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Fun Halloween Treats

Fun Halloween Treats - a round up of great Halloween ideas

 
A great round up of some fun Halloween desserts, snacks, and other fun ideas!

Fun Halloween Treats - a round up of great Halloween ideas

Are you ready for Halloween?  It is less than a week away!!  We still need to carve our pumpkins, figure out who we are trick or treating with and where, and I still have to make a rope belt.  But we are close.  Darn all the last minute stuff!  I was really hoping to have our pumpkins carved by this weekend, but we have just been so busy.  I am actually in Ohio right now, last weekend my in-laws were here, and my parents were visiting before that.   Hopefully one night this week we can get it done.  We often do them on Halloween night.  But my husband’s company does a fun trick or treat thing for the kids right after school, and my son wants to go this year.  So time to get my butt in gear, and get some stuff done!

Today I am sharing with you a few of my favorite Halloween ideas.  Cute brownies, cookies, drinks, and snacks.  Great for a Halloween party at school, the day of, or just for fun this week!  Hope you find something that you enjoy!

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Mini Caramel Apples

Mini Caramel Apples - so fun and great for fall!

Mini Caramel Apples - so fun and great for fall!

I am so excited that fall is finally here.  At least, I hope it is going to stick around.  We have had a very hot September, but this week things have cooled down and we are in the 70′s all week.  I am wearing jeans, because I can!  I feel soup weather, fresh bread, and sweaters are just around the corner.  I love fall, I just wish it stuck around longer before winter came.  The nice thing about living in Colorado as opposed to the Mid West, is it does stick around just a little bit longer.  Halloween is usually not crazy cold here, like I remember it being some years when I was a kid.  But all too soon there will be that dreaded white stuff on the ground, and we will all be complaining again.

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Caramel Apple Pie Bars

Caramel Apple Pie Bars {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Caramel Apple Pie Bars - shortbread crust, baked apples, struesel and caramel...what is not to love!

Oh fall, how I love you!  Apples are all over the stores, the farmers markets, and my friend’s trees right now.  So I am going to wait just a bit before we jump into pumpkin, and give the apple the spot light.  I have a friend who has a few apple trees in her yard, and this year her trees exploded with apples.  I said I would taken any and all apples she couldn’t find a home for.  I see Apple Blondies and probably Apple Hand Pies in my future!  Plus, fresh apple cider.  We have a cider press from when my husband was a little boy.  So every year, we try to set aside an afternoon to make fresh cider.  It is so good, and such a fun process.  I am sure he will get tired of it some day, but at age 9 my son still thinks it is cool.

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S’Mores Brownies

S'mores Brownies - rich, chocolatey, heaven!

S'mores Brownies - rich, chocolatey, heaven!

The temperatures are finally starting to cool off in Colorado, at least for the next week.  It was 95 degrees yesterday, so you really never know.  But I am taking advantage of the 70 degree temps, and turning on the oven to do some baking.  Are you ready for apples and pumpkin?  I am craving apples, cinnamon, and the flavors of fall.  As soon as the calendar changes to September, I am ready for summer to be over and to move on.  Fall is my favorite season.  The colors, the temperatures, and the foods; I just love it all!

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Zucchini Chocolate Cake

Zucchini Chocolate Cake {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Zucchini Chocolate Cake - rich and chocolate cake that uses up lots of zucchini

We have made it through the first week of school.  So far the year is off to a good start, I think my 9 year old is going to love 4th grade.  To celebrate the end of a great week, my son is having a friend sleep over tonight.  I guess I better get prepared!  A fun dinner and maybe ice cream sundaes need to happen.  Or maybe that is just what girls do?  Or maybe I am just old, and that is what I remember from being a kid?  Either way, guess I better figure it out quickly!

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No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake

No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake - creamy peanut butter cheesecake, Oreo crust, chocolate ganache and peanut butter cup Oreo's!

Going on vacation is always so much fun, but getting back is so much work!  All the laundry, the work, the cleaning, and everything else.  Plus, I am actually heading out on another trip this weekend.  My 9 year old and I are headed back to the Mid-West to see family for a week.  So much for a lazing and relaxing summer!  A little worried about how much I should get done ahead of time for my husband.  I hate to see what he is going to do for a full week of meals on his own!  But just because people are busy, doesn’t mean there isn’t time for desserts!  Especially no bake desserts, that come together in under 20 minutes.

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Chocolate Chip Caramel Swirl Ice Cream #IDelight

Chocolate Chip Caramel Swirl Ice Cream {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Chocolate Chip Caramel Swirl Ice Cream - creamy and perfect for summer!

Over the last month my 9 year old has become obsessed with soccer.  He is currently playing baseball on a team, but spends almost all of his free time playing soccer in the back yard.  He even saved up his allowance money, and used it to buy a USA soccer shirt.  He changes into his white USA shirt and white shorts and plays games for hours on end in the back yard.  Often I am called out there to be another country and play as well.  Now that the World Cup is over, he is starting to go through withdrawal.  He admits he isn’t very good at soccer and doesn’t really want to play on a team.  So I think it is going to be a long 4 years until the next World Cup!

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No Bake Peanut Butter Puffs Bars #biggcerealmovies

No Bake Peanut Butter Puffs Bars - Peanut butter, peanut butter candies, peanut butter cups, and peanut butter puff's cereal!

No Bake Peanut Butter Puffs Bars - Peanut butter, peanut butter candies, peanut butter cups, and peanut butter puff's cereal!

I hope that everyone had a great 4th of July weekend!  We were busy spending time with friends, going to a Colorado Rockies game, getting in a good hike, going on a bike ride, and getting to watch fireworks.  It was so much fun, but kind of exhausting at the same time!  I kind of need a nap just thinking of all that we accomplished in the last 3 days.  Or at least a good solid week of relaxation!  Or maybe just movie night, where I can doze off a little :)  Make sure you get to the bottom for a great giveaway that involves free movies!

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Peppermint Pattie Milkshakes

Peppermint Pattie Milkshakes {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Peppermint Pattie Milkshakes - cool and refreshing for summer

Summer is in full swing and it is time for some treats that will cool you down instead of warming up your house.  As much as I want to bake brownies or cookies, I just can’t bring myself to do it right now.  So instead, I am playing with some ice cream.  Sound good to you?  Yeah, I figured there would not be any objections.

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Tall, Dark & Delicious

Tall, Dark & Delicious - perfect ice cream cake for Father's Day

Tall, Dark & Delicious - perfect ice cream cake for Father's Day

Who is ready for Father’s Day?  Just over a week a way, and the amazing Dad’s of the world get to be celebrated.  My own Dad will be on vacation somewhere thousands of miles away, so I won’t even get to call him to wish him a Happy Father’s Day.  My husband on the other hand, I am trying to come up with a fun plan for.  It is a little early in the season for hiking in the mountains, but we may venture up there, or see if we can find a bike trail that isn’t flooded.

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