Spider Cupcakes

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Happy Halloween! I love Halloween because it's my favorite time of the year. This year, I waited too long to get a decent pumpkin. Normally, I would carve 2 or 3 of them, but by the time I got to the grocery store to pick some out they were all picked over. Decorating cupcakes is a lot more fun than carving pumpkins right? ;) That, and you can eat the cupcakes. Pumpkins just end up rotting on your door step anyway. :) Tonight I'm celebrating a little early by watching The Conjuring and eating … [Read more...]

Candycorn M&M Blondies

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With all the sweet things I've been baking lately, I should probably be doing twice as many lunges and squats. I started taking a new gym class called Body Pump and let me tell you one thing. I really HATE lunges. My legs haven't been the same ever since and on days that my legs aren't sore, I'm pretty happy. I know it's good for me though and one day I will have sexy arms. :) Have you ever had the candy corn M&Ms? They're so good. I'm a sucker for pretty much anything Fall related. Not … [Read more...]

Spiderweb Cupcakes

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Have I mentioned how much I love Halloween before? It's my favorite Holiday. I love it so much, I made my own grim reaper, that I found on pinterest. I made my own tombstones out of Styrofoam and used wooden dowels to keep them in the ground. I took some old jeans that were no longer being worn, stuffed them with plastic bags and put a shoe on it.That's fake blood, I found at the Halloween store. We love to carve pumpkins the night before. Ben likes the easy face … [Read more...]

Paula Deen’s Monster Mash

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I said in a previous post that I've been in a Halloween food rut recently. There's just nothing really cool I want to make for Halloween this year. I was watching Paula Deen on her show and her son Jamie was on there for a Halloween episode. That show should be called Paula Deen and Son's, because every other episode, one of her two sons is on there. If it wasn't for Paula, her sons wouldn't be popular... just saying. I don't have anything against that family. I love Paula Deen. She has great … [Read more...]

Halloween Pretzel Rods

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I've been looking for ideas for treats to make for Halloween this year. It seems like for every Holiday you can get a container of decorative sprinkles that Wilton puts out. I always pick up some for each Holiday. You can get them at craft stores like Michael's or Hobby Lobby. They also have different Holiday colored Candy Melts too. I've seen these things at Wal-Mart too. These are another simple treat that you can make. I melted some chocolate in a tall microwave save glass so that … [Read more...]

Penne-Wise Pumpkin Pasta

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Ingredients Salt 1 pound whole-wheat penne 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 shallots, finely chopped 3 to 4 cloves garlic, grated 2 cups chicken stock 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree 1/2 cup cream 1 teaspoon hot sauce, to taste Freshly grated nutmeg, to taste 2 pinches ground cinnamon Salt and black pepper 7 to 8 leaves fresh sage, thinly sliced plus more, for garnish Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano Directions Heat water for pasta, salt it and cook penne to al … [Read more...]

Swamp Punch

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Looking for a scary or fun punch to add to your Halloween party? Make this swamp punch. All you need is a 1 liter bottle of lime soda, 1 limemade, green sherbert, and green food coloring. For a spooky effect you can get some dry ice like Ben did. It looked pretty cool sitting on our table. I was disappointed in the gummy worms I purchased from Wal-mart because they were big enough to hang on the side of the punch bowl. I didn't have any punch bowls so I used my trifle bowl instead. Is it funny … [Read more...]

Bloodshot Peanut Butter Eyeballs

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For Cupcakes: 1 (18.25-ounce) box dark chocolate cake mix 1 1/3 cups chocolate milk 1/2 cup canola oil 3 eggs For Filling: 1 (3.4-ounce) box instant butterscotch pudding 1 1/4 cups milk 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter 1 (12-ounce) container ready-to-spread dark chocolate frosting (recommended: Betty Crocker Creamy Deluxe) Red gel frosting Plastic eyeballs Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 (12-capacity) muffin pans with cupcake papers; set aside. In a large … [Read more...]