Month: August 2015

Melted Wicked Witches Of The West

I absolutely wasn’t going to jump into Halloween! Then . . .! I thought of The Wicked Witch of The West from the Wizard of Oz and then I saw the picture below and these Melted Wicked Witches of the West were born! It is such a fun concept. The kids will eat them up!! This will truly be the highlight of any Halloween Party for kids as well as for adults. Remember the line: “I’m melting, I’m melting!” Oh yes, indeed!!! You can make the Wicked Witch goo by melting green candy melts and dark chocolate candy melts separately in the microwave. You won’t need much of the dark chocolate candy melts. A bag of the green candy melts made about 2 dozen of these melted wicked witches and as you can see from the picture, you just need to drizzle the dark chocolate in to make it look interesting — maybe give it a gentle swirl. Do you see the witches hat and broom? You’re going to want to make those first before melting the candy melts. I guess I better stop dreaming about these gooy witches and get down to business. Ingredients for the Melted Wicked Witches of the West Food Craft Recipe: A bag of green candy melts for 2 dozen of these beauties A bag of dark chocolate candy melts to drizzle into the green globs...

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Caramel Apple Cookies Recipe

August is almost over. September is within sight. My thoughts turn to apples and all the great fall recipes. Bet you thought the subtitle was going to rhyme. Sorry, not a poet. It’s just a statement. Trying not to jump into Halloween. I’ve been doing quite a bit of that lately. Wouldn’t these cookies go great with vanilla ice cream? I know I’m a bit boring when it comes to pies and ice cream. I go for the very traditional. My mother was always baking pies. She got it from her mother. So, it’s a tradition. And that tradition isn’t following a recipe. You just “know.” I cheat . . . I taste. I’m not claiming to be the pie maker like my mother nor my grandmother. I at least don’t get “that look” when my mother would ask, “What kind of pie would you like?” I don’t know why she’d give me “that look,” she knew before she asked what I’d say . . . apple. And my brother had his favorite: Lemon Meringue. So, my mother was left to decide for herself. Of course, she baked all kinds of fruit pies . . . but your favorite was always your favorite. Caramel Apple Cookies Recipe Ingredients: 1 package Refrigerated Pie Crust which is 2 crusts 5 ounce Caramel Topping 10 ounce Apple Pie Filling 1 Egg 1...

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You Can Cook In Your Waffle Iron

Do you believe it? You can actually cook hamburgers in your waffle iron!! I found this really good article that shows all kinds of stuff you can cook on your waffle iron. Seeing is believing. Check it out. I wasn’t too sure about all the things, but you know, it does make sense. It’s also good to know how versatile a waffle iron can actually be. You may need one. I’ve checked out some waffle irons: This definitely goes into the category of learning something new. So I’ve fulfilled my quota for today. I’m really delighted to learn this. Also, you may already know this, but some of these waffle irons comes with pancake plates, so you have a choice of pancakes or waffles. That’s really cool. Please check out the article. Hopefully, you’ll be as delighted as I was to see all the things you could cook in your waffle iron. Some people are really clever and don’t mind cleaning up a mess if their little experiment doesn’t work. That’s why I don’t come up with clever ideas — I don’t like cleaning up messes . . . and I’ve made plenty of them over the years. It was always a treat to have waffles at my house. It was cooking at the table which was so very strange to me, but it worked and there was always...

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5 Facts About My Website That Will Make Your Hair Stand On End

Yes, I Talking About First, I didn’t think I had a niche for this website. I refer to it as “my fun website” or my “kitchen junk drawer.” And I do mean the last one quite favorably, because where would we be without a junk drawer for all those odds and ends we don’t know where to put otherwise. I was writing a post today on one of my niche websites and it dawned on me that I do have a niche, of sorts. I share a lot of recipes and I do get into the holidays and share whatever is of interest to me. I love the free paper craft printables I share regularly. I’ve pretty much created a niche for myself. Just as others have done with their websites. You see, we don’t fit neatly in a box and our websites are a reflection of that. Second, I have many interests which are directed by what’s going on around me.  Yes, I have broken my original website into 4 niche markets, but this website is still eclectic. It’s kind of like Grandma’s attic. You never know what you’ll find. I’m not sure what was so fascinating about Grandma’s attic. I loved climbing the stairs as a child. I also liked the opportunity of being invited into an area of the house where I wasn’t permitted...

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New Twist On Decorating Pumpkins

Yes, yes, I know it’s August, but you can never begin too early with your Halloween decorating ideas.   Goodness!! You can go creepy, funny or cute; scary, disgusting or thought provoking. I think if I went to so much work decorating a pumpkin I would go with an artificial pumpkin that I could pack away and bring out year after year. And as long as you’re at a craft store, you might as well take a good look around for various elements you may want to set on top of your pumpkin. This idea is definitely something you may want to keep in mind while you’re shopping. You never know what may catch your eye. And be sure to shop for bargains. I’m usually not one to go to the dollar bargain bins, but I’ve found some real treasures that no one else wanted and it was perfect for one of my holiday projects. Sometimes it’s nice to have something in mind, but it can be quite refreshing to throw caution to the wind and collect things to your heart’s content and see what great creation materializes for you. You can also use some of the free printables I’ve posted here. A pumpkin may be just the right setting. Take a look in the archives. I have a collection of houses, boxes and wreaths, cakes and cupcakes —...

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