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wednesday links: fun food and craft finds and painting pottery

Painting my gnome at All Fired Up in Cleveland Park here in Washington DC. Many moons ago (in 1998) I managed the paint-your-own pottery store owned by All Fired Up’s predecessors. Weird to be back there in the painting chair. Note my daughter is painting a rainbow unicorn (of course) and she has her toy […]



chocolate cake in a mug AND a quick mug cozy

I know the internet is currently awash with microwave mug desserts. (We’re all in such a HURRY! we need dessert and we need it now. I don’t argue with that. I always act like I’m in a hurry. Even when I have no where to go.) But I’ve been wanting to make a cake in […]



pumpkin patch cake

Or, pumpkin patch cake topped with chocolate cream cheese frosting, crumbled chocolate cookies and fondant decorations. Remember that pumpkin shortage we had last year? I’m not helping matters. I went through four cans of pumpkin (I’m a Libby’s gal) for challenge 8 of Project Food Blog. And yet… I didn’t make it to Challenge 8. […]



peeps beer party

My husband likes beer. So it made sense to decorate his birthday cake with beer. As the real stuff gets too soggy, I tried making little fondant beer decor. Then all these leftover Peeps (from Easter, but I believe Peeps to have an infinite shelf life) crashed the party. how to make fondant beer mugs […]