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5 ways to make cookie decorating EASIER!

I’ve been decorating cookies since 1998. The first ten of those years at a shop for 8-plus hours a day. As a result of all that practice, at home, I can whip them out relatively quickly. Relatively. The whole process of making dough, chilling it, rolling it out, cutting it out, baking it, making icing, coloring […]



mini cupcake cookies (and a cupcake decorating kit)

Cupcakes! Only cookies. And bite-size ones. This way you can appease both the cupcake and cookie lovers. I made these for my niece’s tenth birthday, part of a theme present. Back when she turned six–since she’s pretty much a mini-me, unlike my own two girls–I gave her all my favorite cookie and marshmallow decorating tools. […]



how to make food scary just by adding eyes

“Cute,” “scary,” …. “tomato,” “tomahto.” No one is likely running away from these in fear, but it is stunning how you can transform anything into a Halloween treat by just adding candy eyes. I buy candy eyes by the 100s, by the way. Especially this time of year. Here are a few treats from the […]



Everything You Need to Decorate Christmas Cookies… AND a Holiday Blog Scavenger Hunt and GIVEAWAY!!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Leanne! She was drawn to win the Christmas cookie decorating box. The winner if the KitchenAid mixer was drawn separately and the winner has been notified. Well, ’tis the season for giving, and there is a LOT here to give. I think you best get some coffee and settle in so you […]



Wednesday Roundup: 21 fabulous placemats AND some scribble linens

I think the more and more stimulation we get from the techno-crazy world around us, the more we need to be entertained all the time. Or maybe I’m just thinking about my five year old who seems to think she can’t survive the slightest lapse in attention from yours truly. When rounding up cool and […]