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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 […]



Wednesday Links: fun food and craft finds AND Obama isn’t Beyonce

So I always lead my Wednesday Links with a little bit of “life in DC.” This week’s is quintessential DC awesomeness. As I’ve mentioned before, my daughter attends the Inspired Teaching School, a public charter school, in DC. This year, we moved (amid construction dust) to our permanent location in the NE neighborhood of Edgewood. […]



how to make bacon chocolate pops

Bacon is terribly overexposed. Bacon devotees are such a fanatic bunch. Bacon is found everywhere and in every food. Bacon, bacon, bacon, will the world ever rid of its fascination with bacon? No. Because bacon is so freakin’ good. I was a vegetarian for over a decade. But bacon. Bacon is just so freakin’ good. […]



Wednesday links: fun food and craft finds AND the Lincoln Theatre in DC

Last week my husband got us tickets to see Spoon, a band I loved when I actually listened to music, you know, before kids. Of course, when I first saw them back in 1998 at The Black Cat, both the price and the crowd were a fraction of what they were last week. This time […]



craft book GIVEAWAY! Rubber Band MANIA!

Mania indeed…also,  the perfect collision of design, content and craftiness in books about, somehow, rubber bands and duct tape. My friend,  Amanda Formaro, who skillfully manages an infinite supply of creative ideas (seriously, where do they all come from? how does she never run dry?) over at Crafts by Amanda, has published her first two […]