Sunday, October 30, 2011

"Blood" Worms - Disgustingly Delicious Halloween Treat

 Hungry anyone? 

Steve found this awesomely gruesome treat while randomly searching the internet. After he sent me a picture of them, I went in search of a "how to". When I came upon this website,, I knew I had not only found the recipe I was looking for, but also a great new site to get future ideas from. I'm officially addicted! 
Back to the worms... If you read the story that goes along with the "how to" then you will note that she says her daughter couldn't even look at them but once she tried one she liked it. That's how I knew that I was making these this Halloween. I really love to make foods that have that WOW (or ewwww) factor! 

Friday, October 28, 2011

Trunk-or-Treating and a Bad Smell Coming From the Bathroom (Not What You Would Think)

First things first, I should've been in bed HOURS ago, but instead I decided to get some errands done since I happened to get four kids sleeping by 9pm and I still had a little bit of energy left! I had actually shut down the computer about thirty minutes ago, but as soon as I stepped into the living room this is what went down...

Steve- Did you write your blog today?
Me- No.
Steve- That's how it starts...
Me-  .......

Me-10 minutes later, after getting ready for bed- Dammit, he's right. I should go blog.

So here I am, with the computer back on, doing what I said I was going to do everyday, blog. It may be past midnight, but to me it still counts as 'today' since I haven't been to sleep yet. Keeping all of this in mind, please don't mind my hyper punctuation and abundance of misspelled words. On that note...On with the show!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pumpkin Pancakes

It's definitely Fall now here in St. Louis. The weather has finally decided to cool off and more and more of the beautifully colored leaves can be seen on the ground than in the trees. I guess it was this sudden change in weather and atmosphere that really put me in the mood for pumpkin flavored food. I bought a can of pumpkin last weekend at the store and it's been calling my name from the pantry ever since!
I didn't want to do the same old pumpkin bread that I do every year. This year I was in the mood for something different. After searching through pumpkin recipes, I finally narrowed it down to three that looked absolutely delicious. I know pancakes aren't far from bread, but pumpkin pancakes are something that I have never made before. Since it is the easiest of the three pumpkin recipes I'm trying to do this year, I decided to do them first. (That and we needed something for breakfast this morning) Hopefully I get around to the other two within the next month!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Happy Spider

Happy spider. That is the name that Logan gave to this eight legged cutie that he made. (with a little help from me)

We actually saw this craft while watching Barney one day. Logan got so excited that I knew he just had to have his own! Being the good mom that I am, I gathered and prepared the supplies for a day when his cousin and friend were going to be over at our house and turned it into a fun group activity! 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pumpkin Seeds- Finally Done Right. Yeah!

The last four Octobers have come and gone. We have carved pumpkins each year and saved the seeds to roast in the oven to make a tasty snack. Unfortunately, most of our creations have turned out inedible. The ones that were decent were only good for a few bites and then we agreed to toss them.

We tried rinsing and completely drying then adding seasoning, adding the seasoning while they were still wet, and even adding some oil and then seasoning. We tried all different flavor combos and none of them have worked out.... until tonight!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Homemade Soft Garlic Breadsticks (rolls) with Garlic Butter

A few nights ago, Steve was telling me that he thought I could make some awesome homemade garlic breadsticks if I did a little research. I'm not sure if that was a challenge or not, but that's how I took it. Since I absolutely adore fresh baked bread, the search began that evening. It didn't take long until I came across this recipe from

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Princess Cake

So I found a place near my house that rents cake pans! You heard correct! How great is that? That sure makes my job of making birthday cakes a heck of a lot easier! (and cheaper!) Who wants to take a wild guess at what this pan is for? Although it has plenty of other uses, if you paid any attention at all to the title of this post then you would have guessed a princess. You'd be right.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Mummy Boxes (or as Logan calls them, Mommy Boxes)

These simple to make mummy juice boxes are guaranteed to put a smile on any toddler's face. I can not remember where I got the idea for these. I was at Target shopping and decided I needed a giant bag of multicolored googly eyes to keep on hand. You know, for those moments that you feel you just HAVE to add googly eyes to something. I got home from the store that evening and saw the roll of sticky gauze in the hall closet and right then and there I knew what I was doing with it! Mummys!! but on what? I had also just bought mini juice boxes at the store and thought, why not?! So here's what you need to make 2 mummy boxes.

And away we go!

This is the first blog post I have ever written...EVER.

I've finally decided to get with the times and start my own blog. Little did I know that nearly every single person on the planet must have tried before me. It took me nearly a week to think of a blog name that I actually liked that wasn't taken by someone back in 2003 and had one post on it. How disappointing! All of those good blog names gone to waste. From this moment on, I vow to do my best to keep up with my blog at all times so that some person 8 years from now who really wants to use this blog name won't be disappointed that it went to waste!

On that note, let's get posting!!
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