Friday, September 30, 2011

Fun Finds Friday!

There were lots of awesome goodies and crafts that were made this week! We picked out our favorites to share with you on our Fun Finds Friday!

We love these piped on Chocolate Spider Pops (and everything else on there) made by The Decorate Cookie

I have seen a lot of corn on the cobb cupcakes in the past years, but thought this was a neat way of doing it. These Indian Corn Cupcakes were made by Hello Cupcake Book...

We found this monster pillow on Green Acres Hobby Farm and thought it was so cute. In fact..we thought it was so cute that we made a couple ourselves! I noticed later on that you can buy these monster pillow kits from Oriental Trading Co.

Here is our monster pillow version. My 7 and 5 year old designed and helped make their own spooky pillows...they turned out really cute! We made our strips 1 3/4 wide and cut them into 2 3/4 long. A lot of fun to make and very easy!

These Juice Bottles look fun to make by Itsy Bitsy Paper Blog...

How fun to make your own Homemade Candy Corn! Get the recipe here at Hoosier Homemade...

These Sock Monkey Pops are cute from Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats....

and last but not least these fun Eyeball Truffles made by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen...this is such a entertaining and fun blog that you have to check out!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Yummy Mummy Lunch!



We were asked to make a few Halloween lunches for New Jersey Family magazine and our lunches were just featured in their October issue! This Mummy Lunch was one of them.

MUMMY LUNCH WITH COFFIN CHIPS...

1 Slice of Dark German Wheat Bread
2 Slices of Provolone Cheese or Mozzarella Cheese Sticks
1 Mini Marshmallow
1 Raisin

Cut the edges of the bread to round the corners. Take the cheese and cut it into strips. Lay the strips of cheese on the bread crossing each other and leaving a opening for the eyes. Cut around the edges and snip off the cheese to fit the bread. Cut 1 mini marshmallow in half and place in the opening for the eyes. Cut 1 raisin and place on the marshmallow for the pupil.

COFFIN CHIPS...

Tortillas
Cooking spray
Kosher salt

Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees. We placed our tortilla on a cutting board and cut out coffin shapes with a knife. You could use a cookie cutter. We did not have one so we cut out one and used that for a guide to cut out the rest. Take the coffin tortilla shapes and place on a cookie sheet. Spray the tops with cooking spray. Flip over and spray the rest. Bake for about 10 minutes flipping over half way. Sprinkle with kosher salt when they are finished baking.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Guest Feature on Sun Scholars!

We are the guest feature today over at Sun Scholars with a fun and healthy Halloween snack for kids. Sun Scholars is a blog filled with lots of really cool craft and food ideas for kids. Stop by and say hello from us!

Monday, September 26, 2011

BOOlicious Breakfast!


My 5 year old wanted eggs for breakfast the other morning and really wanted something spooky made out of it so we came up with these cute ghosts made with egg whites.

We beat 2 egg whites and poored it into the pan like we were making a omelette. We put the cooked egg whites onto a cutting board and cut out our ghosts with a ghost cookie cutter. We made the eyes and mouth by cutting up raisins (that is what he wanted), but you could use dark grapes or chocolate chips.

Such a simple spooky side dish for breakfast that the kids will love!

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Frankenstein Fiesta!


We made this fun Halloween Frankenstein dinner using 2 spinach tortillas, shredded mexican cheese, black beans, and sour cream.

We cut the sides off of the round tortillas to give them a rectangle look. Cut the tops into a zig zag pattern. Save the scraps. We placed one tortilla on a plate and added our shredded cheese. Place the other tortills on top and pop it in the microwave for 1 minute.
Set aside for a few minites to cool down.

We used cooked black beans to make Frank's hair, mouth, and pupils. Use sour cream for the eyes. Take the reserved tortilla scraps and make Frank's electrodes.

This is so easy to make and the kids got such a kick out of it!

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Fun Finds Friday!

We see lots of awesome fun food and crafts out in blogland and we wanted to share some of our favorites with you! We will be sharing our fun finds every Friday!

Love this beautiful Candy Corn Cheescake made by Munchkin Munchies...

How cute are these Ghost Cupcakes made by Sugar Swings...

These Ghost Lights look really cool and fun to make! Made by Thats What Che Said...

A fun and easy Acorn treat from Family Fun ....

LOVE these Piggy Macarons made by Raspberri Cupcakes....so cute!!

My boys are going to love making this Halloween Banner made by Organize Your Stuff Now....

How cool are these Skeleton Cupcakes that are recreated by Cookies and Cups...

Lots of fun stuff...hope you enjoy!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Spooky Spider Snack



My boys wanted a cool Halloween snack after school the other day so we came up with this fun and Spooky Spider Snack! We made this using 1 plum, 12 pretzel sticks, edible eyes, and a big hand full of dark grapes.

We poked 3 holes on each side of the plum with a knife. Take 6 pretzel sticks and push them into the holes. Poke a hole on the ends of the grapes and slide them onto the pretzel sticks leaving just a bit of the pretzel showing. Fill up the other pretzel sticks with grapes and poke a hole on the end grape with the kitchen knife. Press that onto the end of the pretzel that is showing. Stick on the edible eyes with cream cheese (you could use peanut butter) and that's it!

You could also do this snack by pressing raisins on the pretzel sticks instead of using grapes. A quick after school snack and the kids thought it was awesome!!

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fishin' for Lunch!


We wanted to share this super easy and simple lunch we made awhile back. You can get the Pepperidge Farm gold fish bread in grocery stores.

We used turkey and cheese to make the fish sandwich. We used a Twizzler string for the fishing line and a large pretzel stick for the fishing pole. We put a gummy worm in his mouth.

My 5 year old just loved this and it takes just a few minutes to make!

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Monday, September 19, 2011

FrankenS'mores Pops!



We have so much fun making things out of s'mores and thought it would be cool to make a s'mores Frankenstein pop. The best part about these is how quick and easy they are when using the mist color!

We made these using 1 large graham cracker broken in half, 1 1/2 sqaure marshmallows (the s'mores marshmallows), 4 mini marshmallows, 2 mini chocolate chips, green food color mist, lollipop sticks, chocolate cookie frosting, and black cookie frosting.

We sprayed our 2 graham crackers with the green food color mist...


We squeezed our chocolate cookie frosting on the insides of both graham crackers. Cut 1 square marshmallow in half and press 1 1/2 marshmallows on the frosting. Press together....


Take the black cookie frosting and squeeze on the top of the square to make Frank's hair. Cut 1 mini marshmallow in half and attach them on for the eyes with the cookie frosting. Attach the mini chocolate chips on the marshmallows for the pupils. Make the eyebrows and a mouth with the black cookie frosting as well...


Let this dry and poke the lollipop stick through the inside marshmallow. Cut 1 mini marshmallow in half and press it inside the bottom sides of Frank. Take the 2 other marshmallows and press them onto those using a dab of cookie frosting to secure them. THese will be his electrodes.


The kids fell in LOVE with these and had a lot of fun with them The kids were running around everywhere with them...they were very secure and stayed put!



We hope that you like our FrankenS'mores Pops and have fun making them!

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Football Burger Dinner!



We love NFL football and made this quick football dinner one night for the kids. We called it Roethlisburgers with Mean Joe Green Beans, Joe Flacoroni & Cheese, & Matty Ice Tea!ha

The kids loved the football burgers and it is so simple to make! GO FALCONS!!

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Our Collection of Star Wars Party Food

We have had so many emails and feedback on our Star Wars food ideas that we made awhile back so we thought that we would go ahead and make it easier for everyone to see all of them in one post. My 5 year old has become a Star Wars fanatic so I am sure we will be making a lot more fun Star Wars food in the near future!


My now 5 year old has never wanted just a normal cake. However, that is just fine. I love how he can think outside of the box! He did have some help from his Uncle Brian thinking up this one and I was fine with how easy it would be. The Garbage Masher happens to be his favorite scene from Star Wars so we tried to come as close to it as possible. It's definitely original! The big Star Wars fans really appreciated this cake and just thought it was awesome!

We used chocolate cake, chocolate frosting, chocolate cookie icing, chocolate graham crackers, broken up misc. candy and cookies, large pretzels, 1 green fruit roll up, 1 edible eye ball, and Star Wars figures.

We made our walls with the chocolate graham crackers. We glued each of them together with the cookie icing over lapping them. We set them aside to dry. We made our chocolate cake in the 9x13 pan. We used parchment paper on the bottom for easy release. We needed the cake just a little large for the walls to fit so we broke off 3 small pieces of the graham crackers and stacked those around the whole cake. Worked out great! Then we frosted the whole thing with our chocolate frosting.

We broke up different pieces of cookies and candy that we had around the kitchen and scattered them around the cake. We used black twizzlers, graham crackers, chocolate chips, large pretzels, Star Crunch cookies, etc... We then arranged our washed and cleaned figures to the cake. Leia and Han Solo are holding a large pretzel stick for the pole that was used in the scene. We then placed our graham cracker walls around the sides. We placed Chewbacca at the door and Luke being pulled under by the creature. For the creature we covered half of a pretzel stick with a green fruit roll up. We attached a green jelly bean for his head and our edible eye ball on the jelly bean. We used the rest of the fruit roll up for the creatures leg that is pulling Luke under.

If we had more time we would have covered Han Solo and Luke in white fondant to look like they were wearing Storm Trooper outfits like the scene, but we ran out time! This was a pretty easy and fun cake to make!! My little Star Wars birthday boy was very pleased!!


This Yoda quesadilla was just something fun we did last week unrelated to his party. I had some spinach tortillas and thought something like this would get the boys to try it out. My soon to be 5 year old always tends to run at the sight of green...however, this quesayoda did the trick in getting him to try it and actually like it!

We used 2 spinach tortillas, cheese, black beans, and sour cream.

Just cut a yoda shaped head out of the tortilla. We used the scraps to make the ears. Put the cheese inside and either fry it up on the stove or microwave it for 30 seconds or so. Let it cool just a bit. Put on the sour cream for the eyes and the black beans for the pupils. We also used scraps to make the nose.

Super easy and so much fun for the kids!


We made this mini Leia cupcakes for the Star Wars party. We used cake mix, frosting, valentines candy, and tootsie rolls.

Make your favorite cake and bake in mini muffin pans...set aside to cool. We put tootsie rolls in the microwave for 8 minutes and rolled them into a strip. Then we rolled that into a spiral. Worked out perfect and quick! We added just a little flesh color to the vanilla frosting. Frost the cupcakes and add your candies for the eyes and mouth. We happened to have left over Valentine candy...lips and dots. You could either pipe on the lips or just use hearts. Pipe on chocolate frosting for the hair. Add your Leia buns last.

These were a big hit with the kids and adults!


We made these Chewbacca cookies for my sons Stars Wars b-day party. We used Little Debbie Star Crunch cookies, cookie frosting, mini chocolate chips, edible eye balls, and mini heart candies.

We decided to use the Star Crunch cookies because we thought that the crisp rice in the cookie would look like hair and well...they are chewy!. They are round so we shaped them into more of a square. We added our chocolate cookie frosting for the mouth and to attach our edible eyes. We piped more frosting over the top of the eyes. We attached our mini chocolate chip for the nose. We broke mini heart candies in half for the teeth. Pointed side down for the fangs and the rest on the rounded side.

The kids loved them...and our Wookiee Cookies were gone in a flash!


We made these Storm Troopops using jumbo marshmallows, large marshmallows, black edible marker, and long lollipop sticks.

We made a hole in the bottom of the jumbo marshmallow and stuffed a large marshmallow inside to make it flare out a bit. Just draw on the Trooper face with the black edible marker and put it on a stick. This was definitely the favorite for the kids at the party and SO easy!


Ok...this is just really goofy, but we couldn't think of anything else that went with Han Solo!ha Plus...we like easy!!


We came up with these Yoda Soda and Vaderade bottles for drinks. Everyone loved it and thought it was so cute. The boys were really excited because I usually never let them drink soda!


We thought it would be cute to make Yoda out of guacamole. We just shaped his head and ears with our guacamole. Make a nose with it as well. We made his eyes with sour cream and black olives. We used scooper chips so we could label it as Yodamole and Trooper Scoopers!


Here is another easy idea. Just take some of the pre-packaged mini pinwheel buns and label them as Leia Buns!


Here is the Storm Trooper cheese ball. We used 2 packages of cream cheese, 1 packet of Ranch dressing mix, 2 cups of monterey jack shredded cheese, and black olives.

Mix everything together besides the olives. Shape the ball into a Storm Trooper head. Slice up the olives for the face and other details. This cheese ball was actually very good!


The Falcon Ship Dip! We just took 2 styrofoam bowls and cut one of them out to make the ship. We had to have something healthy and this is all we could come up with for veggies.



We made sweet and salty sabers with large pretzel sticks and fruit roll ups.

These were so easy and the kids loved them! Just wrap up the pretzel stick with the roll up leaving some of the pretzel sticking out at the bottom.


We made Jar Jar Binks in a blanket. These are always a hit at kids parties and we thought the name was cute. We used turkey dogs and croissant rolls.


Darth Vader Taters. Another easy dish and well...kids like tater tots!


Light Saber Sickles. We thought this would be fun to stick out last minute. We just took different colored popsicles and put them in a bowl. Of course we put them out later so they would not melt.


One of the party tables and the birthday boy! We made a giant Darth Vader out of boxes and trash bags. We used one of those pool toys for his saber.ha Another thing that we did was blow up long balloons (the ones people make animals out of) and wrap foil on the bottom for the kids to have their own sabers. Plus...no one gets hurt! They loved them! Forgot to take a picture with all of the craziness of the party.


My Troopers and our little Darth Vader. Such a fun party! We tried to think up original ideas and hope that you can use some of them for your next Star Wars party!

These boy party ideas were also featured on Spaceships and Laser Beams.


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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Spooky Stuffed Peppers


My 7 year old thought of this fun dinner in the grocery store the other day. I tried to make the recipe simple for the extra time you will spend cutting out the face,etc.. However it really takes no time at all! This is how we made our Jack-o-Latern & Frankenstein Stuffed Peppers...

Spooky Stuffed Peppers..

1 pound ground turkey (we like Perdue)
1 pouch of microwave brown rice (1 1/2 cups)
4 green & orange bell peppers
2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 cup of mozzarella cheese
a hand full of raisins

Directions...

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2. Brown the ground turkey (or beef) in the pan and drain.

3. Cut off the tops of the peppers. Remove the seeds and membranes of the bell peppers (save the tops and scraps). Cut a pumpkin face out of the orange peppers and cut eyebrows out of the green pepper for Frank. Arrange peppers in a baking dish with the hollowed sides facing upward. (Slice the bottoms of the peppers if necessary so that they will stand upright and you can see the faces).

4.In a bowl, mix the browned turkey, cooked brown rice, 1 1/2 cans tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Spoon an equal amount of the mixture into each hollowed pepper. Mix the remaining tomato sauce and Italian seasoning and pour over the stuffed peppers. Top them with the shredded mozzarella cheese.

5.Bake 45 minutes in the preheated oven until the peppers are tender.

While they are baking... take the tops of the green peppers and cut the edges to look like Frankenstein's hair. Do this with kitchen scissors...it's a lot easier that way. We couldn't think of a way to make the hair black other than charing it and that wouldn't look good. They ended up being a darker green anyways so it turned out just fine. We cut raisins in three to make the mouth and used them for his pupils. We attached them with just a little bit of cream cheese. You could just cut the mouth out as well and skip the raisins. Take the inside pepper scraps and cut out Frankenstein's eyes and electrodes.

I never thought in a million years that my boys would ever eat peppers, but this sure did the trick and they thought it was such a treat!:) We hope that you like them as well!

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