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how to make American flag cookies

Need a little patriotism with your dessert? I made these mini flag cookies to send to my husband’s friends serving overseas, but they are clearly fitting for the 4th of July, too. You can’t get much more red, white and blue than this. Though I suppose for the 4th of July, Betty Ross’s version with […]



wednesday links: fun food and craft finds and Rock Creek Park

Biking through Rock Creek Park here in Washington DC on Father’s Day weekend.  Parts of Beach Road through Rock Creek close to cars on the weekends, leaving the winding road open to bikers, hikers and bladers. It’s rather stunning to have a National Park run through the center of DC, from the top to the […]



how to make mini burger and fries cookies

Here’s one way to make burgers and fries look cute. And vegetarian. And potentially vegan. And they are only about 2-inches across, so I suppose technically they are sliders. I made these mini burgers and fries cookies for my burger and fry-loving Dad for Father’s Day, but I think they are apt for any summer […]



wednesday links roundup: fun food and craft finds around the web

If you’ve noticed a trend in this just-started “Wednesday Links” series, I open each post with a snapshot of my life here in DC. I’ve never really brought my life and DC into my blog posts too forcefully before, and it occurs to me that’s crazy. It kind of belongs here in some way. This […]



wednesday links: fun food and craft finds around the web

I wish very much I could say I took this picture, because then it would mean I got that close to the President. Alas, the credit for this photograph goes to the White House website. Those kids? They are the 3rd and 4th graders at my daughter’s school here in DC. They got to hug […]