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Healthy Halloween treat ideas, ORANGE MUMMIES, #Mummy, #Fruit, #Halloween, #HealthyIf you are looking for a FUN but healthy treat idea for Halloween, then you have got to check out this spooky treat.  Orange Mummies are so cute and are fun enough to make any kid smile. Perfect for school parties, or kids lunches on Halloween.

Healthy Halloween treat ideas, ORANGE MUMMIES, #Mummy, #Fruit, #Halloween, #HealthyAll you need to make your very own Orange Mummies:

Healthy Halloween treat ideas, ORANGE MUMMIES, #Mummy, #Fruit, #Halloween, #HealthyTape the end of the crepe paper to the orange, start wrapping it around the orange to make it look like a mummy.  Make sure you leave part of the orange open so you can glue on the eyes.

Healthy Halloween treat ideas, ORANGE MUMMIES, #Mummy, #Fruit, #Halloween, #HealthyUse the black gel frosting to glue on the candy eyes. Just like that you have an adorable orange mummy, sure to be the hit of any Halloween party. Best part is you can make these treats in advance, no need to stress out the day of the party.  You could use small Cutie oranges to pass out to your trick or treaters.

Healthy Halloween treat ideas, ORANGE MUMMIES, #Mummy, #Fruit, #Halloween, #HealthyMore Halloween and Fall ideas:

vanpire donuts, such a FUN but SIMPLE treat idea that is sure to make your kids smile #Halloween #TreatIdeasVampire Donuts

Quick and easy Toilet Paper Pumpkins

Pretzel Pumpkins

FREE Printable Halloween Owl Cupcake Toppers

FREE Halloween Printable Cupcake Toppers

Hootie Owl Cupcakes

Pumpkins made out of Paperback Books 

Candy Corn Marshmallows  

Finger Print Spider Card

Fall Crafts and Decor Ideas, Soup Can Upcycle, Low cost Fall decorations #Fall, #Crafts, Things to make out of a soup can

Soup Can Upcycle ~ Frugal Fall Utensil Holder

Halloween

Easy Minecraft Inspired Costumes, #easy, #diy, #halloweencostumes, #quick costumes

Paper plate craft, #ghost, #paperplate, #Halloween, #kidscraft, #kids, #craft, #easy, #diyPaper Plate Kids Craft~ Ghost

MONSTER PUMPKIN BOWLING! ~ Halloween games

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Cookie Salad – Yummy Side Dish Or Dessert

I had a family bbq this weekend, and had to come up with a dish to bring with little notice.  Luckily, we have been making this salad for years, and it is always a hit wherever you bring it!

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Recipe

2 cups buttermilk

1 small box of vanilla pudding

1 small container cool whip

1 large jar mandarin oranges drained

3-4 medium bananas sliced

1 package pecan sandies cookies (If you have a nut allergy, you can get just sandies without the pecans)

Begin by mixing your buttermilk with your vanilla pudding mix and whisk until combined. Once combined add your container of cool whip.

Gently fold in your sliced bananas and drained oranges.

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Now crush your cookies in a ziploc baggie.  They don’t need to be super fine, it is ok for there to be some chunks.  Once they are crushed, pour them into the salad.

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Mixture will be fairly runny.  Cover and cool in the fridge to let it set up.  If you won’t be serving this soon, you can wait to put the bananas in until you are ready to serve.  Makes a large sized dish and serves several descent sized servings.  Can also be made lighter by using sugar free or light cool whips, and pudding mixes.

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Recipe box week 16

List of the recipes shared this week ~ add those you like to your weekly menu
or just pin those you want to find later.

Gluten Free Cranberry Granola Bars, Gluten Free Lunch Ideas, Gluten Free Snack #GlutenFree, #recipes, #HacksGluten Free Cranberry Granola bars recipe

Panda Express Chow Mein Recipe, Copy Cat Recipe for Panda Express Chow Mein #PandaExpress, #ChowMein, #recipePanda Express Chow Mein noodles

Loaded Chicken Nachos, Money Saving Recipe, Chicken Crock Pot Recipes, Kid Friendly Recipes,The Best Chicken NachosLoaded Chicken Nachos

Vegetarian Enchiladas, Freezer Meals, Money Saving Recipes, Freezer RecipesVegetarian Enchiladas

How to can Garlic Banana Pepper Rings, #Canning, #Garden, #peppersGarlic Banana Pepper rings ~ canning tutorial

Fastest way to peel a peach, How to peel a peach,#EatingHealthy, #Hacks, #Fruit, #PeachesFastest Way to peel a Peach ~ canning tutorial

Halloween Food Ideas, Easy Halloween recipes, #DeviledEggEyes, #Halloween, #HacksSpooky Deviled Egg eyes

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How to can Garlic Banana Pepper Rings, #Canning, #Garden, #peppersGarlic Banana Peppers ~ How to can, step by step guide

Banana pepper plants have a tremendous yield and are very easy to can. Can a batch of these garlic banana peppers to eat with your sandwiches and salads all year long.

Yield: 9 pints

  • 7-9 lbs peppers
  • 5 cups vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 tsp salt
  • 2 TBS sugar
  • 18 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 9 pint  jars, lids, and rings

Fill a water bath canner  halfway full of water and bring to a simmer. Wash your jars in warm, soapy water and inspect for any damage. Place clean jars in the water bath canner and hold at a simmer until ready to use. Wash peppers and slice peppers into ¼” slices.
In another large pot, combine vinegar, water, canning salt, and sugar. Bring to a boil.
Remove jars from water bath canner, draining well. Pack each jar with peppers and two cloves of garlic. Pour the vinegar mixture into each jar, leaving ½” headspace. Slide a rubber or plastic spatula around the edges to remove air bubbles. Add more liquid if necessary.
Affix lids and rings to the top of each jar and submerge in water bath canner. Bring the canner to a full boil and process jars for 10 minutes.

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You might also enjoy these tips:How to can Tomatoes, a step by step guide on how to can tomatoes #canning, #Tomatoes,How to Can Tomatoes ~ Quick step by step guide

IDEAS ON USING & PRESERVING APPLES

Watermelon sticks perfect for little hands

How to cut a whole watermelon into cubes in just a few minutes

How to make Ice Cream In A Bag

HOW TO FREEZE STRAWBERRIES ~ 5 EASY STEPS.

GARDEN TIPS ~ USE MUFFIN TIN TO CREATE PERFECTLY SPACED HOLES FOR PLANTING

REPLACE A WORN OUT TRAMPOLINE SAFETY PAD WITH POOL NOODLES ~ EASY DIY

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Cowboy Casserole, Money Saving Recipes, Ground Beef Recipes, Casserole Recipes

Want to feed your gang, but don’t want to spend a lot of $$$$ doing so?! Well then, you’ve come to the right place! Today’s recipe is featuring ground beef. Ground beef, my go to meat when the budget is a little tight. :) This recipe is packed with, as I would call, “healthy fillers” including beans, corn and tomatoes to make the ground beef stretch farther. I have my little tricks, as I’m sure you do too, when it comes to feeding your family and making your dollar stretch farther for your gang.  If you have a “stretch your ground beef farther method”, please share it with the rest of us. We’d love to hear it!

Ingredients

  • 1 3.4 lbs. ground beef
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 5 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, drained
  • 2 cups frozen super sweet white corn
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons McCormick taco seasoning
  • approx. 1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • approx. 1/2 vintage white cheddar

Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick taco seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  •  1 cup half and half

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large skillet combine ground beef, celery and onions. Brown over medium high heat; drain fat.
  3. Add diced tomatoes, black beans, corn, tomato sauce and taco seasoning; stir.
  4. Scoop mixture into a large 3 quart baking dish. Top with cheeses. Set aside.
  5. Let’s make the crust – In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, taco seasoning, baking powder, melted butter and half and half; whisk until smooth. Pour crust mixture evenly over meat mixture. Bake in preheated 350 degree F. oven for 35-40 minutes Or until crust is lightly brown. Serve.

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