Don’t forget to check out the posts from the BOO-YA! participants.

And feel free to still add your own.

BOO-YA! Share your Tricks and Treats

I have always enjoyed Halloween. For me, it signifies the start of fall.

Of course, having two kids now in school also means double the classroom treats for classroom parties. {stick a fork in me}

So I look for the easy-peasy stuff to create. This means using my good-‘ol standby Kraft Food & Family magazine:

Easy Ghost Cookies:

How stinkin’ cute are these?!! And they take mere minutes to make {swoon}…

Easy Ghost Cookies
What You Need
1 pkg. (6 oz.) BAKER’S White Chocolate
18 NUTTER BUTTER Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
decorating gels and/or assorted small candies
Make It
MICROWAVE chocolate in medium microwavable bowl on HIGH 1-1/2 minutes or until chocolate is completely melted, stirring every 30 seconds.
SPREAD chocolate onto one side of each cookie for the ghost’s “body.” Cool slightly.
DECORATE with gels and/or candies to create “faces.” Cool until chocolate is set.


Spider Cupcakes:
another super easy, yet adorable recipe

Spider Cupcakes

What You Need
1 pkg. (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix
1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
1/3 cup KOOL-AID Orange Flavor Sugar-Sweetened Soft Drink Mix
2 Tbsp. hot water
1 can (16 oz.) ready-to-spread white frosting
24 OREO Cookies
12 pieces black string licorice (32 inch each)
48 miniature candy-coated chocolate pieces
Make It
PREPARE cake batter as directed on package; blend in dry pudding mix. Spoon evenly into 24 paper-lined medium muffin cups. Bake as directed on package for cupcakes. Cool completely.
DISSOLVE drink mix in hot water. Stir into frosting until blended. Frost cupcakes, reserving some frosting for attaching candies.
CUT each licorice piece into sixteen 2-inch pieces; set aside. Place 1 cookie on top of each cupcake. Insert 4 licorice pieces into each side of each cookie for the “spider’s legs.” (Eight licorice pieces for each cookie.) Add 2 candy-coated chocolate pieces to top of each cookie using some of the reserved frosting for the “spider’s eyes.”


Candy Corn Clay Pots:

These are fun and inexpensive to make. I have picked up the little clay pots for these at Hobby Lobby for less than $1.00

Directions available at Reader’s Digest.

To take part: Please add the link FOR THE POST FOR BOO-YA! onto Mr. Linky. (do not just link to your home page)
Next to your name, indicate whether it is a decoration, craft, or treat (or any combination)
[And please link back to my site in your post.]

As always – Thank you for participating! I hope you enjoy traveling around to view all of the posts as I know I will.

BOO-YA! Reminder


Don’t forget – BOO-YA! is this Monday.

Gather your favorite fall crafts and treats, write them up and share them with the blogosphere, via a Mr. Linky, of course.

Spread the word. Y’all don’t want my popcorn balls to be the onliest thing on the list do you??*

(* no, I won’t have a popcorn ball recipe up… but I may do it if no one else adds anything. mkay?)

BOO-ya! Yet another time-suck for me

I’m unable to keep up with my laundry and house cleaning; showering daily has become optional, and meals are last minute.

So how does one deal with that?

Apparently, if you are me, you add to the chaos by deciding to host another food carnival.
I loved hosting “Goggle Gobble Some Good Stuff” and “Holiday Par-tay” last year (which I will be hosting again this year), so I am adding to my carnival repertoire with Boo-ya!


On Monday, October 27th, I will be hosting a Halloween/Fall Festival carnival. Show us your best Halloween/Fall Festival crafts and treats.

Here are some of the details:

I’ll have a Mr. Linky in place on the 27th. On your blog, write a post with your Craft and Treats ideas. Include the instructions and/or recipe. Then come back over here and add your post to Mr. Linky. We are bound to find some good ideas to make Halloween a bit more fun and delightful.

Here is the code for the button above, if you’d like to add it to your blog to promote it. Obviously, it will be more fun if we have more than, oh… two recipes. So spread the word!

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