Halloween Spider Dirt Cups

Halloween Spider Dirt Cup

Happy Halloween! Whether you go all out for the holiday or like to keep things simple, these spider dirt cups are the perfect way to add a bit of spooky fun to your day. Since Ian and I are in the phase of life where we don’t have any little ones to go trick-or-treating with, our Halloween celebrations are quite mild. Therefore, to get us in the holiday spirit I made a small batch of these creepy crawly dirt cups.

Halloween Spider Dirt Cup

After a long day at work, these spider dirt cups can turn an ordinary evening into a mini Halloween party. Just put on Hocus Pocus and you are set! Your spooky evening is sorted! However, if you are looking to spice up your Halloween celebrations and throw a party these spider dirt cups would be a wonderful addition to your dessert table. Guests can even wear the spider rings after they enjoy their dessert! Can you really ask for more from a Halloween dessert?! I don’t think so!

Halloween Spider Dirt Cup

Halloween Spider Dirt Cups

Ingredients:

  • Oreos
  • Chocolate pudding
  • Vanilla pudding
  • Cool Whip
  • Milk
  • Spider rings

Directions:

  • In separate bowls, make the  vanilla and chocolate pudding according to the box directions. Fold in 1 C. of cool whip into each pudding mixture and set aside.
  • Place around a dozen Oreos into a blender and pulse until finely chopped.
  • Spoon alternating layers of Oreo and pudding into glass containers.
  • Top with a dollop of Cool Whip and a spider ring. Enjoy!

Twine Flower Vase

DIY Twine Flower Vase

In elementary school we had a unit on recycling that made a big impact on me. Maybe it was the images of poor little animals tangled up in trash or the idea that my actions could make a difference, but after that unit I became the girl who picks up trash on the sidewalk and cringes when I see people throw away items that can be recycled.

DIY Twine Flower Vase

While I’m passionate about recycling, I also have a soft spot for upcycling items. Take these flower vases – they started off as Oui yogurt jars! Being made out of glass, a million thoughts rushed through my head on how I could reuse them. I settled on turning them into rustic flower vases. With a bit of hot glue and twine, these yogurt jars were repurposed into the perfect centerpiece for our kitchen island.

DIY Twine Flower Vase

DIY Twine Flower Vase

Materials:

  • Oui yogurt jars
  • Twine
  • Hot glue
  • Lemon essential oil
  • Cotton pads

Directions:

  • Wash out the empty yogurts jars with soap and water
  • Peel the labels off the jars and use lemon essential oil on a cotton pad to remove the leftover glue residue
  • Dry off the jars and use hot glue to secure twine around the bottom half of the jar
  • Set aside for the glue to dry, then fill with fresh flowers

Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts

Pumpkin Pie Pop Tart Recipe

Pop Tarts made a rare appearance in our cupboard growing up, so when we had them in the house it felt like a special treat. My favorite flavors were strawberry and brown sugar. I always ate them toasted so the filling would be nice and warm – pure happiness (and sugar!) on a cold school morning. After a nutrition 101 class ruined the idea that Pop Tarts were an acceptable breakfast food, it has been years since I’ve enjoyed the nostalgic treat. In an effort to walk down memory lane and celebrate the arrival of chilly mornings, I made a batch of homemade pumpkin pie pop tarts this week.

Pumpkin Pie Pop Tart Recipe

As these pop tarts baked in the oven, our kitchen started to smell like Thanksgiving morning. Pumpkin pie spice and nutmeg filled the air as I anxiously checked the timer, waiting to finally tuck into one of these fall treats! Once they were done baking, I whipped up a maple glaze to spread over the top of the pop tarts. These pop tarts are a fun way to enjoy a grown-up version of a childhood treat and celebrate the arrival of autumn! Enjoy!

Pumpkin Pie Pop Tart Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts

Ingredients

  • Pre-made pie crust
  • 1/2 C. pumpkin puree
  • 3 Tbs. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For the maple glaze:

  • 1/2 C. powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbs. maple syrup
  • 3 Tbs. water, as needed to reach proper consistency

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350˚
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and spices together. Set aside.
  • Unroll the pie crust and cut out your desired size of rectangles. Make sure you cut an even amount so each pop tart has a base and a top.
  • Lay half of your dough rectangle out on a baking sheet and spoon a dollop of the pumpkin pie filling into the center of the dough.
  • Place another piece of dough on top of each pastry and crimp the edges shut with a fork.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the top of the pastry is golden.
  • While the pop tarts are baking, mix up the maple glaze.
  • When the pop tarts are baked and have been cooled, spread a thin layer of maple glaze on each pastry.