Saturday, October 31, 2009

These treats are easy to make and will surely gross out your Halloween guests! Just stick mini marshmallows on the ends of lollipop sticks and dip them in peanut butter! Instant ewwwwwww!

Hope you all have a safe & spooktacular Halloween!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Gorgonzola Truffles

What a great new twist on the classic cheese ball. And when I saw the word BACON, I was sold. I'm thinking of pairing these with some sweet fruits to contrast with all the salty goodness.

Yield: Makes 6 appetizer servings


  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (4-oz.) container crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup cooked and crumbled bacon
  • Apple and pear slices
  • Grapes


1. Beat first 5 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until well combined. Cover tightly, and chill at least 1 hour or until firm (can chill up to 3 days).

2. Roll cheese mixture into 3/4-inch-round balls. Roll each ball in bacon. Serve immediately, or cover and chill until ready to serve. If chilled, let stand 30 minutes before serving. Serve with apple and pear slices and grapes.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Candy Corn Bark

A fun Halloween twist to chocolate bark from The Idea Room.

Line a cookie sheet with tinfoil and place a layer of milk chocolate (or white chocolate chips) and melt in a preheated oven at 250 degrees for 5 minutes. Spread melted chips in a smooth thin layer. Place in refrigerator for 20 minutes till chilled. Then add your next layer of white chocolate. Melt the chips in the microwave for 20 second intervals stirring the chips between each turn. Let cool till warm but still spreadable. Quickly spread over first layer. Add candy corn and sprinkles and place back in the refrigerator to chill. Once chilled break into bite size pieces. Store in a tupperware container and keep refrigerated to prevent melting.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Candy Cornucopia

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The perfect party favor for Thanksgiving dinner! Imagine a little cornucopia treat at each place setting.

Heat water in teakettle, and put pointed end of a sugar cone into spout. Let steam until softened, about 1 minute. Gently curve end 1/2 inch from tip; hold for 15 seconds. Steam 1 side of cone's open end; press to flatten (so cone won't roll). Let cool until set. Dip edge in melted white chocolate and roll in chopped pistachios.

Refrigerate until set. Fill with jelly beans and serve, or store in a container in a cool, dry place for up to 2 days.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Halloween Cup Sleeve Printable

Your Halloween party will be a hit with these cup sleeves from Living Locurto. Disposable cups never looked so ghoulishly cute!

I'm looking for some fun Halloween breakfast food ideas. If you have any (and would be so kind) please share!

Monday, October 12, 2009

We're featured on MyShoppingConnection!

I am gitty with excitement! Social Butterflies has been featured on! If you are not familiar, it's a wonderful site to be inspired and "window shop" for unique, one-of-a-kind and cool products. Perfect for holiday shopping!

Click here to see our Halloween goodies!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Halloween Hair Clip Giveaway

Head over to The Plumber's Wife and enter for your chance to win our spooktacular Halloween hair clip set. Hurry, giveaway ends October 17, 2009.

Don't worry if you don't win, additional sets are available at our shop! And when you purchase 4 items, the 5th set is FREE!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Hope Wish Necklace - AIDS HIV Awareness

100% of the proceeds from each necklace will be donated to AIDS Lifecycle in the name of my inspirational friend Steve, rider 5425.

Steve is a rider in the 9th Annual AIDS Lifecycle, the ride to end AIDS. His ride, in June 2010, is a 7 day, 525 mile bicycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. He is riding to support the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, to raise awareness and knowledge about HIV/AIDS among participants, his donors and the general public. His goal is to raise over $3,000.00 for the charity in order to assist with funding of critical services and education needs.

Ultimately, Steve is riding in June so that someday, nobody else will have to.

Learn more about AIDS Lifecycle by visiting Steve’s rider page

To purchase this necklace, please visit my shop!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Pumpkin Pie Bites

Bakerella has done it again with these tasty little bite sized pumpkin pies! Why wait for Thanksgiving? Add some cute chocolate faces and your all set for Halloween! Get the super easy directions here.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Halloween Potion Labels

Head over to Love Manor to see the full collection of ghoulish labels. These are perfect for your Halloween Monstrosities. In an effort to avoid our home looking like Frankenstein's lab... I'm pretty sure my husband is going to start hiding all the jars in the house.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Vintage Apothecary Ad

This spooky vintage ad from The Graphics Fairy is perfect for Halloween. Mami Jane's took a couple pages from an old book, some tea-stained cheese cloth, a few buttons and some black paint & thread to create these inspiring altered bottles.