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Going to a Halloween Party? Make this Candy Corn-Pretzel-Hugs Appetizer

Looking for Halloween Party food ideas? Pretzels with Hugs® and Candy Corn Recipe Bag o hugs square pretzels candy corn Place hugs on pretzels and melt in the oven at 250 for 2 or 3 minutes. Then remove and smash a candy corn onto it. These are FANTASTIC. Your welcome.  Looking for other Halloween fun […]

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The Happenings Around Here: Halloween Talk and Food Stuff

Halloween Halloween is the big topic around here right now. “Molly, what are you going to be for halloween?” “Cat.” “Charlie, how about you?” “Warren Buffet.” Actually, he no longer wants to be Warren (for Halloween anyway). He’s back on the idea of being a vending machine which he planned to do last year but instead […]

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Charlie Loves Money

Last year, Charlie was Pat Sajak for Halloween because he loves Wheel of Fortune and funny stuff related to that still pops up from time to time. Molly decided to be Vanna and it was really cute. This year, Molly is doing a 70′s thing and Charlie. Well, Charlie just brought me a drawing of […]

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Halloween Candy Tip

If you are going out trick or treating with your kids and you usually leave a bowl of candy for kids, here’s another option: Turn off the porch light and put it in the mailbox!   [pinit] Have you ever done this? Or do you leave a bowl?

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How to Make a Ghost Costume (Lessons Learned)

Why, WHY can’t it just be easy? My son, Charlie, has no interest in superheroes or movie characters. So when it comes to finding a Halloween costume for him, I am often put in the position of making rather than buying something. (It sure was a lot easier when he was really little and would […]

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Choosing a Halloween Costume. Daily.

I would like to give a shout out to all the normal children who select Halloween costumes that can be easily acquired with a trip to Party City, Target or Goodwill. (Three cheers for Batman!) I know better than to ask too soon, but in a moment of utter stupidity, I got the ball rolling […]

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8 Amazing Halloween Cakes

This week Sisters of the Skillet held the second annual East Tennessee’s Biggest Bake Sale and it was AWESOME! There were lots of bakeries and other makers-of-yum present, and they all had samples! My daughter Molly and I loved looking at all the artful desserts. And Charlie-the-candy-bandit (5) was in hog heaven because we got […]

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Six Halloween Tips and Ideas

I have purposely NOT bought any Halloween candy. I have learned from years past that’s just not a good idea to buy it until JUST before because 1) I will eat it if it’s here and 2) they put it on sale the day before Halloween (to make room for Christmas stuff!). Here are some […]

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A New “Boo!” Tradition + Hallmark Giveaway

We love Halloween. Our current Halloween traditions include: Making lots of pipe cleaner spiders; Charlie wearing his favorite shirt, which he thinks says, “I’m Alvin”; and, Driving three hours to Atlanta to celebrate Halloween with our besties, who do Halloween like nobody’s business. Every year, our friends do an elaborate haunted scene in their front […]

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