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Tag Archives: winter



snowflake and snowman cookie pops

Here are the cookies I made for my daughter’s school bake sale in December. I thought I’d save them for some winter cheer as the post-Christmas doldrums kicked in. I always get sad putting away the Christmas decorations. Have you heard of the Danish term “hygge”? I know exactly what it is, though it’s so […]



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 […]



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, […]



GUEST POST!! Katrina of In Katrina’s Kitchen Brings You Easy Winter Flower Cookies

While I’m off in the hospital having my second daughter, one of my favorite bloggers, Katrina, of In Katrina’s Kitchen, is visiting and sharing with you an easy (aw, she knows me so well, that I prefer ALL my decorated cookies to be “easy”) tutorial for these super pretty winter flower cookies. Be sure to […]



melting snowmen made out of Airheads candy

I needn’t bore you yet again with my dramatic woe-is-me about having invented the melting snowman cookie back in 2008 (affectionately named Mr. Melty), and then watching him go viral on the internet, having some unpleasant exchanges with those who feel no need to give credit, and then seeing Mr. Melty in national magazines and […]