We all know that the holidays are a time for giving, but sadly, so many people tend to forget about our four legged friends around this time of year. I’m not talking about the ones that are our beloved family members, but the poor animals that live at our local animal shelters & have no families to love and take care of them. It’s pretty heart breaking to think about, and as much as I wish I could bring them ALL home, it’s obviously not feasable. So, around this time of year, I round up the kiddos and do the next best thing: make them some homemade treats!
This is a recipe that I came across several years back for peanut butter dog biscuits. My boys & I will make a batch and deliver them to a local shelter around the holidays every year. Here’s the recipe:
Are you looking for a fun Halloween recipe, maybe to send in with the kiddos to share with their class at school? I’ve got just the thing. I make this one for my kids classes every year and it always goes over well. Candy corn fudge is super easy to make and it combines two of the most delicious things on earth: chocolate and candy corn!
Do you frequent Starbucks this time of the year? If you do, you probably know all about their Pumpkin Spice Latte! I’ll admit that I’m not a huge Starbucks fan (GASP!), but I do like the Pumpkin Spice Latte on occasion. The thing is, the closest Starbucks to me is about 20 minutes away and to get there, I drive past about 432 Dunkin Donuts shops on my way. So needless to say, going to Starbucks is rare for me. So, I decided to learn how to make pumpkin spice lattes at home. I think they come out really good and I save myself a bundle by making them myself. Check it out.
One of the things that I like to make for my kids for lunch or dinner are hot dog mummies. They’re perfect for Halloween and did I mention that they go over extremely well with the kiddos (even picky eaters like my youngest).
Halloween is a pretty big deal around our house, so this time of year, I like to do extra little fun surprises for the kids and Hot dog mummies end up on the menu at least once a week. They are so easy to make - you only need a few ingredients and the best part is that they are ready in less than a half hour.
Do you ever get invited to a halloween party, but you’re unsure of what to bring. Of course you can’t show up empty handed. Here’s a simple recipe for pumpkin dip that’s really easy to make and is sure to impress the host!
Here’s what you need:
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 1 (15 ounce) can solid pack pumpkin
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 teaspoon frozen orange juice concentrate
Hey, there’s wrong with a little booze in your cupcakes every now and then, right? Admittedly, I’m not much of a baker, but every now and then I can pull off something that’s just pure awesomeness. Hence these amazing margarita cupcakes.
They’re a little bit of work, but trust me, these are well worth it. I think they’re perfect for a night with the girls – or do what I do, down about six of them on a stressful day after the kids are in bed. This recipe combines the best of both worlds: eating sweets and booze. Yum.
PS – if any of you actually make this recipe, please let me know how much you liked them. And you will, I promise.
I’m admittedly a much better cook than I am a baker, but every now and then I come across a recipe that even I can’t mess up. And trust me, I’ve messed up my fair share of baked goods. Especially cakes – I cannot make a cake to save my life.
But I digress. This recipe is for super delish lemon poppy seed muffins – and muffins I can do. They’re very easy to make and come out sooooo good. The thing that makes them is the glaze - and yes, before you ask, those are the ones I made pictured over on the left!
I figured I would share my favorite apple crisp recipe with all ya’ll today. It’s the recipe that my mom used to make, so I’ve grown up on this recipe. I can’t imagine apple crisp any other way.
In a greased pan place 8-10 peeled & chopped apples!
Then in a small bowl mix 1 tsp of cinnamon and 1/2 cup of granulated sugar!
Sprinkle this mixture over the apples!!!
1/3 C of softened butter (or margarine, but butter tastes better)
3/4 C of packed brown sugar
1/2 C of four
1/2 C of uncooked rolled oats
3/4 tsp of cinnamon
3/4 tsp of nutmeg
Mix topping together (warning, you will probably need to use your hands). Flatten the topping on top of the apples in the pan (and ya, you will probably need to use your hands for this, too). Cook at 350 for about 35-40 mins or until it’s sizzling.
If you’re like me, you will probably double this recipe and then proceed to eat the whole thing yourself. Hope you like.