Tuesday, October 14, 2008

All things Halloween!!!

Reasons for loving Halloween:

1. The best Halloween funnies!


2. The Best Apple Cider Recipe!
Apple cider is cozy and inviting, especially when there's rum involved! This is yummy to have prepared ahead of time and serve of to little trick-or-treaters after they return with their candy stash!

Hot Caramel Apple Cider
1/2 gal. apple cider1/2 c. brown sugar, packed1-1/2 t. cider vinegar1 t. vanilla extract4-inch cinnamon stick
6 whole cloves1 orange, sliced; 1/3 c. caramel ice cream topping
Combine all ingredients except topping in a slow cooker. Cover; cook on low setting for 5 to 6 hours. Strain; discard spices and orange. Serve in mugs, drizzling a teaspoonful of topping into each mug. Serves 16.

3. The Best Weather (Especially in San Diego)
Fall Leaves
Embrace your tights and long sleeves - your wooly hats and umbrellas.

I will make chick pea broth with parsley dumplings and I will bake sugar cookies and melted chocolate muffins.

I will read books by my fake fire. I will love and live and probably SNEEZE!!!

4. The Best Pumpkin Dip AKA - Big "bum" dip! you have to eat it until it's gone!

Pumpkin Dip

1 Can pureed Pumpkin

2 cups powdered sugar

1 8 oz. cream cheese

2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

Blend in the blender and refrigerate for a couple of hours.
Yummy with pretzel chips, pita chips or ginger snaps.

5. The Best Fall Tunes!!

Autumn Allegro... Vivaldi
The Great Pumpkin Waltz.... Vince Guaraldi (Charlie Brown)
'Tis Autumn..... Esther Phillips
Autumn in New York... Frank Sinatra
Ode to a Butterfly.... Nickel Creek
Autumn Leaves... Vince Guaraldi
Fall....No Second Troy
September Song... Ella Fitzgerald
Autumn... Jimmy Williams
Sea... George Winston's

6. The Best Decorations

6. The Best Halloween Treats!

7. The Best Halloween Images
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8. The Best Halloween Crafts!

Happy Month of October and all things Halloween!


Anonymous said...


jaime said...

heather. i almost wet myself when i saw your halloween decorations section. i thought to myself "oh my heck. is that her house?" and then i saw marthastewart.com and felt a little better.

(wow. i just sounded like such a hater.)

cute post. and that pumpkin dip sounds like it is to die for!!

Mark and Meghan said...

i'm sure i'll be making that dip sometime in the very NEAR future! sounds delicious. and i love those pumpkins sprayed gold! why have you done that yet?

Annemarie said...

WOW! I thought I was doing great, but now I need to do a little more laughing, more cooking, more decorating, warming up & crafting. Thanks. (just kidding, of course)
Cute post!
I'm totally stealing those recipes for taste buds.

Diane Riding said...

What an ADORABLE Halloween site, honey. I loved each section and wish I could copy that and keep it in a file for ideas (when I'd ever do it, I DON'T KNOW!!) How clever are you???????? Wish I could have all those decorations in my home and have time to make all those goodies!! VERY CLEVER!!! x0x0

Shauna said...

How awesome! Thanks for sharing :)

Melissa-Mc said...

Okay, one of these Halloween seasons, I'm coming over to your house!

jillburke said...

ooooh, that caramel cider sounds delicious!!!!

tammy said...

Those recipes sound heavenly! And I love everything Halloween. I really want to find an old mirror like the one in that pic.

orcalver12 said...

Not to mention the best girl's birthday. It's on the 22nd. I have always loved October. Have you gone to the cheesy carnival yet? we are going next week.

Cynthia said...

I just randomly came across your blog when I did a search for fun Halloween pictures. I love all the craft ideas!