Archives for August 2014

Kosher Dylan Pickle Cookies

A couple of weeks ago I received an invite to my to my cousin's baby's "Bris-ket." What's a bris-ket you might ask? /bris-ket/: a post hospital Bris where the only meat being cut is a corned beef sandwich. For those of you unfamiliar with a Bris, it's the Jewish ceremony for a circumcision. The "snip of the tip" if you will. As soon as a I heard that a deli-filled "bris-ket" was ... Read the Post

Muttville Sugar Cookies – Senior Citizen Day, Pugs and More

In my non-cookie baking life, I write for and run a website about taking care of and living life with dogs and another dedicated to animal rescue of all kinds. While one might not think there is much reason for dogs, baked goods and parties to overlap, there are actually quite a few instances where it does. Some of my original party blogs are actually on the dog site and are based around ... Read the Post

Pancake Cookies for a Hearty Camping Breakfast

Often people think about giving cookies as the main gift or using cookies to serve at an event, but cookies can be a great addition to enhancing a gift as well. There are endless options for incorporating cookies into a present and they are especially a great accompaniment for something like a gift card, a requested gift that you want to add a surprise to, a present that requires explanation or a ... Read the Post

Breakfast Sugar Cookies – Papa Turns 90

Last week my grandfather celebrated his 90th birthday! Hooray Papa! Unfortunately for him, he celebrated his 90th birthday in the hospital, but don't worry he's out and doing well. After getting a pace maker installed and having colon caner removed, he is as good as new! Probably even better than new, as they discovered all kinds of interesting things about his insides and made repairs ... Read the Post

“Genie, You’re Free:” Remembering Robin Williams

An icon has died and while I am not one to typically mourn the loss of celebrities I've never met, I was extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Robin Williams. As a kid and throughout my adulthood, I have believed there are only two comedic geniuses of my lifetime: Mel Brooks and Robin Williams and I knew that if I anything should ever happen to either of them, the world would suffer a ... Read the Post

A Patriotic Pennant Banner

One of my favorite crafts and decoration items is the pennant banner. For those of you who are unfamiliar, a pennant banner consists of pieces of fabric cut into triangles and connected together to form a hanging banner. They are excellent for a number of reasons, but I love how endless and customizable the options are. Literally any fabric pattern or combination of patterns can become a beautiful ... Read the Post

I Love L.A. – UCLA Graduation Cookies

So you may have noticed it's been a while. Much has been going on and in the last month I have traveled to Calistoga, Los Angeles, Alaska and Orange County, celebrated a major birthday and capped it off with a memorable road trip to Reno and Wendover, Utah. I am pretty sure I have spent more nights away than I have in my own home, but I'm back now and that means it's time to talk ... Read the Post