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Bat Cupcakes – Halloween Recipe

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Bat Cupcakes – Halloween Recipe

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Candy Eyes
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NOTE:  Please remember that I don’t eat this stuff so I did not test this recipe. I’m just posting so you can try it!

INGREDIENTS:

1 box Betty Crocker SuperMoist dark chocolate cake mix
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 cup Oreo mini chocolate creme sandwich cookies, crushed
1 container Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting
24 thin chocolate wafer cookies, broken in half
24 Oreo mini chocolate creme sandwich cookies
Betty Crocker Decorating Cookie Icing white icing (from 7-oz pouch)
48 candy eyes

Darlene’s Tips:  You can just make any old chocolate cupcakes. You don’t need to add the crushed cookies and buttermilk. You can bake according to the box then decorate as you wish using the image as a guide!  I think the bats are super cute!

DIRECTIONS:

1  Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.

2  In large bowl, beat cake mix, buttermilk, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes. Stir in crushed cookies. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.

3  Bake 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely.

4  Stir food color into frosting; frost cupcakes. Insert 1 chocolate wafer cookie piece on each side of cupcake to look like bat wings. Place 1 miniature sandwich cookie between cookie pieces for bat body. Squeeze 2 small dots white icing onto each cookie; attach candy eyes.

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FREE Home Depot Workshop – Gravestone Candy Holder – 10/19/17

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There is a FREE Do-It-Herself Workshop at Home Depot on Thursday, October 19 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.

Gravestone Candy Holder:  Treat yourself to a workshop and learn to create a practical piece of Halloween decor – a Gravestone Candy Box. Join our Associate-led demonstration for an entry-level project; you’ll be shown how to use carpenter’s tools to measure, cut and shape wood to create the gravestone-shaped backing and the simple attached box. Our Associate will also demonstrate the safe use of common project tools like saws, drills and nailers, so you can build skills to confidently tackle other home projects. At the end of the workshop, Store Associates can help you shop for everything you need to create your own project at home. The Home Depot Workshops are designed to provide a mix of associate led instruction, demonstration, and some hands-on learning. Materials can be purchased to make your own project. For more information, contact your local Home Depot store.

Find a Home Depot near you and register!

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Saturday Chat – Fluffernutter Fudge, Quilt Block Today, Shower Handles for Ruler, More Stuff

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It’s Saturday!

I woke up early.  I tried so hard to fall back to sleep but it never happened. Now I wish I had just gotten up in the first place. Oh well!

Yesterday was a funky day and not in a very good way.  I hope today is better. But there are always more lousy days ahead! That’s reality talking. Not depression. lol

I was not up to being on camera yesterday so I decided it was a good time to make my mother some more fudge.  This is by far her favorite batch so far! You can see this episode of Darlene’s Concoctions – Fluffernutter Fudge here.

Today I really must get started on my Fabric Frenzy!  It requires taking lots of pics, doing lots of fabric measuring, then setting up all the posts and paypal buttons. All stuff I pretty much hate doing.  So why do I even bother?  I don’t know.  Addicted to work, I guess.  And sometimes I’m willing to work hard and not always enjoy it. lol

As soon as I know a Fabric Frenzy date, I will announce it!  You will need to be a member of my peanut gallery group to participate in my Fabric Frenzy, so please join!

I want very much to make an Easy Quilt Block today.  That is on my short list of videos. I think I will for sure be doing that.

I almost forgot!!!  Look what I found on Amazon!   2 Pack of Shower Handles Only $12.96 with FREE Shipping! Like I Use on My Quilt Ruler! Hurry before the price changes or before they sell out.

Yesterday’s Recipe:  Ghostly Banana Pops – Halloween Recipe and of course, my Fluffernutter Concoction!

A week’s worth of Walmart Clearance Roundups!
10/13 – Boys’ Clothing
10/12 – Men’s Clothing
10/11 – Women’s Plus Size Clothing!
10/10 – Girls’ Clothing!
10/9 – Once again, no roundup!
10/8 – Women’s and Junior Clothing
10/7 – I didn’t get around to a new roundup, sorry!

Free eBooks plus Free Music:
10 Free eBooks: I have the new 10 Free eBook Downloads list which includes Nachos Recipes, Wok Recipes, A Little Bit of Everything for Dummies and more!
3 Free Box Sets: You can see the Free Box Sets here.
6 Free Music Downloads:  I have the Free Music Downloads here.

What I Have on eBay:  Absolutely nothing!  I sold out of everything I had listed.  I will try to have new fabric up soon.

Youtube Analytics Mini Update:  Youtube has updated through 10/12.  Happy to report that earnings seemed to have gone up a tiny bit. But then when I check the app, which is more current, my watch time is down for yesterday, so earnings for the 13th might not be that great.  I’ll settle for good.  Hell, I’ll settle for just okay!   You can see my channel here.

Peanut Gallery Facebook Group Update:  We currently have 1,253 members and growing quicker now! That’s because I talked about my upcoming Fabric Frenzy. You need to be part of the group if you want to get in on that. It’s coming soon, so join the group for updates! You can join here!  (I’m currently the only one who can post there, so it’s a very quiet group).

Darlene’s Concoctions
No Cook Fluffernutter Fudge
Peanut Butter & Marshmallow – Quick & Easy
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3 FREE Box Sets of eBooks 10/14/17 – Self Help, Real Estate, Pressure Cooker & Crock Pot Recipes

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Please join my Peanut Gallery facebook group! It’s a drama free zone, I promise! You will get updates as to what I’m doing, what videos to expect, other inside scoop. You also get special fabric deals available only to group members. I’m currently the only one who posts there so it’s a very quiet group. I’m learning more and more each day that I’m not the only one who loves a quiet group! Go figure!

Free eBooks – price can go up at any time, so hurry if you want them! Always make sure the Kindle Price is $0.00 before you buy! Please see Ordering Instructions below!

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Box Set #1 – Self-Help Box Set: Find Out the Best Mindset, Leadership, and Minimalist Secrets for Success

1. Mindset: 12 Winning Mindset Qualities You Must Have by Joshua Allen

2. Leadership: 12 Amazing Ways to Build and Manage The Perfect Team by David Griffin

3. The Ultimate Leader: 25 Outstanding Qualities of the Ultimate Leader by Joan Diaz

4. Emotional Intelligence: 25 Key Skills to Raise Your Emotional Intelligence by Amy Flores

5. Minimalist: 15 Amazing Benefits of Living With Less Lifestyle by Jose Nichols

6. Social Intelligence: 12 Outstanding Ways to Improve Your Social Intelligence by Eric Palmer

7. Clutter Free: 17 Absolutely Amazing Ways to Live a Clutter-Free Life by Marvin Ford

8. Time Management: 25 Effective Time Management Tips and Tricks to Increase Your Productivity by Terry Hart

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Box Set #2 – Real Estate Investor: 6 Books in 1

Real Estate Investing  (3 book series)

Rental Property Investing (3 book series)

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Box Set #3 – Pressure Cooker Box Set

BOOK 1. Crock Pot: 35 Delicious Crock Pot Dump Recipes for Weight Loss by Stephanie Foster

BOOK 2. Crock Pot Recipes: 33 Slimming Quick and Easy Crock Pot Recipes by Carlos Dixon

BOOK 3. Pressure Cooker: 22 Pressure Cooker Recipes to Reduce Your Weight and Stay Fit by Adam Reyes

BOOK 4. Crock Pot: 25 Tasty and Easy Recipes for Weight Loss You Can Prepare in Your Crock Pot by Edward Jackson

BOOK 5. Crock Pot Recipes: The Best Crock Pot Recipes for Weight Loss by Frank Gray

BOOK 6. Pressure Cooker: 35 Fantastic Low-Fat Pressure Cooker Recipes by Melissa Price

BOOK 7. Pressure Cooker: 35 Fantastic Low-Fat Pressure Cooker Recipes by Henry Perry

PLEASE READ!!!  To get the ebooks for FREE, absolutely FREE with no strings attached (and no signing up for KindleUnlimited) be sure the Kindle Price is $0.00 then use the Buy Now with 1 Click tab.  If the price is not $0.00 then the ebook is no longer free.  Do NOT click on Read for Free (if it’s there) because that signs you up for a free trial run of KindleUnlimited which later turns into a paid service (but you can cancel).

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You can download for free to your PC

You can download the free Kindle app to your device!

Want a Kindle E-Reader?  Check the deals here!

 

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10 FREE EBOOKS you can download from Amazon Today 10/14/17 – NO Kindle needed!

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Below are 10 FREE eBooks that you can download from Amazon. Please note that these eBooks are only free for a little while, then they go back to regular price. Always check to see if they are still free.

You can download for free to your PC

You can download the free Kindle app to your device!

Want a Kindle E-Reader?  Check the deals here!

Free eBooks – price can go up at any time, so hurry if you want them! Always make sure the Kindle Price is $0.00 before you buy!

  1. Sniffer: The little dog who loves to sniff (for kids)
  2. Woodworking: Woodworking Guide for Beginner’s With Step-by-Step Instructions
  3. A Little Bit of Everything For Dummies
  4. How to Work for Yourself: 100 Ways to Make the Time, Energy and Priorities to Start a Business, Book or Blog
  5. Nachos :The Ultimate Recipe Guide
  6. Baking Without Bothering: Muffins and More!
  7. Halloween Pumpkin Recipes: 25 Different Ways to Cook Pumpkin Recipes the Easy Way
  8. Handmade Jewelry: Learn How to Make Popular Bracelets and Necklaces
  9. The Turn of the Screw (Wisehouse Classics Edition)
  10. Wok: 50 delicious Wok Dishes from China, Thailand, India and all across Asia

PLEASE READ!!!  To get the ebooks for FREE, absolutely FREE with no strings attached (and no signing up for KindleUnlimitedbe sure the Kindle Price is $0.00 then use the Buy Now with 1 Click tab.  If the price is not $0.00 then the ebook is no longer free.  Do NOT click on Read for Free (if it’s there) because that signs you up for a free trial run of KindleUnlimited which later turns into a paid service (but you can cancel).

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6 FREE Music Downloads from Amazon for 10/14/17

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This music is only FREE for a little while.  Click on the Get Song FREE tab.  If that tab is not available, the song is no longer free. 

  1. My Dog’s Still Walkin’ – Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King
  2. So Calm – Cave Painting
  3. Damn She’s Pissed – Jett Craze
  4. Fugitivos (feat. Marileyda) – Jose Alfredo
  5. Sing, Shake and Shout: Alphabet Song-Just 4 Kids
  6. Relax (Melt) – Garagee


 

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2 Pack of Shower Handles Only $12.96 with FREE Shipping! Like I Use on My Quilt Ruler!

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I get many asking what that thing is that I have on my quilting ruler.  It’s a shower handle!  And they are priced anywhere from $12 to $15 each at Walmart.

Right now on Amazon, you can score 2 of these babies for only $12.69 total with FREE shipping!  But you must hurry because price can go up at any time!

I’m not sure if they are the exact same as mine, but I’m sure they will do the trick. I will never again use a quilting ruler without a handle.  Just so easy to pick it up and move it around!  And you can press down to hold it firmly on your fabric.

Oh, and if you have a hole in your ruler so that you can hang it, just cover it with a piece of tape (I put tape on both sides) so your shower bar can still get suction.  My shower bars do eventually get loose.  I just do the suction again and I’m ready to rumble!

It says they are 12″ so they would work for any 12″ or larger ruler!  My ruler is 12 x 6 inches.

2 Shower  Bars for $12.96 with FREE Shipping!

(that’s the price at the time of this post)

 

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Ghostly Banana Pops – Halloween Recipe

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Ghostly Banana Pops – Halloween Recipe

NOTE:  Please remember that I don’t eat this stuff so I did not test this recipe. I’m just posting so you can try it!

INGREDIENTS:

4 small bananas
8 craft sticks (flat wooden sticks with round ends)
1 3/4 cups white candy melts or coating wafers (about 10 oz)
16 miniature brown candy-coated chocolate candies

Darlene’s Tips:  Pour melted candy into a tall glass for easy dipping. Put in refrigerator or freezer to set quickly.  And if you want to make this really simple, don’t even dip the bananas! Just put stick chocolate chips with the pointy side in the banana. Might work!  Or use tiny pieces of black licorice for the eyes. For sure that will work!

DIRECTIONS:

1 Cut each banana crosswise in half; insert 1 craft stick into cut end of each banana half.

2 Melt candy melts as directed on package. Dip each banana into melted candy to cover; tap off excess. Place on waxed paper. Attach 2 candies to each banana to look like eyes. Let stand 10 minutes or until set. Serve immediately.

Source and Image: Pillsbury

 

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No Cook Fluffernutter Fudge – Peanut Butter & Marshmallow – Quick & Easy – Darlene’s Concoctions

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No Cook Fluffernutter Fudge
Peanut Butter & Marshmallow – Quick & Easy
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New Coupons Updated 10/13/17

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WALMART CLEARANCE ROUNDUP
10/12 – Men’s Clothing
10/11 – Women’s Plus Size Clothing!
10/10 – Girls’ Clothing!
10/9 – Once again, no roundup!
10/8 – Women’s and Junior Clothing
10/7 – I didn’t get around to a new roundup, sorry!
10/6 – Boys Clothing!

My stuff on eBay!

These coupons came out over the past 3 days.

GENERAL MILLS (these disappear quick)
$0.75/1 Totino’s™ Pizza Rolls™, Blasted Crust Rolls™, Pizza Sticks OR Stuffed Nachos (12.3oz+)
$0.50/2 Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Cookie Dough
$1/1 Frozen Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Biscuits

COUPONS.COM
Save $2.00 any ONE (1) PULL-UPS Training Pants or GOODNITES Bedtime Pants or Bed Mats (Not valid on 7 ct. or less)
Save $1.00 On any TWO (2) Pepsi-Cola 12oz 12pk Cans
Save $0.75 On any THREE (3) Pepsi-Cola 2 Liter Bottles
Save $1.50 On any ONE (1) Pepsi-Cola 12oz 24pk Cans
Save $0.50 on any ONE (1) Prego Farmers’ Market sauce
Save $0.75 on any ONE (1) Frigo Cheese Heads Wisconsin Snacking Cheese (10ct or larger)
Save $2.00 On any ONE (1) GE Point & Seal sealant or Iron Grip adhesive. (Available at Walmart)
Save $2.00 on any ONE (1) renu Advanced Formula (12 oz. or Larger)
Save $1.00 on ONE (1) GARNIER FRUCTIS Shampoo, Conditioner or Treatment (Excluding 2.9 oz & 3 oz trial size) (Available at CVS)
Save $2.00 On any one Certain Dri Product
Save $9.00 off any ONE (1) 24 lb bag or larger of Nature’s Recipe dry Dog Food, any variety (Redeemable at Petco)
Save $6.00 off any ONE (1) 11 lb bag or larger of Nature’s Recipe dry Cat Food, any variety (Redeemable at Petco)
Save $5.00 on one (1) 4 lb or larger bag of Muse Dry Cat Food, any variety
Save $2.00 on any six (6) 3 oz cans or 2.1 oz broths of Muse Wet Cat Food

HOPSTER
Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) Garden Lites product. Unlock when you complete 1 Classic Cooking, LLC activity.
SAVE 80¢ on any TWO (2) cans of Luck’s® Beans, any size
Save 60¢ on any ONE (1) can of Luck’s® Fried Apples or Fried Peaches
Save 60¢ on any ONE (1) Luck’s® Chicken & Dumplings, any size
Save $3.00 on any ONE (1) Heliocare Anti-Aging Supplement. Unlock when you complete 1 Ferndale Laboratories, Inc activity.

 

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