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Wednesday Links: fun food and craft finds and the NJ Shore

I’ve mentioned before about my ties to the New Jersey shore. My great-grandfather was the lighthouse keeper in Sea Girt, NJ, where my grandparents and my mom and her siblings grew up (you can see his picture and read more about Sea Girt after Hurricane Sandy HERE. The boardwalk in Sea Girt has been beautifully […]



How to Throw a Cookie Decorating Party for Kids

It’s really so much easier than you’d think to host a cookie decorating party, and I feel confident using the term “universally adored activity” by kids. In all my years of decorating cookies with kids–at festivals, at parties, at school, at home, wherever–I never met a kid who didn’t join in the fun with glee. […]



August from the archives: Rainbow unicorn cookies

So I’m joining the rest of DC and checking out for a week in August. My kids are driving me insane. My house is a mess. It’s hot. I’m bothered. I’m doing something I never do… I’m taking a break. I’m using the “advice column method.” When advice columnists are on vacation, they post past […]



wednesday links: fun food and craft finds and the National Building Museum maze

Here’s my oldest “lost” in the maze at the National Building Museum in Washington DC. The maze was built inside the museum and will stay until September 1st. My two loved it, “loved” being an understatement. We must have gone through it about ten times, and yet never memorized the path. Tickets to the maze […]



how to make chocolate coconut fondue to go (in minutes!)

Remember a bit back when I made these magic shell marshmallow pops? Well I had some of the chocolate-coconut mixture leftover. So it sat in the mason jar, covered with plastic wrap, on the kitchen counter for a few days. And I kept grabbing stuff to dip in it–pretzels, strawberries, bread–because the consistency was perfect […]