Pretty cookies on pretty Christmas pedestals you can make for pennies.

Potluck pedestals

It takes like ten minutes to throw together these little pedestal dishes. Anyone can do it, and they cost next to nothing. Find out how!

To the Nines: Christmastime 2012

  With just a few weeks to go before we achieve critical holiday mass, I’ve rounded up my nine current favorites in each of the essential Christmastime categories: How to decorate, what to eat, and what the hell to give everybody. Find something inspiring to make your own season super merry and bright! Decorate          These lovely fabric and book …

Simple Styrofoam artichokes

Instant Artichokes

These artichokes are easy to make out of fabric scraps pinned to a ball. Also, congratulations to the winner of the Gangbusters treasury contest!

Modern Mom's reinbeer

Roundup: Last-Minute Holiday Inspiration

Here is a list of the things I still believe—however delusional it may sound—that I still have a chance to do before Christmastime is over. 1. Put a hat on something. Two years ago, Erica of Erica’s Sweet Tooth put two dollops of frosting and a strawberry on top of a brownie and changed my life forever. I, too, want …

McCall's Old-Fashioned Sour Cream Cookie recipe

McCall’s Old-Fashioned Sour Cream Cookies

I rarely bake cookies, so when I do, I almost always choose a new, never-before-tried recipe, in the interest of adventure and an increased return on the laborious exercise of measuring things with measuring cups (ugh). The exception: McCall’s Old-Fashioned Sour Cream Cookies. Probably half the cookies I make—ever—are these. They’re the perfect cookie, and therefore the only recipe worth …

Coffee Trees

Coffee Trees

I feel like I should preface this by saying that I love the smell of coffee. Because if I don’t say that, the first thing you think might be, “Whoa, this must really smell like coffee,” thinking it’s an oversight on my part, and I don’t want you to get hung up on that thought. No. The coffee smell isn’t …