Food

'Tis the season for decorated Easter eggs! Yay! ScanNCut Club Members have access to the video tutorial showing step-by-step how to make these eggs. Take a closer look: I love how they turned out! Over the years I've made many different kinds of artsy Easter Eggs - some with real eggs and some with plastic eggs. If you're looking for other Easter egg decorating ideas, check out these posts from the archives: Easter Eggs: Doodled & Painted Art Journal Easter Eggs Easy Dotted Easter Eggs Pysanky Inspired Easter Egg Place Cards Deli Paper Easter Eggs Paper Window Eggs for Easter... Read more →


Today is my birthday! I'm just a little bit older than I was in this birthday photo. (And 5-6 years older than my Mom was in this photo!) And now I must confess an awful truth: I don't really like cake. I like the look of a cake and I love the look of a cupcake. But I'd much rather simply eat ice cream or a cookie and call it a day. Nevertheless, like I said, I do like the look of cupcakes and there's a certain two-year-old living in my house who can demolish a cupcake in no time... Read more →


Just around dinner time, Steve announced that he was going to make decorated sugar cookies for his Dungeons & Dragons group meeting the next day. "Um," I stammered. "Decorated sugar cookies usually take a few days." He said, "I already made the dough." Well, alright then. I'm an optimist! "Let's do it!!" And so we took the frozen dough out of the freezer and thus began the marathon of cookie making/decorating in concert with bathing and putting our son to bed. As we giggled over our terrible piping skills as we ran out of royal icing close to midnight, I... Read more →


Steve and I have been debating what to do about trick-or-treating. We both want to take our son out, but we also want to make sure there's candy at our house for the other kids in the neighborhood. Someone online suggested that I leave little treat bags on our porch -- under the theory that people are less likely to clear the whole bowl of treat bags out than a regular bowl of candy. With this new idea, I had a new debate: just stick them in a bag or make something artsy and more "me?" Well, you can probably... Read more →


When food and crafting collide...I'm in my happy place! The upcoming Fourth of July holiday is the perfect excuse to make everything look like an American Flag. Check out my 10 favorite "flags as food!" source I may be wrong, but this feels like a fancy pie crust that I could actually do. How gorgeous is this flag pie?! I want to look at it, but I also want to dive right in! source I love this taco salad flag! Though, I have to admit that I personally would have put the sour cream on top instead of the grated... Read more →


Hey guys! I made some more watercolor-style cookies! I put together a short video about the process: Supplies: sugar cookies - I used this recipe. royal icing - I used this recipe. shallow bowl gel food coloring lemon extract - Your cookies will taste like the flavor of your extract so use a flavor you like (almond extract, peppermint extract, coffee extract, etc.). edible marker palette for your "paints" - I used a mini muffin tin. food dedicated paintbrushes - Any paintbrush that has never touched paint is okay. piping bag pick I am not an expert cookie maker/decorator but... Read more →


This past weekend I tried my hand at making fancy pancakes, aka "pancake art." I had some technical issues, but it was still fun to do. Take a peek: Here's what I learned: I used 2 tsps of cocoa powder to turn half of my pancake batter a darker color. This way I had two colors to work with. The flavor wasn't noticeable. I was surprised. I used a funnel to pour my pancake batter into squeeze bottles. Someone more talented than I can certainly skip the funnel, but I couldn't make it from bowl to bottle without it. My... Read more →


First, I want to thank all of you who took the time to comment and leave such kind and loving words on my Friday post. I'm delighted to know that you're still out there enjoying the blog. Thank you! Over the years I've made many different kinds of artsy Easter Eggs - some with real eggs and some with plastic eggs. Today I thought I'd share a few, with links to the original posts about them: Easter Eggs: Doodled & Painted Art Journal Easter Eggs Easy Dotted Easter Eggs Pysanky Inspired Easter Egg Place Cards Deli Paper Easter Eggs Paper... Read more →


About a month ago, I started saving all the glass jars that we otherwise would have put in the recycling bin in order to create a slightly different take on the traditional Easter basket: an Easter candy Jar! Fill it with your treat of choice -- jellybeans, chocolate, Peeps, etc. Besides being super cute, it's actually a great way to keep the candy fresh in an infinitely resealable container! Here's the how-to: Supplies: clean empty jars stickers (or digital cutter, removable vinyl, & transfer grid) primer acrylic paint (plus paintbrush) candy optional: tweezers If you don't like the chalky finish... Read more →