Archive for October, 2012

October 31st, 2012

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds {Happy Halloween}

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!  We are super excited for trick or treating at our house.  We have done the parties, the pumpkin carving and now it is time to TRICK OR TREAT!  What is everyone dressing up as this year?  My kids take a lot of time in deciding what they are going to be for Halloween.

My two girly girls decided to be witches.  But we couldn’t have just any witch costume, so we turned to our good friend Pinterest for some inspiration.  And I do have to say I am happy with the way they turned out.  This is the

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October 30th, 2012

DELISH: Tangled Web Halloween Tea Lights

Sometimes it’s the simple things that makes life fun – don’t you’re kids just love decorating for the holidays?  These tangled web tea lights are an easy way to let them help with the festivities!  By using LED tea lights you can safely add an eerie glow around your house; or use them at each place setting to make your  Halloween breakfast and dinner deliciously enchanting!

Tangled Web Halloween Tea Lights

What you need:

baby food jars – large or small
orange or black yarn (48-60 inches for small, 60-72 inches for large)
Elmer’s glue
plastic spiders (optional)
LED tea

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October 29th, 2012

Jack-O-Lantern Cheese Burger Menu

Halloween is almost here!  In all the hustle and hurry of Halloween do you sometimes find yourself realizing that your little gremlins and goblins might need some dinner before the candy overload??

These Jack-O-Lantern Cheese Burgers are a well-loved favorite- and couldn’t be easier to make on a busy Halloween evening.  Simply cook your hamburgers has usual and just cut a  face out of the cheese before adding it.  You could even let your kids design their own Jack-O-Lantern Face.

To help keep the chaos to a minimum, here’s a couple of menu suggestions to make dinner fun {so maybe

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October 26th, 2012

Soft Caramel Popcorn Balls

Halloween is such an exciting time of year . . . the anticipation of all that candy is overwhelming kids everywhere!

When I was young we lived in a rural area where everyone knew their neighbors and there weren’t hundreds of kids going door to door.  Needless to say, every neighbor tried to out-do the other when it came to Halloween . . . there were no miniature candy bars given out . . . it was full-size candy, or cute little bags of candy,  and if course lots of homemade treats {sigh, those were they days when we could

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October 25th, 2012

Baked Sausage and Egg Boats


I think Brunch is one of the most inspired meals out there  . . .  Why,  because I love breakfast, but unfortunately there is seldom time to sit and enjoy it they way I’d like  to-  so I love the opportunity to relax and savor the great flavor of breakfast with friends and family.  {I guess that’s why we will often have breakfast for dinner at our house.}

The upcoming holidays usually provide great opportunities for brunch.  These egg boats would be a wonderful addition to any brunch menu {see our recipe box for more yummy brunch suggestions}. 


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Caramel Potatoes

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