May
13

Acorn Cookies

Acorn Cookies This quick to assemble autumn treat is not my original idea. I like to think my method is. My daughter and I turned these cookies into a fun after-preschool project with a two-fold purpose. […]

Dec
19

Cookie Exchange

I just enjoyed a relaxing cookie exchange with The Carafe Club. I did not host, which is just as well. I have in the past and it did not go well, but I’ll get to […]

Dec
16

Russian Tea Cakes

My all time favorite Christmas cookie is a recipe my Grandmother brought with her when she fled Russia with her mother during World War II. She lovingly passed the recipe down to her daughter-in-law, my mother. […]

Nov
10

Red Velvet Snowflake Cookies

My daughter Sophie is fairly certain she has a special “in” with the The Clauses. She is not wrong. For the past few years her big Christmas wish is for Mrs. Claus to make her […]

Nov
3

Halloween Candy

A reporter stopped me the day before Halloween to ask how I moderated my children’s Halloween Candy. I blundered through the interview with an incomplete answer.  The interview ended. My first thought was, ‘why didn’t I […]

Oct
8

Sesame Street Party

Sometimes life gets busy. Other times the thought of a home-made, hand-crafted party is just unappealing. What ever your motivation (or lack of motivation), you can throw a Sesame Street party that feels home-made. Let’s […]

Apr
18

Winnie The Pooh Cookies

I am blessed with readers. The stories spark my daughters’ imaginations… and their cravings. Not long ago Sophie and her older sister Ava asked if we could have a tea party with the same cookies […]

Mar
28

Bird Nest Treats

We are allergy conscious this spring. My daughter Sophie was asked to bring in treats for her school’s Easter Egg Hunt. One of the little boys in her class has a long list of allergies that includes […]

Mar
16

Italian Rainbow Cookies

I heard a stereo type once about Minnesotan women; when ever company arrives, no matter how short the visit, they serve fresh baked goods. They then send home some extras with the guests. I can’t say that […]

Feb
1

Strawberry Oatmeal Cookies

A few days before my daughter Ava’s 3rd birthday she asked me to bake strawberry cookies for her friends as school. She did not want pink cookies or cookies shaped like strawberries. She was hoping for […]