Are you a big fan of Halloween? Trick or treating, cute costumes, caramel apples, crisp fall air. It’s not my favorite holiday but I do enjoy it. Especially all of the yummy treats. I love food! This video from Jumble Joy has three DIY treats that are quite freaky to look at but delightful to eat! I hope I get the chance to make them this year.
The best thing about these snacks is that they can be eaten all year long. What kid wouldn’t want a scary apple creature after school? True, the pumpkins and spider snacks are more Halloween specific but that doesn’t mean these treats should only be made once a year. Lol. The apple animals are my favorite. Which is yours?
Here are some more fun/gross things you should think about making this year. Ewwww. Parenting has a whole roundup of foods that will make your kids jump for joy.
I love Coke! It’s my favorite. If it was acceptable to drink soda at eight in the morning I might replace my morning coffee with it. As it stands, I wait until after lunch to indulge in sugary caffeinated beverages. That doesn’t mean that I can’t start looking for recipes to cook with for later in the day. These yummy Coca-Cola Chicken Wings are going to be one of the first recipes that I try!
They look too good to pass up! Make them for your next tailgate party and people will be talking wings and not touchdowns. (Americans eat more than a billion chicken wings on Super Bowl Sunday.) The secret ingredient in these wings is Coke! Yum! It’s all the sugar that makes it so delicious! Here are some other tasty recipes using Cola. Check out the pulled pork! The ham, the ribs, the cake. Delicious.
The King of Random comes to us again with another great idea. This recipe for edible stackable Legos is amazingly simple and can be completed with just corn syrup, gelatin and a box of Jello. You will need a mold, which can be just about anything, various fun ice cube trays work best. You should watch the accompanying video to get great instructions.
I’m thinking Lego themed birthday party for the little ones. Of course, as much as I love Legos, this theme may just be my own selfish desire to have a Lego themed party. I’ll admit, I was once Zack the Lego Maniac for Halloween. He even had a way to make the Lego blocks stackable. So, go build yourself the gummy Lego castle of your dreams. Uh, the gummy Lego castle in the dreams of your 5 year old child that is.
Here is everything else you need to throw the perfect Lego party. Fun!
Do you love your family? Yes, of course! I love them but do I like sharing my food with them? True love is sharing your popcorn. Oh wow! If that’s the case then every movie night is a bit of a struggle. Lol. Just kidding! But I do love my popcorn. Nom nom nom. Little Things has a fun new (and healthy) way to make it that you should try out. I know that I will.
This is a microwave DIY. It’s fast, simple, and so much healthier than bagged popcorn. Gather up some popcorn kernels, butter, a plate, and a bowl. (And you need to have a microwave that works. That rules me out!) This takes about 3 minutes to make and looks quite yummy. The best popcorn in the world is movie theater. It’s also the most unhealthy. A large movie theater without butter is over 1,000 calories! How much is it with butter?! Check it out the article here.
How many BBQs have you been to so far this summer? Let’s see…one, two, three, four. Then there is the one next weekend and the birthday party that’s coming up…they’re just a delicious part of summer. Oh glorious summer, how I love thee. The fourth of July one that I went to had ribs, brisket, and bacon wrapped filet mignon. One thing that it didn’t have were bacon meatballs. I’m going to make these for the next one! Cross my heart!
Are you going to try these? Don’t they look delish? I have everything for making these and I’m guessing if you’ve even made burgers that you do too! What do you think about subbing pulled pork? Ohh heaven help my waistline. No matter what you make them/stuff them with they’ll be tasty. Maybe some cheese? Remember those filet mignons wrapped in bacon? Try them after making the meatballs! Here’s the recipe.
It was 103 this last Sunday. That’s a little warm for my blood. Today it’s 81 which is just about perfect. It’s hot enough to be summer with popsicles, flip flops, and barbeques but it’s cool enough that I won’t get heat stroke or melt like one of those delicious popsicles that I love so much. Another summer treat that I am looking forward to trying this year is drunken grapes. They’re perfect for warm weather!
Drunken grapes are grapes that have had a long wine and sugar bath and a nice nap in the freezer. Don’t they sound refreshing? Gather up 2 cups of white wine, ½ cup sugar, and 2 ½ cups green grapes. These will be a hit at your next party! Cross my heart! Speaking of drunken fruit, you need to try this vodka infused watermelon. It’s super easy to make! Be sure to drink/eat responsible this summer!
Here’s the link to all the mouthwatering instructions…
Watermelon is the perfect summer treat. It’s wonderful for hot days and picnics. So refreshing! The only downside of this tasty treat is that eating it can get a little messy with juices dripping down everywhere. Let’s learn a new way for cutting watermelon today. Cutting it into strips is user friendly, keeps hands and faces from getting sticky, and not one bite gets wasted!
That sounds like a win to me. Take your watermelon and cut it in half. Then take that half and cut vertically and horizontally. Tada! No more waste and each little piece pulls out in a cute little strip. I think this would look cute on a cake stand.
I am so going to do this! Another one of my watermelon goals is to carve an animal. Someday. Check out this video. It shows how to make ‘easy’ watermelon animals. Think you could pull one off? Let me know how it goes!
I love eating out. The food just seems to taste so much better. Probably because it’s full of delicious butter and cream or fried to perfection. Yum! Outback Steakhouse has one of favorite but unhealthy appetizers, the bloomin onion. There are ways to DIY at home that are healthier but they still involve batter and frying. Here is alternative, more healthy way to make one. It’s baked and not fried.
This recipe calls for an onion, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and optional salt and pepper. I have all of those things already! The tutorial shows how to peel and cut the onion so that when it bakes (25-35 minutes at 425 degrees) you will have a lovely, edible onion flower.
An onion flower would be an attractive and healthy appetizer to serve at your next party. As would these ones from All You. So Good! Check out the Vidalia Onion Tarts.
Roses are red, violets are blue. Bacon is awesome, unless you’re a vegetarian. I know my poem doesn’t rhyme but it’s quite true. It’s very tasty and my heart goes out to those who can’t eat it. I love Bacon and these scrumptious little bites look like the best things ever! Let’s make some right now!
How could something so delicious, be so easy? These are a must try and you only need three ingredients. Bacon (duh), cheese (mozzarella), and Pillsbury biscuits. You could add other things to give them your own unique flair. I wonder if you could bake them in the oven? Less mess. For stove top frying I would use a deeper pan to prevent splatter.
I am of the opinion that anything wrapped in bacon is better. Can you imagine starting a party with delicious bacony wrapped hors d’oeuvres? I can! And so can the folks at the Food Network. They have 50 of the most amazing appetizers that are sure to start your party off right and get your guest talking. Find all the mouthwatering recipes here.
Yum! “Let them eat cake!” Marie Antoinette had the jist of it…cake is delicious. And although that is taken out of context and not what she meant (or even actually said), I agree with the cake eating sentiment! Viralnova has one of the best cake related roundups and I am so excited to feature it here today. Again, yum!
These recipes/concoctions have me searching for my keys so I can go to the store and buy some mixes. I think the pancakes would be fun and the popcorn sounds delish! I’ve had the dipped pretzels before and they were pretty good. Which one of these recipes will you try first?
Here’s some shocking news…The famous cake eating quote, attributed to Marie Antoinette, has been proven to be a myth. What?! So what did she actually say? It was similar…’Qu’ils mangent de la brioche.’ Get the history and literal translation here.