October 31, 2012

Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats

'Tis the season to put pumpkin in just about anything and everything. I came across this recipe and I just had to make it.  Pumpkin and Rice Krispies why didn't I think of that ?? It is the most perfect snack to bring for the work pot luck, a family dinner, or even to pass out to trick-or-treaters! 

3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup canned pumpkin 
1 10oz. bag of mini marshmallows plus one extra cup
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
pinch of all spice
pinch of ground nutmeg
pinch of kosher salt
6 cups Rice Krispies

1.  Spray your baking dish to prevent treats from sticking
2. In a heavy saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat and add the pumpkin. continue cooking until the pumpkin is heated all the way through
 3. Fold in the bag of mini marshmallows, stirring constantly. 

4. Once marshmallows are melted, add vanilla, cinnamon, all spice, nutmeg and salt, then remove from heat.
5. Let the mixture cool for about 10 minutes and then fold in the extra cup of marshmallows.

6. Let the new mixture cool for another 25 minutes, letting it come to room temperature.
7.  Add the dry cereal and stir using a silicon spatula to prevent sticking, until the cereal is evenly coated.
8. Press into the baking dish and try to let them sit for about 30 minutes before cutting.

9. Enjoy and Share! 


October 24, 2012

Ghoulish Grub

Whether you're the haunted host or the gruesome guest, you may need some trick or treats for your Halloween festivities! Sweet or salty, scary or cute, here are some ideas to get you in the spirit: 

"Things I've Said to My Children"

Nathan Ripperger's illustration series of things he has actually said to his kids are both adorable and hilarious! On his flikr account, Ripperger says "The is a collection of posters featuring phrases that have left my mouth only because of my children." Here are a few of my favorites:

Ripperger has his illustrations for sale on his etsy site .


October 22, 2012

October Birchbox

Our Birchbox arrival dates have gotten later each month, probably due to the high demand, but our October box finally arrived! As always, I was pleasantly surprised by my beauty goodies. I got an email earlier this month from Birchbox asking if I wanted the special edition "Goop" October Box or the regular October Box. After reading about "Goop", a lifestyle publication started by Gwyneth Paltrow, I decided to definitely give it a try. I was not disappointed! Here are the things from my October Box:

There is a shorting waiting list, but you should still sign up to get your monthly Birchbox, its just so fun!

October 16, 2012

Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Cake

Pumpkin season is in full swing, and I'm jumping on every chance i get to indulge in any pumpkin flavored goodness. I not only saw the word "Pumpkin", but also "Cinnamon" in this recipe. I knew I had to make it and I knew I was going to love it! Write this recipe down right now, you have got to make this! Unless, you are on a diet, then write it down, make it and share it with friends and family (and give yourself a tiny little taste).

1 box yellow cake mix
4 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup milk
3.4 oz box of Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix
1/2 cup sour cream
15 oz can Pumpkin
1 stick of unsalted butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4-1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (start with 1/4 cup, adding more if needed)

October 9, 2012

Artist Addiction: Klas Fahlen

How flipping awesome are these drawings by Swedish illustrator, Klas Fahlen!! The lines, the detail, the color, the humor....I love everything about them!


October 3, 2012

The Lovely Florence

We were lucky enough to see Florence + The Machine two nights ago at one of the best venues in Kansas City, Starlight Theater.  Seeing Florence is something that needs to happen in your lifetime, her powerful voice is matched by her energetic and free spirited dance moves.  At one point during the show she literally sprinted through the crowd.  It was the most perfect evening for an outdoor concert and Florence's energy is truly contagious, she had everyone in a good mood.  Check out some fun photos we got from the show.

And not to mention Florence also has the best sense of humor, check out this hilarious video of Florence singing with Jimmy about balls...tar balls...

-Megan & Whitney