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from the archives: Pop Rocks Marshmallow Pops

If you need ideas for quick treats for the 4th of July, you can always check out my Seasonal button up there. But here’s one of my favorite blasts from the past. Pop Rocks Marshmallow Pops. And I even had to experiment with some options so the Pop Rocks would keep their fizz until it […]



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 […]