FatBoy Ice Cream Cookies and “Scream” Milkshake

When you think about Halloween does ice cream come to mind? Perhaps I’m the only one who has ice cream on the mind all the time! It’s the perfect treat for any time of year (for some reason I think I crave it more when it gets cold than when it is hot out!).

I was thrilled when I was asked to work with FatBoy Ice Cream to share some ways that you can spookify your ice cream treats this month!

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Ghoulish Halloween Rice Cereal Treats

I love making sweets! Especially Halloween inspired sweets!

Since it’s still too toasty outside to bake in the oven,  I chose to get in the Halloween spirit by making a sweet treat using the stove top instead.

The grocery store aisles are becoming fully stocked with Halloween candy and baking goods and I felt inspired to create something ghoulish…so I added a bit of Halloween magic to a basic rice cereal treat recipe to create ghoulish rice cereal treats instead.

Want to make a no fuss festive snack without turning the oven on? Keep on reading!

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Pumpkin French Toast

It’s September 1st, which means it’s basically the beginning of FALL! It’s time to once again bake and make things as full of pumpkin spice as possible (except maybe SPAM which is just gross…). Let’s “toast” to the Halloween season!

I decided to welcome fall by whipping up an easy pumpkin french toast for breakfast.

Celebrate this extended holiday weekend by making some for yourself! Keep reading for the recipe.

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Stranger Things Inspired Cupcakes

Get ready to have your world turned UPSIDE DOWN this week as we are treated with a third season of Stranger Things!

I cannot think of a better way to celebrate 4th of Boo-ly than by joining our favorite adolescents from Hawkins Indiana solve the mysteries that abound in their small, sleepy, and positively 80’s town.

In honor of season three,  I decided to create a sweet treat for the occasion and YOU can make these Stranger Things inspired cupcakes for your watch party or summer cookout (Eleven would approve).

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Summerween Jack-o-Melon

Next week will officially mark the first day of summer –  but for Halloweenheads, we celebrate “Summerween”, a season where we reflect back on and look forward to the spookiest season.  Stores are already sprinkling in fall products and decor, so it truly is the perfect time to prepare for Halloween to give yourself a break from the sweltering summer heat.

Here in Oklahoma we’ve had quite an unusual summer. I would normally find myself complaining and dreading mowing the lawn in our 100 degree plus June temperatures, but this summer has been unusually cool (I’m still wearing sweaters to the office!) with highs close to 80 and cool fall-like evenings and mornings. I’ll take it! Thanks, Oklahoma!

One way to celebrate Summerween is to hone your jack-o-lantern carving skills for the fall by carving a jack-o-melon! I was inspired to turn a summer treat into a cute and spooky character thanks to the Gravity Falls “Summerween” episode.

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My First Homemade Birthday Cake Attempt and Reflections on Being a Year Older

Well today, I turn 28 years old. I usually like to make a big deal out of other people’s birthdays and I try to apply the same passion to my own, but this year I am struggling to be as excited as I have been in the past. I am incredibly grateful for all of the many blessings I have, my family, my friends, the animals in my life, my incredibly kind and hardworking husband, my career – but there’s something that makes me sad as I age because I feel like I’m losing time each year I get older. And, I like having time to enjoy all these things I love in my life.

I think I need to stop chasing time and the way I treat it as a loss as I lunge further into my “late twenties.”  For my birthday and the year ahead I’m going to work on enjoying these wonderful seconds I am alive on this earth to be as productive or unproductive as I want be. I am going to try to also think of the time I spend as something I am gaining (not losing). I am going to take more risks/try new things and stop fearing and start loving and letting things go that don’t matter. That is something I am happy to have embraced this past year. I still have lots of learning and personal growth ahead of me…and patience is my weakness which I need to grow a lot of. My lack of patience is very evident in the first ever homemade birthday cake I made…I was so focused on EATING the cake, that I haphazardly decorated and assembled before the cake was 100% cool – and you know I’ve seen way too many cooking shows to know better…

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Bleeding Heart Valloween Cookies

Love is in the air – and sometimes you can be so in love it hurts (plus, you love things with a dash of spooky!)! For all of you spooky lovers, I have a fun Valloween cookie recipe and ideas for you and your sweetheart to enjoy!

Keep reading for the recipe, ideas and tips to create this ghoulish treat:

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