Last Minute Halloween Food & Drink Ideas

If you're off to a party tonight and need a dish to bring I have some last minute ideas for you.  These are super simple to put together so you can accomplish it by the time the party starts.  I'll be featuring these recipes on Central Valley Today on KSEE 24 today at 3:00 p.m.  Tune in HERE.

Wishing everyone a very spooky Halloween.  Stay safe and have fun!

Candy Corn Crunch


Ingredients:
  • 1 lb. vanilla almond bark or white chocolate candies for melting
  • 14 Double Stuffed Oreos, broken into pieces (who uses regular?!?!)
  • 1.5 cups straight broken pretzels.
  • 1 cup candy corn, divided
  • 1/4 cup Reeses chips
  • 1/2 Peanut M&M's
Directions:

Cover cookie sheet with wax paper.  Spread the broken pretzels, broken Oreo's, and 3/4 cup of candy corn on the wax paper.  Melt the white chocolate according to package directions and drizzle over entire cookie sheet with the use of a spatula if needed.  Before it sets top with remaining candy corn, Reese's chips, and M& M's.  Place in refrigerator to set.  Once set break into small pieces. 


 


Goosebumps Punch

Ingredients:
  • Lemon Lime Soda
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Rainbow Sherbert
  • Gummy Worms

Directions:

Fill cup 2/3 of the way with Lemon Lime Soda, add 1-2 drops of food coloring, 1 scoop of Sherbert and garnish with 1 gummy worm.




Spider Deviled Eggs

Ingredients:
  • Hard-boiled eggs (How ever many you want)
  • Mustard (I eyeball all my ingredients but use a 1:4 ratio of mustard to mayo.)
  • Mayo
  • Garlic Salt
  • Pepper
  • Black Olives
Directions:

Peel eggs, slice in half and dump yoke into a small bowl.  In the bowl add mustard, mayo, garlic salt and pepper.  Mix until creamy and incorporated then fill eggs with mixture.  Slice olives in half lengthwise.  Use one half for body and place in the center of the egg.  Slice the other half of the olive into smaller slices and place for legs.  Continue cutting and placing olives until finished.





Mummy Pizza

Ingredients:
  • 6 English Muffins sliced in half
  • 1 can of pizza sauce
  • Black Olives
  • 3 Mozzarella String Cheeses
Directions:

Preheat oven to 380 degrees and once warm bake English muffins for 5 minutes on a cookies sheet.  Remove and spread pizza sauce on top, followed by two slices of olives for eyes.  Cut the string cheese into thin strips and lay across the muffin.  Bake for 7-8 minutes or until the cheese is melted.  Serve immediately.






Stock Up for Fall

This post is sponsored by Huggies Plus and Pull-Ups Plus at Costco, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Emily literally potty trained herself at 26 months and I was the one who wasn't ready.  I was dreading the novelty of going potty at every public place but Emily started asking to pee in a toilet on her own. I wasn't going to deny her once she started asking.  Needless to say potty training was so easy with her but she's always needed a diaper for naps and bedtime.  

Madi was not as easy to potty train but once I realized that every child is different and they are ready when they are ready it was simple.  I tried potty training too early with Madi and she simply wasn't ready. Potty training is definitely something that you have to do WITH your child, not something you force them to do.  She like Emily still needs a diaper to sleep but does wake up some mornings dry. Needless to say we still use Pull-Ups Plus Training Pants in our household and I don’t think they’re fun to buy. Not only does Costco offer the cheapest option for diapers but also I love the quantity you can buy at one time.  I can't stand running to the store for a pack of diapers.  The less time I spend shopping for items like diapers the better.  I'd rather spend my time doing fun activities with my family.

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I wanted to share with you our nighttime routine which includes taking a bath, brushing teeth, using the restroom, picking out outfits for the next day, reading a story, saying prayers, and cuddling up in bed.  Kevin always lays with each girl once lights are off and I know that's his favorite part of the day.  If I lay with the girls too its when I ask each girl what their favorite part of the day was.  I love this special time because everyone is quiet and calm and its the perfect time to connect and cuddle.  I know one day the girls won't want us to lay with them so I'm soaking it up while I can.














Friday Favorites 10/20

Sharing my Friday Favorites is one of my favorite blog posts because it's digital diary of the little moments in our life.  I suspect one day many years down the road these will be such special posts for me to reminisce and reflect on.  

Emily had her first school carnival where we enjoyed games, food and friends.  It was such a fun day!





Emily started soccer for the first time this year and daddy is the coach.  Emily was elated that her daddy took on the job and I'm so tickled to see him on the field with Emily and her friends.  He's doing a fantastic job and so is Emily.  Emily has made two goals so far but enjoys playing as much as she loves sitting on the sidelines with her girlfriends cheering and chatting!


Our niece Jillian is involved with her school FFA and showing her hog at the fair this year.  We went to see her at the Raisin Roundup and the girls got to see her show at the fair when I was out of town.  We are so proud of of Jilly and her dedication and work ethic!


My mom and I took the girls to their first Fresno State game and went to a couple of tailgates beforehand.  We had such an amazingly fun night!  Emily and especially Madi danced through most of the game and cheered on our dogs.  I love watching experiences through their eyes!




Daddy celebrated a birthday recently and the girls made a homemade ice cream cake with the assistance of grandma.  We were blessed to spend the evening celebrating Kevin with the ones we love the most!



We've added a few swim lessons in the off season for little Miss Madi so that she doesn't forget the skills she learned over the Summer.  It's also a way for her to blow off some of her abundant energy.


The fair came to town and the concerts and the horse races are always my favorite part!  I attended 3 of the first 4 days doing one of those things!  Spending it with some of my faves was icing on the cake.


Finding fun activities in Fresno is always on my to-do list.  When it's free, it's a home run.  Thank you Voa Voa for letting us know about OSH's pumpkin decorating.  It was such a cute idea to decorate mini pumpkins with hardware supplies.



More fair fun...  This time with the girls!  We added checking out the animals but didn't avoid the horse races.  Emily picked a horse and I placed the bet and she won!!!  She was so excited but Madi thought placing the bets and getting a ticket meant you got to ride the horse.  She was not happy when I told her that wasn't the case.













We went to the Pumpkin patch last weekend and what I love about this place is there are rides, pumpkins, food and food.  We not only grabbed some pumpkins but also enjoyed the adventure.












I had the pleasure of escorting Emily and her friends and classmates to a field trip to the Fire Station.  They got to tour the rig as well as their quarters and each kid got to fire the hose.  During our time there they got a call so we had to wait for them to leave and return.  It was neat to see the real deal!









Happy Friday and have a great weekend!!!