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The Royal Headshot: Queen Elizabeth II Silhouette Cookies

As I’m sure you know, 2013 is the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation.  While 2012 was the Diamond Jubilee of her reign (i.e. 60 years on the throne), 2013 celebrates 60 years since her coronation. (Confused?  Her father, King George VI, passed away on February 6, 1952 and she assumed the throne.  However, her official coronation was not...

Tied Up in Celtic Knots: Celtic Knotwork Cookies 0

Tied Up in Celtic Knots: Celtic Knotwork Cookies

Is it March already?!  Time seems to be quickly passing me by!  With everything going on—work, other baking projects, life—I wasn’t sure I was going to have a chance to make St. Patrick’s Day cookies.  With the time crunch (we lost an entire hour this morning!), I didn’t think it was going to happen.  But what self-respecting baking blogger doesn’t...

So Money: George Washington Cookies 0

So Money: George Washington Cookies

In 1962 Marilyn Monroe, in one of her last public appearances, sang a sexy rendition of “Thanks for the Memories” for President John F. Kennedy on his birthday.  I can only imagine what Jackie Kennedy thought of the whole thing (I can’t imagine she was pleased).  Such a spectacle is surely a modern invention.  I cannot imagine Betsy Ross, America’s...

Some Enchanted Eating: Colorful Gingerbread Houses 0

Some Enchanted Eating: Colorful Gingerbread Houses

I have always been a little skittish about gingerbread houses when the Christmas came around. I’ve always wanted to build one.  I have a half dozen books on the subject.  I certainly have ideas, but by the time December came around, it just seemed too intimidating to add one more holiday-associated frustration.  Gingerbread houses are structures, and they need to...