Halloween Donut Holes and Flavored Milk Bar

Halloween Donut Holes and Flavored Milk

Instant party – just add donut holes and milk! Today I’ve got a quick, easy, fun, last minute and cute idea for a treat that will make any occasion a party!   I had my Activity Day girls here this week.  They haven’t gotten some one to replace me yet so I still get to play with the girls!  We had a fun sewing activity that I’ll share with you soon and for our snack I made some Halloween Donut Holes and a make your own flavored milk bar for [Continue Reading…]

Halloween Party Planning Guide

Halloween  Party Planning GUide

Today I am excited to share with you your one stop Halloween PartyPlanning  Guide. I’ve got all kinds of ideas for you to help you plan the best Halloween party ever. I’ve got savory and sweet food ideas, drink ideas, decor ideas and party activity ideas. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I’ve shared lots of ideas over the years and I’m excited to put all those ideas together for you in this one post. One stop Halloween idea shopping.  Happy party planning!  Savory Treat Ideas An InLinkz [Continue Reading…]

Candy Corn Kettle Corn

Candy Corn Kettle Corn

One of my favorite smells at the local Farmer’s Market or fair is the smell of Kettle Corn being made.  I simply can’t resist it! Since the Farmer’s market or fair aren’t always open or available when my craving for Kettle Corn hits I simply make a batch at home.  It is so easy.  Given my obsession with candy corn I decided to dress up my kettle corn with a candy corn version. You are going to make your kettle corn the old fashion way.  On top of the stove [Continue Reading…]

Pumpkin Donuts

Donut Pumpkins

I am a big fan of Halloween and even though my husband and I are now empty nesters we celebrate up big.  Since I no longer have children at home to plan costumes for I have talked my husband into dressing up with me for Halloween.  He’s a good guy.  Last year I got him to be Popeye! You can see some of our past costumes here.   I’ll be unveiling this year’s couple costume on September 26th! Each year we host a Halloweenie Roast for our neighbor kids.  It is [Continue Reading…]

Googly Eye Donuts}Ghosts, Mummies & Monsters!!

googly eye donuts

So we’ve been having just a little too much fun at our house with googly eyes! After making a batch of my own edible googly eyes I decided to create some fun googly eye donut creatures thanks to some inspiration from Matthew Mead. You can turn just about anything into a fun googly eye creature!  I decided to go with donuts. First we went for some googly eye donut monsters! I picked up some chocolate cake donuts at Krispy Kreme (only place I could find them!)  Using some of the [Continue Reading…]

Halloween Popcorn with Orange and Dark Chocolate

halloween popcorn

My love of creamsicle and white chocolate took over today.  I decided I needed.  That would be NEEDED to make some Halloween Popcorn.  The first version I made and shared a few years ago is white chocolate popcorn with candy corn.  I think I could eat anything if it was covered in white chocolate and had candy corn in it.  Maybe even a potato!  (For those of you new to the blog, I do not eat potatoes!) I wanted the new Halloween Popcorn to look Halloweenie so I figured I [Continue Reading…]

Dressed Up Caramel Corn} Peanut Butter/Chocolate & Butterscotch/White Chocolate

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Caramel Corn

Looking for something new and yummy to fill those Trick or Treat bags? Try today’s dressed up caramel corn recipe! Last week I put together a care package for my college kids (actually two college kids and one college graduate!). Last year I went all out with their Halloween care package.  Remember those darling Halloween buckets? I filled them with those cute candy corn rice krispie treats. And candy corn pretzel rods too… Well this year I didn’t get quite as elaborate – just a few too many things going [Continue Reading…]

Candy Corn Cookie Bark

Candy Corn Bark

Fall is here. I can tell because my furnace has turned on and there is candy corn in the store! I have a bit of a love affair with candy corn! I won’t tell you how many bags I have already bought! I am not sure what it is about candy corn other than it is so darn cute! I love the shape, the color, the size, the taste – I just love everything about it. I was in Target today and they had the cutest little Halloween costume – [Continue Reading…]

Trick or Treat – Top Tips for Making Caramel Apples

caramel apples

Last week for a youth activity at church we made caramel apples.  That was the first time I had made caramel apples in 12 years. You see the last time I made caramel apples – this is what happened…. Yes – my sweet, then 7 year old daughter bit into one of the caramel apples and it ripped a tooth right out of her mouth.  The tooth was not even loose!  Yikes! I am not sure what recipe I used but I think I threw it away right then and there.  [Continue Reading…]