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Flashback Friday: the 7 best food crafts to do with kids

I used to be a cookie decorator. Then I stayed home to have my first daughter. Then I used to blog about cookies. Then I started blogging about other sweets, too. Then the baby got older and needier. Then I started making stuff easier and quicker. Then I started making, easy, quick stuff that I […]



so, so very many peaches

This week, on a rare, non-stifling day in August here in Washington, DC, I took my daughters to pick peaches. Now, my daughter doesn’t actually eat peaches, mind you, but she loves to pick them. Clearly. Every time I turned around there were more and more peaches in the box. I’m not really a big […]



pinwheels-in-the-grass cupcakes for Celebrations

What does Summer mean to you? The smell of freshly cut grass wafting through the air as you walk barefoot in the grass? And step on a bee? Yeah, I’m a half-empty kind of person. I go right there to the bee sting. Really, though, it’s not very smart to walk barefoot in the grass. […]



picnic cupcakes for Celebrations

Next up in my week of summer cupcake craziness: Ants. I’m not a very outdoorsy person. Though I have a checklist of outdoorsy stuff I’ve done. I’ve been camping. But only once and never again. I’ve been scuba diving. I hiked up a volcano. I hiked down into the Grand Canyon. All of these admittedly-fun […]



mini “cupcake” s’mores for Celebrations

Next up in my week of  Summer cupcake ideas for Celebrations… S’mores. Cupcake style, that is. There are no actual cupcakes involved in the making of these, but I stole the cupcake concept to make easy-to-eat, s’mores bites. Two more bonuses: No flames involved. No labor required of your party guests. For the how-tos, click […]