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Halloween Recipe: Vampire Bites


Are you ready for the easiest Halloween recipe you’ll make? Here it goes…

Cut up an apple, add some peanut butter, finish with almond slivers.

Bam! You are done.


Seriously, it’s that easy. Plus, it’s a healthy alternative to gorging on Halloween candy.

You’re welcome.

thumbnailVampire Bites

Active Time:  30 minutes
Total Time:  30 minutes
Serves: 12


  • 3 red delicious apples
  • 6 tablespoons creamy peanut butter (approximately)
  • 18 almond slivers

Cut each apple into 12 even slices. Be sure to remove the core. (I always cut it out after slicing. My apple corer lost a battle against an apple earlier this year.)


Spread about 1 teaspoon of peanut butter on an apple slice. Top the peanut butter with another slice, leaving about 1/8 inch of peanut butter showing between apple slices. Repeat with remaining apple slices and peanut butter. Set to the side.

Carefully cut the almond slivers in half lengthwise. Be careful to not break them as you cut. Carefully cut one end of each half. (This will be the top of the vampire fang.)

Gently press the almond sliver halves onto the peanut butter, round sides out, making them look like fangs. Repeat with each apple-peanut butter combo.

Serve immediately.


(Note: If you want to prepare these a few hours early, I recommend trying this trick to prevent apples from turning brown. I’ve tried it, and it works. You would need to do this before adding the peanut butter.)



Weekending 11.19.2012

Happy week of Thanksgiving, everyone! I’m super excited Thanksgiving is almost here. I’ll be off work, Josh will be off work, my dad and step mom will be staying with Josh and me, my sister’s boyfriend is coming into town, I’ll get to spend Thanksgiving day with six amazing people, and I’ll eat some fantastic food. Now that is something to be thankful for.

Anyway, here are some of the things I did during the last weekend before Thanksgiving:

I slept nearly all day Saturday. It was magical. Then I felt guilty because I really had too much to do to be sleeping so late.

I went grocery shopping for Thanksgiving foods. I bought all but one ingredient on my list, so that made me feel pretty accomplished.

I’ve been thinking a lot about how much I love bruschetta and how much I’d love to eat some bruschetta. So I made some. Kind of. I piled diced tomatoes (pre-seasoned with basil, oregano and garlic) and shredded mozzarella on Ritz crackers. I call it Lazy Bruschetta.

I burned a gingerbread-scented candle pretty much all weekend, which is probably what let to our baking peanut butter chocolate chip cookies (AKA eating raw cookie dough… we live life on the wild side).

I went to Hooters with Josh Saturday night so he could watch the pay-per-view UFC fight. We ordered a pitcher of Bud Light and were essentially told that we had stolen our IDs and lied about it. Actually, the manager’s exact words were “Those look like real IDs; they just don’t look like you.” I think it’s safe to say I won’t go back ever, ever, ever again.

I attempted to be productive yesterday until my best friend texted me. It’s okay, though. Having coffee with her was probably way more fun than doing grown-up, responsible things. (I realize that comes across as a bit sarcastic, but it’s totally not.)

Last night, I tried to make up for an entire weekend of procrastination. Now I’m just very tired. I’m seriously looking forward to some chill time with the family, when I’m not putting off responsibilities.

What have you been up to this weekend?

A year well-spent

A year ago today, I sat on a couch next to this really awesome guy as the sun began to rise. He turned to me and asked a bunch of questions about relationships, to which I gave a bunch of stupid and awkward answers. I’m so glad that didn’t stop him, because his final question was this: “Will you be my girlfriend.” I replied, “Sure.”

Thankfully, he was totally cool with that dumb answer, and he’s still totally cool with all the dumb answers I continue to give.

Here are some highlights of the past year:

  1. The raised eyebrow
  2. Chick-Fil-A (and Rayanch)
  3. A #10 at McDonald’s with BBQ sauce and a blue Powerade
  4. Long drives (minus car-sickness)
  5. Late-night American Dad
  6. Family Guy
  7. My 21st birthday
  8. Reese’s
  9. Peanut butter anything
  10. Three Christmas trees
  11. The troll-goblin-Dobby thing from Runescape
  12. CTR
  13. Crash Bash
  14. Januween
  15. Summer nights with no air-conditioning
  16. No-shave November
  17. His scruffy beard when it’s not November
  18. Ruby Tuesday
  19. Bud Light vs. Coors Light
  20. 3:45 a.m. good-byes
  21. 8 a.m. good-byes
  22. Afternoon good-mornings
  23. Swimming
  24. Dirt Road Anthem
  25. Applebee’s date night
  26. Sweet surprises
  27. Movie photo-booth pictures
  28. Air hockey at the Cobb
  29. Ah-nald
  30. Goofy faces
  31. Goofy voices
  32. Goofy actions
  33. The moments that stay between us
  34. Pizza!
  35. Wrath of the Titans
  36. Ted
  37. Colder Weather
  38. Oasis
  39. “Don’t tell me my business, devil woman!”
  40. Daydreaming about cat names
  41. I Love You Phillip Morris
  42. True Lies
  43. True Blood
  44. Game of Thrones
  45. Veep
  46. The Newsroom
  47. Anticipating living together
  48. Chicken pot soup
  49. His nieces (they are too precious)
  50. His family is totally my family