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April Fools lollipops from the meanest mom ever

Hey, Maeve. Darling, precious 6 year old love of mine. Have a lollipop. Yes, you may unwrap it. AND have it before dinner. Oh look what’s inside! Broccoli. And the meanest mom ever laughs maniacally in the corner. (Joke is on me, though, as my daughter loves broccoli. Only steamed for exactly five minutes and […]



No-Bake Cheesecake Jars AND a GIVEAWAY: Glorious Layered Desserts cookbook

So, my friend Glory from Glorious Treats… I’ve long admired her genius sweets and cleverness and kindness and all around awesomeness (such a fitting name, she has). And now, she kind of has a cookbook. A gorgeous, hardcover cookbook– Glorious Layered Desserts — filled with luscious layered desserts. Desserts like caramel brownie trifles and pumpkin […]



how to make weather cupcakes, AND a FREE Craftsy Fondant Basics Mini-Class

This post is all about how you really need to take some online classes at Craftsy. I took Craftsy’s FREE online Basic Fondant Techniques class. If you want to crack the fondant code–while maintaining a smooth, crack-free fondant surface, of course–in under 30 minutes, watch this video. Anyone who knows me knows I’m a nerd […]



roundup from the archives: 22 SPRING treats and sweets

While patches of snow still cover the ground here in Washington DC, it’s time to post the roundup from the archives anyway. Maybe that will encourage the birds to come back. Though I not so secretly don’t mind that the groundhog saw his shadow. I like winter. It’s quieter and cozier. Although the amount of […]



homemade goldfish crackers, only bigger

This brilliant idea to make homemade goldfish crackers belongs solely to my six year old daughter. She thought of it one day when we ran out of the ones from the bag. I didn’t have the heart to tell her the recipe has been floating around the interwebs on many a blog for years, as […]