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game night: dice cookie bites

My daughter’s school held a game night potluck this weekend. A local shop here in DC, Labyrinth, brought tons of games for the kids. And naturally, for potlucks, I bring cookies. Whenever I’m making cookies for a crowd I cheap out, I mean, frugally stick with¬† bite-size. That way, you can bang out more volume […]



lots of money, money, money (cookies)

Every January bears the same question: What cookies shall I send to my brother for his birthday? There were the Pac-Man and arcade cookies for his 40th.¬† These smiley face cookie pops seem archaic now (like my brother). I must have blanked on what to get him last year, because I stuck with an every-birthday […]



16 Valentine’s Day sweets and treats roundup from the archives

My husband and I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day, and yet… My Valentine’s Day sweets and treats collection rivals that of Christmas. I suppose because the holiday lends itself so well to cute food. Or because I know you all celebrate. Or because I know kids love to celebrate. Whatever the reason, here are my favorites […]



snowflake and snowman cookie pops

Here are the cookies I made for my daughter’s school bake sale in December. I thought I’d save them for some winter cheer as the post-Christmas doldrums kicked in. I always get sad putting away the Christmas decorations. Have you heard of the Danish term “hygge”? I know exactly what it is, though it’s so […]



happy holidays and happy new year!

Oh hello there, folks in the real world. ‘Tis the season to be way too busy, so I (and I hope you, as well) are taking off (mostly) until the New Year. I hope this is a joyous time for all! Here are some treats from the past. Oh, the past. How fondly I remember […]