Tag Archives: autumn

Turkey time!

When I was pregnant people kept asking me if belly button had popped.  I kept repeating that it was not a turkey timer.  Eventually, we started calling the baby “turkey.”  It stuck.  He is almost 6 months old and we still call him Turkey.  Fast forward to Thanksgiving and the nickname has become hilarious.   On an up note, he has received lots of turkey-themed gifts this Fall and I was gifted a neat turkey cookie cutter. Read more…

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Charlie Brown Halloween

I’m baaaack!  I look a little break to, you know, have a baby.  I have made a lot of really great cookies, but this little boy is absolutely the best thing I have ever made. He is fat and funny and I’m just nuts about him. Read more…

gingerbread halloween

Maybe it’s just me, but this election year has been scarier and more haunting than the most bone-chilling Halloween ghouls.  It has been so dark and creepy that I’m opting for cute Halloween cookies this year.  I think I found the right mix of fun and adorable (and easy!) for this tutorial.  Read more…

baking season!

A few days before Halloween, Nate declared the 2015 baking season officially open.  At my house, “baking season” means that cookie-ing goes from a monthly thing to a daily thing.  It consumes my kitchen, my dining room, and most of my spare time.  To celebrate baking season (and Thanksgiving!) I made pie cookies: COOKIES THAT LOOK LIKE PIE. Read more…

cute quickie cookies

Need to make cute cookies in a hurry?  Or cookies simple enough to make with kids? Many of the cookies on this blog are time-consuming and complicated.  Some are very time-consuming.  But today I am sharing a set of cookies that I wouldn’t ordinarily post on the blog: quickie cookies.  Read more…

necessity, invention, sleep deprivation…

I work in politics, so it is difficult for me to find much time to sleep, let alone bake, during election season.  So… with less than a week to go before Thanksgiving, I finally remembered I had been assigned desserts and sweet snacks.

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