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the thaw: winter-to-spring snowflake cookies

Even though I’m the curmudgeon that likes the quiet indoors that winter allows, I know the rest of you enjoy that moment of Spring’s arrival. And it does have its appeal, I will concede. Plus, I was really excited by this idea I had in the middle of the night (though less excited about waking […]



sanity-saving graham cracker houses for Christmas

I like making gingerbread houses as much as the next person… but it’s just. So. Much. Work. Especially the assembly part. And sawing down imperfections. And the balancing act. It’s harder than making a house of cards. On a boat. In rough water. So I cheated. I made 2D graham cracker houses with the illusion […]



BFF gingerbread people

  So I have this leftover gingerbread cookie dough from my gig over at Tablespoon. (If you visited me yesterday, you’ll note the silly gingerbread men.) Naturally, it was handed over to my seven year old daughter. She invented these BFF gingerbread people by smushing together the hands before baking. She wanted to be sure […]



how to make snowmen cookie sticks AND a snowman box game

Why do I so love cookies in stick form? Because you don’t need any special cutters, they are an interesting shape for a cookie and they are easy to hold, thus eat. So first I made monsters, then turkeys, then Rudolph and now… snowmen! Snowmen were begging to be made as sticks. I made these […]



the ultimate roundup: 40 treats to make for Christmas and winter

As you’re reading this, we are probably cutting down our Christmas tree. The day after Thanksgiving, we go out to Maryland to a cut-your-own farm and then stop for BBQ on the way home. It’s when Christmas officially starts. I mean, for the rest of my family. I’ve been listening to Christmas music for weeks […]