Fun Halloween Treat Ideas

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Fun Halloween Treat Ideas

Here is a couple of easy Halloween treat ideas that the kids and even the adults will love. These Reese cup bats and chocolate mini donut spiders are not only fun but so easy to make.

 Every Halloween our grandsons go trick or treating in our neighborhood. So, we always try to have some fun treats. There is no recipe or cooking involved you just need the treats and some time to assemble these tasty sweet treats.

Fun easy Halloween Treats: Here is what you need:

Reese Cups (Full size)
Oreo Cookies
Pretzels (Large Thin)
Chocolate mini donuts
Edible candy eyes
Edible dab-n-hold adhesive

Let us make the spiders first:

With a sharp knife cut the large loops of the pretzels where they meet the middle. This is not a perfect process so, you're going to waste some of them.

Now very carefully press four pretzel loops per side into the mini donuts. Ten glue on the candy eyes using Wilton Dab-N-Hold Edible Adhesive. And, that is it you've made a mini donut spider.

Now for the Reese Cup Bats:

First, separate the Oreo cookies scrap the icing off of one side or you can eat that one and keep on going.

Again using a sharp knife cut the Oreos in half. These will be your bat wings. This is also not perfect  you're going to waste some, which is great because you get to eat them.

Use the edible adhesive the attach the Oreo halves to the Reese Cups and do the same for the eyes. Oh!! How easy these are to make and so much fun. I'm sure they will disappear quickly.

As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy.




Moist Easy Zucchini Bread

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moist easy zucchini bread

With a few simple ingredients and not much time, you can enjoy this moist east zucchini bread. Yes. it's that time of year again the Fall where we enjoy the fresh harvest from our gardens.

My friend George gave some beautiful fresh zucchini from his garden. So, I did some digging and found my mother's easy recipe for zucchini bread.

The thing about zucchini bread is that it's really versatile, there are many options to add all of the things you enjoy. For example, chopped walnuts, chocolate chips, raisins, or just about any fresh fruit that you like.

Moist zucchini bread recipe
As always I used my KitchenAid Stand Mixer for this recipe. I used my flat batter attachment to beat the eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugar together.

I mixed the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon in another bowl.

Then I added the dry ingredients to the mixer and mixed until I had a nice creamy batter.

Next, I added the grated zucchini and continued mixing until it was all mixed in. This is the time you would add any of the options that I mentioned above.


easy homemade zucchini bread
I greased two 9-inch x 5-inch bread pans with Baker's Joy non-stick spray. I use this spray for all of my muffins and they never stick.

I preheated the oven to 325 degrees and baked these for 50 minutes until a knife came out of the center clean.

Let them cool for 20 to 30 minutes and they will pop right out of the pan.

If you would like the bread to be a little higher then use 8-inch x 4-inch bread pans.

Ingredients for quick easy zucchini bread:

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
3 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2-1/4 cups white sugar
2 cups grated zucchini
Add any of the options that you like


As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy

Grilled White Potatoes

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Grilled white potatoes

The other day Fran came home from the grocery store with a really nice Rib-eye steak for the grill. There is nothing that I like better than steak and fries, or sometimes a baked potato.

This time I decided to try something a little different. I made these grilled white potatoes with butter, garlic, parmesan cheese, and served them with sour cream and fresh chives.

These turned out to be the best-grilled potatoes that I ever made, and they were a perfect side for my Rib-eye steak.

First, I washed the potato then sliced it to about 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch thick. I cut the slices in half and skewered them on my flat metal skewers.

Then, I melted 3 tablespoons of butter and brushed it on both sides of the potatoes. I fired up the grill with the setting on medium.

I sprinkled both sides with Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, McCormick Montreal Steak Seasoning, salt, and pepper.

Grilled potato wedges recipe

I grilled these for 15 minutes on one side, then turned them over and grilled for another 10 minutes. After they came off of the grill I brushed on the remaining melted butter and served these with sour cream and fresh chives. The result was, the outside was nice and crispy and the inside was tender and so delicious.


As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy