Tag Archives: Halloween

Halloween Dinner: Spooky Mummy Dogs

30 Oct

Mummy DogsI redeemed myself! After posting my last horribly embarrassing miniature caramel apple fail, I managed to prepare an adorable fall themed dish without it looking like melting intestines.

This time I veered away from the lie machine known as Pinterest and settled for a corporate site. Pillsbury’s website┬áto be exact. It’s full of cute and creepy crescent roll creations, plus each recipe has been meticulously measured in a test kitchen to ensure happy customers and future Pillsbury purchases, unlike Pinterest.

My latest Halloween inspired creations were mummy dogs! I made them while babysitting my elementary school-aged neighbors and they turned out to be a fun and easy dinner project. Plus, you only need five ingredients!

Pillsbury Mummy Dogs recipe

Ingredients: (Serves 6)

  • 1 package of hot dogs
  • 1 container of Pillsbury crescent rolls
  • 6 slices of American cheese
  • cooking spray
  • mustard (for eyes and dipping)

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Pinterest Fail: Miniature Caramel Apples

20 Oct

Apples11Pinterest is a trap. It lures in un-crafty people with pictures of miniature whoopie pies and then crushes their hopes when they come out looking like cat turds.

Sorry for the graphic imagery but Pinterest got me again. My company held a fall themed cook-off. Two of the judging categories were appearance and fall-ness so obviously I thought Pinterest’s plethora of sickeningly cutesy foods would deliver me a winning dish.

I settled for mini caramel apples. I trekked to my local ACME, purchased 6 apples, a bag of Popsicle sticks, caramel sauce, and sprinkles. Then proceed to spend the next two hours cursing Pinterest and eating lukewarm caramel sauce. Here’s my Pinterest failure.

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