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wednesday links: fun food and craft finds and painting pottery

Painting my gnome at All Fired Up in Cleveland Park here in Washington DC. Many moons ago (in 1998) I managed the paint-your-own pottery store owned by All Fired Up’s predecessors. Weird to be back there in the painting chair. Note my daughter is painting a rainbow unicorn (of course) and she has her toy […]



how to make American flag cookies

Need a little patriotism with your dessert? I made these mini flag cookies to send to my husband’s friends serving overseas, but they are clearly fitting for the 4th of July, too. You can’t get much more red, white and blue than this. Though I suppose for the 4th of July, Betty Ross’s version with […]



how to make mini burger and fries cookies

Here’s one way to make burgers and fries look cute. And vegetarian. And potentially vegan. And they are only about 2-inches across, so I suppose technically they are sliders. I made these mini burgers and fries cookies for my burger and fry-loving Dad for Father’s Day, but I think they are apt for any summer […]



Father’s Day roundup from the archives

Father’s Day is a mere two days away! Don’t worry, there is still time to whip something up that looks like you remembered weeks ago. Here are some ideas from the archives. Easy beer bottle art.     Make POP! cookies.     Reaching way back. Cookies by kids.   Make dad pizza on a […]



Just for Kix: Father’s Day snack mix

Even if the dad in your life doesn’t have a mustache and doesn’t wear ties, this tie n’ mustache snack mix rocks, methinks. And you can always substitute something else for the mustache and ties. Hammers, bowling bowls, Spock, whatever. make mustache and tie snack mix HERE at Kix Feel free to share (nicely)! While […]