Friday, October 24, 2014

Celebrate It! Blog Party #14

If you are a regular here at Celebrate It!, then Welcome Back!
I am so glad you came by again!
If you are new, then Welcome! I am so glad you are here!

Share what you are making, baking, creating, or doing.
We are celebrating this everyday wonderful life.
All the small moments, all the big deal moments,
and everything in between!

Link up anything you
would like to share, and as many as you want. 
We would love to celebrate with you!

This weeks features:

I love avocado, and this
Creamy Guacamole from
The Gracious Wife is the
perfect snack, appetizer, game day
food, tailgate munchie, or for whatever
reason you can find to eat it!

I am in love with this table from
Decorated Chaos. Jennifer gives such a
great description of how she made this
so gorgeous, I just might have to try it!

By linking up, you are giving The Freshman Cook permission to feature your post on social media and our blog using a photo, title, and link to your site. Proper credit and links will be given to you.
Look for your link ups on my Pinterest  page for Celebrate It!, on Twitter, and on Facebook!

Time to Party!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Haunted Graveyard Bites!

I love Halloween treats! Don't you? They are fun to make and share with friends, and they are so unique to the holiday! That is what these Haunted Graveyard Bites are all about! I loved creating them and they most definitely scream "Halloween"!

  Mini Milano Cookies (any flavor)-1 cookie for 2 Bites
Square Pretzels (called Snaps)-1 for each Bite
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
Crushed Oreo Crumbs
Bloody Bones Candy-1 bone for 2 Bites

Each graveyard takes a half cookie.
Cut the cookie in half by using a serrated knife and 
sawing it slowly, so it does not break.
Cut the bones in half with your serrated knife.
You need one half bone for each tombstone.
Pipe out RIP on each half, using the brown 
buttercream frosting. Let them dry.
After they are dry, pipe the edges of each pretzel as shown.
Make sure to go across the three holes, and not the four.
Immediately attach the cookies to the icing.
Let dry.
Use the brown icing to go around all the flat areas of the pretzel.
While the frosting is wet, attach the half bone,
at an angle, somewhere on the base.
Spoon the crushed Oreo crumbs over the frosting and the bone.
Let dry.
Shake off any excess crumbs.
If something did not get covered the way you 
want it to, it is easy to fix. Use your brown icing
to add more Oreo crumbs, by squiggling some
icing on the crumbs all ready attached and then sprinkle 
with more and let dry.
If you want the bone covered more,  
dab a bit of icing on it and sprinkle with the crumbs.
Let dry.
You get the idea.
I have several more Halloween treats coming your way
over the next week. I hope you will stop back to check them out!

You might like some of these recipes:

Halloween Salsa

Halloween Thumbprints

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Celebrate It! Blog Party #13

Welcome to the
Celebrate It! Blog Party!!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Spiced Apple Bundt Cake w/ a Caramel Brickle Drizzle/#BundtBakers

Today I am celebrating fall by making this Spiced Apple Bundt Cake with a Caramel Brickle Drizzle. Fall is definitely in the air here in North Carolina. The days are mild and gorgeous, and the nights are  brisk enough for a fire in the fire pit. Definitely a reason to celebrate! Another reason to celebrate?! This bundt cake is part of #BundtBakers. This months theme is caramel.....Yum!  So check out all the other goodies, after you see mine, of course!! You are sure to find several favorites!
Spiced Apple Bundt Cake w/ a Caramel Brickle Drizzle

Friday, October 10, 2014

Celebrate It! Blog Party #12!

Hello! I am so glad you are here for Celebrate It! Blog Party!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Chocolate Caramel Apple Thumbprint Cookies

Here is a fall or Halloween cookie that you will love. These  Chocolate Caramel Apple Thumbprint Cookies are full of fall flavor with baked in apple chunks, topped with caramel and drizzled with chocolate, they say fall in every bite!

Chocolate Caramel Apple Thumbprint Cookies
 Chocolate Caramel Apple Thumbprint Cookies

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Celebrate It! Blog Party #10

What have you been celebrating lately? Here at The Freshman Cook we have been celebrating this week with the air turned off and the windows open.  Fall is here in North Carolina and I am loving it! It is my favorite time of year!  We lived in the southwest for most of my married life, and fall was usually late to get there, and didn't stay very long. So this is truly something to celebrate and enjoy!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Carmelized Apple Spice Cake

Here in North Carolina, fall dropped by today! So, to celebrate my favorite time of the year, I have a Carmelized Apple Spice Cake for your dessert time pleasure. Today, I'm participating with over 40 other bloggers in a LorAnn Oil and Flavors Recipe Round-Up! Do you know LorAnn Oil ? They produce an incredible variety of oils and flavorings, and have done so for over 50 years. They also offer other items such as candy making and baking supplies, making them your "go to" company. Check them out! But check out my Carmelized Apple Spice Cake first! 
I used a special cake mold to make a spice cake, carmelized some apples,
melted some caramels, put it all together, and tasted fall! 
Carmelized Apple Spice Cake

Tuesday, September 23, 2014