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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 […]



some cookie daisies for you today

Here’s a quick ray of sunshine for you. Breath of fresh air? Dash of salt? Whatever you need today. I made these to donate to a fundraising event for the Calvary Women’s shelter here in Washington DC. I have a friend who works to make the event a success for this amazing place. Learn more […]



how to make hand-drawn flower cookies for Mother’s Day

  Mom, if you’re reading this before Mother’s Day, then you didn’t heed my warning to not go to my blog before Monday. Tsk. Tsk. I think these may be my favorite Mother’s Day cookies thus far. Every year my mom gets cookies, because cookies don’t clutter up her house. That’s why they are the […]



Just for Kix: How to make a fruit bouquet for mom

You know those expensive flower fruit bouquets? Turns out it’s pretty easy to make them. Plus, the cereal in the mason jar works really, really well to hold the sticks, so you don’t have to worry about cutting Styrofoam and jamming it in a container. I mean, surprisingly well. Just jam those skewers in there […]