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It’s Casper’s Birthday!

Happy BOOday, Casper! This fall, Casper the Friendly Ghost turns 60! Since 1949, millions of people have come to recognize Casper as The Official Ambassador of Halloween. And my personal favorite: All tees are available on Local Celebrity.

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Make Your Own Candy Kits!

Guess I have candy on the mind now that I am officially dieting again… ugh. DARN YOU HALLOWEEN – DARN YOU! Available in Make Your Own Chocolate, Make Your Own Chewing Gum, and Make Your Own Gummies, these activity kits are all-natural, educational, and eco-friendly. With pre-packaged ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, kids aged 8 and up get a real kick out of making candy from scratch. (Younger children enjoy it…

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Young Chefs Academy’s “All Pumpkins Night Stew”

Young Chefs Academy featured ‘All Pumpkins Night Stew’ in their cooking and workshop classes this month. It’s actually cooked inside the pumpkin! Here is something you can do with your kids during the colder months. Ingredients: ½ cup sliced onion 1 pound pre-cooked sausage*, cut into ½ inch slices 1 Tbsp. canola oil 1 (4 ½ oz.) can whole mushrooms 3 carrots, peeled and sliced 1 tsp. caraway seeds ¼…

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Do It Yourself Halloween Masks

Now this is a craft I am absolutely going to try out with the kids. The good people over at HowStuffWorks posted instructions on how to make your own Halloween masks. Let’s face it – this holiday can be very expensive! What a great way to cut down costs and spend quality time with the kids. Click here to see the instructions.

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Make Your Own Candy Bars

I’m about to blow your mind… I can’t even express how excited I am about this article from They take our favorite chocolate treats and break down how to MAKE THEM AT HOME. Holla if you hear me.  They had me at Reese Peanut Butter Cups. For the filling: * 1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs * 3/4 cup powdered sugar * 3/4 cup natural crunchy peanut butter (no added…

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Organic Fruit You Squeeze – Revolution Foods

I’m VERY excited about this product I just found online called Organic Mashups. Perfect for a lunchbox snack, Revolution Foods took real organic fruit and made a variety of purees. So easy! Comes in Grape, Berry, Tropical, and Strawberry Banana. The cap is resealable and there is NO sugar added.

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