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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 […]



roundup from the archives: 31 ideas for Winter and Christmas treats and sweets

Since the stores have had Christmas stuff out since before Halloween, I suppose I can update my SEASONAL button and share all these winter and Christmas-themed sweets and treats from archives. I not-so-secretly don’t mind the early arrival of Christmas, by the way, seeing as it’s my all-time favorite holiday. Oh yes, fellow Washington DCites, […]



quick craft: chalkboard canisters for collections, storage, gift containers, whatever

I made these canisters for a totally un-sweet reason: To contain my daughter’s ever-growing collection of junk jewelry. But they took minutes to make, and since I thought some of you with collections of things that need containing might appreciate this idea, I’m posting here on my sweets blog. Except wait, these could also be […]



Father’s Day Idea: DIY Beer Art by My Kid

My husband loves beer. Craft beers, cheap beers, not cheap beers, bottled beers, canned beers, domestic beers, imported beers, even brewing beer, anything beer. So what better Father’s Day gift from my daughter than beer? But she’s only five. Even if she could get a fake ID, she can’t drive and has no money or […]



pencil cookies for teacher appreciation with free printable

So I have a kindergartener. She goes to a public charter school here in Washington, DC. I’ll spare you all the charter school talk, since I’ve waxed on about it before. (To read more about the charter school system in Washington DC, click HERE and HERE.) These pencil cookies are for all the superfantabulous teachers […]