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sprinkle cookie sticks

Also known as, “sprinkle shortbread cookies, part two.” I made these as another birthday gift. I’m going to have to start buying rainbow jimmies in bulk, because this is my new favorite decorating tool for cookies meant for celebrations. No decorating bags (or skill, for that matter) required. Just sprinkles. The sprinkles melt just a tad […]



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 […]



simple flower cookie pops

‘Tis the season for simple flower cookie pops. Spring, Mother’s Day, birthdays, parties, I could go on with the number of uses for simple flower cookie pops… This particular arrangement I donated to an auction benefiting the DC Diaper Bank, a kick tushy organization that provides expensive diapers, ie. “health and happiness,” to families in the […]



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 […]



Yummly anyone?

  Just when I thought I caught up with social media (oh who am I kidding, I’ll never catch up), I realize I’m missing a whole new cool way to share stuff. Yummly. Are you on Yummly? I’m going to start building some food collections over there, so come join me! Hopefully my page will […]