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for Tablespoon: chocolate peppermint patty cookies

I love these. I suppose that lacks humility to say, but I love these. The cuteness, the chocolate-ness, the minty-ness. Everything. And… I’ve found my newest chocolate cut-out cookies. I came up with the recipe from a box of chocolate cake mix, so it’s easy to whip up in minutes. Did I mention I love […]



Christmas from the archives: North Pole cupcakes

Let’s have a little flashback, shall we? A few of my favorite things kinda deal? I almost forgot I made these once, until rifling through my seasonal stuff. To make North Pole cupcakes, click HERE.   Feel free to share (nicely)! While my blog’s photographs and text are protected by copyright, I do allow (and […]



Rudolph and the gang, as seen on marshmallows

Oh Rudy. I’ll forever love you. You are Christmas to me. That and Jesus being born. Also, Charlie Brown and what Linus said. But Rudolph has a special place in my two-sizes-too-big Christmas heart. He evokes for me that almost-indescribable Danish concept of “hygge.” We’ve already watched the 1964 classic, Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, once. […]



the ultimate roundup: 40 treats to make for Christmas and winter

As you’re reading this, we are probably cutting down our Christmas tree. The day after Thanksgiving, we go out to Maryland to a cut-your-own farm and then stop for BBQ on the way home. It’s when Christmas officially starts. I mean, for the rest of my family. I’ve been listening to Christmas music for weeks […]



how to make marshmallow snowmen place holders

Place holder, decoration, however you use them… aren’t these plastic spoon snowmen-in-a-pot from Crafts by Amanda the cutest thing in the universe? Cuter than puppies, baby pandas and even this. So I took the snowman challenge and make my own cute snowmen-in-a-pot, marshmallow style. Attach a name and you have a place holder for your […]