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16 Valentine’s Day sweets and treats roundup from the archives

My husband and I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day, and yet… My Valentine’s Day sweets and treats collection rivals that of Christmas. I suppose because the holiday lends itself so well to cute food. Or because I know you all celebrate. Or because I know kids love to celebrate. Whatever the reason, here are my favorites […]



flashback: mustachioed marshmallow snowmen

Awww… after three months of cultivating the perfect Civil-War era mustache, my husband endured the agony of shaving off his project. Poor guy. He had a rare break between army jobs, and hence the opportunity to grow the ‘stache. And now it’s gone. But not to worry, that mustache was celebrated magnificently. You see, we […]



happy holidays and happy new year!

Oh hello there, folks in the real world. ‘Tis the season to be way too busy, so I (and I hope you, as well) are taking off (mostly) until the New Year. I hope this is a joyous time for all! Here are some treats from the past. Oh, the past. How fondly I remember […]



roundup from the archives: 31 ideas for Winter and Christmas treats and sweets

Since the stores have had Christmas stuff out since before Halloween, I suppose I can update my SEASONAL button and share all these winter and Christmas-themed sweets and treats from archives. I not-so-secretly don’t mind the early arrival of Christmas, by the way, seeing as it’s my all-time favorite holiday. Oh yes, fellow Washington DCites, […]



Wizard of Oz marshmallows

You know what I haven’t done in awhile? Marshmallow art. Good old fashioned marshmallow art. “Old fashioned,” because I started this marshmallow art thing, here, and here, a whole four-plus years ago, which in blogspeak means it is now “old fashioned.” I’ve long been a fan of the magic that is the Wizard of Oz. […]