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25,000 clever treats to make for Valentine’s Day (well, 22)

Love is in the air, folks. Even though Valentine’s in our house is pretty much limited to cards for the kids, I clearly have no trouble making heart day treats for the blog, because I have tons in my archive. Here are some of my favorites from the past, most pretty gosh darn easy to […]



how to make grapes cookies for wine club

You don’t have to make these grape cookies for wine club, necessarily. You can make them for any old time, since they are so easy. But I made them for wine club. Wine club being a group of smart, funny women who gather once a month at rotating houses to sample lots of wine, learn […]



Wednesday Links: fun food and craft finds and Zoo Lights

It’s that time of year where we hike up the hill at the┬áNational zoo in the dark with whining children complaining about cold toes: Zoo lights! And it’s much more fabulous than I just described it. Your first thought at entering the zoo and witnessing the colorful lights line the main walk way is, “This […]



the ultimate roundup: 40 treats to make for Christmas and winter

As you’re reading this, we are probably cutting down our Christmas tree. The day after Thanksgiving, we go out to Maryland to a cut-your-own farm and then stop for BBQ on the way home. It’s when Christmas officially starts. I mean, for the rest of my family. I’ve been listening to Christmas music for weeks […]



how to make marshmallow snowmen place holders

Place holder, decoration, however you use them… aren’t these plastic spoon snowmen-in-a-pot from Crafts by Amanda the cutest thing in the universe? Cuter than puppies, baby pandas and even this. So I took the snowman challenge and make my own cute snowmen-in-a-pot, marshmallow style. Attach a name and you have a place holder for your […]