Tag Archives: summer

simple hydrangea cookie tutorial

The internet is full of very intricate and impossibly detailed cookies.  I am occasionally guilty of creating overly complicated cookies.  But sometimes simple is better.
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easy airplane cookie tutorial

My sister recently asked me to bake cookies for an airshow fundraiser event.  I agreed, not only because I love my sister (I do!) but also because it was a good excuse to make fun airplane cookies.   Read more…

’tis the season

‘Tis the season for spring training… and also, apparently, basketball.  My baseball-loving nephew discovered basketball this winter.  Like his love of kayaking, baseball, and skiing (Nordic and Alpine), he comes by his new sport honestly. Read more…

last slice of summer

A few weeks ago, a colleague asked me to make summer fruit cookies for her Labor Day party.  My first thought was how is it possible that summer is ALREADY over?  Summer in Washington, DC is not for everyone, but I love summer and it always goes by too quickly.   Read more…

if you give an artist a cookie…

I recently made cookies for a very special bride-to-be.  She and her fiancé are both amazing artists and all-around fantastic human beings.  The benefit of making cookies for artists is that they turn cookies into art.   Read more…

the loons! the loons!

I am in the middle of a very special cookie project.  Most of the cookies are in various stages of completion and are not nearly ready to share.  However, these wet-on-wet loons, which took less than 20 minutes to make, are a fantastic preview.

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make way for…

A few weeks ago, two of my favorite people in DC asked me to make cookies for their end of summer party.  The best part–“end of summer” was just a ruse.  They planned to announce their pregnancy and wanted to use cookies as part of their big announcement. What an honor! Read more…

so THAT’S what those funny shaped tips are for!

For my 30th birthday, my then fiancé (now husband) gave me a tool box filled with piping bags, icing tips, and food coloring. I had been decorating cookies with those little tubes of icing from the grocery store. That gift started me on the path to what has become a pretty serious hobby. Read more…

August!

In my world, August is the best month of the year.  Because this is not a national election year, it is suddenly very quiet in DC.  Congress has left town, work has slowed down, and half the office is on vacation.  My colleague, Laura, can’t stop exclaiming, “I  love August!”  I agree.  August is amazing. Read more…