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Thanks for coming to my Blog! I am a Daughter of a King, Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother of five, MomInLaw of two, and Gram of three. Designing and creating feeds something inside of me! This blog will be sharing about my faith, my family, my life, my creations and collections. I am on a journey to learn balance and will be sharing about that as well. Enjoy!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Happy (Supposed to be posted) November 1st!!

First, I want to Thank Liz of Lululiz in Lalaland for her expertise on MANY things....she encouraged me to start a blog and showed me tools I could use to make a blog. I have MUCH to learn, but I am learning....Hoo YA! Who would have known I could do this! THANK YOU, LIZ!!!! Thanks to my Daughter*1, who also has given, gives and will continue to give me computer help....I am her children's Grandma, you know, she still has to help me....THANK YOU, Daughter*1!!!!

I want to tell you how Trick or Treaters on Halloween went for me.....*rolling eyes* smiley face.....
Just so you know...I am so ADD....(Attention Deficit Disorder)....and I thought you may as well know about it NOW!

I was happily going about getting Treats ready for the kids and I was so excited! I love to make Rice Krispies Treats, but not the marshmallow kind, the peanut butter and butterscotch chip kind. And they have to be Gluten Free because a few of my children and I have Celiac Disease and have to eat that way. Then I decided to go and change into my costume......I think I forgot something though.....this is me talking to myself.....

"Hmmmm.....do I hear water running?  Hmmm......Oh, it is the end of the irrigation season, my hubby is blowing out the sprinklers on the farm, which the lawn sprinklers are connected too.....that is the noise....Hmmmm.....Is it raining?...Oh the kids will be disappointed to trick or treat in the rain...."
Then I looked around and saw.....
OH NO!!!!! I walked away from the stove .....AGAIN!!!! and the filmy stuff you see below the lights....? Yes, smoke....from the boiling corn syrup and sugar.....I do this far too often! I burn one batch of everything .....pancakes.... cookies..... anytime I have to fill a pan multiple times.....or NOT!...Humph!!!! This is so me, it makes me mad! So, I run to the stove and grab the pan,.... run to the door....and ...the dead bolt is locked....smoke billowing from the pan all along my way....I turn and turn and turn and run back to the stove because there is nowhere to put it down to open the door!!! What a goofball I am....I just started to laugh!!!!      

So this is what it looked like in the pan...
NO, this is NOT FOR TOFFEE!!!   OH, great! I have to start over again!
So, I was trying to figure out what I could do that would set fast....I was running out of time, besides running around the kitchen! LOL, that was a hilarious sight, let me tell you! So, I decided to just make a new batch and as I was measuring and mixing, I saw the gorgeous Madeleine Pans on my counter that I purchased from LuluLiz!!!!

"those will be PERFECT!"

 So, I made... Chocolate covered Rice Krispies "Cow Tongues" to give as treats...at least I told the older kids that is what they were.... *whispering voice.....but not to tell anyone they were made from Rice Krispies!  New batch...

GF Chocolate Covered Cow Tongues
1 cup Light Corn Syrup
1 cup white sugar
In a heavy pan, bring to a boil on the stove, stirring to get the sugar disolved....DO NOT LEAVE THE STOVE!!! (and please don't ask why I say that......)
Stir well until sugar is dissolved and remove from heat.
Add 1 cup of peanut butter, smooth or chunky and stir until melted and mixed in.
In a large bowl, pour a 12 oz box of Gluten Free Rice Krispies and pour sugar/cornsyrup/peanut butter mixture over the Krispies. Stir until everything is well coated.
Using a large serving spoon, get a round spoonful of covered Krispies and place into a section of the first Madeleine Pan you bought from Lululizinlalaland.
Fill each section and wait a few minutes to press into the shape. It gives it a chance to cool and get less sticky. After filling the pan, place 1 bag milk chocolate chips and 1 bag butterscotch chips into a glass bowl and place in the microwave on high for 1 minute 30 seconds....if your microwave is like mine....which it probably isn't....so melt it the best way you know how!

Then, fill your second really cool French Madeleine Pan you bought from LuluLiz with more spoonsful of Krispies Mix. From the first pan, remove a "cow tongue" and dip the rounded side into the melted and stirred milk chocolate/butterscotch chips. I used a fork to scrape down the top of the "tongue" to take off extra chocolate and to give it a little texture. Then, place the dipped "tongue" on a cookie cooling rack to set.  Add sprinkles if you like, I wish that white lid in my picture had shaker holes in it.....it would have been easier to shake sprinkles on lightly and sparsely....Place in refrigerator if you messed up the first time and had to begin again and don't have as much time as you'd like....Refill the first pan with coated Krispies and move on to the second pan, coating with chocolate, etc. Remove "Chocolated Cow Tongues" from frig and place as many as you like into a cellophane bag and tie with a plastic raffia ribbon in a color that matches your sprinkles....or of your choice.

And if you are lucky.....man, I am so lucky!.... your entry table will look all prepared and ready for Trick or Treaters before they ring the doorbell!

The cute ghost and plant picks were painted for me years ago, by my sweet sis-in-law. She is so talented. I tried to learn to tole paint....but I'd rather buy something she has made, they are always so good! I have used these same fun Halloween Decorations for 18 years....I love fun Halloween Decor!

The bat, made from a soda can, was made by my Daughter*4 in elementary school....It is so cute! The pumpkin pick and ghost pick, made by sis-in-law as well.

This adorable witch basket was made my my mom-in-law, years ago also. A friend of mine had this pattern and taught a class on making them. Mom embroidered a witch face for me, because I didn't know how and hers was SO Perfect! I asked her and she graciously made one for me...she is so sweet and talented as well!

So, ONLY YOU know the truth about my mess! The cello bags and the treats were on the table and ready when the TOTers came!

A Princess, a Knight and a Dragon
The Grimm Brothers? LOL
A Witch, a Princess,  Ironman and parents
My niece, her hubby and their kids
Happy Day After Halloween!


  1. Girl, you have me in stitches with this post, you write just like you talk, lol, and I love that! Aww chucks, you are so welcome to any little help I can give, you know where to find me. I am in love with your Halloween cow tongues, I have never seen anything like, and doubt if I ever will, teheehee, they are just FABULOUS!!!

    1. I am glad you were laughing, I was laughing while runing around and around and around in the kitchen...
      I KNEW you would laugh with me! LOLOL
      Your Friendship warms my heart!


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