Thursday, October 18, 2012

Creepy Halloween Treats

Some of these look appetizing and some not so much!  Making these this Halloween will surely please your family & friends!

Pretzels, marshmallows, and white chocolate become bones.  Via inspire co.

Witches finger cookies via Peppers and Pollywogs.

Bloody Band-Aid's via Katherine Marie's.

Brain cupcakes via Martha Stewart.

Vampire caramel apples via Sweet Tooth.

Boo Scotti via Land O' Lakes

Tombstone Cookies via My

Ghost cupcakes via Ladies Home Journal.

Guacamole display.  (Source unknown to me.)

Graveyard veggie pizza via Taste of Home

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

Mmmmm!  I love french onion soup!  It is perfect for a cool fall day.  Add in the fact that this is a crock pot recipe and it is all the better!

Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

You will need:
3 large onions, sliced
3 tbsp. butter, melted
3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. pepper
4 cans low sodium beef broth

Mix sliced onions and melted butter in the slow cooker.  Cook on high heat for about an hour, until the onions are slightly brown.

Mix flour, Worcestershire sauce, sugar and pepper.  Stir this mixture and the broth into the onions.  Cover and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours or until onions are very tender.

To make the cheesy broiled french bread:  slice the french bread and top each with a slice of Swiss cheese.  Place on a baking sheet and broil in the oven until the cheese is brown and melted.


Sunday, October 14, 2012

On My Bookshelf

I just finished reading "When Calls the Heart" by Janette Oke.  I think I have read just about all of her books.  I used to love them when I was in high school.  Every once in a while I peruse the Top 100 Free kindle books on Amazon and I found this one.  It had been a while since I read it and I remembered really liking it, so I downloaded it and read it again.  It is just as good as I remembered.  A very sweet story and quick easy read!

Now I am reading "Fall of Giants" by Ken Follett.  It is the first book of the Century Trilogy. I have read two of his books before, "The Pillars of the Earth" and "World Without End."  I would rank both of those books in my top 10 of all time!  I loved them and couldn't get enough, so I am hoping that "Fall of Giants"  will rank up there as well.  I just love when I find a great book to read.  The only hard part is when I finish the book, but I'm not ready for it to end.  

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Taco Pasta Bake

You will need:

3/4 bag whole wheat rigatoni
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 pkg. low sodium taco seasoning
1 C. water
1/2 package fat free cream cheese
1 1/2 C. low-fat shredded Mexican cheese


Boil pasta until cooked.  Drain and rinse with cold water.  Set aside to cool.

Brown the ground beef and drain.  Add taco seasoning and 1 cup of water.  Simmer until some of the liquid has reduced.  Add in the cream cheese and stir as it melts.  

In a large mixing bowl, mix pasta, beef mixture, and cheese together.  Place in casserole dish and back at 350 degrees for 30 minutes uncovered.


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Monday, October 8, 2012

Halloween Crafts

Pumpkin table cloth

Little mummy door hanger

Mason jar lid pumpkin

Halloween friends - made with flower pots

Martha Stewart glitter pumpkins

Sparkly hanging letters

Trick or Treat wreath

Halloween pillows

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Ham and Pepperoni Stromboli

Let's go Buckeyes!  The football game and yummy football food are the plans for this Saturday night.  OH-IO!

As for our football food, we are having a yummy Stromboli.  Here's the recipe.

Ham and Pepperoni Stromboli

You will need:
1 Rhodes frozen bread loaf, thawed
1/4 lb. ham
Turkey Pepperoni
Low-fat shredded mozzarella cheese
Italian seasoning

On a lightly greased baking sheet, spread out the dough in a rectangular shape.  Layer ham down the center of bread dough.  Layer pepperoni on top of the ham.  Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese over the pepperoni and sprinkle on the Italian seasoning.

Starting with the longest sides, wrap up the bread dough using water on the edges to get it to stick best.  Wrap the top edges in as well and place seam side down on the baking sheet.  Bake at 375 degrees for about 22 minutes or until golden brown.

Enjoy!  (and *go Buckeyes*)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Camera Gems

I was looking through my camera roll on my phone the other day.  Here are some of the gems that I found and thought I would share!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012