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Blog Recipes and Tips From Julia Usher


“Extras” is exactly that - extras! If it’s not a recipe, a project tutorial, or a party plan, you’ll find it here in this colorful catch-all part of my blog. In addition to the latest video releases to my newly revamped YouTube channel, Recipes for a Sweet Life, you’ll see new product announcements like my new app (woo hoo!), cookie challenges, giveaways, and other not-to-miss news!

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April 11, 2016

Video Release: How to Make 3-D Cookie Teaspoons

Just call me Julie (Andrews) Usher, as I’m pushing spoonfuls of sugar this week! (Well, spoonfuls of cookie, to be exact!) In this video,...

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March 30, 2016

Video Release: How to Make 3-D Teacup Cookies

Care for a spot of tea – and cookies?! If the answer is “yes”, then you’re in the right place! This week’s project is a 3-D...

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March 15, 2016

Video Release: How to Make Marshmallow Bunnies (and Peeps)

Okay, so these Easter treats aren’t cookies, but they do require cookie cutters! They also look extra sweet embellished with any number...

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March 8, 2016

Video Release: 3-D Easter Basket Cookies

It’s already Easter in the Recipes for a Sweet Life kitchen! This week, I return to cookies with an all-cookie and icing Easter basket...

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February 24, 2016

Video Release: Decoupage Easter Eggs

Add near-instant glamour to dyed Easter eggs with little more than pretty napkins and craft store baubles! At the end of the video, I also...

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February 24, 2016

Video Release: How to Make a 3-D Pot-o-Gold Cookie

Who needs green beer on St. Paddy’s Day when you can have edible pots of gold instead?! In addition to the rainbow and gold candy on top,...

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February 18, 2016

Video Release: How to Make a 3-D Cookie Topiary

Here’s a project that I think you’ll dig (pun intended) – 3-D cookie topiaries in cookie garden pots with cookie dirt! I’ve iced...

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February 11, 2016

Video Release: How to Make a Cookie Quiver and Arrows

Cupid would look right at home with these cookie quivers and arrows! Though not your typical heart or rose cookies, your loved ones are...

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January 29, 2016

Video Release: How to Make Tea-Infused Crème Caramel

There’s nothing more comforting than cozying up to custard and a warm cup of tea on a cold winter’s evening! Now say that three times...

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January 11, 2016

Video Release: How to Make Stenciled Chocolate Dessert Cups

Dress up cupcakes, mousse, berries, or pretty much anything sweet with these stenciled chocolate dessert cups, both stunning and simple!


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