Halloween Bat Wings

Halloween Bat Wings

I have a confession to make. I actually HATE Halloween.

I hate dressing up.

I hate having all that temptation (read: bite size chocolate bars I end up eating 20 of) in the house.

I hate anything scary, or gruesome.

I’m not a fan of fake blood

AND, I’m super not into how on Halloween everyone seems to think they can turn any profession into something “sexy.” ie. Sexy nurse, sexy cop, sexy prison inmate… REALLY??

But, as a mom I have embraced the Halloween season with as much joy as I could muster for my kids. I decorate the house with fun – not scary Halloween decor and make cute bags of goodies for the dwindling numbers of trick or treaters.

On a side note, one thing I DO love about Halloween is seeing all the littles dressed up – parents following closely behind, carrying pillow cases filled with candy.

Our kids are older now – with two in university, they do their parties and costumes on their own and trick or treating with mom and dad has long gone by the wayside. Many of our Halloween traditions have faded away, but one remains. Every year I make Halloween BAT WINGS as our meal.

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Sweet Potato Soup is Spooktacular

Sweet Potato Soup is Spooktacular


If you can believe it, we have gone the entire month of October here on Mojo and Moxie without a pumpkin recipe – but we HAD to share our Sweet Potato Soup – because it is SPOOKTACULAR!!

October is all about the pumpkin and here we are NOT posting our pumpkin favs.  I’m confident you have survived the month and perhaps tried either Danni or my pumpkin muffins from Insta, so today I am going to push past the pumpkin and highlight the sweet potato.  And – just a head’s up…Halloween is tomorrow night.  If you are like me, you have your traditions of either baking up a batch of trusty “bat wings,” or ordering pizza.  BUT if you are in the mood for a change, this recipe might just do the “trick” on a night full of treats! Continue reading “Sweet Potato Soup is Spooktacular”

Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Halloween

Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Halloween

With Halloween being a week away, I thought I would post a little inspiration for some pumpkin carving ideas for Halloween.

But first a few facts about Halloween and where this tradition came from.

Who Knew?

  • Trick or Treating evolved from an ancient Celtic tradition of putting our treats and food to placate spirits who roamed the streets during Samhain, a sacred festival that marked the end of the Celtic Calendar year some 6000 years ago.
  • The first Jack o Lanterns were actually made of turnips
  • Halloween is the second grossing commercial holiday after Christmas
  • One quarter of all candy sold annually in the US is purchased for Halloween
  • The first known mention of Halloween Trick or Treating in North American was in 1927 in Blackie, Alberta, Canada

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