Monday, October 28, 2013

Pumpkin Krispies

Favored with Orange Jello

Hi,  I'm Kallee From Creative Southern Home and I am excited to be guest posting today.  I love to blog about recipes, crafts, DIY, holiday and anything fun to do with my family.  Today I am sharing with you a fun treat the kids and I put together just the other day.
I have a fun Halloween treat to share with you.  This one is perfect for having the kids help out in the kitchen: Pumpkin Rice Krispies flavored with Orange Jello.  Let me just tell you, I LOVE the added flavor.  I could not stop eating them!

1 green apple laffy taffy rope
pretzel sticks
3 TBL butter
10 oz marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies
1 small package sugar-free Orange Jello

I first prepared my leaves by microwaving my laffy taffy for 10-20 seconds.  Just enough to get it soft and pliable.  Then I just tore some off and formed leaves with my fingers.
Then I had my son break the pretzel sticks in half.
Now you have all your embellishments ready to go before you make your pumpkins.
Melt the 3 TBL butter in a large pan.  Once it is melted add the marshmallows and stir until they are all melted.  Take pan off the heat and add the sugar-free orange Jello.  Stir until mixed.  
Add the 6 cups Rice Krispies and stir until well combined.  After it has cooled a bit, with greased hands, form the mixture into small pumpkins.  Add the stem (pretzel, I think next time I will use pretzel rods for the pumpkin stems) and leaves (laffy taffy) pressing them into the pumpkin while still warm.  Set on waxed paper to cool.
We had so much fun making them.  It is an easy treat, that is not too messy, and the  kids can really get their hands into it. 
Didn't they turn out beautifully?  I can't believe the kids helped to make these!

Below the collage are links to all of the posts that participated in our Blog Swap Meet: Halloween Party Treats!
Stop by and visit them all!
Below the collage are links to all of the posts that participated in our Blog Swap Meet: Halloween Party Treats!
Stop by and visit them all!
blog swap oct collage
Food Storage Moms posted on Dizzy Busy and Hungry
Dizzy Busy and Hungry posted on Food Storage Moms
Craft Dictator posted on If You Can Read You Can Cook
If You Can Read You Can Cook posted on Craft Dictator
Confections + Coffee posted on Honesty's Protegee
Honesty's Protegee posted on Confections + Coffee
Soda Pop Avenue posted on Cynfully Wonderful
Cynfully Wonderful posted on Soda Pop Avenue
Cooking the Recipe posted on Creative Southern Home
Creative Southern Home posted on Cooking the Recipe
Mammy2Grammy posted on Crafty Meggy
Crafty Meggy posted on Mammy2Grammy

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


My new favorite recipe for lasagna has  got be this one, cause its just so dang easy.
 The taste of this recipe for  lasagna  is  truly awesome!

Serves 6-8  
1 lb. ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 can tomato sauce 29 oz
1 cup water
1 can tomato paste 6 oz.
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 pkg. no-cook lasagna noodles 8 oz
4 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese 16 oz
1 1/2 cups 4% cottage cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

In a skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink.. add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in tomato sauce, water, tomato paste, salt and oregano.
Spread a fourth of the meat sauce in an ungreased 5-qt slow cooker. Arrange a third of the noodle over sauce (break if necessary) Combine the cheeses; spoon a third of the mixture over noodles. Repeat layers twice. top with remaining meat sauce.
Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or just until noodles are tender.
serve with a salad and garlic cheese toast for a whole delicious meal.


Saturday, October 19, 2013

Halloween Cocktails with Jack Daniels, one of the 7 Deadly Sins"'WRATH"

Sinful and Tasty 
A favorite drink at one of Edinburgh's eeriest pubs
it's said to be devilishly delish , and easy to serve your guest at Halloween
"wrath" one of the 7 deadly sins is a popular drink at Jekyll & Hyde. a favorite hangout in  Edinburgh.

All you need  for this cocktail:  Ice, 3 tablespoon whiskey Jack Daniels, 2 tablespoons Disaronno Amaretto, and a cola soft drink.
Fill a highball glass with ice. In a cocktail shaker, combine whiskey, liqueur and more ice. Cover and shake vigorously, then strain into glass. Top with cola.  Serves 1 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Halloween Party Drinks, BOOOOZE!

Halloween is one of the funnest times  of the year,  not only is it the beginning of all the holidays, but you get to dress-up and be for one night any thing or person  you desire! 
This year  I have decide to throw a whopping party. I am going to invite all my friends, co workers and a few people from my building. what's an adult party with out a few drinks! Here my recipe for 3 fun cocktails

 lightly brush rims of glasses with agave syrup and sprinkle black decorating sugar  around rim. for 2 drinks fill cocktail shaker with ice cubes: add 1/2 cup chilled apple juice,1/2 cup sour apple pucker schnapps and 1/4 cup citrus-flavored vodka, cover and shake vigorously for 30 seconds: strain into glasses, pour 1/4 cup chilled lemon-line seltzer into each glass. and garish if desired

In a pitcher  combine 2 cups of coconut flavored rum, 1/4 cups vanilla flavored vodka, 3/4 cups hazelnut liqueur and 1 1/2 cups half&half  stir to combine serve chilled over ice.


  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounce pumpkin purée
  • 1 1/2 ounce vanilla vodka
  • 2 ounces apple cider
  • 1 1/2 ounces spicy ginger ale, such as Bruce Cost


  1. 1
    In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the pumpkin purée, vodka, and apple cider. Shake for 10-15 seconds.
  2. 2
    Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice and top with ginger ale.

Monday, October 7, 2013

A Recipe for a Pizza and Salad Dinner

from my blue apron recipes

The ingredients that you'll need

  • 2 Ounces Black Olives ( I used Greek pitted)
  • 3 Cloves Garlic ( sliced in very small pieces )
  • 1 Red Onion ( thinly sliced) for health benefits
  • 8 Ounces Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
  • 14 Ounce Can Tomato Puree
  • ¼ Cup Semolina Flour
  • 1 Pound Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
  •  Honey mustard vinaigrette 
  • 4 Ounces Arugula
Prepare your ingredients:
Preheat the oven to 500°F. Pit the olives by smashing them with the side of a knife. Peel and thinly slice the garlic. Peel the onion; thinly slice half of it and small dice the other half. Slice the mozzarella cheese.
Make the sauce:
In a medium pot, heat some olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the diced onion and garlic; cook 1 to 2 minutes, or until softened, stirring. Add the tomato puree, and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer 5 minutes, or until thickened. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Stretch the dough:
Evenly dust a large baking sheet with all of the semolina flour. Place the dough on the baking sheet and stretch it to the edges, being careful not to tear the dough.
Place the toppings on the pizza & bake:
Drizzle a little olive oil over the dough. Spoon a layer of sauce on the dough. (You may have extra sauce.) Top with the mozzarella, olives, and sliced onion. Season with pepper. Bake the pizza about 10 to 15 minutes, or until the dough is browned and cooked through.
 Just before serving, add the arugula to a large bowl, drizzle it with a little dressing, and toss to coat. (You may have extra dressing.)
 Finish the pizza and serve:
When the pizza is done, top it with the arugula salad and serve. Enjoy!

Onions have lots of great health benefit read about the health benefits of an onion 

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