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red, white and blue peppermint patties for Tablespoon

Peppermint patties in red, white and blue for the 4th of July Can we please start thinking about the 4th of July? Because it will be here before you know it. These red, white and blue peppermint patty candies are fresh, minty, sweet, and addictive. And they are all stripey in red, white and blue. […]



flamingo marshmallows

My two year old looooves the zoo. (As opposed to all those two year olds who can’t stand the place??)  We live in Washington DC, and the National Zoo–which is free, by the way, with free parking for members–rocks so very much. Visits with my two year old are bizarrely more fruitful than any visit […]



Kool-Aid marshmallow pops

Anybody else remember when the Kool-Aid man used to bust through walls? Does he still do that? I haven’t had the stuff since I was a kid, and I haven’t seen a commercial (thank you, Netflix) in about as long. We also had the Kool-Aid man video game for Intellivision. I don’t need to tell […]



lemon herb shortbread cookies for Tablespoon

While I’m all about silly, fun food here, I’ve been moving out of my comfort zone a lot in the last year. Instead of baking, I’m–gasp–cooking a lot more. With fresh vegetables and herbs and oils and whatnot. So in this vein of experimenting with fresh ingredients, I’ve been wanting to try baking with herbs […]



easy frozen yogurt for Tablespoon

So ever since I wrote my latest for Tablespoon, I’ve been freezing yogurt. I just can’t stop, it’s so ridiculously easy to make (stick in the freezer) and tastes so good. Find the how-tos for the Fro Yo Snack Hack HERE at Tablespoon.  Feel free to share (nicely)! While my blog’s photographs and text are […]