Thursday, November 8, 2018

THANKSGIVING TREAT: Acorn Cookies, Hershey Kisses & Nutter Butter Cookies

Have you made these cute little acorn cookies yet? They are super easy to make. The perfect treat for Halloween, Fall and Thanksgiving.  Also an excellent treat to put in the kid's lunchbox When we made these yummy cookies, the children helping that day were 3, 4, 6, 8 and 10 years old. Fun was had by all! 

 We made our acorn cookies with the a Caramel Hershey Kiss. They were amazing!  You could also use the new Pumpkin Spice Kiss or a Chocolate Kiss.

Here are your ingredients. (1) Mini Nutter Butter cookies (2) Caramel Hershey Kiss and (3) Mini chocolate chips. Using just the top of a Nutter Butter cookie looks great and you can get more acorn cookies per bag. The creamy center of the cookie comes right off.

We wanted to use regular sized chocolate chips (because that's what we always have on hand)  I think they looked nice too.  The butterscotch mini chocolate chips are another choice. Melt your chocolate chips in a double boiler or in a microwave and use as glue for the kiss and chocolate chip on top.  You know, it might be easier to put your melted chocolate in an icing bag and just put a drop of glue (chocolate) on the top and bottom of the cookie and then add the Hershey kiss and the chocolate chips. That way there would be no excess. I found I had to do all the tops (mini chocolate chips) first and let them set and then do it again with the Hershey Kiss.

Then there is this fun recipe from Hershey  called Kisses Acorn Cookies, that looks super easy to do too.  The perfect Thanksgiving activity for the kids.  Find the recipe HERE


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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Fun Thanksgiving Table Decorations That Will Impress Your Friends and Family

We've got some fun things for your Thanksgiving table decor.  Something the kids and adults will love. A little treat to hold them over until the dinner is ready and also a place setting decoration. They are all companion pieces and kits that are very easy to assemble. 

 Our brand new design for Turkey Toes is easy to assemble.  Whether you place them in a festive container or put at each guest plate, it is sure to be a hit with everyone. The cellophane bag measures 4' tall and holds about 17 candy corns. Just the right amount of a pre-dinner treat.

CLICK HERE to get more info on these fun TURKEY TOES treats.

Gobble till you wobble doubles as a treat box and a place card holder.  You can fill it with candy corns, Hershey kisses, Hershey Nuggets or any favorite treats.  You can fit about 14 Hershey Kisses inside.  Just write your guests names on the round white tag. (The leaf paper clip is not included this year) Put it at the top right of the dinner plate or in the center of the plate. Super easy to put together!  

The closeup of this turkey shows how fun he is. The Gobble till you wobble adds another fun touch.  The crinkle paper inside the treat box is optional.

CLICK HERE to get more details about these Thanksgiving Treat Box

Here's another great option for your Thanksgiving table decor.  Place one at the side of the plate or right on top of the plate. Will definitely make everything more festive! Who does't like a chocolate Hershey bar?

You can get a case of Hershey chocolate bars (1.55 oz) regular sized at Costco and Sam's Club for about 63 cents each. A box of 36 is only $23.00.

CLICK HERE to get more information about these Thanksgiving Turkey candy bar wraps

Straws make every drink fun, whether they are for adults or children. Each straw is a gold chevron with two turkeys and a "Happy Turkey Day" tag.  All you do is attach to the straw. Super Easy!!  CLICK HERE to get these Turkey Straws.

Let's to forget to dress up your utensils. The silverware holder will just finish off your table decor. You select either a boy or a girl turkey or you could select all boys or all girls.

CLICK HERE to see All our Thanksgiving kits.


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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Thanksgiving Coloring Book and Activities for kids-Put It All In a Personalized Binder

We've come up with a Thanksgiving activity the kids actually like and spend "happy time" doing.  We have made up these coloring and activity books for our grandkids for the past 2 years and they definitely work their magic!  Just pick out their favorite movie and book characters from the list below, print them out and insert into this binder. Great fun for the Kid's Table!

No more fighting over crayons!  Give everyone their own special bag of crayons with our cute bag topper and you'll be soooooo organized! The 4" wide bag holds 10 crayons.  There are four different tag toppers. You can get the 4" wide  x 6" tall  bags at any craft store.

Write the kids name on the Thanksgiving binder cover printable. There is also a vertical label that you glue to the side of the binder that you can write their name on.  

Adhere the side piece to the binder and write the kid's names.  The side label makes it easy for the kids to grab their own book when they are stored on the shelf.  We bought these 1" binders at Costco and they were just over $1 for each binder (set of 6) You can find them at any office supply store too. 

Copy and put the kid's favorite coloring pages inside the book.  They are going to have Sooooo much fun with it!

I can tell you from experience that as the adults are hustling around, getting the Thanksgiving meal together, it was great to see all the kids sitting around a table talking to each other, coloring, interacting and genuinely having fun with each other.  No iPads, computers or cell phones needed. They were really having fun. 

CLICK HERE to get these printables for the kids

Below find over 60 links for coloring pages and games to put inside the Thanksgiving Coloring Book-just click on the one you want to be taken to the original site to download.  Hundred of free printable coloring pages to put in your Thanksgiving Coloring/Activity Book! Put as many or as little coloring pages in your children's books.




Thanksgiving Word Searches and Crossword Puzzles


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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Halloween Treat Boxes All Dressed Up As A Candy Corn-Gotta See! Candy, Cookies, Chocolate and More

While working one day I looked over at these two popcorn boxes that I had stacked together to get them out of the way. One was yellow and one was orange. At that moment I said to myself..... "Hey, that looks like a candy corn"  And that was the beginning moment of this design. A candy corn treat box. (measures 3" wide x 3" deep x 4" tall)

What kind of treats do you need during the month of Halloween? Do you give special treats to your favorite trick or treaters?  How about your friends at work? Wouldn't your employees appreciate one of these? Are you hosting a Halloween party........Need a party favor? We can help! 

chocolate covered popcorn
candy corn
full sized candy bars
Halloween cookies
gift card and candy
Hershey kisses
Hershey nuggets
cinnamon bears
Halloween candy
peanut brittle
and most any kind of candy or treat

I love this saying because, quite frankly, I am a chocoholic and will always be.  Although I do like other candy but chocolate, nuts, and caramel is the best!  Have you ever tried the turtles or cavaliers from Mrs. Cavanaughs? They are absolutely the best. Now that would be a special treat for someone extra special. Imagine them in individual cellophane bags inside this cute treat box.  I would LOVE to receive that treat box.  

We've taken two medium sized popcorn boxes (3" wide x 3" deep x 4" tall) and nestled the together, partly to make it a stronger box but mostly to make the boxes look like a candy corn....but the result is a stronger box that is MORE festive. The tag is aged on the edges to give it that "aged" Halloween look. The candy corns are layered with premium cardstock to give it a 3D look. And finally you add your favorite treat/candy. It doesn't have to be a candy corn. You could put your favorite recipe for chocolate covered popcorn inside, your favorite full-sized candy bars or even your much sought after Halloween cookies. Use the crinkle paper to fill the box to the proper level for the treat you are going to put inside. A lot of crinkle paper means a smaller treat while a little crinkle paper allows for more treats. I guess it depends on who you are giving them to. A lot for the co-workers at your office and a little for the kids in your child's classroom? 

We gather the supplies you need to assemble each box. You only adhere the tags and candy corn cutouts and put your treat in the cellophane bag and you're done. Super Simple! Kit contains what you see above plus foam dots, and of course, easy-to-follow-instructions though with this all you need to do is look at the package photo. The crinkle paper isn't included but you can get a nice sized bag at The Dollar Store for $1.  We used white to make the 3 colors of the candy corn complete but you could use orange, black or yellow.  

You can get MORE details in our Etsy shop. Don't wait too long to purchase because we have a limited amount of popcorn boxes for the kits (no, really)  

CLICK HERE to go to our Etsy shop and see 64 Halloween kits and digitals plus this one here. You're bound to find something you just have to have for this Halloween! 


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Friday, September 7, 2018

NEW Halloween Treats & Party Favors-Drac & Frank Candy Bar Wrappers (Frankenstein and Dracula)

And here's Drac and Frank!  Everyone's favorite Halloween characters are now wrapped around a Hershey chocolate bar. They were so much fun to design this summer…..I couldn't wait to show them to you but hey, September is free game for Halloween things especially for those of you who think ahead when it comes to the holidays.  I can think of so many fun ways to use these. (game prizes, party favors, place settings, gifts, trick or treaters, co-workers, employees and so much more)

Frank is all decked out in his best orange bow tie complete with bolts on each side of his head. (The bow tie comes pre-assembled)  Love his fun eyes. It's a kit that is super easy to put together. We always include easy-to-follow instructions and there is also a package photo for you to refer to for assembling. Frank's wrap is a key lime green.

Frank is decked out in his signature black cape with red collar. A orange polkadot bow finishes off his ensemble.  His ears were designed to extend out past the candy bar wrap, which makes him look so grand! The cape comes already assembled.  Just adhere the "Happy Halloween" tag on his head and you're done with a fun treat.

Need some prizes for your Halloween games? This will work!  Whoever you give these to will absolutely love them.  They are sure to be a hit at your party. 

You can get a box of 1.55 oz Hershey chocolate bars at Costco- 36 bars for $22.00 which makes them about 60 cents each.

You could even put one of these at the side of each plate or in the center of your place settings. They will definitely help decorate your Halloween table or buffet. 

We want to wish everyone a Happy Halloween and hope that you click on over to our Etsy shop to see these candy bar wrappers and all our other Halloween kits and digitals. We currently have 54 different Halloween items. You're Halloween party just became something everyone will be talking about.

CLICK HERE to see 54 Halloween kits and digitals plus these Drac and Frank candy bar wrappers.


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Thursday, August 30, 2018

A Halloween Treat and Candy Box Everyone Will Love-I'm a Little Batty

The day after tomorrow is September and I LOVE September, mostly because it is when we bring out all our Halloween designs (I might have cheated a little and started at the end of August)  This time of year is the best and it all starts with Halloween.  We have so many fun designs for Halloween that we just can't wait to show you!  To see more  click  over to our 
We are always adding new things. 

And yes, you've just found the perfect treat box/party favor for your Halloween party. They would be such a fun party favor. We put Hershey Kisses in our boxes, mostly because that is our favorite treat. You can put up to 18 Kisses in these treat boxes if you like. If you want to put less just put crinkle paper in the bottom of the box as shown in the photo.

You can put one at each of your guests place settings too. A cake plate would make a nice display for them too, especially if they are a "Thanks for coming" treat for your party guests.  They can just grab them on their way out the door. 

Let's not forget your friends at work.  Wouldn't it be a nice surprise for them all to find this at their desk when they came into work!  But beware, once you give them a treat like this they will expect another one at the next holiday (so guess what.......we have designed fun treat boxes for all the holidays so we got you covered) 

Which one is your favorite? The green or the orange? You can choose to get the green boxes or the orange boxes or you can get a half of each color. It's totally up to you.  Small toys will also fit. 

 It's a kit!  We cut out all the parts and they come in individual bags ready to be assembled. Easy-to-follow instructions are always included.  If you can glue or adhere parts with foam dots then you've got this! It's a design unique to us so it's not going to be something everyone has already seen.

To see this kit and lots of other fun Halloween things  CLICK HERE and have FUN!!!


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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

50+ Homemade Popsicle Recipes-Treat for the Heat!

Here's to a summer full of Delicious Cold Treats....We're talking about POPSICLES!  And to celebrate that thought, below are just a few of the recipes from a list of 50+ Homemade Popsicles  (Look for the Link below) Photos and recipes are included with each one.  Make a new popsicle (recipe) each day..... Bring on the summer heat!

This is your link to the list that will make summer delicious! 


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Sunday, July 22, 2018

16 Pies That Will Feed a Crowd-Slab Pies-Banana Cream-Strawberry-Apple-Peach and More

Believe it or not I was not aware that there were recipes out there for pies that you make in a big huge pan——big enough to feed a large crowd. Everyone gets a large square of pie and THEN……there are leftovers! (or maybe not depending on your crowd/family)   I was also happy to find recipes for some of MY favorite pies like banana cream pie and apple pie. Try some of the recipes below and then let me know how they turned out… YOU'RE WELCOME!!!  

I'm not too crazy  about the name "Slab Pie"   Maybe we should come up with a different name. What do you think it should be? Leave your thoughts below and let's give  this delicious and amazing dessert a better name that "Slab Pie"  The Peach Slab Pie has refrigerated sugar cookie dough broken into coarse crumbs and sprinkled over the filling. YUM!!  

I believe this Oreo slab pie is going to be a hit with everyone.  Who doesn't like Oreos. They may be the most popular store bought cookie ever!  The blueberry slab pie with the lattice crust is so beautiful that you might hate to cut into it.  Just take a photo before you do! 

I'm thinking Thanksgiving and Christmas for the chocolate pecan pie.  I have a son-in-law who absolutely LOVES pecan pie. Oh Yum! 

These two pies are just perfect for a summertime dessert.

Anything apple is my favorite. I love all the crumbly goodness on top of this Apple streusel pie.  Are you a fan of cherry pie?

There's just something about a creamy banana cream pie that is so yummy.  At Thanksgiving time that's the first choice for pie for my family. I think I'm going to make this "slab pie" first.  I also have a daughter who is "CRAZY" for nectarines. This might be her new favorite. 

Here's another peach pie only this one has a lattice top (for those of you who prefer those).  The  Apricot cherry slab pie looks amazing and I love lemon meringue pie. I haven't tried the buttermilk slab pie yet.....have you? Is it yummy! 

OUR FIRST name change is in....  Sheet Pie has been suggested. What do you think?


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