Love It Or Leave It

Candy corn, the fall version of those blessed marshmallow Peeps, can bring forth some strong emotional reactions. Whether it be the greatest fall snack to enter our homes or the  most disgusting, sugar-filled creation that ever came to be, it’s certainly a love it or hate it kind of treat. Luckily (or not, depending how you look at it!), this household loves to grab it by the fistful and nibble away until the bowl (candy corn-shaped, of course!) is empty. For you haters out there feeling that part of your autumn existence isn’t quite complete without having an affinity for the aforementioned artificial goodness, there’s no need to despair–you can enjoy the same yellow, orange and white goodness without dipping into the Brach’s bag! I introduce to you Candy Corn Jello– a fall treat for all to love!


To make this kinda candy corn, combine 2/3 C boiling water with 3 oz package lemon Jello. Pour into desired cup and chill until hardened. Repeat with 3 oz orange Jello, cooling first before pouring over lemon. Top with whipped cream and enjoy!


Fall is in the Air

The sunshine was so warm and gorgeous when I brought the kiddos home from school Tuesday that we didn’t even make it into the house before scootering, chalking, and even completing our nightly reading requirement. Hubby returned from work and  we decided to enjoy a cocktail on the front porch while the kiddos covered the driveway (and themselves!) with chalk. After three sips I needed to return inside for a jacket. I only got another three sips in before dusk and the mosquitoes were upon us. Gone are the 9 pm sunsets and lazy days of summer. Fall is here!


Chocolate covered pumpkin pretzels! I used orange Wilton melting chips to dip pretzel twists, chocolate chips for the stem (attach while orange chocolate is still wet to get them to stick), and green Wilton melting chips (applied with a toothpick) for the vines. Yum!