Food Memories Monday: Popcorn Balls, Pumpkin Seeds, Peanut Brittle

Food Memories Monday: Picks for the week of October 29, 2012

With Halloween just two days away, I'm sharing three blog posts this week for Food Memories Monday that not only capture food memories that I enjoyed reading, but they are also Halloween themed and I think you are gonna love them. As with every Food Memories Monday, I pick posts based only on the food memory or story they share. While I love beautiful food photography and amazing recipes, I don't pick a post based on those things (they very well may have those things, but that's not criteria … [Read more...]

Candy Bar Cupcakes

Candy Bar Cupcakes

These homemade candy bar cupcakes aren't just topped with candy bars -- they also have a candy bar center. Use your favorite "fun size" chocolate bars for a treat that is great for Halloween parties or as a way to use up leftover Halloween candy. These are a versatile cupcake - I used Milky Way bars and Snickers, but you could substitute just about any candy bar. The first step is to chop up 3 oz of unsweetened chocolate. It gets melted in a double broiler or in a glass bowl on top … [Read more...]

Craft Tutorial: Candy Corn Halloween Garland

M&Ms Candy Corn Halloween Garland

This craft tutorial will show you how to make a fun Halloween garland with M&M's Candy Corn candies. Oh, how I LOVE this time of the year! Starting with Halloween, ending with New Years...I love it all. I get so excited when the stores start putting all their Halloween products on the shelves. One new product this year has been M&M’s Candy Corn White Chocolate. As soon as I heard about them, I knew I would have to get my hands on a few bags for recipes and crafting. One thing I … [Read more...]

Creative & Easy Food Gift Ideas


If you enjoy cooking, then you probably enjoy giving food gifts to friend and family. Christmas time is the main time I give food gifts. I bake ever year and have piles of goodies to give away to family and friends who live nearby. This wasn't a tradition that my family had, but rather something I learned from my grandmother-in-law and my mother-in-law. … [Read more...]