Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cheesy Meat Loaf Minis

YUMMY!!! I am addicted to ripping new recipes out of magazines and this Cooking Light recipe for Cheesy Meat Loaf Minis was AMAZING!! Even, my 2 year old was munching it down. This has easily become a new favorite around my house!

{Photo Courtesy of Cooking Light}

Of course, I changed things up a bit to make it more mom friendly and save some time! Meals have to be quick preparation and cooking at our house! Here my tips:

  • Instead of the fresh bread crumbs that needed to be sauteed, I used Publix brand Italian seasoned bread crumbs. Worked like a charm!

  • The recipe called for cubes of white cheddar cheese. I exchanged that for regular shredded mild cheddar cheese.

  • I forgot the fresh parsley (imagine that!), so I used dried parsley.

This recipe would be easy to prepare the night before and pop in the refirgerator. Then, all you have to do is stick them in the oven when you get home! Next time, I am also going to use ground turkey for a healthier option.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Witching Favors!!

Remember the Martha Stewart witch broom favors? I saw something similar in the Family Fun Magazine, which sparked my memory of an AMAZING Amy Atlas dessert table using these adorable favors!!
{Photo from Martha Stewart}

Well, here is my spin on the Family Fun version!!!
(I am glad Cate's friends are too young to read this blog! I am always giving away a sneak peek at her treats. I will have to be more sneaky when she gets older. :) )

Witch Broom Favors!!

Of course, I added a personalized Pluff Mudd Studio Witch Halloween Party Circle!

brown paper lunch bags
party favors (Since Cate's school is a healthy zone, I used Play Doh, spider rings, stickers, etc.)
stick (I pulled a few from the woods. You can buy little sticks from the gardening section of any home improvement center.)
Cute Ribbon

1. For each witch broom, use pinking shears or regular scissors to trip the top few inches of the brown paper bag.
2. Next, fill the bag halfway with treats.
3. Tie a piece of raffia around the bag about 2 or 3 inches down from the top of the bag.
4. Cut a hand full of raffia strands, so that they are the same length as the bag.
5. Use an additional piece of raffia to tie the pieces onto the bag. (I only put mine on the front of the bag, but you can do it all the way around.)
6. Add a personalized Witch Party Circle with a cute coordinating ribbon!!

I can not wait to see how excited her friends at school will be to get their special treat!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Recipes with Candy Corn

I LOVE candy corn!!! I get so excited for October because I can not wait to run and buy candy corn. I think it may also be that candy corn means the beginning of Fall, football, Halloween, etc.

Here are a few of my favorite recipes using candy corn!!

Candy Corn Fudge

This delicious recipe was featured over at Women's Day. I love the salty pretzels with the sweet chocolate. (I am not a big fan of the cherries, so I left those out.)

Photo Credit: Tara Donne/ Woman's Day

Candy Corn Cookie Bark
I highly recommend this sweet treat from Your Homebased Mom!!! It is really easy to make and looks really festive too!!! (One of her readers commented that she used 2 bags of white chocloate chips instead of the almond bark. I did the same thing and it worked well.) WARNING: These are really sweet and addictive!

By the way, Your Homebased Mom is an AWESOME new web-site that I stumbled on. You should hop over and add her to your favorites!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

New Pluff Mudd Halloween Printables

YAY! I just added several new Halloween printables! Hop over to the Pluff Mudd shop to check them out! You can use them as favor tags, treat bag decorations, scrapbooking, etc.

Val, from Crafty Go Lucky, really jazzed this "Boo Y'all!" tag up! Very cute! I used these these tags to attach to my favorite candy corn cookie bark for the neighbors. :) I think I may also give some goodies to Cate's teachers.

I can not wait to show you the adorable witch broom favors and party circles!

Check back for the tutorial!!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Halloween Lunch Box Notes: FREEBIE

I love stashing some sweet little notes in my loved ones lunch boxes, so I wanted to come up with something to put a smile on their face! I created these adorable Halloween lunch box notes with little jokes. I thought they were really cute. Val, from Crafty Go Lucky, was very sweet to send me this photo with her lunch box note.

Download your Pluff Mudd Studio lunch box notes for Free here!
Leave us a comment about how you will use your little jokes. :)

Next up, cute favors with Pluff Mudd Studio Halloween printables! Check back to see!!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Tater'n Sass Giveaway!

YAY! It's giveaway time!!! Amy, from Tater'N Sass, is offering one of their adorable simply sewn baby leggings, crayon rolls, or coffee koozie to one lucky Pluff Mudd Follower!! (Winner can choose their favorite)

Check out some of the cute items goodies in her Etsy shop!! My little girl would love a crayon roll and I am crazy about the coffee koozies!!

These little leggings are precious! Perfect to keep their cute legs warm and still have easy access for diaper changing!!


There are lots of chances to win this giveaway!
You can enter lots of times by doing any of the following
You can do just ONE entry!
Just remember the more times you enter, the more chances to win.

Make sure to leave a separate comment for each action that you complete, so you have a better chance of winning! The more entries increases your odds!!! PLEASE LEAVE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS WITH YOUR COMMENTS, SO I CAN CONTACT THE WINNER!!!!
Good Luck!!

1. Visit Tater 'N Sass and leave a comment with your favorite simply sewn item.
2. Become a Facebook fan of Tater 'N Sass and let them know Pluff Mudd Studio sent you!
& leave your e-mail address here with a comment here that you are a fan (or already are!)
4. Become a blog follower of Pluff Mudd Studio & leave a comment here that you are a follower (or already are!)
5. Post about this giveaway on your own Blog, Facebook Page and/or Tweet about it & comment here with the links! (up to 3 entries for posting)

Winner will be chosen October 9th at 11:00pm (EST).
Any entries received after this time will not be considered. Open to US residents only.
Winner will be chosen using
Related Posts with Thumbnails