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crazy 4th of July lollipops

Here, I take the same concept as the crazy chocolate lollipops from my book, but I dress them up in red, white and blue for the 4th of July. The beauty of these candy pops is that you can be as messy and imperfect as you like. Oh, and that they take minutes to make. […]



red, white and blue peppermint patties for Tablespoon

Peppermint patties in red, white and blue for the 4th of July Can we please start thinking about the 4th of July? Because it will be here before you know it. These red, white and blue peppermint patty candies are fresh, minty, sweet, and addictive. And they are all stripey in red, white and blue. […]



simple flower cookie pops

‘Tis the season for simple flower cookie pops. Spring, Mother’s Day, birthdays, parties, I could go on with the number of uses for simple flower cookie pops… This particular arrangement I donated to an auction benefiting the DC Diaper Bank, a kick tushy organization that provides expensive diapers, ie. “health and happiness,” to families in the […]



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 […]



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 […]