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cookbook GIVEAWAY! Decorating Cookies PARTY

Even though this cookbook is brand spanking new, it brings me back many years. Because that is how long I’ve known and admired and adored Bridget Edwards of Bake at 350. She is clever cookie perfection. And so is her latest book, Decorating Cookies PARTY, published by Lark Crafts. If you want to seriously impress […]



attack of the mummy fruit

See? Not all of Halloween has to be about chocolate and candy. Sweet, sweet, delicious chocolate and candy. Fruit can dress up, too, into these bone-chilling, terrifying, straight-from-the-tomb mummies. Really, very scary. Ugh. Those dang googly-eyes are way too cute to be scary.   Geez Louise though, if you’re going to dress up the kids’ […]



how to make the best-ever apple crisp

So we went apple picking last weekend, as we do every year. And my kids like the picking part more than actually eating them, so I’m always left with dozens and dozens of “what do we do with all these?” apples. This year, I’m already down 24 apples. That’s three batches of apple crisp. Holy […]



Wednesday Links: fun food and craft finds AND apple picking

  Let’s talk apples. And this unseasonably warm weather we’re having in Washington DC. It’s hard to complain, as we had an unseasonably mild summer, but it’s time for crisp air, fire in the fireplace (or in our case, pellets in the stove), and jackets already. In an effort to call Fall to DC, I […]



how to make The BoxTrolls cookies (wearing real boxes!)

  The creators of Coraline and Paranorman are at it again with another 3D stop motion fantasy adventure. This time, an orphaned boy raised by underground trash collecting inventors (or, trolls wearing boxes) faces an evil exterminator to save his friends in The BoxTrolls, based on the book, Here Be Monsters! by Alan Snow. Please […]