cookie jar: pumpkin cookies with brown butter icing

pumpkin cookies with brown butter icing

October 30th, 2014

Our little neighborhood does it up right. In addition to our block parties (for which I’ve made these and these), we have started some sweet traditions for our VERY favorite holiday – Halloween. It started last year with a munchkin parade that ended at a neighbor’s house for drinks and treats. And this year we […]


halloween “in the house”: cheesecloth ghosts!

cheesecloth ghosts

October 28th, 2014

As we decorated the house for Halloween and I pulled these out I realized that I’ve never shared them here! These ghosts (courtesy of Martha Stewart) are probably my favorite decorations, and they are insanely simple to make too! Here’s how: Styrofoam mannequin heads (available at wig/beauty supply stores or on-line) Cheesecloth (two standard-size packages […]


halloween “in the house”: vampire teeth!

vampire teeth

October 21st, 2014

I love these: And while I wouldn’t call anything involving mini marshmallows “healthy”, it is Halloween after all – and at least you’ve got apples and nut butter, no? This would work just as well with Nutella or speculoos (homemade if you’re feeling it) too. Boo! Vampire “Teeth” (makes 8; may be doubled or tripled) […]


halloween “in the house”: slime!

slime for halloween

October 14th, 2014

Update, October 2015: So Noah wanted me to make this again for his class this year. After some annoying clumping with the guar gum, I finally figured out that the easiest way to mix it is to put it in a small strainer and tap it slowly into the water (stirring constantly). Worked like a […]


halloween “in the house”: eyeball cookies

eyeball cookies

October 25th, 2013

This may be my favorite one yet. I mean, seriously – could you picture a bowl of these at a Halloween party? Or a few in a glassine bag as a trick-or-treat offering? Here’s another recipe that is no-bake, so it’s an easy one to pull together and a perfect project for the kids to […]


halloween “in the house”: mummy cupcakes

mummy cupcakes

October 18th, 2013

How adorable are these cupcakes? And guess what – they are super easy. Like, even-your-littlest-helpers-can-do-it easy. They’re also low-fat. Aaaaaand, they can easily be made vegan-friendly. Oh – and they’re delicious – my family will vouch for this. Let’s get started! Be sure to check out my Halloween Pinterest board too!


halloween “in the house”: chocolate dipped pretzels

chocolate dipped pretzels

October 11th, 2013

So many things to love about these pretzels. They’re super easy to make – even if you’re not a “baker”. They keep well for several weeks, so you can make them in advance and check at least one thing off your list. Clustered in a vase or large glass they can double as a cute […]


halloween “in the house”: candy corn rice krispie treats

candy corn rice krispie treats

October 4th, 2013

We take Halloween VERY seriously around here. From decorating the house to adorning the outside, we love this “holiday”. I usually send a special treat to school to celebrate, but I thought this year I’d share something every week for the month of October – and would love you to participate by sharing your favorites! One […]