Monday, October 27, 2008

more halloween decor ideas

all these came from!! I love their magazine and website!! so much fun stuff!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Oreo Truffles

My Grandma Beth told me about this recipe!! Looks like a great one!!!

1 package oreo cookies (divided… use cookie including the cream center)
1 8oz. package cream cheese (softened)
white chocolate bark

1. Crush cookies and stir in softened cream cheese. Use the back of a large spoon to help mash the two together.
2. Roll the mixture into 1″ balls and place on wax paper covered cookie sheet.
3. Melt chocolate as directed on the package and then dip balls into chocolate, tap off extra and set aside on wax paper covered cookie sheet to dry.
4. Enjoy! 

Makes about 36 truffles.
Notes: Also, it helps to freeze the uncoated balls for a few minutes to keep the mixture from starting to fall apart in the melted chocolate. If this becomes a problem, dip them in the chocolate, let dry and then dip again. They are also good dipped in regular milk chocolate bark. And for an extra twist, use the mint oreo sandwich cookies. Also, if you have extra chocolate you can always make a few chocolate covered pretzels or strawberries or bananas!

{the Witch is in}

I had seen different versions of Witches Hats in years past and LOVED the idea. We were suppose to have a Girl's Weekend last weekend, but family circumstances didn't permit my attending. :( I had suggested we make these as our weekend craft and my mom and sister gathered the "ingredients". The hat came from Walmart and the accessories from Tia Pan Trading Co. You can put your own twist on any hat that fits your personality...have fun! Fortunately, they made me a hat and it's in the mail! I'm so excited!

Black, Orange & Yellow!

I love the color combos associated with Halloween.....this is my attempt to make our house look a little more festive.