Posts by Jessie Oleson Moore

Jessie Oleson Moore is a writer, illustrator, and professional seeker of sweetness who runs Cakespy (, an award-winning dessert website. Her first book, CakeSpy Presents Sweet Treats for a Sugar-Filled Life came out in October 2011; her second book, The Secret Lives of Baked Goods, will be released in May.

How to Make Amazingly Tall, Thick and Puffy Pancakes

Tall pancake

These thick pancakes aren't difficult to make — It's simply a matter of containing the batter cleverly, so that it can rise to great heights. Combine this method with a classic pancake recipe to create truly a wow-worthy breakfast food.

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Homemade Hack: DIY Nutter Butter Cookies

DIY nutter butter cookies

Let's face it: Sometimes, you crave commercially produced foods, especially cookies. But as these homemade Nutter Butter cookies prove, you can have your nostalgia and eat a great cookie, too.

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Got Artist’s Block? Try These 8 Acrylic Painting Ideas

Acrylic painting ideas

If you need some inspiration (and don't we all, at one point or another?), these ideas for painting in acrylic — including both simple and complex techniques, and realistic and abstract ideas — are sure to get your creativity firing.

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5 Must-Know Watercolor Techniques for Beginners

Watercolor for beginners

Break out those paints and brushes and try your hand at these watercolor techniques for beginners. You'll learn basic skills like creating gradients and layering colors that'll come in handy for all your future works of art.

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