Home Sweet Home Sugar Cookies

It's been almost a year since Mr. Gish and I made the move from San Francisco to Oakland. We left behind our first Bay Area apartment, the ability to walk to work, and living above a Starbucks. What we ha... Read More...

Homemade Strawberry Jam

My sister JoAnn called to say she wanted to get together and make some jam. Neither of us had made jam before, so she read over the instructions, said something like, "it says it takes about ten minutes," and s... Read More...

Xbox Game Controller Sugar Cookies

What do nine year old boys like? I have no idea. My co-worker's kiddo, however, is really into video games and is having a big ol' video game themed party this weekend. He's particularly into his Xbox system, s... Read More...

Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes

Why didn't anyone tell me how awesome strawberry cupcakes are? I had to find out all by myself when I made some last weekend. These cupcakes are made with lots of fresh strawberries and were perfect for our 4th... Read More...

Painted Chocolate Cookies

I've been wanting desperately to try this cookie decorating technique. Could it be just as easy and awesome as the rest of the internet promised it would be? Spoiler Alert: yes, it is just as easy and awesom... Read More...

Sixlet Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies plus red sixlets seemed like such a great idea. I mean, look at this! What is not awesome about these tasty bits together? Well, it turns out that sixlets DO NOT like to be baked. ... Read More...

Electric Green Coconut Cake Bites

Yesterday I made coconut and marshmallow cupcakes, but I set a bunch of undecorated cupcakes aside. I must have been subconsciously planning ahead for a little midnight snacking. After an hour or two, it beca... Read More...

Coconut & Marshmallow Flower Cupcakes

Ditch the fancy schmancy icing and reach for a bag of mini marshmallows. Who would have guessed mini marshmallows could look so impressive on a cupcake? But I'm getting ahead of myself here. Gotta make the c... Read More...