Monthly Archives: October 2013

Halloween Party Popcorn

This fun purple popcorn was inspired by this recipeย that I came across on Pinterest.

Pop some popcorn. I used kernels and a pot on the stove, but microwave popcorn would work too. Maybe just use unbuttered…

Melt purple candy melts (or any color you want) in the microwave. (I wanted my purple a little darker, so I added Royal Purple food coloring to the melted candy melts. )

**Just a heads up – regular food coloring will thicken candy melts – do not add food coloring to them unless you’re doing something other than dipping… when you’re mixing it onto popcorn or drizzling it over something, it’s okay if it’s a little thicker.

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While the candy melts are still wet, add sprinkles.

I used Halloween colored quins, an orange/yellow/white non-pareil mix, black dragees, and some white bone shaped sprinkles.

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You can also drizzle a second color of candy melts over the popcorn before or after adding sprinkles. I went with neon green.

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The recipe that inspired these had candy mixed in. I didn’t have enough mini M&M’s leftover, and nothing else to throw in, so I skipped the candy this time.

I had this popcorn out at our Halloween party, but not much of it was eaten. I also had a chocolate fountain set up and let’s face it – most people will always choose chocolate. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I packaged up some of the popcorn for our neighbor kids for Halloween night. Can’t really give away homemade stuff anymore because it can’t be trusted. But I knew the neighbor kids would at least be able to enjoy it!

This popcorn is so easy that you still have time to make some by tonight!

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Jack-O-Lantern Cookie Dough Pops

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Another cookie dough craving hit me.

To change it up, I used mini M&M’s this time instead of chocolate chips.

I rolled them into balls and froze them like usual, then my husband and I ate most of them.

I have no shame.

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With only 10 balls remaining, I finally got around to finishing them.

I dipped pop sticks into green candy melts, making sure to get the candy melts up a little higher than I usually would. Once I stuck them into the balls, a little green poked out, making the pumpkin’s stem.

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Then I dipped the rest of the ball into orange candy melts and let it set up.

Using a black food coloring pen, I drew silly and scary jack-o-lantern faces on them.

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Easy and cute! (And yummy. Duh.)

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… and here are a couple more pics of my Halloween adventures so far. And the reason why this is the only treat I have time to make thus far…

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Baby Franklin is Here!

Apologies for my short absence, but my little one has arrived!

Introducing:

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Carter Ray Davis Franklin

He was born on Saturday September 28, 2013 at 4:12 pm.

He weighed 9 lbs and was 20 inches long.

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The labor went very well. Start to finish it was about 13 hours, only 6 of which were really rough.ย We ended up having an all natural water birth, just as I was hoping. ๐Ÿ™‚

So far he’s a very laid back little guy. Doesn’t cry much and likes to sleep in good 3-4 hour chunks. And MAN can he eat!

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I’m home from work for a while, but haven’t felt up to making anything yet. The urge is coming soon though, I can tell!

Thanks for being patient with me friends. ๐Ÿ™‚

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