Thursday, October 11, 2012

Halloween Recipes That the Kids will Love!

Rather you're throwing a big Halloween party with tons of guests or just doing a small family gathering of treats & goodies, I have some wonderful recipes in store from you.

I have made each and every one of these recipes at my house at a Halloween party (within the last couple of years) and they are all always a hit! I hope that you all enjoy them as much as we all have!

2cups  boiling water
1pkg.  (8-serving size) JELL-O Lime Flavor Gelatin
2cups  cold orange juice
1bottle  (1 liter) seltzer, chilled
 Ice cubes
1pt.  (2 cups) orange sherbet, slightly softened
1  orange, thinly sliced
1  lime, thinly sliced

STIR boiling water into dry gelatin in large bowl at least 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Stir in juice. Cool to room temperature.
POUR into punch bowl just before serving. Add seltzer and ice; stir.
ADD scoops of sherbet and fruit slices.

TIPS: Substitute 2 pkg. (4-serving size each) JELL-O Lime Flavor Gelatin for the 1 pkg. (8-serving size) gelatin.
Substitute club soda for the seltzer.


Wrap a legion of scary mummies for a Halloween dinner or party appetizer. To make, skewer a purchased meatball and a 4-inch piece of summer sausage stick with a 6-inch wooden skewer. Combine 8 ounces of cream cheese and 1 teaspoon of purchased pesto. Spread some of the mixture over the meat skewer and wrap with cooked fettuccine noodles. For a more bulky body, spread with additional cream cheese mixture and wrap with another layer of cooked fettuccine. Add capers for eyes. Serve with pasta sauce for dipping.


For a quick Halloween appetizer so good it comes from the graves, serve guests tombstone sandwiches. To make, cut chicken salad sandwiches into tombstone shapes, roll the edges in chopped pecans for a pebbly look, and serve from a graveyard covered in creepy cabbage. Then use mustard/ketchup to write 'BOO', 'RIP', or other halloween phrases on the bread.



White chocolate chips
Cool Whip (1 tub)
Milk chocolate chips (mini’s would be great)
Popsicle sticks 

Melt the white chocolate chips.
Whip in the Cool Whip.
Cut the bananas in half and peel them.
Gently place popsicle stick in banana and dip in mixture. (Be careful! If you move too quickly, the banana will break!)
Place on wax paper.
Add chocolate chip eyes.
Freeze and enjoy! 


1pkg.  (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/2cup  packed brown sugar
1/2tsp.  vanilla
2large  apples, cut into quarters
1/4 cup  PLANTERS Slivered Almonds

BEAT cream cheese with mixer until creamy. Add sugar and vanilla; mix well.
CUT thin wedge in peel side of each apple piece; fill with 1 tsp. cream cheese mixture. Insert 4 to 6 nuts in cream cheese mixture in each apple to resemble teeth.
SPOON remaining cream cheese mixture into serving bowl. Serve with apples for dipping.


Eyeballs on a Plate    
Small, round powdered donuts
Gummy Life-Savers
Brown M & M’s OR chocolate chips
Red gel icing

Place the donuts on a plate.
Add several stripes of gel icing for bloodshot eyes.
Put a gummy Life Saver in the center and a chocolate chip in the center of the Life Saver. 

Each recipe has been made by me at some point, however they are not my own ideas. Also, the pictures came from Google (as I did not think to take my own pictures when I made the treats).

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Please VOTE for my little girl in the contest!!

Van's Natural Foods is having a contest BREAKFAST BEDHEADS for a coupon and $5,000! I entered Aliya's photo in it and am hoping *fingers crossed* that she wins this!

I would greatly appreciate it if you would take a moment to vote for Aliya.

PLEASE Vote for Aliya! Go 'Like' the page, vote for Aliya, and then please SHARE it and encourage others to vote for her, too! Pretty please? I think there may be a shot at us winning if I am able to get some help from my wonderful readers!

Just in case the link doesn't work, the picture is titled "This is Bacon?!" and my name is Jerrica P. The photo is shown below (but in order to get to the voting page, please click the link provided HERE or above.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Where Has My Mind Gone To?

So, I'm not quite sure how I managed to skip this one REALLY important detail in my last post update, BUT.. here it is! The man that I am with and I are now expecting a precious bundle of joy. We are just a little further than 3 months along!

In some ways, I was extremely nervous that he would not be completely okay with us having a baby and whatnot yet but I was pleasantly surprised when he turned out just as excited (if not more!!) than I. We are crossing our fingers for a boy, but the good Lord knows that we will be perfectly satisfied with whatever we are blessed with. 

Anyways, I just wanted to share this will all of you since it is such exciting news! And by the way, this time, I do plan to (hopefully) still keep up the blogging all the while - I figure that if every other mama on here can do it, I can at least give it a rough try..! 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Time to shut it down?

Long time, no see, huh? I do apologize. I have certainly had a jumbled year so far. I'm sure that Blogger is expecting that it's time to shut poor, forgotten my page down.


Although my year has been jumbled and I have a million things to catch you all up on, I am going to get back to blogging - I miss it - and all of you. I came into blogging full force and it became an important role in my life, but once Aliya was born, I could feel blogging slip out of the picture.

I was a new mom, new to the world of babies and children. And then, the divorce. So, I became a single mom with a billion things to do and accomplish - one of which, I had no idea would happen so abruptly - I met a new special someone. He adores Aliya, just as much as I do. He is a magnificent man and an all around genuine person.

Back on point, my blogging is going to continue. And for those of you who have waited and been loyal followers, I greatly appreciate your patience and commitment to Something To Talk About. 

Thank you!