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Sweet and Salty Halloween Treats

“OOMPY” pick: Vampire Bites Crafty with food-Inspired by: This Mommy Cooks Items needed  Square waffle pretzels or mini twists  Hershey’s Kisses HUGS  Candy Corn Instructions  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil.  Place pretzels on cookie sheet making sure none are touching.  Bake 2-3 minutes, Hershey Kisses will […]

Roasted Garlic

“OOMPY” pick: Roasted Garlic From: Simply Recipes Mmmm…I just LOVE roasted garlic!!  I think I am going to roast some garlic to make Roasted Garlic Flatbread…YUMMY!! Items needed Garlic bulbs Olive oil Foil Instructions Preheat the oven to 400°F. Peel away the outer layers of the garlic bulb skin, leaving the skins of the individual […]


“OOMPY” pick: Cinnamon Roll Pops From: Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day I ran across these and thought they were so fun!!  I haven’t made them yet…but will someday.  I did however make the “master” dough recipe from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day and had fresh bread for dinner every night for […]

Cilantro-Lime White Bean Dip

“OOMPY” pick: Cilantro-Lime White Bean Dip Inspired and adapted from: How Sweet It Is If you are looking for a snack that is full of protein, good flavor and easy to make…look no further…you found it!!  This dip goes with anything you want to use as a dipper…fresh veggies, corn chips, pita chips…you name it…it […]

Cinnamon Rolls

“OOMPY” pick: Cinnamon Rolls Adapted from: Our Best Bites Items needed Dough  1 cup milk  4 Tbs butter, cut into chunks  3 1/4 – 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided  1 (.25 ounce) package instant yeast (about 2 1/4 tsp)  1/4 cup white granulated sugar  1/2 teaspoon salt  1 egg Filling  1 cup white granulated […]

Apple Cupcakes

“OOMPY” pick: Apple Cupcakes Crafty with food-From: Dining with Debbie Items needed • Cupcakes • 1 box yellow cake mix • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon • 1 cup apple juice 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce 3 eggs Frosting 1/2teaspoon red paste food color 1 container (1 lb) vanilla frosting Decorations 12 thin pretzel sticks, broken into […]


“OOMPY” pick: Candy Pencils Crafty with food-From: Thrifty and Thriving Items needed Rolo’s Hershey Hugs (or Kisses) Yellow and Pink Cardstock Foil Glue Dots Ribbon or String Craft Scissors w/ Pinking Edge (optional) Instructions Pull the Hershey’s label out of the Hug or kiss Use the glue dots to attach the Hershey’s Hug to one […]

Back to School Wreath

“OOMPY” pick: “Back-to-School” supply wreath From: OOMPY Do you have a bunch of school supplies you purchased for SUPER CHEAP at the start of school?  Are you looking for a gift idea for your favorite teacher?  Then this is a project for you!!  It’s simple and inexpensive to make…BONUS!! Items needed 1 yard of black […]


“OOMPY” pick: Wendy’s Frosty From: e-cookbooks.net Shhhh…I have a secret!!  You can make Wendy’s Frosty’s at home.  Here’s how… Items needed 1 cup milk ½ cup Nestle’s Quik 3 cups softened vanilla ice cream (place in refrigerator for 1 hour to soften) Instructions Blend milk and Quik for 10 seconds on high speed “Pulse” in […]

Assort "mint" bags

  “OOMPY” pick:  Assort”mint” bags Inspired by: Beneath My Heart What a fun way to show your favorite teacher how much he/she is appreciated during Teacher Appreciation week.  Who wouldn’t love an assort “mint” of mint candies…right!? Ingredients 12 oz bag Mint Patties 6 packages Double mint gum 13 oz bag Lifesavers “Wint-O-Green” mints (individually […]

Teddy Bear picnic SWAPS

“OOMPY” pick: Teddy Bear Picnic SWAPS From: OOMPY friend favorite-Sinness Last spring we had a Teddy Bear picnic with a sister Girl Scout troop and made these adorable “Teddy Bear” themed SWAPS. Items needed White, black and pink pom poms Googly eyes School glue Safety pins Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere SWAPS are a little […]