’round fellow Star Wars fans. I have some super duper easy cookies you can make to celebrate May the Fourth (be with you). No need to have any kind of decorating skills to make these, so you can devote all your time and energy into appreciating the awesomeness that is Star Wars. Now, mind […]



mini cupcake cookies (and a cupcake decorating kit)

Cupcakes! Only cookies. And bite-size ones. This way you can appease both the cupcake and cookie lovers. I made these for my niece’s tenth birthday, part of a theme present. Back when she turned six–since she’s pretty much a mini-me, unlike my own two girls–I gave her all my favorite cookie and marshmallow decorating tools. […]



Earth Day treats to make

  Earth Day is Wednesday April 22nd… how will you celebrate? Here are some earthy treats from the archives.       garden cookies     rainbow Earth Day marshmallow pops Earth Day marshmallows       Earth Day cookies         Feel free to share (nicely)! While my blog’s photographs and text […]