Halloween Food Safety for Kids

Halloween is a beloved holiday for children and adults alike, but with the spooky festivities also comes serious safety concerns. While kids enjoy trick-or-treating and indulging in sweets, it's essential to prioritize their safety, especially when it comes to food.  Photo by Jill Wellington This Halloween, don’t let food dangers be the reason for feeling spooky. Halloween food safety is everyone’s responsibility to ensure a safe … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Plan Ahead For Halloween

There are countless fun activities to do around Halloween time: going pumpkin picking, making themed snacks, doing Halloween arts and crafts with your kids. And let’s not forget about getting dressed up in your favorite costume and going trick-or-treating, of course. There are so many things to do around Halloween, it can be hard to squeeze them all into a couple week’s time.   Which is exactly why it helps to plan ahead. It is never too … [Read more...]

Mummy Hot Dogs Recipe

Mummy Hot Dogs Recipe Fall and Halloween are such fun times to spice up lunch and have fun with your recipes. The kids love a good hot dog. Ethan vegetarian and Emma her Applegate Farms hot dogs. With the simple alteration to dough you've got a fun "mummy" that makes lunch a little more exciting. This recipe can be modified easily ... leave out the cheese or substitute homemade dough for store bought. The idea, though, is pure … [Read more...]

Halloween Cupcake Idea : Easy Spiders & Webs

Halloween Spiders & Webs Cupcakes With Halloween just a few days away I thought I would share a quick, easy and fun cupcake idea for the upcoming parties this weekend or to surprise your kids with on Monday. Supplies Needed:   * 1 cake mix * 1 tub of frosting * cupcake papers * Halloween/Fall themed sprinkles * black tubed gel * Halloween DOTS candy * red Twizzlers Pull –n- Peel candy * toothpick Start by … [Read more...]

Spooky Glow Jars Halloween Craft

 Spooky Glow Jars Halloween Craft My kids have been begging me to start picking out their costumes for Halloween. September just began, but they are already excited for fall. So for this post, I thought I’d give you a couple of ideas of quick, fun and creative ways to create a “spooky jar”. Above is the jar I made. I must say, this is the first time I’ve attempted this craft and I learned a few important things that I will share at the … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Shaped Cheese Ball Recipe

  Pumpkin Shaped Cheese Ball Recipe Fall is full of opportunities for social gatherings. From Fall celebrations and Halloween parties to Thanksgiving gatherings... anything pumpkin (shaped) is a winner. This particular recipe has a fun appeal with a grown up taste. Sometimes you just don't want another sweet goodie... crackers and cheese are always a great adult combo winner! INGREDIENTS 8 oz softened Cream Cheese 2 cup Shredded Cheddar … [Read more...]

Apple Shaped Rice Krispie Treats

Apple Shaped Rice Krispie Treats Fall is in full force and that means apple season. Whether you are homeschooling and are looking to expand your curriculum a bit or just want to create a playful treat, these apple shaped rice krispie treats are a winner. My kids really enjoy these occasional surprises like this as marshmallows, candy and fruit roll ups are not usually on the menu. (Yield about 18) INGREDIENTS 6 cup Rice Krispies … [Read more...]

Monster Eyes Deviled Eggs Recipe

Monster Eyes Deviled Eggs   Halloween is on its way and people are already starting to plan their holiday parties and activities. How about adding a spooky Monsters’ Eyeball to the menu? This delicious, healthy and simple snack is the perfect Halloween side dish. Your guests are sure to love the look of this creative and playful snack almost as much as they enjoy eating it. Ingredients: 1 dozen eggs (hardboiled) 2 whole … [Read more...]

Creepy Apple Monster Mouths Recipe

  Creepy Apple Monster Mouths Recipe Making a healthy treat that is fun and holiday themed is never easier than in the fall. These Apple Monster Mouths would be perfect for an after school snack or even a fall party. INGREDIENTS 1 Apple 1/4 cup Peanut Butter Yogurt Covered Raisins OR Almond Slivers OR Mini Marshmallows Red Food Coloring   DIRECTIONS Add 8 drops of food coloring to peanut butter and mix well to make it more … [Read more...]

Spiderweb Pizza Snacks Recipe

Spiderweb Pizza Snacks Recipe   My kids always come home from school hungry. Since it's almost October, I thought it would be fun to share a little after school snack we like to make. You can also think of this on a bigger scale with a full sized pizza and several spiders. The kids love to make them and they are creepy fun to eat! INGREDIENTS Pizza Sauce Round Crackers, Sandwich Slim Buns and/or Pita Breads String Mozzarella … [Read more...]