National Candy Corn Day – Oct 30th

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October 30, 2015

While I was searching for a fun Halloweenistic recipe using Candy Corn (my experimental bark), I found out that today – October 30th is National Candy Corn Day! There’s a lot of colorful and interesting history behind this Number 1 Halloween Candy.     Candy Corn aka “Chicken Feed” was the 1880s brain child of George Rennizer of Pennsylvania’s Wunderlee Candy Co. His confection of sugar, fondant, corn syrup, vanilla,…


How To Roast and Toast Your Pumpkin Seeds – YUM

October 25, 2015

  I eat pumpkin seeds all year-long and usually end up having to buy them during the “off-season. But right now, when the pumpkins are everywhere to be found, I like to make my own tasty treat. It is very easy and so worth it!   Ingredients 3 cups pumpkin seeds (boiled & dried) 1 1/2  TBsp butter 1 TBsp olive oil 1 tsp salt   Directions Boil the pumpkin…


Scary Spirits Sangria

October 22, 2015

2 cups cold water 2 cups red wine 2 1/2 cups cold club soda 1 package lemonade drink mix – 2 quart (I like Crystal Light) 2 blood oranges, sliced 1 lemon, sliced 1 lime, sliced 1 apple (large), sliced   Stir water, wine and drink mix in a large pitcher or punch bowl until well mixed. Add in oranges, lemon, lime and apple slices and mix well. Refrigerate for…


Candy Corn Bark – An Experiment

October 19, 2015

I’m going to a ladies Halloween Party tomorrow and needed a little something to bring. My husband loves Candy Corn (I don’t) so I decided to play around and do something that he would like as well as fit the theme for tomorrow’s shindig. As we’ve established, I’m a Pinterest addict and found way too many options for what I wanted. Plus I wanted to use what I had access to, so…


Bubbling Bruja Brew in a Bonny Bowl

October 9, 2015

You can’t have a bewitching bash if you don’t have a lovely punch to serve to the crowds. This simple Witches Brew below is one of our go-to recipes. I usually serve it in a standard black witch’s cauldron,     but I just found this darling bowl and ladle set on Amazon that I simply must have. Isn’t it absolutely perfect? Bruja Brew  **in case you didn’t know, a…


Pumpkin Pie Spice – The Ultimate Fall Necessity

October 2, 2015

Fall has always been my favorite time of the year. One of the things that immediately lets me know Fall has arrived is the smell of pumpkin spice. Over the years I have tinkered around with it until I came up with a recipe that suits me. In honor of my new site and because I love it, I’m sharing it today.  Enjoy!   Pumpkin Pie Spice 4 TBsp Cinnamon…