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Tag Archives: winter



the thaw: winter-to-spring snowflake cookies

Even though I’m the curmudgeon that likes the quiet indoors that winter allows, I know the rest of you enjoy that moment of Spring’s arrival. And it does have its appeal, I will concede. Plus, I was really excited by this idea I had in the middle of the night (though less excited about waking […]



the ultimate roundup: 40 treats to make for Christmas and winter

As you’re reading this, we are probably cutting down our Christmas tree. The day after Thanksgiving, we go out to Maryland to a cut-your-own farm and then stop for BBQ on the way home. It’s when Christmas officially starts. I mean, for the rest of my family. I’ve been listening to Christmas music for weeks […]



how to make marshmallow snowmen place holders

Place holder, decoration, however you use them… aren’t these plastic spoon snowmen-in-a-pot from Crafts by Amanda the cutest thing in the universe? Cuter than puppies, baby pandas and even this. So I took the snowman challenge and make my own cute snowmen-in-a-pot, marshmallow style. Attach a name and you have a place holder for your […]



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 […]