Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Black Cat Cookies

Feelin' like an awesome mom today 'cause I made 4 dozen Black Cat Cookies for my kids' Halloween school parties tomorrow!
I discovered this recipe online about 4 years ago when I was looking for something that was festive and made from simple stuff I had on hand. It easily became a fun tradtition and they are pretty tasty too.
For the recipe, you can go HERE.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Rebecca's Easy Chicken and Dumplings

For Soup:
Cube 1 very large chicken breast, or 2 -3 small ones into 3 cups of water in a pot. Cover and boil 20 min.
Add 2 cans cream of chicken soup, celery salt and pepper to taste, 1 cup frozen veggies, and dumplings. Cook about 6 min. uncovered. Serve soup in bowls with dumplings on top, and enjoy! Serves 6 adults.
For Dumplings:
Combine 2 cups flour, 3 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 cup cold butter, 1 cup milk. Drop by large spoonfulls on top of soup. They will still look moist on the outside after cooking but are done when cooked inside. Makes about 12-16. (This is actually my drop biscuit recipe and you can use this for yummy biscuits in the oven at 350' for 12 min also!)

Monday, October 22, 2012

A tasty costume! {Felt KitKat Halloween Costume}

Karen had a request this year for a KitKat Costume.  She let that big idea simmer for a bit, ate some chocolate and snipped some felt and turned this little number out.

She found a picture on line and printed it out full size.

Then she split it into 4 pieces and enlarged it.

She taped it to a sunny window and traced it onto felt. She had bought about 1/3 yard cream felt and 1 yard red felt.

She snipped and zigzagged on the sewing machine. Done!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Halloween Pinwheel Wreath

Karen made another cute pinwheel wreath, this time for Halloween. She gave us a rundown of the specific products she used if you would like to make this same one. Click on this post to see the original with directions and you can use any paper you like! The possibilities are endless.

Karen writes:
I used black foam core board from the dollar store. I got (3) 11.5" x 1" wreaths out of each board. The paper came from paper cottage. Used my 40% coupon and picked up Black Brads from Hobby Lobby. 

The ghost/polka dot was by Pebbles  751328 Ghost Ln.

The dots and numbers was by Pebbles751330 Witchy Ln.

The word paper was by BazzillBasics Hallowords 303998

Super cute! Thanks Karen. What Halloween crafts have you made lately?

Saturday, October 6, 2012