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Black Cat Cookies on a Stick

Posted on Oct 4th, 2007 - By Anna - 16 Comments

Earlier this week I made a test batch of some cat cookies I thought would be cute for the Halloween party.  As I mixed the dough, I had a…

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Candy Corn Oreos Halloween Cookie Bark

Posted on Sep 13th, 2012 - By Anna - 14 Comments

If there’s one thing I can count on this world, it’s that the Target near my house will always have the latest, greatest, limited edition…

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candy corn pizza

Candy Corn Pizza Slices

Posted on Oct 20th, 2007 - By Anna - 9 Comments

Here’s a little something I was considering for Fuzz’s Halloween Party – Candy Corn Sliced Pizza. It’s very simple. I made this with a Boboli…

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Butterfinger Pie

Chocolate Butterfinger Pie

Posted on Oct 14th, 2010 - By Anna - 10 Comments

Yesterday I had a request for Chocolate Butterfinger Pie, a recipe I created a years ago for my dad. I kept it on Cookie Madness for a while, then…

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Chocolate-Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Posted on Oct 20th, 2009 - By Anna - 20 Comments

I came home from vacation ready to bake, but there were piles of laundry and personal matters to attend to. Experimenting in the kitchen wasn’t an…

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chocolate layer cake

Creepy Chocolate Layer Cake

Posted on Oct 28th, 2007 - By Anna - 9 Comments

Tonight’s cake was inspired by two different recipes – Country Living’s October cover cake and Rebecca Rather’s famous Tuxedo cake. I…

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Day After Halloween

Posted on Nov 1st, 2008 - By Anna - 13 Comments

Candy anyone? Fuzz made quite a haul! I guess no one could resist a cute little fairy with a hockey injury? That, and it was Halloween. …

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Halloween Sugar Cookies

Every Day Food Candy Corn Sugar Cookies

Posted on Oct 29th, 2008 - By Anna - 17 Comments

Today's second cookie was something I threw together at the last minute, my excuse being that the cookies would be perfect for Friday’s class…

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Fresh Pumpkin Pie

Posted on Oct 29th, 2008 - By Anna - 20 Comments

When I was little, my mom made a fresh pumpkin pie using the guts of a Jack-o-Lantern. I didn’t like pumpkin much to begin with and that pie turned…

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Friendly Ghost Cheerio Cookies

Posted on Sep 9th, 2010 - By Anna - 22 Comments

Happy Halloween! So I'm a little early, but I like having things to look forward to and have set my sights on Halloween. Celebrating the…

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Ghosts in the Graveyard

Ghosts in the Graveyard

Posted on Oct 26th, 2007 - By Anna - 7 Comments

Here's my rendition of Ghosts in the Graveyard and I have to admit, making it was a lot of fun. My big idea for Nabisco is to make special…

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Great Pumpkin Dessert

Posted on Oct 16th, 2006 - By Anna - 0 Comments

I am low on ingredients today and haven't been able to make anything interesting. However, I did find a good looking recipe in one of my old Taste of…

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iced pumpkin scones

Halloween Breakfast — Iced Pumpkin Scones

Posted on Oct 31st, 2009 - By Anna - 13 Comments

Happy Halloween Morn! To celebrate, I made some pumpkin scones using a popular recipe that's said to be similar to the scones served at Starbucks.…

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Halloween Candy Round-Up — Yee Haw!

Posted on Nov 2nd, 2008 - By Anna - 11 Comments

Until I find some new (and good) uses for Halloween candy, here’s a list of things I’ve made in the past. Hershey Bars Cookies With Milk…

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Halloween Cupcake

Halloween Chocolate Cupcakes

Posted on Oct 24th, 2008 - By Anna - 15 Comments

Fuzz’s class is having their monthly play date/Halloween party this afternoon, so I decided to bake some cupcakes. The first batch was vanilla and…

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white chocolate covered oatmeal cream pies

Halloween Decorated Oatmeal Cream Pies

Posted on Oct 21st, 2012 - By Anna - 8 Comments

Here's a crazy edible craft inspired by something I saw at Big Top Candy a few weeks ago -- oatmeal cream pies dipped in white chocolate and…

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blow up kitty

Halloween Dipped Biscotti

Posted on Oct 25th, 2010 - By Anna - 4 Comments

Are you ready for Halloween? Our neighbors are. Here’s the view out my window. Here’s a better view. Grrrrr, Kitty. Our neighbors…

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Halloween Party Notes

Posted on Oct 2nd, 2007 - By Anna - 13 Comments

Fuzz loves Halloween. It’s her favorite holiday and she talks about it all year long. Her birthday was back in August and this year I said she…

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Fuzz and Dracula

Halloween Report

Posted on Nov 1st, 2007 - By Anna - 11 Comments

Here are the costumes. Fuzz was a butterfly and Todd went as himself. Okay, not really. He wanted to be Admiral Horatio Nelson, but didn’t…

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Halloween Sugar Cookies

Halloween Sugar Cookies

Posted on Oct 5th, 2011 - By Anna - 13 Comments

Last weekend Fuzz and I dropped some cookies off at a bake sale.  Because Kathryn, bake sale coordinator extraordinaire, had asked us to tag the…

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Happy Halloween and Candy Recipes

Posted on Oct 31st, 2012 - By Anna - 5 Comments

The hardest part of Halloween is getting through the day. Evening is when all the fun starts, but first I have to clean the house, take the dog to…

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Happy Halloween And…

Posted on Oct 31st, 2007 - By Anna - 3 Comments

Happy Halloween! Or for those of you not into ghosts, ghouls and terror – Happy Birthday Juliette Lowe. The founder of Girl Scouts was born today.…

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fat pumpkin

Happy Halloween!

Posted on Oct 31st, 2008 - By Anna - 9 Comments

Happy Halloween, Ghouls and Ghosts! Today was the day we were supposed to “paint” that pie pumpkin. As it happened, we didn’t paint it…

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Iced Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Posted on Oct 9th, 2013 - By Anna - 7 Comments

I bought a canister of powdered buttermilk this week, and it occurred to me that SACO Foods might have a recipe collection. They do, and it's a…

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Kisses Candy Corn Autumn Cookies

Kisses Candy Corn Autumn Cookies

Posted on Oct 11th, 2010 - By Anna - 12 Comments

I didn’t really need an excuse to make these cookies, but I had one. The Girl Scouts were meeting at our house and naturally they expected a…

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pumpkin swirl brownies

Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

Posted on Sep 29th, 2010 - By Anna - 43 Comments

We really enjoyed David Lebovitz’s cream cheese brownie recipe and I will definitely make them again, but I had to test another idea. I wanted…

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M&M Cookies

M&M Oreo Chunk Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Sep 24th, 2008 - By Anna - 26 Comments

A few years ago, a friend turned me on to the idea of adding broken packaged cookies to homemade baked goods. For a while, we were putting broken…

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Halloween Bundt Cake

Maida Heatter’s (Spooky) Oreo Bundt Cake

Posted on Sep 30th, 2008 - By Anna - 24 Comments

The original recipe is from Maida Heatter, but I got it from Katy G. who is pretty much the queen of pound cake recipes. Thanks Katy, Maida Heatter…

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Marbled Pumpkin Cookies

Marbled Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies

Posted on Oct 25th, 2008 - By Anna - 18 Comments

I came up with the idea for this cookie last night. It was inspired by Martha Stewart Living, where they did something similar with…

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Mini Chocolate Nutella Cookies

Mini Chocolate Nutella Cookies

Posted on Oct 22nd, 2011 - By Anna - 5 Comments

The Miniature Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies from yesterday were so good that I decided to try making a chocolate-hazelnut version. …

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halloween oreos

Mini Halloween Oreo Cheesecakes

Posted on Sep 10th, 2009 - By Anna - 15 Comments

You know Halloween’s around the corner when these start appearing on the shelves. Pretty garish, eh? Or maybe just cute. Or maybe a little…

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Monster Family

Monster Rice Krispy Treats Etc.

Posted on Oct 25th, 2007 - By Anna - 16 Comments

Fuzz’s Halloween party is today.  I told myself from the start that I was not going to obsess over menus or worry about preparing an array…

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Pumpkin Crunch Dessert

Posted on Sep 30th, 2007 - By Anna - 22 Comments

Very good! Kind of a fun dish that really makes the house smell like fall. Pumpkin Crunch Dessert Recipe Type: Dessert Cuisine:…

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Halloween Cookies

Small Batch Halloween Monster Cookies

Posted on Oct 13th, 2007 - By Anna - 9 Comments

I love monster cookies, the sometimes-but-not-always flourless peanut butter & oatmeal cookie packed with chunks of candy. As much as I enjoy…

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Small Batch Pumpkin Dump Cake

Posted on Oct 1st, 2007 - By Anna - 7 Comments

Yesterday I posted a recipe for Pumpkin Crunch Dessert – something I found in a Yahoo Newsgroup. I’d also seen it in other places over the years,…

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Sue’s Pumpkin Walnut Cookies

Posted on Oct 29th, 2007 - By Anna - 0 Comments

I haven't tried this recipe yet, but hope to before the day is done. This was sent to me by a reader named Sue who says they are a little…

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Swamp Monsters

Swamp Monsters — Our Betty Crocker Cereal Spooktacular Entries

Posted on Sep 30th, 2009 - By Anna - 9 Comments

OA few days ago I mentioned the Betty Crocker Cereal Spooktacular contest. It’s still open and Betty Crocker is accepting entries. As for ours,…

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Posted on Nov 1st, 2009 - By Anna - 20 Comments

We’ve been living in the same house for 10 years and it’s on a very busy cut-through street. Someday we’ll move, but we like our neighborhood…

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peppermint pistachio cookie

White Chocolate Peppermint Pistachio Bars

Posted on Nov 30th, 2007 - By Anna - 12 Comments

A few months ago, I found a really swell cookie recipe that seemed perfect for the holidays. As usual, I forgot about it. Yesterday’s mention of…

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White Chocolate Ribbon Pumpkin Cake With Maple Glaze

Posted on Oct 25th, 2009 - By Anna - 13 Comments

I can't believe I never posted this recipe! It won a prize in a local contest a few years back and it's easy to make. The pumpkin makes it quite…

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