Use mooncake molds to create stamped sugar cookies!  Before3pm.com

One of my favorite pastimes is finding unusual tools from cuisines around the world.  Several years ago I discovered mooncake molds (you can read about my westernized version here).

Even though most of these tools are traditionally used for very specific recipes, I like to get creative and find other ways to use them.

Use mooncake molds to create stamped sugar cookies!  Before3pm.com

A really obvious way to use a mooncake mold is by making stamped sugar cookies! Read More →

We have a rug in our living room that just doesn’t want to stay put.  Granted, there is a lot of roughhousing on that rug, but it is so frustrating to have to get it all straightened out every day.

The rug pad that I had bought (the kind that looks like a lot of puff paint in a lacey pattern) worked great for a few weeks, but then it didn’t.  It was always bunching up underneath the rug and really not doing anything. Read More →