Friday, October 23, 2020

Finicky Friday - Halloween Style


Easy Ghost Cookies

Turn simple frosted sugar cookies into adorable Ghost Cookies by adding mini Oreo cookies and M&M'S.

Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time:10 mins

Total Time: 30 mins

Servings: 18 cookies



1 1/3 cup flour

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup butter softened

1 cup of sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon almond extract


1 cup butter softened

4 cups of powdered sugar

pinch salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons milk more or less as needed to make spreadable

36 Oreo Mini cookies divided

36 brown M&M'S


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper. Use a shiny aluminum baking sheet for best results.

In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine sugar and butter, and beat with paddle attachment until fluffy. Add egg, vanilla extract and almond extract, and continue beating until combined. Add flour mixture and stir just until combined. Scrape down sides of bowl as needed.

Using a medium sized cookie scoop, scoop and roll dough gently into balls. Place on baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes. The edges should still be light and not golden brown.

Let cool completely and frost. Reserve some frosting to help M&M'S adhere to top of Oreo Mini cookies. To prepare frosting, using the paddle attachment, beat butter, powdered sugar, and pinch of salt in the bowl of a stand mixer. With mixer still running, add in vanilla extract and milk one tablespoon at a time until frosting is a soft spreadable consistency.


While frosting is still soft, place Oreo Mini cookies on top, followed by M&M'S. Use a small amount of reserved frosting to help adhere M&M'S.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Family Friendly Spook-tacular jokes


Fun Halloween Jokes to Get the Whole Family in the Spooky Spirit. These spook-tacular jokes will have all the little monsters screaming with laughter!

Halloween Food Jokes

What’s a ghost’s favorite dessert? I scream.

What does the skeleton chef say when he serves you a meal? "Bone Appetit!"

What is a vampire's favorite fruit? A neck-tarine!

What do witches put on their bagels? Scream cheese.

What do ghosts eat for dinner? Spook-ghetti!

What do skeletons order at restaurants? Spare ribs.

What does a panda ghost eat? Bam-BOO!

What tops off a mummy’s ice cream sundae? Whipped scream.

What’s a ghost's favorite yogurt flavor? Boo-berry!

What’s a vampire’s least favorite meal? A steak!

Why was the candy corn booed off the stage? All of his jokes were too corny!

Friday, October 16, 2020

Finicky Friday - Halloween Style!


Jelly Worms: The cutest, slimy treat for Halloween!





50 flexible straws

7 oz. package strawberry Jell-O mix

3 packages unflavored gelatin

3 c. boiling water

3/4 c. heavy cream

crushed oreos, for serving


In a large liquid measuring cup, combine strawberry JELL-O mix and gelatin packages and add boiling water. Whisk until dissolved then refrigerate until lukewarm, about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, stretch straws to extend to full length and stand them upright, side by side, in a tall glass, making sure the ends are firmly pressed up against the bottom of the glass.

Whisk the heavy cream into the JELL-O mixture, then carefully pour the JELL-O mixture into the straws until it reaches the tops. Refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.

Quickly run the straws under hot water and then push the jelly worms out onto a plate of crushed Oreos.


(I'd suggest watching the video if you plan to do try this. It might be better to just buy the worms lol)

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Family Friendly Spook-tacular jokes


Fun Halloween Jokes to Get the Whole Family in the Spooky Spirit. These spook-tacular jokes will have all the little monsters screaming with laughter!

Halloween Monster Jokes

What do mummies listen to on Halloween? Wrap music.
How do you make a skeleton laugh? You tickle his funny bone!
Which Halloween monster is good at math? Count Dracula!
Why did the Cyclops give up teaching? He only had one pupil!
Why didn't the skeleton go to see a scary movie? He didn't have the guts.
What did the boy ghost say to the girl ghost? "You sure are boo-tiful!"
Where does Dracula keep his money? In a blood bank.
Why are ghosts terrible liars? You can see right through them!
Why don’t mummies take vacations? They’re afraid to unwind.
What is a vampire's favorite holiday, besides Halloween? Fangs-giving!
Where do fashionable ghosts shop? Bootiques!
What’s a monster’s favorite play? Romeo and Ghouliet!

Friday, October 9, 2020

Finicky Friday - Halloween Style!


Reese's Bats

These will fly away at your next Halloween party!


10 mini Reese's cups
5 oreos
20 Candy eyes
1 tbsp. peanut butter

Cut all Oreo cookies in half and gently remove the cream. Cut each half in half to create the wings.
Using a toothpick or a small spoon, apply a small dab of peanut butter to one end of each Oreo. Press onto the Reese's cup to make wings.
Next, place a small dab of peanut butter onto the back of two candy eyes and place on top of the edge of the wings. Serve.


Thursday, October 8, 2020

Family Friendly Spook-tacular jokes

Fun Halloween Jokes to Get the Whole Family in the Spooky Spirit. These spook-tacular jokes will have all the little monsters screaming with laughter!

Halloween Knock Knock Jokes

Knock, Knock! Who's there? Boo! Boo who? Don't cry … it's just my Halloween costume!

Knock, Knock! Who's there? Witch! Witch who? Witch one of you will give me lots of Halloween candy?

Knock, Knock! Who's there? Phillip! Phillip who? Phillip my bag with Halloween candy, please!

Knock Knock! Who’s there? Dishes! Dishes who? Dishes a very Halloween bad joke!

Knock Knock! Who’s there? Olive! Olive who? Olive your Halloween costume!

Knock Knock! Who’s there? Bee! Bee who? Bee-ware, there’s a full moon this Halloween!

Knock, knock! Who’s there? Butter. Butter who? Butter open quick, I have a funny Halloween joke to tell you!

Knock Knock! Who’s there? Fangs. Fangs who? Fangs for letting me in!

Knock Knock! Who’s there? Hans. Hans who? Hans off my candy!

Knock, Knock. Who's there? Ivana. Ivana Who? Ivana suck your blood!

Knock, Knock. Who’s there? Ben! Ben who? Ben waiting for Halloween all year!


Saturday, October 3, 2020

Kiss Me Deadly is live and in KU!


It's live!

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Good and Evil. Heaven and Hell. And a damned soul caught in the middle.

In a twisted replication of the Resurrection, the first vampire rose from his death. He is Judas Iscariot, the one who sold Christ out for thirty pieces of silver and betrayed the Son of Man with a kiss on the neck. He’s cursed to partake in the life-giving blood of others in order to survive, and his thirst and anger drive him to terrorize mankind.

But a modern world brings with it a more modern vampire. Where Jude, as he’s known now, once hunted purely for the enjoyment of his prey’s fear, now the thrill of seducing men drives him. Many have fallen for his deadly kiss. But looks are deceiving. This is no man to play with... because this is no man.

But anger can only sustain him for so long. For the past hundred years or so, restlessness has stalked him. He’s tired of it all. There has to be more to this eternal life. Without his righteous indignation, what is left?

The answer comes in the form of a slightly snarky and highly opinionated human named Matt. Attraction leads to something deeper. But can Jude let go of the past? The rage? Can he leave behind the darkness that rules his life? And more importantly, can he make the ultimate sacrifice in the name of love?

Friday, October 2, 2020

Finicky Friday - Halloween Style!


Dracula Dentures-The only tasty dentures.





1 tube chocolate chip cookie dough

1 can vanilla frosting

red food coloring

mini marshmallows

slivered almonds


Preheat oven to 350°. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll cookie dough into 1 ½” balls and place on baking sheets. Bake until golden, about 12 minutes. Let cool completely then cut in half.

Add a few drops of red food coloring into vanilla frosting and stir until smooth. Spread a thin layer of red frosting onto each cookie half.

Place mini marshmallows around the round edges of half of the halves. Place the remaining halves on top, then stick a slivered almond on each side to create fangs.


Thursday, October 1, 2020

October Spook-tacular Fest!

 In case you didn't know, Halloween is my favorite time of the year. I'm going to be celebrating the whole month, here and in my author group! So let's get this party started!!

Halloween Jokes to Get the Whole Family in the Spooky Spirit. These spook-tacular jokes will have all the little monsters screaming with laughter!

Halloween Trick or Treat Jokes

What do birds say on Halloween? "Trick or tweet!"

Why don’t skeletons ever go trick or treating? Because they have no-body to go with.

Where do ghosts buy their Halloween candy? At the ghost-ery store!

What do owls say when they go trick or treating? "Happy Owl-ween!"

What do ghosts give out to trick or treaters? Booberries!

Who did Frankenstein go trick or treating with? His ghoul friend.

What Halloween candy is never on time for the party? Choco-LATE!

What do witches put on to go trick or treating? Mas-scare-a.

What does Bigfoot say when he asks for candy? "Trick-or-feet!"

Which type of pants do ghosts wear to trick or treat? Boo jeans.

What makes trick or treating with twin witches so challenging? You never know which witch is which!