Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Halloween is in our midst!


It's our favorite holiday! It's quite a production. Organizing a multitude of supplies along with arranging Halloween friendly decore.
The production line has commenced.
Printing, fussy cutting an array of boxes.
I'll be sharing all the details in future posts.



Hair~Dark chocolate Jimmies ( if black are difficult to locate)
Wilton~candy eyeballs
Rice Krispie Treats~ individually wrapped bars 

When I recreate recipes that I've  discovered from fellow bloggers, I try to tweak the recipe to create shortcuts.
 Which helps when I
need to make multiple batches.
And anyone who has followed me for any length of time knows, I'm always creating through the easiest steps possible. 
I enjoy the process of... boxing/bagging and decorating the packaging for each treat that I'm gifting.


Pan~ line with parchment paper.

Allows easy release from pan.
Ziploc bags are great substitutes for a piping bag. 
Fill quart bag with melted chocolate,snip bottom corner tip of the ziploc.

(Photo credit)

Google images~ for free bat template, print and cut.
Hostess Chocolate Lover Twinkie (additional option)

Bat Napkin Fold
Let me know in the comments if you'd like savory Halloween food 

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

First Day Of School.


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    Let's get reacquainted. 

While I've been away I've  stored up some wonderful DIY's and recipes to share with you. I've gathered seasonal treats from talented bloggers. As well as sweet surprises from my own kitchen and or craft studio. We're about to enter the seasons of creativity. So join me for the fun! 

The new school year has started for some. Others will be joining shorty.

Welcoming in a new school year is always filled with excitement.

No better time to gift and share a goodie or three.



Aren't these sweet!
Either as a surprise for anyone's lunchbox or wrapped up for the teacher. 


Rolo and chocolate pencil 

candy pencil

Apple Oreos

Another  easy option would be a donut hole.
with the same dunking process.

This charming packaging captured my attention. 

For easier transport I'd place  these mini pails and  into a cello bag.  Adding a school themed ribbon with a gift tag.

Such wonderful ideas from some talented fellow Bloggers.
I hope you have a chance to stop by their Blogspots
 to get the full details on each project.

Please let them know Sara's Sweet Surprise sent you!

I'd love to hear from you as to what holiday DIY's you'd like to see in future posts.

I am also planning a "Reacquainting Giveaway!" All you need to do is  leave a comment on each post and subscribe/follow.

I will be posting all the information soon. 

Stay tuned.

Thursday, March 10, 2022


Monday, October 28, 2019

Dipping Bones

Breadstick Bones
Here's an easy and fun Halloween dipping bread bone,
that's versatile.
It can either be a sweet or savory treat.
Savory Method:

1 (11 oz.) package refrigerated soft bread sticks.
Working with one piece at a time, stretch each strand
 to  approximately a 5-6 inch length.

Tie a knot at each end forming the bone shape.
Roll in grated Parmesan cheese until evenly coated
on all sides.

Bake as instructed on package, until lightly golden brown.

Serve with any desired cheese dip.
Or...my shortcut recipe calls for an extra cup of grated Mexican cheese  added to one jar of  Tostito's Queso con salsa.  

Image result for tostitos queso con salsa

Heat together until creamy.
 Pour into a cauldron and serve. 

An additional savory option is a marinara dip. No doubt your culinary creativity will inspire many dipping varieties.  

Sweet (to no surprise) is my favorite dip.
There are many decadent dips to choose from.

Sweet Method:
The bones are made basically the same, excluding the Parmesan cheese. 
Rather than adding the cinnamon and sugar before baking,
I prefer basting the hot out of the oven bread bones with melted butter.
Followed with a dusting of cinnamon and sugar or confectioners  sugar.
The sugar will adhere to the melted butter.  
My go-to highly requested is my chocolate ganache dip.
The simple but effective secret is combing both semi sweet and milk chocolate morsels with 3-4Tbls. of heavy whipping cream.
Simmered slowly it's rich and creamy.
Also any fruit jam will make a quick and easy dip.
The sky is the limit.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Just a reminder....

I'm still posting on my Facebook blog.
Please come by for a visit.
I will also be returning  here with original posts in time for 
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