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Just for Kix: Flower Chocolate Cake Cups

Oh so pretty for spring: Make chocolate cake in a jar with real flower toppers. Learn how HERE at Kix Cereal. Feel free to share (nicely)! While my blog’s photographs and text are protected by copyright, I do allow (and encourage) you to share ONE photograph with credit to “the decorated cookie” and link to […]



roundup from the archives: 22 SPRING treats and sweets

While patches of snow still cover the ground here in Washington DC, it’s time to post the roundup from the archives anyway. Maybe that will encourage the birds to come back. Though I not so secretly don’t mind that the groundhog saw his shadow. I like winter. It’s quieter and cozier. Although the amount of […]



family portrait cookies and other cookie gift ideas for Mother’s Day

Followers may notice my recent obsession with these portrait cookies. I started with this gift for my niece. The next year I made these favors for her art-themed birthday party. And now, portrait cookies for my mom for Mother’s Day. This is my mom.   This is my brother and his family.   This is […]



spring treat roundup from the archives

Geez, I’ve done a lot for Spring in the past few years. Which is funny since I much prefer Winter. I know, I know, I’m the lone person out there for whom this is true. But snow is so dang pretty, I never tire of it. Just wish we actually got some this year. And […]



my mom’s recipes, neatly packaged, and lots of deals for you at Paper Coterie

  I think I may have found a new replacement for cookies as my go-to, unique and personalized gift for everyone for every occasion. Here’s a clue… see the “Good Stuff” in my sidebar? That would be Paper Coterie. I checked out their site, chock full of modern/vintage-y/chic (I couldn’t decide the best adjective, since […]