Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Trick-R-Treat From Our Home To Yours

The night air was calm and crisp and our house was all aglow with Halloween excitement!! Lily the Westie was at the ready! She loves to greet the trick-r-treaters every year. You can't see it, but she has a "jingle-jangle" collar with ghosts and pumpkins on it! She was sooo cute! Each year we get over 200 kids at our home for tricks and treats! Andrew was Ozzy Osbourne this year, as you can tell by the hair, Nick and Gannon were army men and Spencer was a ghastly ghoul!! They all had loads of fun carving pumpkins too!

Today I am thankful for my family's good health, my wonderful good friends who are with me through thick and thin and the fact that we are able to pay our bills and have a little bit extra each month for a night out with my wonderful husband!

Oops! Someone got caught with their "paw" in the candy bowl!! Here is Lily with a Milk Duds box stuck on her foot! She wanted a treat too, but NO chocolate for doggies Lily!! HILARIOUS!
OK, here is a FABULOUS recipe to try during these chilly days!! (courtesy of Gooseberry Patch Harvest Kitchen Cookbook!) They are simply d-licious!

Prairie Praline Muffins
3 T brown sugar, packed
1 T butter, softened
1/3 C. chopped pecans
3 ripe bananas
1 egg, beaten
1/2 C. sugar
1/4 C. oil
1-1/2 C. pancake mix
* Stir together brown sugar and butter in a small bowl; add pecans and set aside. In a separate bowl, mash bananas and stir in egg, sugar and oil until well blended. Add pancake mix; stir just until moistened. Fill greased muffin cups 2/3 full. Drop one teaspoon of the pecan mixture on top of each muffin. Bake at 350 degrees for 11-13 minutes, until lightly golden. Makes one dozen. Mmmmmm!


  1. Your boys always crack me up! What fun costumes. And the recipe sounds good! I was going to try it but I don't think I have any pancake mix...I'll have to remember this one!

  2. What fun photos!

    The button looks great! Except that it links to another blog. Oops! Here's my addy:


    I wish we lived closer too. Your home is gorgeous ... especially the red exterior. Wow!

    Have a good night and get your recipes ready for Friday.

    Take care...