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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 […]



St. Patrick’s Day treats from the archives

St. Patrick’s Day, also known as the day we can sanction putting Irish Cream in our morning coffee, is coming soon. So in addition to all the beef stew and Guinness you’ll be consuming, here are a few treats from the archives that you can make to celebrate. 1. vodka-dipped rainbow marshmallow pops 2. St. Patrick’s Day […]



how to make easy superhero marshmallow pops

Recently I emailed a bit with a reader asking about Superhero marshmallow pops. Specifically, Teen Titan marshmallow pops. I hadn’t seen the show and moreover, I realized I was woefully short on my superhero stock. Are these cookies all I have? Egads! So these gals (yes, these are gals, but they can be guys, too, if you […]



“you complete me” heart cookies for Valentine’s Day

I’m not really a “you complete me” kind of gal. In fact, I could probably make a case for Dorothy telling Jerry Maguire “good-bye” instead of “you had me at hello.” But the good folks of the world seem to like the notion of “you complete me,” so let’s go with that. And it is a […]



countdown cookie sticks for New Year’s and more treats from the archives

Cookie sticks, cookie sticks, I’m all about the cookie sticks. Remember Rudolph and snowmen? (There are more out there, too.) I had some dough left over, froze it, and brought it out to make more sticks, this time for the New Year. Speaking of the New Year… this is my last blog post until 2015. […]