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from the archives: 6 easy spider treats for Halloween

  OK Meaghan. Breathe deeply. You are brave. Very brave for compiling these posts from the archive. And even braver for making them in the first place. You see. I suffer from arachnophobia. Severely. Snakes, bugs, roaches. I don’t like them, but I don’t run screaming. Spiders. I run screaming. I remember just about every […]



how to make food scary just by adding eyes

“Cute,” “scary,” …. “tomato,” “tomahto.” No one is likely running away from these in fear, but it is stunning how you can transform anything into a Halloween treat by just adding candy eyes. I buy candy eyes by the 100s, by the way. Especially this time of year. Here are a few treats from the […]



Wednesday Links: fun food and craft finds and the NJ Shore

I’ve mentioned before about my ties to the New Jersey shore. My great-grandfather was the lighthouse keeper in Sea Girt, NJ, where my grandparents and my mom and her siblings grew up (you can see his picture and read more about Sea Girt after Hurricane Sandy HERE. The boardwalk in Sea Girt has been beautifully […]



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 […]



how to make fondant rainbow cupcake toppers (for the Girl Scouts)

So my daughter is a Girl Scout. A Daisy, to be precise. But as she enters 2nd grade in the fall, she’s bridging now to Brownies. At the end-of-the-year ceremony, naturally, I was assigned the cupcakes. They were to be “rainbow” themed, as in the theme of bridging. I’ve made rainbow cupcake toppers before (here). […]