Monthly Archives: October 2014

Trick or Treat Safety Tips

Happy Halloween from my Haunted House to yours!


Happy Halloween from my Haunted House to yours! Have a safe and SPOOK-tacular Halloween!


1)  Make Sure To See Your Ghouls! Make sure your kids are wearing bright costumes.  If they are darker in color make sure your kids carry a glow stick or flashlight.


2)  Trick-or-treat friendly homes. Only trick-or-treat at homes with lights on.


 3)  Stranger Danger. Make sure your children never go into a stranger’s house.  They need to stay on the porch outside when asking for candy.


4)  Follow regular traffic rules.  Make sure they are careful when crossing the street.


5)  Make a map.  If your children are old enough to trick-or-treat alone map out a plan of where they are going.


6)  Quality control.  Before the kids dive into their candy make sure to go through it & throw out any pieces that have been tampered with.


Happy Halloween!

~Mary Susan


Halloween Pumpkin

Ghosts on a Stick

That ghoulishly delightful day is quickly approaching. Many people, like myself, love to go all out for Halloween. The décor, the costumes, and let’s not forget, the candy! Although decorating your home for Halloween can be overwhelming at times, there are some simple things you can do to bring a little bit of that October 31st spirit to life. One thing I love to do is make “Ghosts on a Stick”, and all you need to do is take some Ghost Peeps (yes, they do make Peeps in Ghost shapes) and place them on top of some black and orange colored paper straws.   Group several together in a mason jar or glass, and you have some floating ghosts!


Regardless of what you’ll be doing this year, I hope you have a Happy Halloween!


Food, Family, Fun…and Football, of course.

One of our favorite family traditions is to tailgate before football games. The food, family, friends and autumn crisp weather are the perfect combination for fun! I also love it because there is not right or wrong way to tailgate! Just load up, eat and cheer! Now that’s the perfect recipe for great family memories and fun!


~ Mary Susan

Spread Buhner Girls


Fond Memories of Kitchens Past

One of my favorite memories growing up was spending time at my grandparents’ house. They had a huge garden and an apple tree that sat just on the border of it. My grandmother would let me climb the apple tree and hand down to her the apples I picked. She’d gather them in her apron and we would go peel them in her kitchen. We made applesauce and apple pies together. It seemed so simple at the time.


We live in a faster paced world today. As a busy mom of three kiddos, like you, I’m running every which way. I started I Almost Cook in honor of the simple days I had as a kid with my grandmother. Delicious food, spending time together as a family and made easy for today’s busy schedules. I hope you enjoy the recipes we share on I Almost Cook!