Halloween at the Salveson’s

November 1, 2011

Halloween is so much fun!  And we made a special dinner this year to celebrate.  We made Spooky Spaghetti Hot Dogs (we used Smart Dogs),  Trick or Treat Mac and Cheese and Creepy Chips and salsa.  We carved the pumpkins, had dinner and then prepared to go trick or treating.  It was a fun night!

spaghetti hot dogs

The Spooky Spaghetti Hot Dogs awaiting their doom! These are made when you pierce a hot dog that is cut in half, with spaghetti, then boil them.

halloween mac and cheese

The special Mac and Cheese I stumbled upon at Target!

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Our Halloween dinner

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Annabelle getting ready to enjoy her Spooky Spaghetti Hot Dog.

buzz light year costume

Sam as Buzz Lightyear, minus his shoes!

vampire costume

Annabelle as a vampire!

fancy witches hat

Me in my fancy witches hat!

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Mmmmm……Cake Pops!

October 28, 2011

My son’s preschool Fall/Halloween Party was today and my job was to bring the dessert!  And I did, with cake pops!  The most delicious dessert invention ever!  These are pretty easy, just time consuming. I decided on white cake, white frosting and chocolate coating and sprinkles on the outside.  Yummmmy!

 

cake pops

The baked, cooled cake crumbled in the bowl.

cake pops

The crumbled cake mixed with 1/2 of a tub of white frosting, until well combined and mushed together.

cake pops

Then take a small amount of the cake mixture and roll into balls, place onto a foil lined cookie sheet and freeze until firm.

cake pops

Then after they have firmed up in the freezer, insert a lollipop stick and dip into melted chocolate!

cake pops

Then dip into sprinkles and insert into a floral foam piece until they set.

marshmallow pops

I also dipped marshmallows into the chocolate and sprinkles too!

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All wrapped up and ready for the party!

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Fall is in the air…with Apple Pie Pancakes!

October 23, 2011

Today my husband surprised me and made my favorite meal of the day….breakfast!  He found a recipe,  improved it by making a few substitutions and adding more flavor and made it his own.  He created Apple Pie Pancakes and they were yummy!  They were so fluffy and full of the wonderful flavors of fall.

Apple Pie Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups almond milk You can use any milk, we prefer almond or soy.
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick)  butter, melted We like using the vegan butter, Earth Balance.
  • 2 cup diced apples
  • 2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2  teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine butter, egg, milk and apple. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, spices and sugar. Stir flour mixture into apple mixture, just until combined.
  2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides.  Top with additional diced apples sprinkled with cinnamon and serve with pure maple syrup.
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    The thick, yummy batter

    apple pie pancakes

    The spiced up apples to add on top of the finished pancakes.

    apple pie pancakes

    Since the batter was thick they stayed a nice shape in the pan

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    Apple Pie Pancakes

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