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sanity-saving graham cracker houses for Christmas

I like making gingerbread houses as much as the next person… but it’s just. So. Much. Work. Especially the assembly part. And sawing down imperfections. And the balancing act. It’s harder than making a house of cards. On a boat. In rough water. So I cheated. I made 2D graham cracker houses with the illusion […]



how to make snowmen cookie sticks AND a snowman box game

Why do I so love cookies in stick form? Because you don’t need any special cutters, they are an interesting shape for a cookie and they are easy to hold, thus eat. So first I made monsters, then turkeys, then Rudolph and now… snowmen! Snowmen were begging to be made as sticks. I made these […]



chocolate and candy turkey pops for Thanksgiving

I hope you can tell these are supposed to be turkeys. I omitted some of the finer details that compose the bird for the sake of easy decorating. I quizzed my 7 year old, and she figured it out. Plus, if you serve these at or around Thanksgiving, I’m pretty sure folks will get it. […]



from the archives: Thanksgiving plan from beginning to end

I always cook Thanksgiving, because I love the challenge. Well, more like because I don’t feel like traveling anywhere. Every year I get better at it, which makes sense because I started pretty low on the “Thanksgiving cooking ability” scale. To organize myself last year, since I had a lot more guests than I’ll have […]



Wednesday Links: Fun food and craft finds

My 7 year old daughter made this beautiful drawing for her dad (an army reservist who has paid a visit to Iraq) in honor of Veterans Day. Did you get a chance to honor the veterans in your life? I hope so.   your Wednesday Links (you can follow all of the links at Pinterest): […]