How to Create Realistic Wood Grain Plank Cookies with a Stencil -- Cookie Box #4

Spring is like that older, "cooler" kid in the neighborhood. Everyone wants him to like them...but nobody knows why because he's actually not very nice and he's always teasing everyone. And not in the good way where everyone ends up laughing and eating delicious home-baked desserts full of love and goodness that stick to your bones and make you feel like you could accomplish anything in the whole wide world because you are secure in the knowledge that someone loved you enough to give up an entire Netflix show to make that delightful afternoon treat for you ....more

How to Make PERFECT Pastel Icing -- EVERY TIME!!! and Easter Box #3

You should know by now that I'm a huge fan of "Do what you want."...more

How to Choose (and Use) Gold Luster Dust -- Easter Cookie Box #2

I didn't start out trying to cover my entire kitchen in gold spatters, sprays, and streaks. I certainly had no intention of binge purchasing every shiny dust I laid my eyes on. And I did NOT expect to fall in love with an FDA approved luster dust ....more

How To Make Decorated Bunny Bum Sugar Cookies -- Easter Cookie Box #1

There's this thing called CookieCon. It's basically the biggest cookie party that ever existed. And it's happening in just under 2 weeks ....more

How to Make Ornate Frame Decorated Cookies

There is something about seeing the sun again for the first time in ages that makes me look around my house and think, "Oh my gosh!! Do you even OWN a vacuum or Windex or ANYTHING AT ALL that is remotely related to cleaning and organizing you cavewoman??!!" And then I say to myself, "Gah! You know I do ....more

How to Make Decorated Hibiscus Cookies Using a Rose Cutter

You guys. I wish you could all be right here in my living room THIS VERY SECOND!!!!! I **NEED** someone else to be hearing this!!! ...more

How to Make GREENERY Colored Icing

I think it would be safe to say that absolutely no part of the month of January went as planned. I was determined to be "organized" this be "on top of things" and to stop "freaking out because I put everything off until the very last possible second and then took an ice cream break anyway." I spent a whole afternoon making lists and color coding my January calendar so that I could efficiently balance cookies and family and still have time to make myself...more

How to Make Caramel and Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

Last night I dreamed that I was in the middle of a zombie apocalypse while watching a private Cirque Du Soleil performance in an opera house. I'm not really sure if it's a commentary on all the late nights (early mornings) I've been putting in lately or a result of the panic I feel at trying to comprehend how all the tiny little plastic pieces are supposed to fit together to create my son's Cub Scout Space Derby rocket. I woke up to the sound of my children screaming because someone had poured the last bowl of the "favorite" cereal and everyone else was being forced to eat the "second favorite" cereal ....more

How to Make Decorated Heart Padlock Cookies for Valentine's Day

It snows a lot here. I like when it snows at night while I'm sleeping. Because then when I wake up in the morning it's like, "Ohhh you sneaky snow -- Look at you!" And then I complain a little about shoveling even though my husband does almost all of the shoveling ....more

How to Make a Decorated Rose Cookie

I got some garden supplies in the mail today. (I KNOW. You do not have to remind me ....more