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...]