I know it’s been a couple of weeks since we have posted. Partially my fault. I had surgery 3 weeks ago and really needed to focus on the required posts and getting better. We are back up again and ready for all your Halloween Crafts and Halloween Recipes. Of course, your posts don’t have to do with anything Halloween just food and crafts.
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Hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween! I am sure you are all getting all your last minute costumes and foods ready for a fun day. We will be at Lacrosse and tennis matches all day and hopefully not too tired to enjoy a few trick-or-treaters. I am hosting a cocktail party tonight but not very Halloween themed as it is a work event for my husband. I will try to throw a few spooky appetizers or halloween food in there. Thanks for stopping by.
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It makes me a little sad to think my kids are getting older and we no longer have the “playgroup” Halloween party I had hosted for so many years. I never made it scary but just a fun get together where friends all pitched in with their favorite Halloween recipes and I was able to get out my Halloween Decorating ideas and make the room festive for our guests. Now I have Pinterest in drool over and one day will reinstitute our Halloween Party. here are so not so Spooky Halloween Recipes Round UP 2013
While I still can make some fun Halloween recipes I thought I would share some of my wish list Halloween Recipe Ideas I found on Pinterest and have used on Close to Home in the past. It is never too early to plan for Halloween.
We all end up with too much Leftover Halloween Candy. How about some more sinfully delicious wasps to use leftover Halloween candy Recipes . If Halloween Night was not sweet enough for you, just wait until the days and even weeks following this candy filled holiday. My kids are obsessed about getting a lot of candy even though we end up donating most of it. Or if you don’t have kids, maybe you bought more candy that trick or treaters this year? Either way we usually always have a surplus of Halloween Candy. I must admit I like to keep a few pieces for creating yummy desserts and treats throughout the holidays. There are always reasons to back between now and New Years.
I decided to share some yummy and sinfully sweet dessert recipes using Halloween candy as well as Thanksgiving Treats worth saving some candy for!
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Close to Home is so thrilled to introduce two new co-hosts for Friday Food Frenzy where home chefs join together to share their favorite recipes. Be sure and check out their great food and craft blogs and give them a warm welcome.
Secondly, meet Andrea, Blogger from Adventures in All Things Food.
There are no restrictions on this linky, just love for you to link up a tried and true recipe of your choice. Each week we will feature the most viewed recipe so be sure and come back and click on your favorite. Of course we would love love love it, if you followed our blogs on Facebook, Twitter, GFC or PINTEREST. Also please visit the first three recipes in the linky as they are the hosts.
Last weeks’ most viewed recipe was Pretzel Mummies by Rubarb and Honey. Such a simple but clever idea.
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I am not usually a big fan of flavored M&M’s, in fact Mint and the nut varieties I will only eat. Being the sucker I am to Halloween and everything food related, I saw some Cookies and Screem M&M’s at Target and could not resist coming up with something to bake for Halloween. This easy Brownie Recipe is more like a brookie, you know cookie and brownie. These slutty brownies don’t use traditional OREO cookies but you guessed it, cookies and Scream M& M’s. Plus just for full disclosure, I used a brookie box mix I already had in the pantry so this is a super easy brownie recipe.
Thanksgiving usually gets all the credit for good food and holiday parties, but hold your horses – first, we have Halloween! Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year to get creative in the kitchen, whether you want to make a simple batch of pumpkin-shaped cookies or go all-out with a decorated zombie cake. There are tons of unique Halloween-inspired recipes available, but this roundup has some creative Halloween Snack treats and drinks that not only look great, but taste great, too!
Thank you for another great year. Close to Home could not be successful without the wonderful readers. First, we will share our best recipes of 2016 with you. By best, these are the crafts and recipes that got those most hits in 2016. I also chose one for every season so you can pin them for later. Close to Home would also love to know what you would like to see more or less of in 2017 on our blog. If you have a second to comment that would be so wonderful. We have had a few bumps in 2016 that kept me less motivated on the blog, and I would gain such momentum if my readers shared why they keep coming back. Wishing you and your family health and happiness in 2017. Now for our best crafts & recipes of 2016
Can you believe it’s not Halloween yet and Thanksgiving is less than a month away. This time of year just flies. My kids don’t even have Halloween costumes yet. My kids are last minute but it usually involves me having to get very creative within an hour of our neighborhood party. Hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween and enjoying the cooler weather of fall.
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My husband went to the Naval Academy and spent 6 years in the military. He still has many friends from college that are serving in some capacity. We also have a few close friends where we live who have served or are currently serving in the military. This is a huge commitment and sacrifice with the world we currently live in. My husband and I often donate to a few different military organizations to help those that have been injured while serving. When I saw Walmart was exclusively offering a 1 For You, 1 For the Troops campaign I could not resist to grab a few bags of these patriotic themed candies. With all the summer holidays and entertaining having some large bags of M&M’s® and Skittles® on hand will be very helpful. Plus I am sharing 2 Patriotic recipes using the M&M’s® Red, White, & Blue Milk Chocolate to serve up at your next summer party.
Let’s talk Creepy Halloween Food Ideas: well maybe not totally creepy. More like Halloween food puns. Many of you enjoyed my post on candy “sushi”. Don’t worry these are fish free and everything is made out of sugar…. Need I say more. When I posted this back in 2011 I found the body part candy at World Market . That gave me an idea!! I would make Halloween Candy Sushi to trick the kids. It took a few stores to find body part gummies but I found them at the Dollar Store. This no-bake Halloween treat takes simple steps of making Rice Krispie treats, buying gummy body parts and a few rolls of fruit by the yard.
Fall is such a great time for Apples. If you can’t pick your own, be sure and choose from a variety of apples and produce from Kauffman’s Fruit Farm. We have received a few amazing boxes from them already and created yummy Apple Butter Bars and French Apple Pie. Kauffman’s Fruit Farm is located in Pennsylvania Dutch Country and has many products known in that area. To get you in the mood to celebrate the flavors of Apples we are sharing 10 Unique Apple Recipes for Fall. Many of these recipes can use fresh apples from Kauffman’s Farm or Dried Apple Schnitz.
One week is Halloween, one of my favorite Holidays. If you are looking for last minute and easy ideas check out our Monster Pretzels or our Spider pie . If you are looking for a last minute Pumpkin Carving idea like this fun Frankenstein Pumpkin. I cant wait to see what you all link up.
Welcome to Friday Frenzy the-still-enjoying-Halloween Edition!
Halloween is filled with sweet treats. Chocolate just abounds from our kitchen as anything chocolate covered can turn into a ghost or a pumpkin. However, I like to provide our guests with some healthy Halloween Food as well. Not everything has to be full of sugar to look like an Iconic Halloween character. I hope you get some inspiration for this round up of Healthy Halloween Foods for Parties I found from Pinterest and cant wait to hear which one looks the best to you.
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Halloween is one of my favorite food crafting holidays. I wish my kids were still young enough to throw the parties I did when they were in preschool. We had tables filled with festive Halloween treats from all the creative moms in our playgroup. I wish I was blogging back then I would have documented them all. Even though we are not throwing the lunch Halloween party anymore the kids still enjoy Halloween recipes I create especially ones that involve TruMoo. If you don’t have kids don’t stop reading, I have a Halloween Drink Recipe that you can enjoy too.
Earlier this fall I shared a great dessert recipe to make in a pinch, Peanut Butter Brownie cookies. These cookies were made with a brownie mix as their starter. I am not afraid to use any box mix as a starter as I feel it saves time and is a good way to teach kids how to bake. Once they understand measuring etc then you can break out the scratch ingredients. However, my daughter loves to create different brownies from Pinterest, and I like for her to make less of a mess by starting with a brownie box mix. I am sharing 25 Deliciously Easy Recipes Using Box Brownie Mix.
This shop about DIY Halloween Pet Treat Bags has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Halloween is one of our favorite holidays around here. It is a great excuse to make fun Halloween Recipes as well as decorate the house with fun Halloween Decor. But who says the people in your home have to have all the fun, this year we are dressing up Chloe in her Dog costume and making DIY Halloween Dog Treat Bags for our four-legged trick or treaters.
Who knew Duck Tape crafts could be so fun. My kids have always ask for some but never really caved in. Well I just got 4 rolls of Halloween Duck Tape®and now I am addicted. I have already made 4 Duck Tape Crafts for Halloween. I better not get near the dog, I really can’t make her a Halloween costume out of Duck Tape® that won’t take off her fur. From wickedly wonderful witches hats to carefully crafted trick-or-treat bags, Duck Tape® makes the perfect tool to add a bit of fanciful flair to your Halloween creations. Cover fabric to fashion easy Halloween costumes, or pick up a few rolls to add some spooky sophistication to centerpieces, placemats and other home décor items.
If you have not realized it yet but Halloween Celebrations one of my favorite times entertain. I don’t get into the scare tactics of the holiday but the Halloween Baking and candy aspect. If you have not seen my Halloween Recipe round-up you can find it here. Today I am going to share with your our Spooky Celebration we had using Mars Candy Bars and Hawaiian Punch. Both of the Halloween Treat recipes would be a great way to use up some of your kids loot, or left over candy.
Hopefully if Hurricane Sandy has not ruined Halloween for too many folks on the East Coast. We just had rain and wind, so I feel blessed. If it does not rain too much and the kids can stay out as long as they have in the past, this equals a lot of candy. You and your children have picked out your favorites and now what? What to do with left over Halloween Candy?
Every few years my family tries to come up with a theme. This year the kids thought of Monster Mash…best we could do for someone who wanted to be a vampire and a monster with a beating heart. I was stumped for a while as to what my husband and I were going to be…..thought of Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankenstein.
Amazing what $12 at Good Will, $7 at 5 Below, $8 Target and $2 at Joann’s (tulle) can create. We already have a face painting kit, a wonderful gift my daughter received for one of her birthdays.
Now to come up with some recipes for the over 400 pieces my kids managed to bring home in the cold and rain. (Think we will be donating a good part of this)
If you kids are like mine, they are so excited about their loot for the first couple of days, counting, sorting and eating as much as I will allow. Well it is time for mom to go trick or treating in their bags and start using it in baking now or storing them for a later recipe.
Also don’t toss that bowl of 2 1bs of Candy corn. They make great turkey feathers. I will post our creations soon. Also the whoppers can be used for faces of turkeys.
Most any non-chocolate candy will be a great addition to a gingerbread house. There are no rules you have to stick with the candy that the box kit supplies. Tootstie rolls make great logs, suckers are light posts, you can melt down starbursts and roll them for drapes or doors. Just to think of a few.
Freeze any chocolate candy up to three months in a ziploc bag, not only does a frozen snickers bar taste better than room temperature they will be out of sight.
Today I needed to make a treat for the final soccer games. I usually bring cupcakes but thought how could I use up some of this candy. We had a large amount of snickers this year so we made Snicker Brownie bites. This idea was adapted from Women’s Day. Instead of making the brownie from scratch as the recipe suggested I used a family size box of Brownie mix.
Make them per the box directions. Place mini-paper liners in your mini muffin pan. Add a generous tablespoon of batter to each liner. Put a mini or cut up to the size of a mini snickers bar in each. Make sure to press them to the bottom of the pan. The recipes says to then sprinkle with M& M baking chips, however I added a little more batter to cover each snicker and just topped with regular M&M’s. Bake them for 10-15 minutes if you dont add the extra batter and 16-18 minutes for the larger ones. Don’t worry if the snickers overflow. I made about 34 mini bites, if you dont add the extra batter plan on 44-48.
We ran out of snickers and used crackle bars and baby ruth and know reese peanut butter cups, especially the minis would fit right in.
How you wonder did the kids so easily give up the candy, especially for a treat they might get one or two. I offered to pay them .20cents per piece.(snack size) and they could give me the larger bars and we would measure how much each piece was worth. It turned out to be a good math lesson too! They also loved cutting the bars in half and pressing them into the batter and then decorating with M& M’s.
Also last year we made Monster cookies in which we add cut up pieces of candy into sugar cookies.
Whether you are throwing a little get together at your house or just need some ideas for a class party, here are some tried and tested activities and treats.
I borrowed this idea from a friend’s son’s birthday party. We all have decorated pumpkins before but how fun for the kids to use cut outs from magazines for noses, mouths or eyes. I had my older kids browse through the recyclable magazines in search for larger sized body parts. At the dollar store I was able to find boas to cut up for the hair and packages of googley eyes. Using just Elmers glue here are some of the creations.
To traditional pin the nose, eye or mouth on the pumpkin, your choice. If you have an uncarved pumpkin large enough you can do it right on that.
How about Ghost wind socks. Again I got all the supplies at the dollar store and I made them a little smaller so I could cut out 12 heads out of one poster board. Simply cut out stirps of the white poster board at your preferred length and width. Cut strips of white streamers-2 rolls in a pkg for $1. Simply tape the streamers to the back of the poster board. Have the child decorate the front with marker. Staple the poster board in a circle and then tape or staple a large piece of yarn for a hanger. How fun to have these around your house hanging from a light fixture or fan?
Hot Pumpkin of course is an old and easy favorite. Played the same as hot potato but using a pumpkin of course. Make sure you have a treat available after the kids get out!
Any fun but messy game is Monster Hands. Basically the kids fill a glove with candycorns as finger nails and popcorn in the rest. Tie up the open end and it looks like a monster hand. The dollar store surprised me again by having packages of them in several colors this year. You can also give them as a party favor in a classroom.
Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt, for an outside party one year I had an abundant amount of acorns. I took a little jar of acrylic paint and painted half of several acorns around the yard. The kids then had to find the orange ones and race to fill buckets. The kids were occupied and I had a simple chore completed!
Build a skeleton relay. (probably not for a classroom as you need a lot of room)
Cut out a skeleton templete and have a relay with the kids with each child running to the other end to complete the skeleton correctly. First team with a completed skeleton wins.
For a yummy and quick lunch or light dinner how about Jamaican pumpkin soup. I found this recipe on Crockpot365.blogspot.com. I used an emulsion blender right in the crock pot and made the entire soup smoothe. Also I left out the half and half and let each guest add their own amount.
Simply lay out a refrigerated bread stick on ungreased cookie sheet. Put a line of mustard down each stick. Then add 1/2 inch strip of sandwich meat, I used turkey, colby cheese and honey mustard, but any combo would work. Then add another breadstick on top and pinch them together. Score the knuckles and nail bed. Then mix a egg yolk with food coloring and fill in the finger nail. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. I allowed my to come to room temperature but you can serve warm as well. The left overs are going into my kids lunch boxes!
My children had the day off of school and I thought we would make a Halloween treat. I love holiday themed recipes so it was a matter of finding out what I had in my house and did not have to go to the grocery store. My friend has made this recipe for a Christmas Cookie exchange and since I had most what I needed to make it I thought I would take it to a new level, Halloween Oreo Truffles. I think these would be delicious with Nutter Butters or flavored Oreos too.
I have never made a lemon meringue pie before. I have made plenty of pies in my lifetime from double crusted apple Pie, to fudge pie to ice cream pies. Our favorite is the bourbon chocolate pecan pie we make every Thanksgiving. With cold weather upon us, there is nothing more uplifting than citrus. I just can’t get enough of it… so the idea of making a lemon meringue pie began. Just be sure and give yourself plenty of time before serving this pie, as it requires several hours to cool.
These 15 Best Make Ahead Dinners For Weeknights will come in handy now that School is in full swing. Make ahead meals are the only way we can survive the chaos of the week. School activities will have me transporting kids all around town during the busy dinner preparation time. We decided to go to the archives and put all of our Best Quick Weeknight Meals For Families in one post so you can reference this when you are wondering “how am I going to cook dinner tonight?” Many of these Family dinner ideas are made in the crockpot or slow cooker so you can get it done in the morning and when the troop is ready to feed, all you need to do is serve it up. Other dinner entrees are make ahead or take less than 30 minutes so as long as you have the ingredients all is well in the kitchen.
When it comes to whipping up a quick and yummy dessert I love boxed brownies in a pinch. I am not ashamed to admit that fact. However, I love to adorn them with extras to make them look like more than a box mix. Even if you just add some chocolate frosting it says a little extra to disguise my laziness. I use them so often I dedicated a whole post to 20 Easy Dessert Recipes using A Boxed Brownie Mix. I usually have all the ingredients to make this Ultimate Caramel Pretzel Brownies dessert in the fall when I make caramel apples, so I had to run out to get caramel but it is well worth it. Excuse the disposable tin I used for these ultimate Caramel Pretzel brownies as I was sending them to school for teacher appreciation week.
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Eggs are such an easy way to provide protein and nutrition into your meals. Who says eggs are just for breakfast either? I love a good quiche recipe, but when you are trying to cut calories, creating a crustless quiche is one great option. Not to mention you can add more cheese to make up for the crust!! I will take cheese over crust anytime. Whenever I can combine some yummy fresh ingredients with some cheese the kids really never know that I am trying to trick them into eating more veggies. You will adore this Mushroom, 3 cheese and Kale Quiche recipe that comes together in only minutes for a great weeknight meal and has no crust. Here are 23 all science-backed health benefits of kale.
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If you have followed my blog for any length of time you might have noticed my continual search for finding different recipes that involve chocolate and pretzels. After finding these on Easter Themed Chocolate Covered Pretzels from Pinterest I had to give them a try. Plus if you have an incredible box filled with PEEPS you need to get creative and use them in different ways like in Smores. I am not sure which PEEPS treat I will enjoy more but all I know is that I love Easter and when all these adorable rabbit and chick PEEPS are ready for some food crafting.
We entertain a lot during the year, but it seems between Halloween and New Years things really ramp up. My husband recently told me we were going to have some of his co-workers over for cocktails. I was leaving for out of town that weekend so knew I had to make some appetizers ahead of time. I love finding appetizer recipes that you can make ahead of time. Especially ones that you can freeze. Since I am in love with Barefoot Contessa recipes, I thought I would try her savory Palmiers. She never suggested freezing them but since you had to store them in the freezer before baking I thought I would give it a go. [Read more…]
Hard to believe we are half way thru October already. The next few weeks will fly by with Social Media on the Sand and of Course Halloween. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your recipe and crafts on our party.
Hope everyone had an amazing week. Yesterday I decided to try to make some freezer meals, made 6 meals including what we had for dinner. Hopefully they are good and I will share the recipes in the coming weeks. Two were crockpot, 2 were marinated pork loins and one was a Mexican Lasagna. What do you like to make for freezer meals?
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In our house we don’t need an excuse to drink chocolate milk. After a big day on the field, it seems that if we have a gallon of chocolate milk in our fridge, it is the first thing they drink up. However, this Sunday, September 27th is National Chocolate Milk Day. Like so many National food days, this unofficial National holiday has no clear origin or ownership by a brand. But 2015 is the year TruMoo will change that. TruMoo is the #1 chocolate milk brand. Who doesn’t love the idea of the perfectly blended Chocolate milk already in your fridge waiting for you? To celebrate the extra Chocolatey-goodness on National Chocolate Milk Day, we also made some yummy Rocky Road Clusters that complement a large glass of TruMoo.
This really is not a Christmas Breakfast Recipe, I just think the colors are perfect for a Christmas or Holiday Brunch. I have not made that many quiche recipes before, the only one that I had made a ton is the Chicken Enchilada Quiche Recipe. I think I found my new love. Like other quiche recipes they are really simple to make and have all the yumminess of a savory breakfast but filling dinner as well. Of course when I say easy, I use a pre made deep dish crust, no one is complaining for that time saver.
I can not believe it is Oct 24th and Halloween is next week already. Soon we will be hit with Thanksgiving dishes and Holiday shopping. Where does the time go? Are your gremlins ready to hit the streets next week? Is you house all filled with Halloween decorations? Or maybe your kitchen is just filled with comfort food recipes. Either way we want to see what you are busy brewing up on Friday Frenzy.
This shop #Chocolate4TheWin has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. I am not a big football fan but the boys in my family are. I am resolved to the fact that my TV will be tuned to a Football game Monday, Thursday Saturday and Sunday Nights. Instead of fighting it this year, I decided to come up with some fun chocolate recipes using Mars Candy Bars. Who would not love to watch football where it featured Candy Bar Popcorn Bar?
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Easter baskets at my house were always filled with white chocolate treats from Fannie May. I don’t normally love white chocolate but feel like it is best suited for during the Easter Season. I decided to change-up the my Oreo Bark Recipe from Halloween and make this Easter Oreo Bark recipe.
The Holiday baking season is in full gear at our house. It really starts about Halloween and will not end until Christmas. This is a happy time for me as I have been coveting dessert recipes all year round that I now have a chance to try. Like most years we are not just baking for parties we are attending, but also for neighbors, friends and those we just want to say thank you. Today we are baking 2 different recipes using the same Nestle Dulce De Leche Baking Kit found at Walmart.
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This Halloween my middle guy was home with strep and could not go trick or treating. He said Halloween was his second favorite holiday. When we asked him what his other favorite was he said Christmas. Then he asked his dad and me separately. We both said our favorite holiday was Thanksgiving. Baffled by our answer, he asked why we chose Thanksgiving over Christmas.
Looking for some creative ideas to celebrate 4th of July outside of traditional BBQ’s and Fourth Of July Fireworks. Here are some great ideas found around the blogging world that I wanted to share. Of course if you have not already seen my most recent 4th of July BBQ recipes Pin check it out here.
Having April Fools Day the day after Easter, it may go unnoticed!! You might even be asking what day is April Fools Day? April 1st of course. Why do I care so much, well I am an April Fool myself. My grandmother did not believe I was born that day and thought my dad was playing a joke on her. I am sharing some April Fools days Pranks to trick your kids, all in good fun. Have a wonderful and joke filled day with these April Fools Day jokes.
My hubby is from Buffalo, New York and I think we all know what they are famous for… Chicken Wings. In our home we only make chicken wings for special occasions and fortunately my husband has yet to find a good replacement locally. (probably a good thing for us all). When my good friend introduced my husband to this Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe, he was in heaven. He requests this dip recipes for any football or male centered event, thus the reason it was nick named “MAN DIP”
Since Thanksgiving is so much about the food it is easy to forget about how you are going to set the table or add a little fall flair to your home. Being so involved with the recipes, I have ruined at least 2 pies already (forgot to add the sugar to the pumpkin) and my husband is now asking for a Banana Cream pie today. I have never made Banana Cream Pie before but he noticed a bunch of bananas going brown on our counter.
Despite the pie errors and other side dishes I am trying to get done before the gang gets here today, I need to also set the table. Fortunately, I still have some fall decorations out from Halloween so I just need to make a few adjustments on the table.
I thought I would share with you a few quick last minute Thanksgiving decorating ideas that you probably already have at home or can get at the grocery store for one of your last trips for forgotten whipping cream!!
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I am thrilled to be a guest blogger at Southern Girl Ramblings and thought I would share some quick decorating ideas with my favorite thing, candy. So perfect as Halloween is soon approaching. I hope you will come visit me sometime for more entertaining ideas.
Sometimes the simplest decorating ideas or in the candy aisle, especially around the holidays. For the next few months, there will be no shortage on candy decorating ideas.
What are your favorite ways to brighten up a not so pretty platter?
Who knew that when I saw these Candy Corn Flavored Oreos a few weeks ago at Target that I would not find them again. I really was not yet thinking of Halloween but thought I would bring them home for inspiration! Once I was in the Halloween mood, I started getting ideas on what to do with them, and since they are a smaller box than your traditional box I realized I needed more to make a full recipe of Oreo Truffles. Well needless to say, I decided to do something with them anyway since in another month people would shy away from you serving them and my family sure does not need them all to themselves. So I thought I would share this oreo recipe.
It is past Oct 2nd, my oldest birthday, so officially I can get into Halloween. Any sooner and I am ready to tear down the decorations.
I am sure most of you have all you need at home already for these adorable and edible cornucopia Edible Thanksgiving Placeholders. (Especially if you kids acquired as much candy as our home on Halloween)We will use the Turkeys we made last year for the adults, but since our numbers have grown I thought I would make something a little different for the kids. I also recently made new Thanksgiving Candy Holders that I think You will enjoy too. Get the kids involved in making these and be sure to download the Give Thanks Free Printable