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Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix

Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix

My aunt Linda makes some of the best chex mix around. I always look forward to Christmastime when a box arrives at my parents’ house with her homemade chex mix inside. We attempted our own crock pot chex mix…

Mini Candy Apple

Mini Candy Apple Fail

Oh Pinterest, you pain me sometimes. While we don’t have many cooking fails, when we do, they are complete utter failures. It took us a few tries, but we finally got these chocolate chip cookies to be thick and chewy. When…

Donuts

Apple Cider Donuts

Fall has arrived! Time to eat everything with pumpkin and apple spice. Brian is working hard with MBA classes so we decided to make most of our fall blogging over the course of one weekend. To get rid of all…

DIY Wreath

DIY Pumpkin Wreath

When it comes to fall and Halloween, my two favorite things to decorate with are ghosts and pumpkins. As a kid I would make little tissue ghosts. They’d be everywhere. I think I made millions of them throughout my…

Cookie Monster Pumpkin

Cookie Monster Pumpkin

Happy Halloween! Last weekend, my pumpkin entered into my family’s annual Halloween Party was this Cookie Monster Pumpkin! BONUS POINTS because it was interactive. While I didn’t win, I had so much fun making it. I used a small…

Halloween Photo Booth

Halloween Photo Booth

Of course we had a photo booth. It’s been the one activity that our guests love participating in. They may not agree on the games, dancing or other entertainment, but everyone flocks to the photo booth. Fall-i-fy your picture-taking…

Zombie Cookies

Zombie Cookies

Clearly a “nailed it” post. These were so cute. We saw a post on Not Quite Nigella for Voodoo Doll cookies and thought they were adorable. We used a sugar cookie mix to make these little Zombie cookies. Fatima did…

Cousin Itt and Samara

In addition the plethora of food you’ll be making and the jack-o-lanterns you’ll be carving for the front of your house, you’ll have decisions to make about what to do on the inside. To fill up space, we made…

Monster Eye Cookies

Monster Eye Cookies

These were too cute. Wilton sells these adorable little edible eyes. So we made some sugar cookies, dyed the dough, baked, and then added the eyes (RIGHT AFTER THEY CAME OUT OF THE OVEN). While we loved our little…

Spiked Apple Cider

Spiked Apple Cider

Dear Martha Stewart, we loved your Spiked Apple Cider Recipe. However, it was not strong enough. We doubled the rum. xoxo 1 Gallon Apple Cider 1 can frozen lemonade concentrate 2 cups spiced rum Decorative Eye balls optional…

Bloody Shower Curtain

Halloween Around the House

Details, details, details. One thing that guests love to talk about are the details. From the little witch hats on the cupcakes, to the broom stick stirrer in their drinks, guests notice the details. These decorations for setting up Halloween around…

Wicked Witch Cupcakes

Witch Cupcakes

When you’re hosting a party, the last thing you want to do is spend most of your time decorating food. You have a million other things to do like clean up the mess in the kitchen and make sure…

Eyes in trees

Outside Spooks

If you’re going to host a Halloween party, the exterior of your house will set the tone. Add some outdoor spooks to get your guests in the Halloween spirit before they step inside. EYES IN TREES: I saw these on…