Friday, October 26, 2012

Pumpkin Teeth

Talk about easy--Just buy some snack size baggies, put candy corn in them and add a label.  I used the regular and chocolate candy corns together. 

Go to and you can download the label to put on the baggies. 

I made these for Family Home Evening for the Young Single Adults.  My husband and I are doing a service mission for our church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  We are with the Church Educational System and serving at the Institute of Religion at the University of South Carolina.   We love working with these young adults.  They keep me and my husband young and they love my food.  So expect a lot of new recipes to be posted--I now have more guinea pigs to try them on :-)

Thank you again Pinterest for all these awesome Halloween ideas.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Vampire Bites

Now don't these look like yummy vampire bites?  So easy and makes a great Halloween treat for the family.  Yep, found them on Pinterest.  I'm in love :-)

Vampire Bites

bag of waffle pretzels
bag of Hershey's HUGS
candy corn

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil.  Place pretzels  on the cookie sheet making sure none are touching.  Put HUG in middle of each pretzel.  Bake for 2 - 3 minutes.  The HUGS will start to get shiny.  Take out of the oven and gently place a candy corn on top of the HUG.  Cool before serving.  You can put them in fridge to speed the process.

          I wonder if they serve these at Hotel Transylvania? 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Witches Hats

I saw a picture of this easy Halloween treat on Pinterest and said, "I can make that!"!  And I did.  Aren't they cute?

Witches Hats

Keebler Original Fudge Striped Cookies
Hershey Kisses
Orange melting chocolate

Line a cookie sheet with parchment or wax paper.  Put cookies, strip side down, in a single layer.  Melt the orange chocolate in microwave and put a dollop in middle hole of each cookie.  Place a Hershey Kiss on the dollop and let harden.

Witches Fingers

For the next few posts, I'll be putting some Halloween treat recipes.  I'm addicted to Pinterest and found some of the cutest Halloween ideas.  These "witches fingers" are absolutely "boo-tiful" and easy to make. 

Witches Fingers

bag of pretzel rods
green melting chocolate 
sliced almonds

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Dip pretzel rods in the chocolate and add a sliced almond for the fingernail.  With a toothpick draw in the knuckles.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Charleston Medical Spa's Witch Poison

While visiting my sister in Charleston, we went by Charleston Medical Spa My sister used to work there.  The place was all decorated for Halloween and they had a jar of witch poison for clients to enjoy.  It was just candy corn and peanuts mixed together, but it tasted like a Butterfinger candy bar.  Honest!  Like a Butterfinger.  This is a really easy Halloween treat.  Thanks for sharing, Lisa.  Happy Haunting!

Charleston Medical Spa's Witch Poison

2 bags of candy corn
2 cans of peanuts

Mix above ingredients together and enjoy!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Peach Cobbler Cake

I was looking for something to make with peaches and came across this recipe.  I took it to a church activity and everyone loved it.  Then we had a Relief Society dinner before the Relief Society broadcast last month and guess what they had for dessert?  You guessed it--Peach Cobbler Cake!  

Peach Cobbler Cake

1 box yellow cake mix
1/3 cup butter at room temperature
2 large eggs
Large can of peaches (about 29 oz.) or fresh peaches
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl combine the cake mix, butter and 1 egg.  Mix with a fork until crumbly.  Set aside 1/2 of this crumb mixture to put on top of cake.

Spray a 9 x 13 glass dish with cooking spray.  Press the crumb mixture into the bottom of the dish.  Bake for 10 minutes. 

While crust is baking, slice peaches into 1 inch pieces and layer on top of cooked crust.

In a small bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, 1 egg, and vanilla.  Spread this mixture on top of peaches.  Top with reserve crumbs and bake for 30 minutes.  Let cool for 30 minutes before serving. 

 Serve with vanilla ice cream or just eat it plain.  It's delicious!

** The best thing about this recipe is that you can have peach cobbler all year round because you can use canned peaches.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Weight Watcher's Cucumber Cooler

This is the same Cucumber Cooler recipe my family loves except I have taken out the sugar and replaced it with Stevia.  The best part is that it is 0 points per serving on Weight Watcher's.  This makes about 8 - 10 servings (about 12-14 cucumber slices per serving).

Weight Watcher's Cucumber Cooler

1/4 cup white vinegar
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
6 packets of Stevia (I use Pure Via)
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup chopped onion
3 - 4 medium cucumbers thinly sliced
1/4 teaspoon celery seed

Mix together.  Chill in refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving. I like to make this the night before. 

Friday, October 5, 2012

Easy Oreo Brownies

I've been checking out all sorts of recipes lately and have seen lots of brownies made with oreo cookies.  Sounded good to me, so I decided to add oreos to my next batch of brownies and it was a hit!

Easy Oreo Brownies

Box of your favorite brownie mix (I always use the Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate brownie mix from Costco)
Oreo Double Stuff Cookies, chopped (about 12 - 15 for a 9 x 13 pan)

Mix the brownies according to the box directions. In a greased pan (8x8 or 9x13, whichever the recipe calls for) pour in half the brownie mix then put a layer of chopped oreos on top.  Pour the rest of the brownie mix on top of the oreo's.  Finally sprinkle a few chopped oreo's on top.  Bake as directed on brownie mix box.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Maple Dijon Chicken

I found another chicken recipe that my family really liked.  I think I found it on Pinterest, but not sure.  I need to keep better track as to where I find my recipes :-)

Maple Dijon Chicken

4 - 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup dijon mustard
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
Salt, pepper, garlic powder

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Place chicken in a 9 x 13 baking dish sprayed with Pam.  Sprinkle chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste.  Mix the mustard, syrup and vinegar in a bowl or cup and pour over chicken.  Sprinkle rosemary on top.  Bake about 45 minutes until done.