Friday, October 2, 2009

Spiders, Ghosts, Frankenstein and plain Cookies and Cupcakes

Fall is here.  October happens to be a favorite month for many.

It ends in one of the most scariest days ~

I admit I am a huge fan of Halloween.  Dressing up as someone/thing else, getting a bag full of candy from going door to door, going to parties and just being wild and crazy.  But the best part is all the wonderful creations one can bake up and I don't just mean food!

My sister who lives in Chesterfield, Missouri goes all out decorating her home for Halloween.  She has 3 grandchildren under age 11 ~ Kath is a hit throughout the neighborhood.  Spiders, eerie music, elaborate craved pumpkins (both from grandkids and 'Chef Michael' - my #1nephew), witches hung from the garage overhang, scarecrows lining the front yard, plus a ton more I don't have time to list ~ Well your getting the picture!  It's scary!  And kids love it!

I happen to live in an older neighborhood here in Anchorage, Alaska - we also usually have SNOW for Halloween so it's even more exciting to see how the costumes go over the parka's and snow boots!

Thus living in an older section of town most of the kids are now in the final years of high school or most have gone on to college where I'm sure the Halloween parties have more than just pumpkins glowing on the tables.  We seldom get Trick or Treaters.  But I always have a bowl of mixed candy bars for the handful that decide to visit.

My mind goes more to what I could bake for Halloween and other holidays that soon will be following.

I have been thinking about purchasing a certain cookbook with all sorts of recipes for little cupcakes that are decorated into spiders, pumpkins, Frankenstein and so forth. I still may go back and get that book...right now I did up some simple favorites of mine.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies 
orange cream frosting.


  1. My mouth is watering, I've never had anything like these before, they look sooo good!

    Snow for Halloween, that would be something...Have you ever made a Jack-O-Lantern snow person? :) We had more snow than we'd ever rememered last winter! We also had one of the hottest summers I ever remember having! (Global Warming)??? xo Deb~


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