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Julia M. Usher

Founder and Host, Cookie Connection; Owner, Recipes for a Sweet Life
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Posts By Julia M. Usher

My Kitchen Club Debut!

Join me in my kitchen! Yes, at long last, it’s here – my debut stencil-cutter-video kit in my brand-new Kitchen Club Collection, designed in partnership with Confection Couture Stencils and just in time for Halloween! Now, in each big release (five times a year), I provide...

Meet the 2022 Competition Judges

If you were involved with Julia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition™ last year, then these faces will be very familiar to you. Yes, my 2021 judging team will remain intact for 2022 for the very simple reason that my judges are experts in what they do and the judging process. Plus, I trust them implicitly with doing your entries justice - I know in my heart of hearts that they will deliver the most thorough and fair evaluations imaginable! If you're not familiar with these folks, it is...

Why Compete? Beatriz Muller Has Many Good Reasons - In Both English and Spanish!

Still on the fence about whether to enter Julia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition™? Well, you shouldn’t be! In these videos, one in English and another in Spanish, we hear from last year’s winner in the 3-D Cookie category and Gold Sponsor, Beatriz Muller of Cakes by Beatriz and Gingerneers. She explains why competing is...

Saturday Spotlight: Top 10 Cookies

Aha! I'm back for the second Spotlight in two weeks! That must be a recent record! I wish I could say things have settled down, but as soon as my new site launched, I kicked into high gear with video production for my new stencil-cutter-video kits (coming in mid-September) and prep for the debut of Challenge #51 in our new Watch-Learn-Create series hosted by Manu. Speaking of that challenge, it...

My New Site Has (Finally) Arrived, Along with a Gift for You!

Hi, cookie friends! Yes, the day is here for my new site reveal, and it's surely been a long time coming! Migrating 12 years of content from my dated site to a much more powerful and complex platform proved to be a daunting task all by itself. But then that content needed freshening up with the two year's worth of photos, product announcements, and other paraphernalia that I had never found time to post. And let's not forget that...