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August from the archives: I love the ’80s 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 […]



flashback friday: drink your cookies

You know what summer means to me?   I haven’t had nearly enough gin and tonics this summer. Do you like yours with a lime?   Or maybe lemonade is more your thing?           Feel free to share (nicely)! While my blog’s photographs and text are protected by copyright, I do […]



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. […]



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 […]



champagne, shoes and cupcakes AND more birthday cookie ideas

Here are a few pretty-in-pink cookies I made by request for a friend to give to her friend as a birthday gift. What says birthday celebration to you? I’m loving the champagne glasses (though mine would be a glass of Pinot Grigio and definitely with cheese and crackers).     Here are a few just-for-birthday […]