Saturday, October 30, 2010

We've been feeling under the weather...

Martin and I had a not so fun case of the flu this weekend :( Luckily it was only one horrible day. Anyways, this really kept us from a lot of halloweeny things. Which is really just too bad, because I have all these cute cookie cutters that I wanted to use, and last year I bought a bunch of clearance halloween sprinkles, and.. you know, it's ok though. We have another couple of amazing holidays coming up :) But, I did have something that I wanted to try, and didn't get to, but I posted it down below, and I linked my ideas from last year. I'll do better for thanksgiving (one of my favorite holidays of course). And we did make it to the ghost house and carve pumpkins before the sickness hit, which was good, because originally we planned to do that all today.
Hope you all are having a great weekend!
Lots of love

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A little Halloween Fun

This idea has been my favorite new Halloween treat, at least the look of it. I bought everything for it, but didn't get to making it this week :( But if you're still having festivities tomorrow, it's a pretty easy treat!

Isn't it sooo cute! I found it here :)

You’ll need:

  • graham crackers
  • marshmallows
  • chocolate chips
  • yellow candy melts
  • candy corn


  1. Cut one marshmallow in half and place both pieces on a large graham cracker (2 stuck together).
  2. Put a candy melt on top of the marshmallows.
  3. Heat in the microwave for about 2-5 seconds, just enough to make the marshmallows puff up, but not get too hot.
  4. Take out of microwave and add a chocolate chip on the yellow candy melt and the candy corn beak while the marshmallows and candy are still warm. Everything should stick together nicely.
  5. Let cool and serve! You can make these the night before a party and everything is still very tasty.

Last year I went around and found a whole bunch of halloween treat ideas, mostly cupcakes, and posted them here. There's a great pumpkin cake/cupcake recipe, and lots of easy ideas. Also, here, you can find a treat bag idea from Martha.
I hope you all have a very happy halloween.

with love,
kristin ann :)

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Maxie Boy :)

just around 9 months.. oh how we love him so





precious right? he's like our adorable little bull dog.. just so cute :)

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Friday, October 29, 2010

pumpkin time :)

I don't actually love the holiday Halloween (I know, I'm just no fun). But I love everything that has to do with pumpkins! So the other night I agreed to go to our local Haunted House, only if afterwards, we could go get pumpkins to carve. The Haunted House, not my favorite (as Jen would say), but they had some fun games and delicious carmel apples, AND Martin won that silly little eye patch that he wore throughout the rest of our Halloween activities. I think he's cute :)
Oh, and I hope you notice all the bunny ear action going on. Yes, that's Jennifer, and it pains her to take a picture without giving bunny ears :)

For cute pumpkin ideas, check out this post from last year. I have a bad habit of collecting pictures from all over; but luckily for you, I have all these great ideas in one spot.
This one is my fav..

I hope you're enjoying all the Halloweeny happenings this week.
I may have a few more ideas up tomorrow :)

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Lemon glazed angel food cake for my mama

Happy Birthday to Hootie :)
that's what we call her (hehe)

lemon angel food cake



For the angel food cake, I used a box mix and followed the instructions (and of course made sure to not over cook it).
For the glaze:
Juice from 2 lemons (about 6 T.)
6 T. melted butter
just a few drops of vanilla
1 c. powdered sugar
Mix the lemon juice butter and vanilla. Add powdered sugar, and mix thoroughly. I didn't thicken mine up as much as I should have, so depending on how you want it to look on the cake, and more or less powdered sugar. Pour the glaze along the top of the cake, it should drip down by it self. You can spoon more into areas that didn't get enough.
Garnish with candied lemon peel/zest.
I peel some of the lemon, sliced it thin, and put it in a saute pan with a little bit sugar. Once the sugar began to caramelize I took it off the heat and sprinkled more sugar over the top. I have no idea how you should really do it, maybe check out martha stewart's website :)

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Friday, October 8, 2010

just a few fall dessert ideas...

I love fall, I know I've already told you. Everyday as the weather gets colder, I get happier. A lot of the food blogs and websites I look at are just filling up with fall recipes and ideas; so I thought I would share a few with you. Unfortunately, I'm on a cleansing diet this week. I meant to do one before school and fall began but kind of ran out of time. For me, I think it is very important to just clean out my system once in a while. No, they're not fun, but I usually feel so much better afterwards (I have a lot of random little health quirks). Sooo, as I am not allowed desserts for the next few days, I find ones to drool over. From my two favorite blogs, I found absolutely delicious looking and sounding apple cakes perfect for fall. Give them a try; let me know how they turn out.

Here we have an "Easy Apple Cake" from Bakerella. She's absolutely wonderful if you haven't looked at her blog before. Cake pops were kind of her invention and they're huge now. She was on martha stewart, and people are using cake pops and brownie pops and cheesecake and cake balls and they're just such a great idea. I have yet to try any, but I will soon. This apple cake will be my next endeavor. And it's easy!

From the kitchen of honey and jam; a carmel cake with apple filling. Yum right? This one doesn't look quite as easy. Since there are three parts; the cake, the filling, and the frosting; it make take a little more time, but I still think it's worth trying. I might try this at thanksgiving. Honey and Jam is another one of my favorite blogs. The photography is stunning and her recipes are also just as dreamy.

I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend. Mine will be full of homework and studying, but spent with my love, so still wonderful.

with love,
kristin ann

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