Sunday, October 26, 2014

Day 23: Treat: Visit your local harvest festival!

Check out these cuties trick or treating and having a blast at our local harvest festival!

Day 22: Trick Tampon Ghost

SPOTTED! The raunchiest ghost this side of laffy taffy. The ladies thought to truly frighten the boys with this scary "ghost."

Day 21: Treat Halloween Candy Buffet

Day 20: Pumpkin Seeds

For Salty Seeds: rinse seeds and place in plastic bowl with lid. 
Cover seeds with water and add 1-2 tablespoons of salt. 
Let sit for 24 hours.

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
Drain seeds and pat dry with a paper towel. 
Coat with two tablespoons olive oil and salt to taste.
Spread on cookie sheet in a single layer and bake one hour or until seeds are completely dry. 

For Sweet Seeds: 

Raw pumpkin seeds cleaned and dried.
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Preheat over to 350 degrees. Toss seeds in a large bowl with melted butter. Sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Stir to mix throughly. Spread in an even layer on a cookie sheet and bake for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with another layer of brown sugar and cinnamon. Bake 5 more minutes and repeat, then an additional 5 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle remaining sugar and cinnamon and bake 10-15 minutes. Allow to cool and serve. 

Day 19: Treat: Harry Potter Box

Whether you're on a quest to overcome He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named or preparing for your seat under the sorting hat, this Harry Potter Candy Gift Box is sure to sweeten your day. Travel with Harry, Ron, & Hermione to your very own 'Honeydukes Sweetshoppe,' the best sweet shoppe in the wizard world located in Hogsmeade.Our Harry Potter Candy Gift Box includes your very own Wizard Glasses, Honeydukes classics like Harry Potter Bertie Botts Every Flavour Jelly Beans - 1.2oz., Harry Potter Jelly Slugs, Harry Potter Chocolate Frog, "Fizzing Wizzbees" Pop Rocks Candy, "Butter Beer" Root Beer Barrels and Butterscotch Discs and "Honeydukes" Assorted Salt Water Taffy.

Day 18: Trick: I always feel like, somebody's watching meeeee

Meet our newest water cooler gossip ;)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Day 17: Trick: That's a wrap!

The neat thing about this is that you can go as big or as small as you please. We didn't want our buyer to spend the whole day unwrapping her items, so we picked a few key items to wrap. :)

Day 16: Trick: Bozo and Happy ;)

These two jokers hid under Kassie's desk today and gave her quite the fright when she sat down to begin work!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Day 15: Treat: Candy Corn Poke Cake

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Day 9: TRICK: Parking Ticket

We printed this parking ticket, filled it in with a frivolous charge, selected an unsuspecting coworker, and planted it!

We only wish we had a video of her reaction! ;)

Day 8: TRICK: Recycling Scare

Because hiding in the trash can would be icky! ;)

Monday, October 6, 2014

Day 6: TRICK.....furry friend

One of our sweet employees was gifted with a furry helper on this Monday morning....for some reason, she didn't seem as grateful for the help as we thought she'd be. ;)

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Day 4: TREAT: Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

One of our sweet co-workers treated us to delicious pumpkin spice cupcakes with pumpkin cream cheese filling and cream cheese frosting. YUM!
We're returning the flavor and treating you with the recipe!

To make the cupcakes:

What you need:
3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt 
2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 cup golden brown sugar, firmly packed
2 cups canned pumpkin puree
5 large eggs
1 1/4 cup coconut oil

To make:
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease or line muffin pans and set aside.

Mix all dry ingredients. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix 1 cup pumpkin and brown sugar until smooth. Mix remaining pumpkin, eggs, oil, and vanilla with electric mixer until smooth. Add dry ingredients 1/3 at a time until well blended. 

Fill muffin cups 3/4 full and bake until an inserted toothpick comes out clean, about 15-20 minutes. 

Set aside and allow to cool.

Now to make both the filling and the frosting you’ll start with the same basic recipe.

Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

What you need:
1 block full fat cream cheese; softened
1/4 cup butter; softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar
1-2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice

With your electric mixer, mix butter, cream cheese, and vanilla until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar until well mixed. Once well mixed remove about 1/3 of the frosting and put in a small bowl. 
Mix in 1-2 tablespoons of pumpkin pie spice to taste. 
To fill cupcakes- 

Use completely cooled cupcakes and insert cupcake corer (I got mine at Walmart) in the center. Twist and pull straight out, do not discard center. 

Once all cupcakes have the centers removed add about a teaspoon of pumpkin filling to each one and re-insert the cores.

 Frost as usual with the plain cream cheese frosting. Because I’m not a super amazing cupcake froster I just use a Wilton Frosting Spatula and smooth the frosting on top. If you have a little extra pumpkin spice feel free to add interest with a swirl on top! 

The last, most important step,  ENJOY!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Day 2: Trick!

One lucky co-worker had a visitor in the restroom this morning! Would this have gotten you?

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Day 1: Treat- Pumpkin Pie Play-Doh

What you need:

1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tablespoons cream of tarter
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
3/4 cup water
Red/orange food coloring

 To make:

Mix dry ingredients in a medium sauce pan, add oil and bring to medium heat. Add water until dough consistency is reached. Allow to cool. Knead with food coloring until desired color is reached. Now you're ready to play! 

Store in an air tight container when not in use.