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Wednesday Links: fun food and craft finds AND apple picking

  Let’s talk apples. And this unseasonably warm weather we’re having in Washington DC. It’s hard to complain, as we had an unseasonably mild summer, but it’s time for crisp air, fire in the fireplace (or in our case, pellets in the stove), and jackets already. In an effort to call Fall to DC, I […]



how to make The BoxTrolls cookies (wearing real boxes!)

  The creators of Coraline and Paranorman are at it again with another 3D stop motion fantasy adventure. This time, an orphaned boy raised by underground trash collecting inventors (or, trolls wearing boxes) faces an evil exterminator to save his friends in The BoxTrolls, based on the book, Here Be Monsters! by Alan Snow. Please […]



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 […]



leftover Halloween candy chocolate bark

Two days after Halloween, we went to a friend’s for dinner. Our mission: The dessert. I admit sighing at the bag of my daughter’s Halloween candy and wondering if I could just bring that. I took it only one step better to make leftover Halloween candy chocolate bark. I’m pretty sure, positive, in fact, I’m […]



fuzzy monster pops

I don’t know at what point we, as a collective imagination, decided monsters needed to be fuzzy. Oh wait, yes I do. Good call, Jim. The fuzzy part makes monsters decidedly less scary and infinitely more cute. Here, coconut is the fuzz.     how to make fuzzy monster pops   you will need:* green […]