Wednesday, October 23, 2013

"FALLing in Love" Bucket List

Fall is such a gorgeous time of year! I'm not a huge fan of the colder weather, but nothing beats the beauty of changing leaves. Plus, I love any excuse to cuddle up under a blanket with my love! Since the Hubster and I are living in a new town (in a new state!) we decided to make the most of this time of year by creating a "FALLing in Love Bucket List".  We just started checking things off, but we are already having so much fun!

There's a mix of some of the classics, like pumpkin decorating, along with somethings we've never done.  Can you believe my husband has never been horseback riding?!  He hasn't, which is weird, so that definitely made the list.  And, I didn't know that apple picking was a "thing", but it's pretty popular around here so it made the list, also.  I love having a list of pre-planned dates, it makes the weekend feel more like an adventure! And to add a little extra cuteness, I found a maple leaf hole punch to use for check marks!

I am loving this Bucket List! What are some of your Fall Bucket List items?

Friday, October 18, 2013

Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats!

Once I saw these Pumpkin Rice Krispie treats I knew I had to make them! They are super simple to make, and combine two of my favorite things: Pumpkins & Rice Krispies! Let's get started!

What you need:
1 Stick of Butter
2 1/2 (10 oz.) Bags of Marshmallows (Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows are now available!!)
12 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
1 tsp . Yellow Food Coloring
1/4 tsp. Red Food Coloring
One bag of Tootsie Rolls

Melt the butter on low heat in a large pot
Stir marshmallows in melted butter until dissolved

Mini Marshmallows are easier to work with!
Add food coloring to the butter & marshmallow mixture.
Stir until the entire mixture is the same color orange.
Mix Rice Krispies into the orange marshmallow mix until they are fully coated!

Lovely, right?!
Here is the "tricky" part. The Rice Krispie mix will be hot and sticky! I spooned generous sized balls onto aluminum foil and let them sit for about a minute. Once they cooled down a little bit, I was able to shape them into "pumpkins" with my hands. I then stuck a tootsie roll in the top to make a stem!
I made about 25 pumpkins...not including the ones we "taste tested"!


Good Luck & let me know how your's turn out!!