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Pretzel Pumpkins

Halloween is almost upon us, which means you need an arsenal of Halloween treats at your disposal! Here is an easy yummy fall treat to make for your Halloween parties!…

Halloween is almost upon us, which means you need an arsenal of Halloween treats at your disposal! Here is an easy yummy fall treat to make for your Halloween parties!

Ingredients:DSC_1820-300x350

  • 1 bag of mini pretzels
  • 1 bag of M&Ms (you will only need the green ones, so feel free to snack on the other colors )
  • Orange food coloring
  • 1 bag white chocolate chops melted slowly
  • Shortening to thin out the chocolate

The first step is to melt the chocolate. Add 1 tablespoon of shortening to the bowl of white chocolate chips before you warm them in the microwave. Warm the chips a little at a time and stir them frequently. Then, add in your orange coloring and stir gently until it is smooth. Take out a cookie sheet and line it with wax paper. Dip your pretzels into the white chocolate and then lay them onto the cookie sheet. While the chocolate is still wet, take a green M&M and set it in the crook of the pretzel on its side. Now you have a sweet little stem on your pumpkin! Allow the pretzels to cool and then place them on a cute serving platter! Now you have a sweet and salty snack that everyone will love.

Try these treats out and comment below with how they turn out!

XOXO, Chels

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Crayon Drip Pumpkin

Every time I walk through Target or Michaels I am totally inspired to do tons of fall crafts! I love crafting, especially when it comes to crafting with crayons. When…

Every time I walk through Target or Michaels I am totally inspired to do tons of fall crafts! I love crafting, especially when it comes to crafting with crayons. When I found a cute way to decorate pumpkins with them I totally flipped. Here is how to make these adorable fall decorations!

What you will need:32

  • Large white pumpkin (fake or real)
  • Hot glue
  • 16-20 crayons
  • Blow dryer

Take all of the wrappers off of the crayons and the break your crayons in half. Cover the table with newspaper so you don’t get any crayon drip on it. Hot glue your crayons onto the top of the pumpkin by the stem so they make a circle around the pumpkin. Next, take your hair dryer and place it on either the medium or high setting and heat the crayons until they melt and drip down the pumpkin. Let your pumpkin dry and then you are finished! You can choose a theme for your pumpkin such as “candy corn” where you just use different shades of yellow white and orange, or you could do a rainbow pumpkin!

I am going to make of these as a cute fall decoration for my room!

XOXO, Chels

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Pumpkin Snickerdoodle

As you know, I love fall, and I love everything pumpkin flavored! Snickerdoodle cookies are one of my favorite fall time treats. They make me feel all warm and cozy….

As you know, I love fall, and I love everything pumpkin flavored! Snickerdoodle cookies are one of my favorite fall time treats. They make me feel all warm and cozy. Here is a delicious recipe for pumpkin skickerdoodles that is to die for!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugardsc_0128
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

For the coating:

  • 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Dash of allspice

In an electric mixer bowl, beat together the butter and sugars on medium speed until the mixture is light and fluffy. Stir in the pumpkin puree and then beat in the egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flower, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Stir them all together until they are mixed well. Cover the bowl and chill the dough for about an hour. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper. Mix the coating ingredients in a small bowl. Make small balls out of the dough and roll them into the sugar mixture. Set them on a cookie sheet about two inches apart. Bake the cookies for 12 to 14 minutes or until they are thoroughly baked. Let them cool for about 5 minutes. Then enjoy!!

 

Comment below if you make these delicious treats and tell me what you think!

XOXO,Chels

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Pumpkin Cake Donuts

Fall means everything pumpkin flavored. Even donuts! Today I am going to give you a totally delicious recipe for the best homemade pumpkin cake donuts you will ever taste in…

Fall means everything pumpkin flavored. Even donuts! Today I am going to give you a totally delicious recipe for the best homemade pumpkin cake donuts you will ever taste in your life!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Vegetable OilBaked Pumpkin Donuts
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 15 oz Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 3/4 cup Flour
  • 3 tbsp Cinnamon Sugar

Preheat your oven to 350. Take your donut pan and lightly grease it. Combine the oil, eggs, sugar, pumpkin, spices, salt, and baking powder into a bowl. Mix all of the ingredients together until they are blended. Add in the flour and blend everything together. Use a piping bag or zippered bag to fill each donut shape about 3/4 of the way full. Bake the doughnuts for 18 minutes and then allow them to cool for about 5 minutes before removing them from the pan with a butter knife. Once you have removed them from the pan place them on a rack to cool. Sprinkle them with cinnamon and sugar and viola, you have delicious homemade pumpkin deliciousness!
Make these with friends for a fun sleepover treat this fall!

XOXO, Chels

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DIY Pumpkin Face Mask!

After a long summer of being in the sun, our skin could use some pampering.  A great way to relax and nurture your skin is with a DIY pumpkin facial…

After a long summer of being in the sun, our skin could use some pampering.  A great way to relax and nurture your skin is with a DIY pumpkin facial mask!  Half a cup of canned pumpkin has 953 mg of vitamin A in it. With its wrinkle-fighting properties and tons of vitamins, this orange fruit soothes and hydrates tired skin.

Chelsea Crockett - Pumpkin Face MaskSome of us are getting older and probably won’t be trick or treating for Halloween.  Wouldn’t it be fun to have some friends over for a mini spa party?  Especially because Halloween is on a Friday this year!  Have your friends bring some snacks, you provide the drinks and the ingredients for the DIY pumpkin mask. Everyone at the party could mix their own pumpkin mask and then apply to their face!  Be sure to snap some pictures because I’m sure you’ll look awesome with pumpkin smeared all over your faces :).

Here is a recipe you could try.  Feel free to look up others online and have fun!  The ingredients you will need are: 2 cups of canned pumpkin, 4 tablespoons of unflavored yogurt, 4 tablespoons of honey, and 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice.  Combine ingredients, smooth onto face, and relax for 10 minutes.  Then, rinse off mask with warm water.

If you have another recipe, feel free to share it with me below!

Happy fall! – Chelsea

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Pumpkin French Toast

Now that it is September, I am gearing up for everything pumpkin flavored. Why not, right? You can never have too many pumpkin recipes, especially when you love fall as…

Now that it is September, I am gearing up for everything pumpkin flavored. Why not, right? You can never have too many pumpkin recipes, especially when you love fall as much as I do! I am a huge believer in breakfast. Not only is it super important in keeping you full of energy throughout the day, it also is super tasty. If you love pumpkin and French toast, then hold onto your hats, because I just put the two together. Boom.

Ingredients:

–          ¾ cup milkpumpkin-french-toast1

–          ½ cup pumpkin puree

–          4 eggs

–          2 tbsp packed light-brown sugar

–          1 tsp vanilla

–          1 tsp ground cinnamon

–          ¼ tsp ground nutmeg

–          9 slices of French bread

In a mixing bowl whisk together milk, pumpkin, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg until well combined. Pour the mixture into a shallow bowl. Butter a skillet and dip your sliced bread into the egg mixture. Allow the bread to absorb the mixture and then put the slice on the skillet to cook until it is golden brown on the bottom, then flip the bread and cook it until that side is golden brown. Do these steps until all of your mixture has been used. Serve your yummy French toast with maple syrup and a little powdered sugar and you have a delicious, fall themed breakfast!

I cannot wait for my mom and I to cook up this recipe. Will YOU try it?

XOXO, Chels

 

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Skinny Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino

When I heard the Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino was soon coming back to Starbucks, I did a little happy dance. Okay a big happy dance. The return of the Pumpkin Spice…

When I heard the Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino was soon coming back to Starbucks, I did a little happy dance. Okay a big happy dance. The return of the Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino means the return of fall, and I am so ready for that. The only thing that put a stop to my happy dancing was when I saw how many calories were in one of those puppies. The small has 300 calories, the medium as 460 and a large has 630 calories. Ouch. Not to mention the drinks cost as much as a small house. Okay maybe not that much, but still… Anyway, I found a cheaper, healthier wa
y to get my Pumpkin Frappuccino fix right at home. Here is how!

Ingredients:

  • 1 and 1/2 cups cold coffee, cooled in the refrigerator overnightFrapp
  • 1 and 1/4 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 Tablespoons pure maple syrup 
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

In a small bowl, whisk the milk, pumpkin, maple syrup, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg together until combined.  Pour into ice cube tray and freeze. Once coffee is cold and pumpkin ice cubes are frozen, add the cubes to your blender and blend on high until smooth and icy. If your cubes aren’t blending well, add milk. Take a quick taste test and add more syrup or spices as needed. Top this yummy treat with whipped cream to finish the job!

I don’t know about you, but I am so excited to try this cheaper, healthier Starbucks alternative! Do you think this sounds totally delicious? Comment below!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

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Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

            Hello lovelies!             One of my favorite things about autumn is the fun that comes with Halloween.  You can find pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns on almost every street.  Aside from…

            Hello lovelies!

            One of my favorite things about autumn is the fun that comes with Halloween.  You can find pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns on almost every street.  Aside from being perfect decorations for the season, carving and decorating pumpkins is a fun activity no matter what age you are!  Whether you’re carving for fun or for a decorating competition, you’re going to need unique thoughts to make your pumpkin your own!

            A great idea I know girls wilChelsea Crockett - Glitter Pumpkinl love is to glitter-up your pumpkins.  Lay out a few pieces of newspaper and set out your pumpkin.  The best way to do this is to purchase a can of spray adhesive.  Spray your preferred deign on your pumpkin.  While it’s still wet, sprinkle whatever color glitter you want on the glue.  It should turn out girly, sparkly, and attention-catching!

            Chelsea Crockett - Fretwork PumpkinOne idea that’s not just for the ladies, is a fretwork patterned jack-o-lantern.  An example of this, is the picture on the left.  After scooping out the seeds and insides of the pumpkin, you will be ready to go. To begin this design, take a thick piece of tape and make a ring around your pumpkin.  You’ll need to have a drill with two different sized drill bits, one large and one small.  Then, drill rows of circles around the tape creating a design you think looks best!  When your design is complete, place a votive candle inside the pumpkin and light it. 

            Voila!  You have a polka dotted, glowing jack-o-lantern!

            I hope these ideas gave you a little originality this fall.  I can’t wait to see how yours all turned out!

                                                -Chels

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DIY Pumpkin Ice Cream

I’m not tricking you, but I am treating you! This tasty treat has all of the great things that you love about ice cream, but instead of dairy, coconut milk…

I’m not tricking you, but I am treating you! This tasty treat has all of the great things that you love about ice cream, but instead of dairy, coconut milk and almond butter are blended with pumpkin for a healthier spin on your favorite dessert. Here is how to make it!

 -1 can organic pumpkin

chelsea crockett pumpkin ice cream

-¼ cup almond butter-¼ cup coconut milk

-1-1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (or mix together cinnamon and nutmeg)

-½ to 1 tsp. liquid stevia (depending on desired sweetnesss)

-Ice cubes

 Directions:

1. Combine all of the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.

2. Transfer to bowl and place in the freezer for 30 minutes or until it is chilled. Spoon into your favorite serving bowl and presto, you have a delicious dessert that you can feel good about eating!

 

I don’t know if there is anything better than a dessert that you don’t have to feel guilty about eating. What better way to get into the fall spirit? Eat up, Insiders!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

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