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Spooky Cookies: Chocolate Chip Spider Cookies

It is officially October which means that I can officially post Halloween ideas without angering other people. Yes, my favorite holidays are Christmas, Halloween, and Easter. Yes, those holidays last longer than just one month in my house. Yes, I decorate, and yes my Halloween decorations have been up for three weeks already. No, I will not apologize for it. Now that the rest of the world has caught up we can begin celebrating in earnest.

First on the agenda is food. Because food is life, and treats are the best. We do a lot of baking in the fall and winter. It all starts during the Halloween season. My kids and I just did a whole batch of Star Wars Sugar Cookies to share with the kindergarten class. But next on my agenda is Halloween cookies. Since we just did roll out sugar cookies I am not so sure I want to spend my day rolling out, cutting, and decorating again so soon. But I do want some fun Halloween treats on hand. So after doing a little looking, I found something that will be simple to make, be fun, look great, and give me that sweet treat I am looking for.

Spooky Cookies

Chocolate Chip Spider Cookies are the way to go this year. This amazing little recipe and tutorial from Tastes Better From Scratch is perfect for the spooky season. Lauren from Tastes Better From Scratch has a great and simple recipe that will knock your socks off. Sometimes we make the mistake of trying to impress at holiday time with fantastic out of this world recipes, meals, desserts, and decor. But with so much going on in my life I discovered it is best to do what I enjoy, make myself happy, and just live my best life possible. So I make treats because I want them, and I decorate them because I want something fun to brighten my day. But, I know my limits, and with so much going on right now this fun and simple dessert is right up my alley. So thank you, Lauren, for reminding me that simple is great!

Head on over to  Tastes Better From Scratch to get the full recipe and tutorial now. And check out some of Lauren’s other great ideas when you are there. You will not be disappointed.

Spooky Ghost Chili: a Halloween Dinner Idea

IMG_0854.JPGWe love to get into the Halloween spirit. But we also love an easy simple dinner the night of Halloween. Well this year we have found another spectacularly spooky dinner idea with very little fuss. Now we can concentrate on getting ready for our ghoulish night trick-or-treating and making last minute changes or touch-ups on our costumes and decor. We have made mummy hotdogs and spooky pizzas in the past, so we wanted something new. Well we sure found it. This year we will be making Spooky Ghost Chili. This is perfect for us since we love chili, it is simple to make, and we can make it in a hurry. The little added Halloween charm makes it a fun and fantastic meal for our little ones, and us, on this fun Halloween night.

We found this Spooky Ghost Chili at Little Nummies. Little Nummies was created by mommy of three Kellie. Kellie loves to make fun and fantastic meals for her three little ones, and has tons of amazing ideas to make any meal fun! We especially love her Spooky Ghost Chili. It is quick, simple, and so much fun. Sometimes we expect fun little meals to be too difficult, time consuming, or expensive. Kellie shows us it doesn’t have to be with her Spooky Ghost Chili. You can also check out some of Kellie’s other fun meal ideas and try them at home. Everyone will love them!

What You Will Need:

Chili (need a new chili recipe? Try one of these)
Mozzarella Cheese or Jack Cheese (just make sure it’s white!)
Straw
Knife

Now just head on over to Little Nummies for some instructions on how to make some spooky little ghosts for your chili, serve, and enjoy! We are so excited to try this at home, we hope you and your family have a great Halloween!

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