Halloween Food for Dinner

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You all probably know by now that we love Halloween at our house. And serving fun Halloween food is something that we look forward to each year. Today we have pulled together Halloween Party Food Recipes for you – appetizers, main dishes, side dishes, drinks and of course dessert. Whether you need an Appetizer or Dessert or anything in between, I have the perfect recipe for you! They are all kid friendly recipes that your whole family is sure to love.

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Christmas Food Gift Basket: Homemade Holiday Inspiration

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We all know the person who seemingly has everything, right? They are difficult to buy for each and every birthday or holiday season. We spend countless hours walking the mall in search of something, anything to give them and always leave empty handed. The answer to this dilemma is a Christmas Food Gift Basket! Give a delicious basket of homemade breads, jams and fruit butters this year to that person who is so difficult to buy for and today’s post will give you the perfect recipes to do just that.

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Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner - this Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole will fill your belly! Great make ahead casserole and perfect for the holidays! Pin this to your Recipe Board!

Breakfast – Lunch – or Dinner – there is something about breakfast food that is simply comforting. This Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole is filled with the ultimate comfort foods – eggs, Canadian bacon, tater tot potatoes and cheese!  [Read more…]

Christmas Table Decoration: Homemade Holiday Inspiration

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It wouldn’t be the holiday season without snow, candy canes or entertaining. Today’s fabulous homemade Christmas Table Decoration combines all three of those into one cute, whimsical Snowman Centerpiece. With just one trip to the craft store and a little bit of time, you can create this great addition to your home or party!

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Christmas Gift Idea for Her: Homemade Holiday Inspiration

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Do you have a special person in your life who could use a little relaxation and stress reduction? Of course you do, we all know of someone! It could be your child’s teacher, an over-worked co-worker or that single mom who lives next door. Any of them would be excited to receive this as a gift. The Spa in a Jar Christmas gift idea for her could be personalized with scents of the season, colors to coordinate and so much more. The options are endless

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Oreo Peppermint Bark: Homemade Holiday Inspiration

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The candy cane is THE candy of the holiday season. It has adorned our Christmas trees and gift packages for decades. And, thankfully, in recent years it has seen an increase in its appearances at our dessert tables. I for one couldn’t be happier that peppermint candy and especially peppermint bark is popping up everywhere during the holidays! And with only 4 ingredients, you and the kids can make this Oreo Peppermint Bark.

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Funky Ladder Christmas Tree: Homemade Holiday Inspiration

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It’s time to raid the garage, your dad’s old tool shed or troll your neighborhood yard sales. You are going to want to find an old, used, wooden ladder after reading this great post. Whether you have a home full of eclectic mid-century decorations, a modern home full of sleek lines or an old farmhouse filled with antiques, this post can offer you inspiration for turning that old ladder into a fabulous Christmas tree!

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Lighted Holiday Yard Tree: Home Depot DIY Workshop

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Decorating our home for the holidays is something we all love to do. The inside of our homes is pretty easy, decorated Christmas trees and Mantels, but what about the outside? I’m super excited to be teaming up with The Home Depot for the DIY Workshop in November. We will be building a Lighted Holiday Yard Tree, and you can too! [Read more…]

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups: Homemade Holiday Inspiration

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Is there a better flavor combination than chocolate and peanut butter? Probably not!  These treats are made with those two wonderful items and are perfect for holiday parties, gift giving or leaving for Santa when he visits.

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Halloween Treat: Candy Corn Party Mix

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It’s 9 p.m. Everyone is in bed. You are sitting for a little quiet time. THEN, all of a sudden…down the steps bounds your 8 year old…he forgot that he signed you up to take a Halloween treat for his classroom mates!

Sound familiar? Oh yes…happened to me more than once!

So what’s a Mom to do? Run to the pantry and in about 5 minutes, toss together Candy Corn Party Mix! [Read more…]

Chalkboard Painted Mugs: Homemade Holiday Inspiration

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Help your friends and family welcome winter in with a delicious cup of steaming hot cocoa or coffee with these adorable and completely personalizable chalkboard painted mugs. These will make great gifts for the teacher, administrative assistant, stylist or anyone special in your life!

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Homemade Christmas Gift: Homemade Holiday Inspiration

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Giving a homemade Christmas gift is not only thoughtful, but it can also help cut back on your holiday budget. These DIY Hand warmers would go perfectly in a gift basket filled with a blanket, hot cocoa mix and a mug.

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Christmas Cookie Recipe: Homemade Holiday Inspiration

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Nutella, cranberries, white chocolate chips – you can’t go wrong with this delicious Christmas cookie recipe! Perfect to serve at your holiday parties, give at the Christmas cookie exchange, add to a Christmas food gift basket, or just enjoy with a mug of hot cocoa.

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Christmas Decorations for Tables: Homemade Holiday Inspiration

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Decorating your home for the holidays doesn’t need to be hard or take a lot of time. These Christmas decorations for tables are simple, easy and take just minutes.

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Fall Decorating Color Trends for your Home

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Are you tired of the same old decorations in your home? How about the color, whether on the wall or just a throw pillow? I know I am. These Fall decorating color trends for your home will add warmth and a little pop of color.

Decorating our home for the holidays and seasons is something I have always loved to do. Whether it’s changing the color of the paint, or just adding a few seasonal decorations. But I have to say, Fall decorating is my favorite. The colors are so warm and inviting. After living in our home for 5 years, with most of the walls a simple white, I have been adding color one room at a time.

When adding color for Fall, we often think of shades of brown and orange, and honestly in the past, those are the colors I have used. But have you ever thought about a Radiant Orchid, Misted Yellow and Sangria?

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Misted Yellow – is the season’s new star. Warmth, yet a hint of elegance, this soft yellow shade can be used in almost any room of your home. I think it’s a perfect color for transitioning from Summer to Fall, especially if you are like me and have lived with plain colors for so long. This room has an overall color theme with the Misted Yellow, but you could certainly add just a couple of the pieces for added color.

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Aurora Red – If you are looking to add a pop of color, adding a new rug will definitely work. I have been slowly updating the colors in my office, and have been thinking of adding pops of color. This rug would be perfect!

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Bright Cobalt – the third color in Pantone’s Fall Color Trends that I love is Bright Cobalt. This room is sophisticated yet cozy. Even though the walls are painted a bright color, the furnishings and drapery warms it up and makes it inviting. The inverted pleat drapery are the same kind I have in our Family Room and Studio. These drapes from Décorview are sister to the Pinch Pleated Drapery. They hang beautifully and are hand-sewn to ensure a fabulous look for years to come.

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Aluminum and Cognac – don’t forget about adding pops of color when it comes to your home entertaining. Serving trays are so versatile, they are one of my favorite pieces to use. You can, of course, serve from them, but you can also make a beautiful arrangement on your coffee table. They are perfect to hold coffee or teas, give as gifts or even hang on your wall for an interesting decoration.

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And lastly, a simple update to your windows. These Roman Shades come in hundreds of fabrics. Décorviewoffers in-home consultations and they carry Hunter Douglas offers motorized window treatments, the cool new technology when it comes to your home decor.

Schedule your free design consultation from Décorview and save on your window projects before December 16th. 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Décorview. The opinions and text are all mine.

Cheese Ball Recipe: Homemade Holiday Inspiration

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Ah the holidays – the decorations, the gifts, the lights…and the food! The holidays are also all about tradition, and in our home one of those is this Cheese Ball. While you can certainly enjoy this recipe anytime of year, it always makes it’s appearance on the Holiday Party Menu.

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Snowman Ornament: Homemade Holiday Inspiration

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Homemade ornaments make a great gift. This Snowman Ornament is quick, easy and takes only 4 supplies.

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Candy Corn Paper Craft and Dollar Tree Giveaway

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I’m thrilled to be partnering with Dollar Tree to share this fun project from The Value Seekers Club with you today.

I would venture to guess that the most popular candy for Fall and Halloween is Candy Corn. There is just something about those little marshmallow bites of yellow, orange and white pieces of candy that we all love. Not only is candy corn a popular treat, it’s also fun to create crafts that look like candy corn like this Candy Corn Paper Craft.  [Read more…]

Snow Day Survival Kit: Homemade Holiday Inspiration

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I bet you have a hard to buy for person on your Christmas gift list. Or maybe someone that lives where it snows a lot. This Snow Day Survival Kit is sure to bring a smile to their face!

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Gingerbread Cookies Recipe: Homemade Holiday Inspiration

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Gingerbread Cookies and Holiday baking go hand-in-hand. There’s just something about the smell of warm cookies, fresh from the oven that no one can resist.

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Celebration of Service: Helping our Veterans

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The Home Depot Foundation mission is simple – to ensure every veteran has a safe place to call home. There are hundreds, if not thousands of veterans that face housing issues, unemployment and disabilities each and every year. The Home Depot has stepped up and is helping with their Celebration of Service campaign.  [Read more…]

Christmas Decorations: Homemade Holiday Inspiration

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Decorating our home for the holidays is something I look forward to every year. I am always looking for inspiration. Today we are inspired by these Christmas Decorations.

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Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Dip

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The very best thing about apple season is enjoying them with caramel. In my opinion, it’s one of the best flavor combinations ever, whether you add them to cookies or enjoy dipping them. Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Dip is a delicious treat to make for neighbors, friends or family, and also makes an adorable gift.

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Project Sunlight – Share a Meal

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Did you know that 1 in 5 children go to bed hungry right here in the United States? Shocking, isn’t it?

And did you know that just $1 helps provide 9 meals for those children and families that are hungry, provided by Feeding America on behalf of local food banks?

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One of the benefits of being able to share what we do with our readers everyday, is that we get to help other people. Sometimes it is through a simple recipe that brightens the day of their child or by making their life easier through a helpful home project. It’s one of the main reasons we started Hoosier Homemade, almost 6 years ago. Hearing how what we do has helped people keeps us going.

Isn’t living a life full of happiness a goal of everyone? Helping other people, raising happy and healthy children, sharing the gifts that God has given us.

I know it is for me, and I bet it is for you too. We feel very blessed to be able to feed our family every day and not send them to bed hungry. Sadly though, there are many families in America that are not as fortunate. Surprisingly hunger occurs in homes right in your own neighborhood.

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Unilever Project Sunlight and Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization, have launched a nationwide initiative to raise awareness and help with child hunger in America through “Share A Meal”. And they need your help!

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Project Sunlight is a long-term Unilever initiative to motivate millions of people to live more sustainably by inspiring them to build a brighter future for children. It aims to create a growing community of people who believe it is possible to build a world where everyone lives well and sustainably, without compromising the needs of future generations. In 2013, Project Sunlight helped create a brighter future for two million children in US, UK, Brazil, India and Indonesia. To date, it has also inspired over 136 million people worldwide to commit to living more sustainably by visiting www.projectsunlight.us and making an “act of sunlight” pledge.

GO to ProjectSunlight.us, there you can download the Unilever Share A Meal Toolkit to learn more about the power of a shared meal and get involved in one of the following ways:

  • Help a Family in Your Neighborhood:  Simply sharing a meal with a neighbor either in the form of a simple lunch or dinner party, or even packing an extra lunch for your child to take to school, could go a long way.
  • Partner with Local Organizations: Local community organizations are great resources for sharing a meal in your area – simply tap into their networks to see how you can help.
  • Coordinate with Your Local Food Bank: Whether you wish to volunteer or host your own local food drive, use Feeding America’s online Food Bank Locator tool to get in touch with a food bank in your area.
  • Host a Virtual Food Drive: Feeding America’s Personal Fundraiser tool is a great place to start and to reach out to friends, family, and colleagues for contributions.
  • Donate: Consider swapping a night out with a night in and share those extra savings with children and families in need in the form of a donation to Feeding America.
  • You Buy One, We Give One: Look for the Unilever “You Buy One, We Give One” coupon offer in the Sunday paper on November 16.  Redeem at participating stores from November 16 – 30 and Unilever will donate one meal* to Feeding America when you purchase any participating Unilever product.
  • Lend Your Voice:  Inspire others by revealing why you’re helping to end child hunger on social media using, “I #ShareAMeal because…”

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This post was written on behalf of Project Sunlight. As always, the opinions are my own.

 

 

Glow in the Dark Cupcakes

Be a Rock Star Mom and make these easy Glow in the Dark Cupcakes with just a few simple ingredients. Fun Halloween Party Food or dessert for Halloween Dinner at home.

Sometimes it’s pretty cool to be a Rock Star Mom! I love it when the kids think what I make is cool, and let’s face it, those times are few and far between, especially with teenagers. These Glow in the Dark Cupcakes will put your kids {and adults} in awe of you, but Shhh…don’t tell them…they are really easy!  [Read more…]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chex Mix: Homemade Holiday Inspiration

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chex Party Mix | 15 minute treat | Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

Giving a gift from the kitchen is something I do every year, but sometimes it can be really time consuming. How about a treat that will only take you 15 minutes? This Chocolate Peanut Butter Chex Mix is perfect for gift giving.

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DIY Felt Ornament: Homemade Holiday Inspiration

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Cherishing our memories with our children is something we all do. Our family has a tree full of ornaments, some homemade ornaments and others that we have received from loved ones. Here is a Felt Ornament that is special for anyone, but especially for a baby’s first Christmas.

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Homemade Gifts for Men: Homemade Holiday Inspiration

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Do you have that tough to buy for man on your gift list? Would you love to give him a handmade gift? Well, you are in luck, today we have Homemade Gifts for Men, just in time for your Christmas gift giving.

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Homemade Fudge Recipe: Homemade Holiday Inspiration

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There are two things that I consider must have treats during the Holiday Season – Peppermint and Fudge. The candy canes hanging on the Christmas tree, the Peppermint Balls placed in a bowl on the Holiday Table for snacking and of course small gift bags filled with your favorite Homemade Fudge Recipe for family and friends.

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Simple Halloween Craft

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Halloween is one of those holidays that we all love in our house. However, most of the time I like keeping the decorations fun and kid friendly rather than scary and gross, with the exception of Grim – he was pretty cool! This simple Halloween Craft was really fun to make, and with a few supplies, you can make your own too.  [Read more…]

Christmas Porch Decorations: Homemade Holiday Inspiration

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Whether you are looking for country porch decorating ideas or gathering ideas for Christmas Porch Decorations, you are definitely going to be inspired by these ideas.

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How to Make Homemade Potpourri: Homemade Holiday Inspiration

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Ahh the smells of the holidays, don’t you wish they would last all year long? Well after you learn how to make Homemade Potpourri, you can have the aroma filling your home!

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Cinnamon Vanilla Homemade Granola

Cinnamon Vanilla Homemade Granola | Easy to make and good for you | Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

Whipping up a batch of Homemade Granola is super easy, quick and allows you the ability to add the ingredients you and your family enjoys most. This Cinnamon Vanilla Homemade Granola is packed with delicious ingredients like nuts, dried fruit, cinnamon and vanilla.  [Read more…]

Burlap Gift Bags: Homemade Holiday Inspiration

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Receiving a homemade gift is really special, but for me, giving is even better. The handmade Christmas gift ideas are endless, and these Burlap Gift Bags are perfect for your gift giving.

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Popcorn Seasoning Recipes: Homemade Holiday Inspiration

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There’s nothing quite like receiving a homemade gift for the holidays, especially if it’s a gift from the kitchen. This popcorn seasoning gift set is perfect for the movie lover, sports fan, kids and adults too!

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Peppermint Christmas Cookie Recipe: Homemade Holiday Inspiration

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Nothing says Christmas time quite like peppermint, especially if it’s in a cookie. These Peppermint Christmas Cookies would go perfectly with a mug of hot cocoa, added to your cookie tray, or Christmas cookie gift basket!

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Vintage Style Christmas Tree: Homemade Holiday Inspiration

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When I think of antique Christmas decorations, one of the first things that comes to mind are strings of popcorn and cranberries. By adding larger items, along with the popcorn and cranberries, our Vintage Style Christmas Tree turned out gorgeous.

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