I decided to do something different with our pumpkins this year and deviate from tradition. I've done traditional. I'm tired of traditional.
So I pulled from my new wreath for inspiration and am sort of proud of the results.
My favorite is the beaded one. Just hot glue, cheap-o beads, a sharpie, and a free-handed design. Love it.
On a separate fall note...
The Hershey's Candy Corn Kisses are now on shelves. If you read this blog at all, you know this family is candy corn crazy, so we snatched up a bag on sight at Target.
I have never baked with them but thought surely there had to be some recipes out there. And there are. A lot of them actually. This one looked especially yummy. Candy Corn Kisses Cheesecake Squares. You can find the recipe here.
I knew, however, NO ONE in my family would even try them, much less like them. They don't do cheesecake. (I challenge anyone to find a pickier group than mine.) Then I found this recipe from Tasty Kitchen and knew it was way more up the Slaughter alley.
Instead of doing a kiss on each one, I melted down a handful of kisses and drizzled them on top of a few. Everyone likes a little variety.
The Slaughter girls are going to be so excited when they get home from school and see this little surprise. Jeb probably won't be able to try one. I'm pretty sure he ate half the cookie dough all by himself. (I know... some mom out there just gasped and grabbed her heart. Deep breath. One of my favorite memories of baking with Grandma was licking the batter off the spoon. He'll be ok.)