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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!

My New YouTube Channel
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August 17, 2017

Video Release: Mass Production with Layered Cookie Stencils

Once I began using lots of colors with my new Prettier Plaques cookie stencil sets, I also started to get lots of questions about how to...

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August 12, 2017

Video Release: 3-D Arbor Cookie Accessories

So it’s finally time to learn how to deck out my 3-D arbor cookie with all the little details that make it so delightful! In this video,...

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July 21, 2017

Video Release: 3-D Garden Arbor Cookie

“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.” – Claude Monet

Well, I certainly can’t claim the same of my real garden, where weeds...

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May 12, 2017

Video Release: Cutout Cookie Gingerbread Dough

You’ve been asking, and so here it is: a full-blown tutorial about how to make my Cutout Cookie Gingerbread, the dough I typically use in...

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May 3, 2017

Video Release: "Baby" Prettier Plaques Stenciled Cookie

My Prettier Plaques cookie stencil series is back this week, and I’m featuring one of its darling baby shower sets. In addition to...

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April 25, 2017

Video Release: 3-D Mother's Day Cookie Box

Just in time for Mother’s Day, I’ve got a lavish 3-D cookie project for you today that’s sure to make your mom feel ultra special! It...

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April 11, 2017

Video Release: "Birthday Wishes" Prettier Plaques Stenciled Cookie

Ta da! I’ve got another great stencil set from my Prettier Plaques cookie stencil series to share with you today. In addition to showing...

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April 11, 2017

Video Release: Spring Place Settings, Two Ways

With Easter and spring weddings fast approaching, we’re on the cusp of entertaining season! Yay! But if you entertain as often as I do,...

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April 5, 2017

Video Release: How to Make All-Chocolate Easter Baskets

Why settle for just chocolate bunnies this Easter when you can have chocolate bunnies AND an all-chocolate Easter basket! In this video, I...

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March 25, 2017

Video Release: How to Make 3-D Cookie Vases

Loosely inspired by my antique Roseville collection, these 3-D cookie vases make great keepsakes - or edibles, if you dare to eat them!...

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