Spooky Tooth Apple Wedges for Halloween

Looking for an easy and healthy recipe for the kids or office party this Halloween?  Checkout these fun apple wedges made to look like spooky teeth!

Spooky Tooth

These scary fun “applewiches” are a simple, healthy, Halloween snack.

Recipe

  • 1 medium apple
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 25 mini marshmallows

Yield: 5

*Cut apple into wedges using Apple Wedger and discard core.
*Using Scoop & Spread, spread peanut butter along one side of each apple slice.
*For “teeth”, place five marshmallows in the peanut butter on five of the apples (closer to the skin side of the apple).
*Press the remaining five apple slices down onto the marshmallows to form a “sandwich” resembling a mouth.

Tip: For scary vampire teeth, substitute whole blanched almonds for marshmallows.

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Something is fishy with this drink…

http://www.fastdrinkrecipes.com/alcoholic-drinks/fish-bowl-how-to/

20130408-222336.jpgThis has to be one of the coolest alcoholic beverages I’ve ever seen!

A bowl of brain-dulling deliciousness, based on the Blue Hawaiian

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Nerds candy
1/2 gallon fish bowl
5 oz. vodka
5 oz. Malibu rum
3 oz. blue Curacao
6 oz. sweet-and-sour mix
16 oz. pineapple juice
16 oz. Sprite
3 slices each: lemon, lime, orange
4 Swedish gummy fish
Directions:

Sprinkle Nerds on bottom of bowl as “gravel.” Fill bowl with ice. Add remaining ingredients. Serve with 18-inch party straws.

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Wake up in the morning with this easy delicous Iced Coffee Latte!

Iced Coffee Latte

 

 
I know what I’m having my husband make me tomorrow. 🙂

 

ICED COFFEE LATTE

INGREDIENTS
1/3 cup instant coffee granules
1/2 cup boiling water
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)
2 cups cold water
1 quart cold low-fat chocolate milk
Ice cubes

DIRECTIONS1
1) Place coffee granules in Small Batter Bowl. Add boiling water; whisk using Stainless Whisk. Whisk in sweetened condensed milk and cold water until completely blended.

2) Pour coffee mixture into Quick-Stir® Pitcher. Add chocolate milk; plunge to mix. Chill at least 1 hour. Serve over ice.

Yield:
8 servings of 1 cup

Nutrients per serving:
Calories 250, Total Fat 4.5 g, Saturated Fat 3 g, Cholesterol 15 mg, Carbohydrate 43 g, Protein 8 g, Sodium 130 mg, Fiber less than 1 g

U.S. Diabetic exchanges per serving:
3 starch (3 carb)

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Never scrub your microwave again!

20130402-202656.jpgDo you feel like Cinderella while scrubbing your microwave? Me too! I feel like I’m in a game of Twister trying to get things off the roof of it.

Well…scrub no more! Use this simple method brought to you by http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2012/06/how-to-clean-and-shine-your-microwave.html and clean it via vinegar magic. Vinegar and baking soda are sure some magical ingredients in various household uses, aren’t they?!

“Pour one cup vinegar (into a 2-cup measuring cup or bowl) then add one cup of hot water to that.
Place measuring cup (or bowl) in the microwave, set your timer for approximately 10 minutes and turn it on.
After 5-10 minutes (this will depend on how powerful your microwave is)…CAREFULLY remove the cup with the HOT liquid (use an oven mitt!) and wipe out the inside with a wet rag.

A CAUTION: If you’re worried about explosions over superheated liquid, you can virtually eliminate the possibility of it happening to you by simply leaving some non-metallic object (such as a wooden spoon or stir stick) in the cup or bowl when you boil liquids in your microwave. It may not be necessary, but it won’t hurt anything either. Safety first!”

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Bacon Eggs and Toast all rolled into one dirty pan!

bacon-egg-toast-cups-3646I LOVE recipes that require the least amount of dishes when I’m done and this one takes away 2 frying pans and a toaster by only requiring a muffin pan.

 

You can get creative and use sausage or ham, or even make it a vegetarian dish with imitation egg and omitting the meat.

Pampered Chef has a regular muffin tin as well as my favorite, the mini muffin tin which makes perfect bite-sized servings. I’m a pretty messy eater but I have a huge mouth, so being able to stuff the whole thing in without dripping all over myself is a plus! http://new.pamperedchef.com/search-browse-results

Prep Time: 15 min Serves: 12
Cooking Time: 25 min Yield: 12 cups

Ingredients

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Spray 12 standard muffin cups.
3. With a rolling pin, flatten bread slices slightly and, with a 4 1/4-inch cookie cutter, cut into rounds. Cut each round in half, then press 2 halves into each muffin cup, overlapping slightly and making sure bread comes up to edge of cup. Use extra bread to patch any gaps. Spray bread with spray butter.
4. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium, until almost crisp, 4 minutes, flipping once. (It will continue to cook in the oven.)
5. Lay 1 bacon slice in each bread cup
6. Scramble eggs and fill cups. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle in cheese.
7. Bake until egg just set, 20 to 25 minutes. Run a small knife around cups to loosen toasts. Serve immediately.
Standard muffin pans come in 6- or 12-cup size; if baking 6 items in a 12-cup pan, leave empty space in between. Nonstick pans are nice but not essential. Beware of very thin pans, which often lead to burning. Place pans on a baking sheet to make them easier to get in and out of the oven. Or buy a Pampered Chef stoneware pan and cook evenly every time and without the need for nonstick spray.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/recipes/bacon-egg-toast-cups/#ixzz2PMcrNPe7

 

 

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There’s a worm in my apple!

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My four year old is going to flip over these! A gummy worm and peanut butter filled apple!

I’ve copied the recipe below but here’s a link to the original:

http://blogs.babble.com/family-kitchen/2010/09/14/afterschool-snack-fun-squirmy-wormy-apples/

“SQUIRMY, WORMY APPLE SNACK
Use up that bounty of autumn apples with this easy, kid-friendly snack. Parents will have to do the most of the cutting, but kids will enjoy helping fill the apple with peanut butter, and placing their gummy worms in just-the-right spot.

INGREDIENTS
1 apple
1 gummy worm
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 large straw (I used a thick, Boba tea straw and a Slurpee straw and both worked perfectly)

Press the straw into the apple, ensuring that it goes all the way to the center core of the apple. Remove the straw and discard. Use a sharp knife to cut the top 1/3 off of the apple.

Scrape the core out of the bottom part of the apple with a grapefruit spoon.

Gently place your gummy worm into the center of your apple, and through the hole you’ve created with your straw.

Spoon a dollop of peanut butter on top of the gummy worm, into the hollowed-out center of the apple.

Replace the top of the apple. Serve immediately & enjoy!”

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Sugar biscuits with chocolate gravy. Yum!

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Why can’t these be low calorie? Maybe I can eat 2….one for each cheek…since I’m sure that’s where they’re going anyways.

INGREDIENTS
1 can of Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layers Buttermilk Biscuits (8ct.)
1/2 cup Sugar
1/4 cup melted butter..for dipping

For the Gravy:
1 cup Sugar
2-1/2 cups Milk
1/4 cup melted butter
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
2 tbsp. Flour
3/4 cup Unsweetened Cocoa

DIRECTIONS
Dip each raw Biscuit into the melted Butter and then directly into the Sugar….

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*Place them on a baking sheet according to the directions on the biscuit package…

*Let them cool completely.

*Make the Chocolate Gravy: In a medium pot, slowly melt the Butter and then stir in the Sugar, Flour, Vanilla and Cocoa Powder until it’s pretty much lump-free. Pour in the Milk and mix to combine…

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*Let it simmer for about 15 minutes, or until it thickens up.

*Grab a couple of Sugar-Crackled Biscuits and drizzle some of the warm Chocolate Gravy onto them.

**Avoid the scale for a few days. 🙂

You can find the original recipe here:
http://www.ohbiteit.com/2013/03/sugar-biscuits-chocolate-gravy.html

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