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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 […]



roundup from the archives: St. Patrick’s Day and rainbows

Technically (er, genetically), I’m half Irish. But really, I’m 100 percent New Jersey. Although, I guess I’ve been in Washington DC long enough to be about 50 percent NJ and 50 percent DC. But still, I’m happy to have a beer on a St. Patrick’s Day and revel with the Irish. Find some cool facts […]



Guinness and shamrock St. Patrick’s Day snack mix

Oh, St. Patrick’s Day. I remember you. I mean, the real you. Going to the Irish pub in the morning and staying there all day drinking green beer just because it’s a day you sanction for doing such a thing. Those days are in the past (thanks a lot, 1 year old and 6 year […]



all the presidents on marshmallows

Here’s someone with too much time on her hands, perhaps you are thinking. And yet, I’m someone who never has time. I’m so used to rushing that I act like I’m in a hurry even when I’m not in a hurry.  I can change my daughter’s diaper while typing a blog post while on a […]