Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Sorry for the lack of blogging. My computer has been acting's going back to the shop again today. It's amazing how lost I am without it.

Here is another idea I can't wait to try with my grandsons.

What kid wouldn't love to eat these?

To make this wide eyed, forked tongue monster:

Cut some cheese into eyebrows and skewer. Cut a marshmallow almost completely in half and bend back. Smear peanut butter into the crease and wrap around the skewer. Stick choc chips into the marshmallow for the eyes. A cherry tomato on the skewer makes the cute nose. Use apple slices and cut teeth into the peel for the mouth. Skewer one apple slice. Cut some cheese into the shape of a forked tongue and skewer. Skewer the next apple slice and then stick into a half of an apple to make it stand up.

Cut a raisin in half and stick the halves into a reg marshmallow. Skewer the marshmallow. Use two apple slices with peanut butter and choc chips on them for the mouth. Skewer both of the apples. {I have a mini marshmallow in between the apple slices to make it look like he was chewing on an eyeball. Didn’t really work, but it’s shown in the pic.} I used 3 mini marshmallows on the bottom of the skewer so the apple slices wouldn’t fall off. They were heavy due to the choc chips. After you have everything skewered, cut a grape almost completely in half for the eyes. Fold them back and smear peanut butter into the crease and wrap it around the skewer for the eyes. Stick the skewer into half of an apple to make it stand up.

Stuff a raisin into a regular marshmallow and then stick a skewer through it for the eye. Cut triangles into slices of apple for the mouth. The tongue is a slice of grape. Skewer one slice of apple next, then the grape, and lastly the other slice of apple. Stick the skewer into half of an apple to make it stand up.

I found these adorable little monsters on littlenummies blog. She has some cute food ideas for kids.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Halloween Chex Mix

How's everyone doing out there? Are you ready for a new challenge-giveaway? Stay turned I will be announcing it soon. I also thought you might like this recipe.

Halloween Chex Mix

What you'll need:

8 oz. white chocolate baking bars, coarsely chopped
4 cups Corn Chex or Rice Chex cereal
2 cups bite sized pretzel twists
1/2 cup raisins
1 cup candy corn
1/4 cup orange & black candy decors (Halloween sprinkles)


In large microwavable bowl, microwave chopped baking bars uncovered on High 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth.
Gently stir in cereal, pretzels and raisins until evenly coated. Stir in candy corn and decors.
Spread on waxed paper or foil until cooled and chocolate is set, about 30 minutes. Break into chunks. Store loosely covered.
Recipe Yields: 18 servings (1/2 cup each)

I am off for my morning walk. Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Witch Leg Cupcakes

Here is my idea for today

I found these cute witch cupcakes on the Better Homes and Gardens website. Be sure and click on the link there are some other cute ideas for cupcakes.
Witch Legs

To make it, follow these steps:

1. Start with frosted store-bought or homemade cupcakes.
2. Use black marzipan to make the shape of the witch's boots.
3. Stick yellow mini M&Ms on each boot for the buckles with frosting.
4. Mold each boot around a peppermint stick to create the legs.
5. Top cupcake with coconut dyed with green food coloring.
6. Insert the peppermint sticks into the cupcake to create the witch's legs.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Giveaway & Witches Hats

I have this cute Halloween kit I am giving away. All you have to do is leave us a comment. We'd like to know your favorite Halloween recipes and decorating ideas. I will be posting some fun ideas for you all this month. We will have a random drawing on Sept. 30 so you'll have the kit in time for Halloween.

I found these adorable sombreros on someones blog last year for Cinco de Mayo. I think they would make adorable witches hats If you covered them chocolate first. Here is how to make one, frost the edge of a cookie with icing and roll it in colored nonpareils. Next, coat the bottom and the lower edge of a sugar cone with frosting. Roll the edge of the cone in the nonpareils, then set the cone in the center of the cookie.

Friday, September 4, 2009

When is Fall coming?

When is Fall coming? It feels more like summer it's been so hot and humid here for the past week I can't believe I'm in Ventura County! There has been no nice ocean breeze all week and the humidity who ordered that. If hot wasn't bad enough you had to throw in the 80% + humidity. YIKES! definitely not my kind of weather. Today however is over cast and cool with a nice breeze :-) AWWWW!!!! I'm loving it.

I went for a walk on the beach at 8 this morning. It was over cast and cool. Perfect!!! There were a few surfer's, a couple people walking their dogs and my friend Lisa and I. I had to talk her into playing in the water but once we got our feet in it was so refreshing I could have stayed there all day!

Mark is finishing remodeling his bathroom. Our quick remodel has now taken almost 2 years. Poor guy he wants to do it all all his spare time! We did take this long weekend off so he could work on the house. Our remodel may get done sometime in 2010. I hope.

Yes Fall is peeking around the corner and it's time for some fun. It's been awhile since I've done a giveaway so come back on Monday for my Fall into some Fun giveaway.

Did I mention Fall is my favorite time of the year...I love all the colors, the crispness in the air not to mention the smells. I can already smell Pumpkin Pies baking YUMMM!

I have so many things I want to get made for the Holidays. Tomorrow I am spending the day working on a few of those creation. YEAH!!!! I'll give you a sneak peak on Monday.

Have a Happy and Safe Labor Day Weekend!