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“En Kagemand” cookies for a Danish birthday

If you spotted these and visited this post looking for authentic, real-life, honest to goodness Danish cookies… yeeeah, these are so not that. Here’s the story of these “En Kagemand,” or “cake man” cookies that merely evoke tradition rather than stick entirely to it. You see, my good friend is from Denmark. And it was […]



how to make birthday candle cookies

Can’t get much birthday-er than candle cookies. These candles served double duty for both my mom’s birthday and a friend’s. As you can see, when making 40 or 50 or more of a cookie, I don’t like to mess around with multiple consistencies, with outlines and floods and all that. One consistency, that’s it. Outline. […]



wednesday links: fun food and craft finds and riding horses

My daughter riding horses at Meadowbrook Stables, a non-profit stable at the top of Rock Creek Park, just outside of Washington DC in Chevy Chase, MD. If you are in DC or planning a visit with kids, you can also check out the weekend pony rides through the woods at Rock Creek Park Horse Center. […]



Just for Kix: dried pineapple flowers for the 4th of July

Although they do take a couple hours of time invested in the oven, dried pineapple flowers dyed for the 4th of July are really easy to make. And oh so pretty. Learn to make red and blue pineapple flowers HERE at Kix. Feel free to share (nicely)! While my blog’s photographs and text are protected […]



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 […]