Wednesday, October 29, 2008

a tRiCk... & lots of TrEaTs!!!

so i have been so dang busy in the kitchen these last couple of weeks.  & too be honest, there is no place i would rather be than in the kitchen!  i always joke with my mom that i was either born in the wrong decade or that i should have been latino.  i take complete pleasure in wearing an apron all day!  
i haven't ONLY be cooking.  we have had a couple of parties, some fun crafty projects & ok, ok, a lot of treats.  the kids have been so helpful with everything.  from wrapping caramels to cracking eggs. 
the fun little thing that we do every year is our hardware pumpkins.  they are so fun & easy!  & the kids love them because they can do them all by themselves & be totally creative!  here are a couple of examples of some that the kids made.  



i always get my hardware at the we home improvement thrift store.  if you live in utah county there is one in provo called ReStore.  also all the money from this store goes to habitat for humanity.  it's a win/win!!!

another little craft that i did was this wreath for my front door.  i just got a twig wreath, sprayed it black, added some spider webs & embellished it.  


as far as the YUMMIES go, i have had such a fun time this Halloween making fun treats for my friends, family & neighbors.  if you love to cook & bake you hopefully you will try these out.  here are some of my favorites! 

{oreo covered caramel dipped apple}

{mini mock caramel apples}
i found this idea HERE


{vintage printed sugar cookies}

{this could very well be my new favorite thing!}

{you can get the papers & instructions HERE}

{black licorice caramel dipped marshmallows}

{halloween caramels}... Recipe HERE

i just can't wait for Halloween!  i am super excited for my "special" trick or treat- treats.  not to mention my kids costumes.  stay tuned & HaPpY hAuNtInG!!!

17 comments:

Kaerlig said...

dang, can I come over to your house? will you feed me?

Summer said...

I LOVE all this stuff! You are so dang creative and smart! SO dang cute!!

Jack Attack said...

looks so good and so tasty. your apples look as good as the ones I used to make at RMCF in high school.

Brooke said...

Totally LOVE and adore all of your fun ideas. I'm coveting those vintage cookies and desperately want to learn how to make them--this year I'm really into those vintage prints. Thanks for sharing you cute thang. :)

Ash said...

the boys had so much fun at your party! our new goal is to get them together before thanksgiving, maybe head up to the discovery gateway, or the dinosaur museum (canon has been asking to go there for months). talk to you soon...

Victoria said...

You are way too creative!

Tiff said...

Really I think you are giving martha a run for her money! I am dying all of those treats look heavenly your amazing!!!

Mary and Ryan said...

Man, I wish I was your neighbor!

Kipn n' Sarah said...

Holy Moly! I think you just might be super woman. DO you give super woman classes?? I will come up there to take them, seriously!!! I really wish I lived closer! You are amazing girl!

KJ said...

luuuving the hardware pumpkins. perfect for a toddler!

Andrea C. said...

seriously - you amaze me!!! I'm so impressed with all of it and to think I was proud of myself just for making pumpkin cookies. What a slacker I am! Love the idea for the hardware pumpkins too - Connor would get the biggest kick out of that!

Dana Dastrup said...

Wow you seriously make me tired!! You keep it ging and anytime you want to bring someone treats... feel free to come to my house :)

Jen said...

Aubrey just loves her pumpkin. Such a cute idea. Reading this post made me tired (well it could also be that's it almost 1 in the morning - man I need a life!) How do you do it all????!!!!!

Lyndsie said...

so fun brit! i love everything...and can't wait to someday soon try those edible wafer papers!! thanks again for sharing!! :)

Kass Martin said...

Those treats look so good I can hardly stand it. Especially the little apples and licorice marshmallows. Oh man. Yummy yummy. You are totally in the wrong decade. over here at the martin house it's all add water and cook for 10 minutes. My poor kids and Brian would love a week with a creative and talented cook of a mom like you. Apron and all.

Kami said...

Hi Britnee! I am married to Kyle Bigler, Matt's older brother. I just had to say that I think you are so creative and inspiring. Everything is so darling! All your treats look so yummy! I would love to get the recipes for the Oreo apples and the marshmallows, they look so good. I have been to that fancy flours store in MT, and it is so darling, it is were I got the idea for this and this. The cookies are too cute too! Anyway, just wanted to say Hi...and Happy Blogging!

Lance and Becky said...

Cute EVERYTHING! Love the pumpkins, and all the yummy treats and crafts! You are so dang creative...teach me :)