Chocolate Spiders!

I hate spiders.

Like, turn into an angry rage monster on a murder spree when I see them in my apartment.

OMG cute! Chocolate spiders for Halloween!

If I’m outside and I see one, fine. Your house, your rules. But I do not recall ever inviting one of you into my home.

OMG cute! Chocolate spiders for Halloween!

So when I see you, you are fair game. And I may use every tool at my disposal including, but not limited to, shampoo bottles, soap dispensers, flip flops, Arabic text books, vacuum cleaners, chemically based pesticides, water, or newspapers, to discourage you, and your creepy relatives, from ever entering my home again.

Unless you are a chocolate spider. Continue reading

Bat Brownies

Happy almost-Halloween everyone! I love love LOVE this time of year. The time of year when my slightly (Ok, more than slightly.) odd love for all things strange can grab the reigns, and I can gobble up candy while scaring myself silly watching the commercials for horror films coming out soon. Yes, it’s true, I am not enough of a big girl to watch the actual movies, the commercials are frightening enough.

It’s also the time of year I get to post my Halloween series! This year there are treats both sweet and savory, time-consuming and quick, and those for the crafty and for the first-timer. Enjoy!

Sometimes you get that last minute Halloween invite. The one you didn’t see coming. So you pull your old Halloween costume out of the closet, and try to figure out what the heck you can bring that looks like you put effort in, but in reality took you less time than it did to throw together your disco-pirate costume. Sure, you say, like that’s possible.

This, my friends, is where the bat brownies come in. Continue reading