Spooky Spider Eggs

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So I love all things Halloween, so much so I’m saving up to one day get my next tattoo which is going to be something Fallish or Halloweenish..so can’t wait.. anyways, this is a different subject.  So it’s no surprise that I subscribe to several Facebook pages that cater to these things I love so much.. and I found this on one… here’s the link to them, check them out.. Amazing ideas

http://www.sunset.com/food-wine/holidays-occasions/good-halloween-candy-recipes-00400000047868/page2.html

 

Spooky spider eggs

If deviling your eggs isn’t enough this Halloween, spider them too. Joanie Pimentel in Sunset’sinformation technology department came up with this styling idea for a staff party last Halloween. She cuts pitted black olives in half lengthwise and nestles one half on top of an egg for the body, and then cuts the other half crosswise into thin slices to form the creepy legs.

Crockpot Slow Cooker Freezer Cooking – 40 meals in 4 hours

 

 

So a friend of mine posted this very cool link on her Facebook page and I thought I’d share it with you all.  It’s coming on to the cooler months and it’s always nice to come home to a warm home with the smell of great food ready to eat and warm you up when you get there.. so here is the link to 40 Meals that you can get ready to throw into the crock in 4 hours..

 

http://whoneedsacape.com/2012/11/crockpot-freezer-cooking/

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Milk.. it does a body good… but not mine

Okay.. so we’ve all heard it.. “Milk, it does a body good”.. and “Got Milk”… we all know that milk is good for our bones and we should drink some everyday but I gotta tell you… ewww..  Seriously.. ewww.  I dunno, maybe I wasn’t breast fed, maybe I had a really bad experience, Maybe one time as a young child I decided to be like my dad or my big brother and just take a swig out of the carton and it was soured.. who knows.. all I know is… eww.. truly.. ewww.  Milk is just disgusting.  I mean, who looked at a cow one day and thought.. I’m gonna pull on them teats and whatever comes out of it, oh yeah… I’m gonna drink it cause that’s some good looking stuff.  If I would have been the first one to A) Milk the cow and B) see the white stuff come out… I’d seriously think it was seamen and I’m sorry but I really don’t want to drink my husbands, there’s no way I wanna chug a cow!  Okay, okay.. I realize that you get milk from the female cows and they don’t have seamen.. but it does have the appearance and frankly.. think about it.. you have to “yank” on them before the white stuff come’s out!  Again… ewwww

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Now I do realize that some really good thing’s come from milk.. like butter.. yummy yummy butter… and there’s nothing better then melted butter on bread/crab legs/lobster/popcorn just to name a few.  Cheese, cheese comes from milk and I love cheese.  If it wasn’t for cheese my bones would be as brittle as I’m sure Honey Boo Boo’s arteries are going to be a some point!

I'd rather drink milk then ever watch this live

I’d rather drink milk then ever watch this live

So Milk.. it may do a body good, but not mine!  Milk is only good on cereal and even then I’d like for my spoon to have holes in it to drain the milk out before I eat it!  The only thing that makes milk tolerable is… you guessed it.. CHOCOLATE!!!  Okay.. and maybe for some Oreo’s.. but honestly.. I don’t like Oreo’s either..lol

No Bake Cookies.. Recipe #1 PB Buckeye’s

This  is a quicker take on my grandma’s famous Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter balls.. and given my limited space in my apartment.. I think I’m gonna make these this year…

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Start With: Semisweet Chocolate

Peanut Butter Buckeyes

You will need:
6 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
1 cup creamy peanut butter
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 cups confectioners’ sugar

Combine the peanut butter, butter, and sugar. Form into tablespoon-size balls; place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Freeze for 10 minutes. Partially dip each ball in the chocolate, return to the baking sheet, and refrigerate until firm, 25 to 35 minutes.

 

Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake

a slow cooker Oval Crock Pot

a slow cooker Oval Crock Pot (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

1 pkg (18 1/2 oz) Devils food cake mix

1 2/3 cups water

3 eggs

1/3 cup canola oil

2 cups cold 2% milk

1 pkg (3.9 oz) instant chocolate pudding mix

2 cups (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips

1) In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, eggs and oil: beat on low speed for 30 seconds.  Beat on medium for 2 minutes.  Transfer to a greased 4 qt slow cooker.

2) In another bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes.  Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set.  Spoon over cake batter; sprinkle with chocolate chips.  Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or until a toothpick inserted in a cake portion comes out with moist crumbs.  Serve warm *

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

Found this recipe today in the new Taste of Home Magazine.  I’m so going to try this.

 

2 3/4 cups nonfat dry milk powder

2 cups powdered nondairy creamer

1 cup confectioners’ sugar

3/4 cup baking cocoa

1 pkg (3.9 oz) instant chocolate pudding mix

1 cup miniature marshmallows, optional

1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips, optional

Each Serving

3/4 cup hot 2% milk

 

1)  In a large airtight container  mix the first five ingredients.  If desired, stir in marshmallows and chocolate chips.  Store mix in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.

2) To prepare hot cocoa: Place 1/3 cup mix in a mug.  Stir in hot milk until blended.

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cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream and cocoa powder (Photo credit: Wikipedia)