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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 […]



easy chocolate pretzel hearts, on pops or not

These chocolate pretzel hearts are easy peasy to make. I whipped them out not long after making THESE for KIX CEREAL. Now, the latter are just as easy to make and a bit fancier, but these get the job done, too. Plus, you get sweet and salty in one bite. I’m sure someone who has […]



chocolate-covered strawberries… only easier to make, easier to eat, and on a stick

I like chocolate covered strawberries. Sure. They are decadent and all that. But I don’t like eating inconvenient food. Food that is cumbersome. Messy. Awkward. As I find chocolate covered strawberries. Caramel apples fall into this category, too. I don’t eat caramel apples, because crowns are expensive to replace. And so I made these. The […]



flashback: mustachioed marshmallow snowmen

Awww… after three months of cultivating the perfect Civil-War era mustache, my husband endured the agony of shaving off his project. Poor guy. He had a rare break between army jobs, and hence the opportunity to grow the ‘stache. And now it’s gone. But not to worry, that mustache was celebrated magnificently. You see, we […]



Just for Kix: White chocolate cherry Kix clusters

I’m lucky that I got these photographs done. You see, this combination of white chocolate, dried cherries and crunchy Kix was so perfect I ate half the stuff while photographing. After 41 years of existence, I still have low enough self-esteem that I’m astonished when I produce something good. No, awesome. So I rewarded myself […]