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Doing it in the kitchen

In Communication, Griot, Networking on October 26, 2012 at 9:56 am

As scary as Halloween can be, it wouldn’t be the same without the sweets. The sweets aspect is a traditional Halloween staple. And while I’m not giving away chocolates, this year, I am still sweet on the date.


My doorbell rings quite a lot on October 31st so but still I have a lot of free time on my hands in between guest spurts. This year I’ve decided to dress in costume BAKE OUT in the in between. How about chocolate spiders (gremlins), spooky strawberries, or maybe some Reese’s chcolate & peanut butter cupcakes?

#Sweets4TheSweets are imperative and I think you will agree – fiber never tasted so good:

Click here to enlarge view of Chocolate SPIDERS [Gremlins]


1 cup butterscotch chips
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups Fiber One® original bran cereal
48 miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits

In 2-quart saucepan, heat butterscotch chips and chocolate chips over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth. click here for full directions

Click the pic to enlarge the view of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Who can resist the blended goodness of Reese’s peanut butter cups and cupcakes? I can’t. Try doing this:


2 cups sugar
1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup Hershey’s “Special Dark” Cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup hot brewed coffee
– Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
…click here to get the full recipe

Click pic to enlarge view of Spooky Strawberry Ghosts


The only scary thing I can say about these chocolate covered strawberries is that the chocolate appears to have vitiligo. However, the white yields the fright! Perhaps I’ll make these on Halloween night. Click here to get to 2 step process…


This is my first Halloween holiday living in ‘the Zone
I plan on keeping with tradition & putting a costume on.

I’ll be a version of cat woman: in corset leotard, short A-frame skirt and boots,
wearing cat head gear, MAC lipstick and a baking apron too. Ooo! lol!

I’m watching my waist line, though for baking – I am itchin’,
I’m Qui
Wishing you a HAPPY HalloWEEKEND and bid you consider Doing it in the kitchen.