Dastardly Drinks

Today we’re taking a look at Halloween inspired drinks to set the mood!

Red sangria

Blood orange cocktail

Halloween sunset

Bleeding heart martini

Bloody scary

Fresh from the lab bubbling cocktails

Bloody black currant punch

Hot spiced concord grape juice

Black lagoon cocktail

Gall of goat float

Blood red hot chocolate

Swamp sips

Pina-ghoulada

Witches brew option 1, option 2

Spiced and spiked concord grape punch

Spooky punch

Vampire kiss martini

Vampire bite mocktail

Pumpkin sangria

Dragon’s blood non-alcoholic punch

Black cloud cocktail

Phoenix rising cocktail

Magical mad hatter

Firewater

Mexican pumpkin punch

Candy corn cordials

Dark chocolate martini

Dark and spooky

Black and orange vodka

Smoking skulls

Witches hat

Poison apple

Black magic

Zombie slime shooters

Bourbon pumpkin pie milkshake

Black sun

Chocolate martini

Pumpkin martini

Vampire punch

Spicy margarita

Black velvet

Even more spooky drink ideas

And even more spooky drinks

What will you be drinking this Halloween?

Starting Back to School

Today I’m thinking back to school, so we’ve got some healthy and interesting ideas that you can pack or snack on (they’re good for adults too).  There are also a few ideas for a back to school party too.

Fresh Ideas:

Gluten free pasta

Breakfast cookies

Better boxed lunch

Pretzel pets

Oatmeal bars

Chocolate chunk cookie cupcakes

Magic blondies

Cinnamon tostada

Popcorn balls

Cranberry oat cereal bars

Guava pudding

Chocolate hazelnut rice pudding

Honey nut cereal treats

Strawberry banana cereal treats

Fruity cereal treats

Real fruit rolls

Hot cereal with apple butter and walnuts

Banana blueberry cornmeal muffins

Trail mix cookie cups

Walrus cookie pops

Chocolate zucchini cupcakes

Marshmallow pops

School Inspired Ideas:

Candy crayons

Pretzel crayons

Pencil cupcakes

Apple cookies

Krispy apple treats

Pencil pushers

Apple cupcakes

What are you planning for snacks this fall?

Celebrating with Cranberries

Today on this very exciting day of Thanksgiving, I want to share about one of my favorite scents and flavors: cranberry!   So here are some yummy recipes that you can use for those leftover cranberries, or just to start off the holiday season with.

Breakfast, Breads and Muffins:

Cranberry orange crunch muffins

Cranberry walnut muffins and bread

Cranberry whole grain muffins

Corn and cranberry muffins with chia seeds

No-knead harvest bread

Cranberry orange braided bread

Cranberry apricot quick bread

Cranberry pumpkin rolls

Cranberry orange scones

Yogurt cranberry coffeecake

Cranberry sticky buns

Cranberry pancakes

Treats, Cookies, Pies and Cakes:

Apple cranberry toasted bread pudding

Cranberry nut chocolate bark

Cranberry pinwheels

Cranberry tartlets

Cranberry tarts

Soft and chewy vanilla orange cranberry cookies

Cranberry raisin oatmeal cookies

Cranberry coins

Nantucket Cranberry cake

Cranberry upside-down cake

Mini cranberry meringue pie

Pear, apple and cranberry crisp

Cranberry cobbler

Cranberry trifle

More Cranberry Delights:

Cranberry applesauce

Cranberry butter

Cranberry dessert sauce

Cranberry orange sauce

Drinks:

Cranberry cosmopolitan

Cranberry martini

Cranberry sparkler

Mulled cranberry cocktail

Cranberry cocktail protein smoothie

Rosy cranberry cider

What are your favorite cranberry recipes?

Transforming for Thanksgiving

Today we’re taking a look at some of the fun things you can create that are inspired by Thanksgiving.

Turkey treat bags

Cornhusk votives

Wheat sheaf centerpiece and napkin rings

Flaming foliage candleholders

Painted glass votive candleholders

Leafy napkin ties for fall tables

Exclusive Thanksgiving trivet patterns

Earthy Thanksgiving invitations

Turkey trivia place card

Thanksgiving place mat

Corn husk dolls

Boat place cards

Finger puppet fun

Thanksgiving “grateful” silverware holders

Fabric acorns

Turkey coasters

Crochet turkeys

Autumn leaf mason jar candle holder

Pinecone turkey

Thanksgiving fortune cookies

Felt turkeys

Wild turkeys

Peg doll Pilgrims and Native Americans

Gumdrop turkey

Turkey bowling

Chocolate covered pretzels in a turkey jar

Pilgrim hat crayon cups

Turkey napkin rings

Thanksgiving boat races

Turkey cake pops

Pumpkin turkey

Even more ideas:

Decorating with nature

Tabletop crafts

Crafts for kids

More decorating ideas

Centerpiece ideas

 

Treats for Thanksgiving

Today we’ll be getting ready for the big meal next week, with plenty of turkey, stuffing and pumpkin treats, including a few unique ideas.

Breads:

Thanksgiving muffins

Cranberry orange rolls

Harvest pumpkin scones

Honey wheat rolls

Easy pumpkin bread

Honey rosemary bowknots

Herbed breadsticks

Pumpkin corn bread

Cornbread turkeys

Sweet potato biscuits

No-knead dinner rolls

Sides:

Flash braised vegetable medley

Rosemary french onion soup

Root veggie chips with sea salt

Herb and goat cheese stuffed mushrooms

Savory nuts

Roasted butternut squash lasagna

Broccolini and feta galette

Butternut squash baked risotto

Mushroom tart

Spinach and cheese puff

Stuffing:

Plain but good stuffing

Gluten free stuffing and simple gravy

Cranberry orange cornbread stuffing

Sausage and apple stuffing

Stuffing cups

Challah stuffing with fennel and dried fruit

Dried fruit and nut cornbread dressing

Cherry pecan stuffing

Turkey and Meat:

Turkey pot pie with biscuits

Roasted turkey with bourbon butter glaze

Marmalade glazed turkey

Bacon roasted turkey

Spice rubbed roast turkey

Kale and sausage stuffed turkey

Slow grilled turkey

Salt and pepper turkey

Beef tenderloin with Parmesan herb stuffing

Pork roast with lady apples and seckel pears

Slow roasted pork with kumquats

Cranberry stuffed Cornish game hens

Orange and cumin pork loin

Dessert:

Old fashioned pecan pie

Pumpkin pie

Chocolate cream pie

Classic apple crisp

Thanksgiving turkey cookies

Bourbon sweet potato pie with hazelnut crumble

Deep dish apple pie

Caramel nut tart

Three tier candied pecan cake with brown butter pears

Rustic Meyer lemon tart

What are you planning to make this Thanksgiving?

Playing with Pumpkins

Today we’re looking at the iconic fall and Halloween item: the pumpkin.

Crafts:

Miniature glitter pumpkin diorama

Crochet pumpkin

Black carved skull pumpkin

Leaf carved pumpkins

Glow in the dark dotted pumpkin

Pumpkin owls

Paper pumpkins

Felt paper people

Pumpkin porcupines

Smashing pumpkin invitation

Pumpkin king pumpkin

64 pumpkins you can carve

Food:

Pumpkin cheese ball

Pumpkin cake 1

Pumpkin cake 2

Stack up pumpkin lollipops

Pumpkin treat bags

Pumpkin spice cookies

Pumpkin butter sandwich cookies

Gumdrop pumpkins

Pumpkin patch cupcakes

What are you inspired to make with pumpkins?