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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. […]



Flashback Friday: Thanksgiving

OK, folks, time to pack away the spiders and the witches and the candy bowl. Halloween is over. Now we think Thanksgiving. (Of course, stores have been thinking Christmas for weeks now. I secretly don’t mind this, though, because I love Christmas ever so much.)   Our Halloween was an adventure. It started out with […]