Puppy Paws(Chocolate Bear Claws)



1 egg

2 tablespoons milk

1 cup plain bread crumbs

2 tbs of granulated sugar

2 tbs melted butter

1/4 cup water

1 cup of chocolate chip morsels

2 tsp almond extract


1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup water

1 tablespoon corn syrup


1 can of crescent rolls

sliced almonds


1 cup powdered sugar

2 tbs water

1. Heat oven to 375.  In medium bowl, beat egg lightly and place half in another small bowl.  Beat in milk until its well blended and sit aside.  Melt butter and chocolate chip morsels.  To the remaining egg bowl, stir in the rest of filling ingredients until well blended adding in the melted butter chocolate chip mixture. 

2.  In a saucepan mix the glaze ingredients, and heat until boiling.  Remove from heat and let cool.

3.  Unroll dough and pinch the seams to seal.  Press into a rectangle and spoon the filling along a 1/3 of the dough.  With hand, fold over dough and flatten into 1 inch wide strips along the edges.  Cut dough into 6 pastries.

4. Lightly brush egg-milk mixture over pastry.  Place almonds on top of the pastries. 

5.  Bake 15-18 minutes.  Remove and cool for 5 minutes.  Drizzle the glaze over each pastry.  In another bowl, mix icing ingredients until smooth.  Drizzle icing overtop.


Rice Krispie Houses

My mom bought this for Beau and I to make this Christmas.  We didn’t get around to it till the 30th though.  We had to make the rice krispie treats that make up the houses ourselves, and it didn’t go so well.  It wasn’t sticking together as well as it should have and made the process much more frustrating.  Once we got started though, it became fun.  Beau’s house is on the left, and mine is on the right.  We “borrowed” some ideas from the box it came in. They must have had a professional decorator doing those. 

 Beau took his house home and showed his parents.  His mom knew what it was and said he did a good job.  However, his dad thought it was fruit.  After explaining it to him, his dad was finally able to see what it was supposed to be.  I suppose its a good thing that Beau didn’t go into architecture like he wanted to in high school.

Monster Mash

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4 potatoes

1 can of peas

1 can of corn


1 tbs of butter

1 can cream of chicken

3 tsp of cajun seasoning

1 tsp of chili powder

1 tsp of garlic

1 roll of crescent rolls

green food coloring

Directions:  Cut up potatoes into small pieces.  Boil potatoes until soft.  Cook chicken while potatoes are cooking add 1 tsp of cajun seasoning, 1 tsp of garlic, 1 tsp of chili powder.  Shape crescent rolls to look like monster hand and dye green  hand and place in oven according to package.  Mash potatoes adding milk and butter and stir until thick and creamy.  Add peas, corn and chicken.  Stir together, heat the cream of chicken in a separate dish and add the 2 tsp of cajun seasoning. Place mixture on plate and pour cream of chicken over it as gravy.  Place the monster hand on top.  Enjoy!

Scary Taco Tarts

After making all the traditional shapes we had (black cat, ghost,  witch, pumkin, and moon)  we got creative with the coloring and made Garfield and a striped ghost that has style.  Sadly, these shapes went quickly, but were yummy!

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1/2 pound of hamburger meat

1 can refried beans

mexican cheese

2 egg whites(or however many colors you will be using)

1 tsp of chili powder

1 tsp of red pepper

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1 1/2 tsps. of taco bell seasoning

food coloring

halloween cookie cutters

Directions:  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cook meat in a large skillet on medium heat and add spices and refried beans.  Roll out  pie crusts and use cookie cutters to cut desired shapes.  You will need two of each shape to create one tart.  Place 1 tablespoon of the mixture onto one of each pair and sprinkle cheese on top.  Place the second shape on top and press edges down to seal.  Put egg whites into separate bowls and color as desired with food coloring.  Take a brush and paint the tarts as desired.  Place in oven on greased cookie sheet until crispy.  Kind of dry so you might want to have a salsa dip or something on the side.


Spicy Chicken Enchiladas

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1 large chicken breast

can of enchilada sauce (green or red)

1 1/2 cups of rice (uncooked)

1 can of corn

Cheddar or Taco cheese

1 tsp of chili powder

1 tsp of crushed red pepper

1/2 teaspoon of cajun seasoning

1/4 teaspoon garlic


Directions:  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place aluminum foil in baking pan. Cook the Rice per instructions on packing and add half the cajun seasoning to rice once finished cooking.  Cook the chicken with spices and jalapenos in a large pan.  Combine chicken, rice and corn. Stir.  Let it cook together for a minute, then add cheese and turn off heat. Take tortillas and spoon mixture into tortilla and wrap the tortilla and place in the baking pan.  Once all enchiladas are in the pan pour the enchilada sauce over top and then add cheese on top.  Cover with aluminum foil and let bake 5-10 minutes. Serve with salsa and refried beans or alone.

This is a very yummy recipe that Beau came up with.  Sometimes it is more spicier than the others, but it is always very good. This is one of the few meals we work together on because there is so much going on at once.  I wish we made it more often.