Saturday, October 30, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
These should be yummy for a Halloween party!
- 1 (11-oz.) can refrigerated breadstick dough
- 12 bun-length hot dogs
- Wooden picks (optional)
- Vegetable cooking spray
1. Preheat oven to 400°. Unroll breadstick dough, and separate into 12 strips at perforations. Gently stretch each strip to a length of 8 inches.
2. Wrap 1 dough strip lengthwise around each hot dog. Secure with wooden picks, if necessary. Coat lightly with cooking spray. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
3. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes. (If using wooden picks, remove before serving.)
Garlic Mummy Dogs: Substitute 1 (11-oz.) can refrigerated garlic breadstick dough. Proceed with recipe as directed.
Parmesan-Garlic Mummy Dogs: Substitute 1 (11-oz.) can refrigerated Parmesan-garlic breadstick dough. Proceed with recipe as directed.
Garlic-Herb Mummy Dogs: Substitute 1 (11-oz.) can refrigerated garlic-herb breadstick dough. Proceed with recipe as directed.
Southern Living, OCTOBER
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Clear out a space in the yard for an old-fashioned bean bag toss. Everything -- from the wooden jack-o'-lantern cutout to the Halloween bean bags -- is homemade. And if the large pumpkin doesn't fit in with your party decor, try another simple shape, such as a ghost or a witch.
Monday, October 18, 2010
This is one of my favorite selections from the October EtsyKids' Design Challenge. This month's theme is "Woodland". Each month the design challenge winner selects the theme for the next monthly challenge. This is a great process in which all EtsyKids members can showcase their "themed" creations.
Friday, October 15, 2010
I am participating in this craft fair this weekend. It is my first venture into this venue for my etsy shop. I am excited, yet anxious. I hope everything works smoothly! Come visit me if you're in the area. My booth location is in Gym D # 38.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
October is designated Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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Tuesday, October 5, 2010
3/4 cupChocolate Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe below)
24 smallyellow gumdrops
Black licorice laces
12 standard-size cupcakes
1 cupchocolate sprinkles
24 chocolate Candy Melts or chocolate coating dots
1. Fit a piping bag with a #4 plain tip and fill with 1/4 cup frosting; set aside. To make eyes, cut an 1/8-inch thick slice off the larger end of each gumdrop; add a small piece of licorice lace to the cut side of each slice. For ears, cut chocolate coating dots into triangle shapes with a paring knife. Cut licorice laces into 1-1/2- to 2-inch lengths for whiskers.
2. Frost cupcakes; coat generously with chocolate sprinkles. Insert ears into the icing of each cupcake, add whiskers and eyes and pipe a frosting nose. Makes 12 cupcakes.
CHOCOLATE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
In a mixing bowl, beat 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened and 1, 8-oz pkg cream cheese, softened together until creamy, about 2 min. Stir in 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa, sifted. Add 1 lb (4 cups) confectioners' sugar, 1 cup at a time, mixing well. Beat in 1 tsp vanilla extract and 3 to 4 tbsp milk and stir until smooth. Can be refrigerated up to one week; bring to room temperature and stir before using. Makes 3 cups.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
1 box (6.2 oz) Rice Krispy Treats, unwrapped
1 can (12 oz) whipped fluffy white frosting
Green and yellow paste or gel food colors*
Chocolate mini M&M’s candies or M&M’s mini baking bits
Chocolate sprinkles (jimmies)
Lime Tic Tacs
1⁄4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 tube red decorating gel
- SKULLS: Shape 4 Krispy Treats into skulls. Place on a wire rack over wax paper. Divide frosting between 2 microwave-safe bowls. Microwave 1 bowl, stirring every 10 seconds, until frosting is pourable. Spoon over skulls to cover. Pour rest into a small ziptop bag; reserve. Put M&M’s in place for eyes and noses.
- MONSTERS: Put remaining Treats on rack. Using food colors, tint frosting in other bowl to match Tic Tacs. Microwave until pourable. Spoon over Treats. Add sprinkles for hair and Tic Tacs for eyelids and bolts. Refrigerate to set.
- Cut a tip off corner of ziptop bag; pipe eyes on Monsters. Melt chocolate chips, stirring until smooth. Spoon into another ziptop bag and cut tip off corner; pipe eyes and mouths on Monsters, mouths on Skulls. With red gel, pipe scars on Monsters. Refrigerate until serving.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
4 long carrots
1 medium carrot
softened cream cheese
- To prepare them, just fill a serving bowl with your favorite vegetable dip.
- Wash and peel 4 long carrots for fingers and 1 medium carrot for a thumb. With a paring knife, cut a flat, shallow notch in the tip of each carrot. Then use a dab of dip or softened cream cheese to glue a sliced-almond fingernail atop each notch.
- Stick the fingers in the dip, as shown, and serve with plenty of peeled baby carrots for dipping.
Friday, October 1, 2010
The State Fair of Texas is an annual state fair held in Dallas, Texas. It is the largest state fair in the United States by annual attendance. The fair is held at the historic Fair Park where it has been held since 1886. The 2010 fair will be held from September 24 to October 17. Big Tex, a 52 ft (16 m) tall cowboy, has been the symbol of the fair since his introduction in 1952. Big Tex wears size 70 cowboy boots and a 75 gallon cowboy hat. He greets folks with the words, "Howdy, folks! Welcome to the State Fair of Texas!" This year's unique fried food is fried beer!