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Adorable Turkey Rice Crispy Treats That Will Wow Your Guests

If you’re looking for a Thanksgiving treat that will wow your guests whether they be little or big, you’ll want to make these adorable Turkey Rice Crispy Treats.  They’re easy to make and oh-so-fun!

Turkey Rice Crispy Treats Recipe

I love to create fun holiday treats, but I usually don’t have a ton of time. I constantly try to think of fun things I can make that will wow the kids but that won’t take a ton of time to make!  These Turkey Rice Crispy Treats fit the bill perfectly!

You don’t need many ingredients to make these delightful Thanksgiving treats.  Chances are you have some of these things on hand already.

Turkey Rice Crispy Treats

Turkey Rice Crispy Treats Ingredients

Ingredients:
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal (or any “crisp rice” cereal)
3 tbsp butter
Red M&M’s (or chocolate candies)
Candy corn (To up the wow factor, make your own candy corn using this homemade candy corn recipe)
2 Tablespoons Frosting– any variety.
Now that you’ve got your ingredients together, here are the directions!

Turkey Rice Crispy Treat Directions

Spray a large, 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray.
In a large pot, melt butter on medium heat.Turkey Rice Crispy Treats Step 1
Stir in marshmallows.Turkey Rice Crispy Treats Step 2
Stir frequently until the marshmallows are melted.
turkey rice krispie treats step 3
Stir in 6 cups cereal, until well combined.
Turkey Rice Krispie Treats Recipe Step 4
Dump mixture into pan and using parchment paper, press mixture down evenly.
Turkey Rice Crispy Treats Recipe Step 5
Cool for about an hour.
Using a cup or other circular item, cut circles out of cooled treats, be sure to re-shape and keep cutting out circles until you’ve used all of the mixture.
Turkey Rice Crispy Treats Recipe Step 6
This makes probably 8-10 turkeys, depending on the circle size.
Turkey Rice Crispy Treat Recipe Step 7
To assemble your turkey, use a small amount of icing on the back of your candies- the peanut butter cup for the body, candy eyes, red candy for the turkey gobbler or beak, and candy corn for feathers.
VOILA! You have yourself a fabulous Thanksgiving treat that will wow guests both young and old!

Looking for the perfect Thanksgiving treat These Turkey Rice Krispie Treats are absolutely adorable and they're so easy to make!

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The Stray Movie: An Honest Review

Our family loves to go to the movies, but sometimes it’s hard to find non-animated movies that are appropriate for our family.  When we heard about The Stray movie, we all jumped at the chance to go see it.

The Stray

Complimentary movie tickets were provided by Front Gate Media.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

The Stray was written and directed by Mitch Davis and is based on events that actually happened in his life.  The Stray tells the story of a stray dog, Pluto, that wanders into the Davis’ life and makes a huge impact.  The Davis family is struggling.  Mitch Davis works too many hours and never spends time with his family, Christian Davis is being bullied at school and Michelle Davis is left at home trying to keep the family together.  When Mitch suggests that his family gets a dog, he is met with immediate resistance from his wife Michelle.  Before long, a dog finds them…a stray dog helps Christian on the playground and then follows him home from school.  Christian names him Pluto.   While Pluto’s arrival was unexpected, it made a huge impact in the life of the Davis family.

Check out The Stray movie trailer below {or click here to watch in another window}.

 

Now that you’ve watched the trailer and are excited to go see it, head over here to enter to win a family 4-pack of tickets to see The Stray.

Now…back to the movie and my thoughts on it.

While having Pluto around is great for the kids, things don’t improve with Mitch’s job.  They ultimately end up moving to Colorado.   When Mitch decides to help Christian make friends by taking him and two other boys on a camping trip, their lives are changed forever.

Throughout the entire movie, Pluto proves to be a “Wonderdog” — saving a toddler’s life, comforting a hurting boy and ultimately, helping to bring the family closer together.

This is a heartwarming movie, but you need to bring tissues!!!

Disclaimer for other trauma mamas:

While there were a lot of positive aspects in this movie, I must warn you that if you have sensitive kids or kids from a trauma background, this might not be the movie for your family.  There are scenes during the camping trip that are quite intense.  My twins are adopted and  have a background with a lot of loss and grief and I think this movie was a little too much for them.  While slightly traumatic for my kids, most families will find it an enjoyable but sad movie.

 

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Easy Cheesy Crockpot Queso Dip

Queso Blanco Crockpot Queso Recipe from FunHappyHome.com

I am totally obsessed with cheese!  It is a very rare day that I don’t have some kind of cheese or that I don’t add cheese to whatever it is that I’m making.  And while I love most cheese equally, I have a very special place in my heart for queso dip…especially the creamy white kind.  I don’t even need the chips…just give me a big bowl of queso blanco to eat with a spoon. :)

Unfortunately, it’s not in my budget to go to my favorite Mexican restaurant daily for a hit of queso, so I had to do with all frugal people do…I had to learn to make my own.  After a whole lot of trial and error, I’m thrilled to share a recipe that is uber fabulous and the best part is it can be made in your crockpot.

If you have some in your family who don’t like spicy foods, you can reduce the amount of jalapeños and/or green chilies.  I have two in my family who like it super spicy, two who like it super mild and two who prefer it somewhere in the middle.  I end up having to serve it with a bowl of jalapeños so people can amp up the spice on their own.  The recipe I’m sharing has what I consider to be the perfect amount of kick!

Ingredients:

  • 1 block regular cream cheese, cut into 1/2 inch cubes (8 oz.)
  • 1 pound white american cheese, cut into 1/2 inch cubes (I got this in the deli)
  • 1 Tablespoon salted butter
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies
  • 1/2 Tablespoon jalepenos, chopped fine (optional)
  • 3-4 Tablespoons milk
  • 2 Tablespoons cilantro, chopped fine (optional)In Process 1 (8)

Directions:

  • In a greased crockpot combine cream cheese, american cheese, butter, green chiles and jalapeños.In Process 2 (11)
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 1 hour. Stir the mixture until well mixed, then add a tablespoon of milk at a time until you reach the desired consistency.
  • Cook for another 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is completely melted and combined.
  • Keep cheese dip in crock pot on the warm setting until ready to serve.Easy Cheesy Queso Dip

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Easy Crockpot Queso Dip {Queso Blanco}

Ingredients

  • 1 block regular cream cheese, cut into 1/2 inch cubes (8 oz.)
  • 1 pound white american cheese, cut into 1/2 inch cubes (I got this in the deli)
  • 1 Tablespoon salted butter
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies
  • 1/2 Tablespoon jalepenos, chopped fine (optional)
  • 3-4 Tablespoons milk
  • 2 Tablespoons cilantro, chopped fine (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a greased crockpot combine cream cheese, american cheese, butter, green chiles and jalepenos.
  2. Cover and cook on low heat for 1 hour. Stir the mixture until well mixed, then add a tablespoon of milk at a time until you reach the desired consistency.
  3. Cook for another 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is completely melted and combined.
  4. Keep cheese dip in crock pot on the warm setting until ready to serve
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Stroke Symptoms: Stroke Warning Signs You Should Know

I was only 23 when I found myself in the Minneapolis airport unable to pull my suitcase and slurring my speech. I remember the nice flight attendant helping me get my bag on the plane.  And while I’m sure she assumed I was drunk since I was a little unstable on my feet and slurring my speech, I hadn’t had anything to drink.  I had no idea what was wrong with me. I was scared out of my mind and my slurred speech made it hard to articulate what was going on.   I would later find out that I had experienced a mini-stroke. I was shocked!!  I thought strokes were for old people, not young healthy people just out of college.  The reality is strokes can happen to anyone at any age. That’s why I think it’s so important to share these stroke symptoms & stroke warning signs with you!

Stroke Warning Signs- Act FAST

This post has been sponsored by American Stroke Association in conjunction with Blog Meets Brand.

Did you know that someone has a stroke every 2 seconds? Or did you know that 1 in 6 people will have a stroke in their lifetime? While a stroke is treatable, your best chances happen when you act FAST and call 911.

Stroke Symptoms Stroke Warning Signs You Should Know

Here’s a little acronym to help you remember:

F- Face Drooping
A-Arm Weakness
S-Speech Difficulty
T-Time to Call 911

Check out the video below to make it even easier to remember this acronym.  Watching this video could actually save a life.  I know it sounds dramatic, but the truth is that recognizing and treating a stroke quickly makes a huge difference in recovery.  The faster you are treated, the more likely you are to recover!

Recognize the signs and act FAST!

 

World Stroke Day is October 29th.  Check out StrokeAssociation.org to learn more and remember the faster you act, the faster they recover.

Act FAST Save a Life! Do you know the warning signs of a stroke Do you know what to do Remember FAST...Face, Arm, Speech, Time

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Halloween Pretzel Treats: An Easy Chocolate Covered Pretzels Recipe

I love the idea of creating fabulous holiday themed treats for my kids, but honestly, I often lack the time and energy for big projects.  Because I know that about myself, I’m always on the lookout for fun and easy treats that my kids will enjoy, but that won’t take forever to make.  These Halloween Pretzel Treats fit that bill perfectly.  You can seriously make them in about 15 minutes!  And the clean up is super easy as well! Talk about a win-win!  

Halloween Pretzel Treats

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You can make these treats as fancy or as plain as you want! Make them super spooky or make them tame!  It’s all up to you!

As you will notice when you look at the pictures, I have orange chocolate melts, but I don’t have orange pretzels.  I ended up being super enamored with the black and white look.  I even found some edible sparkles and decided to make my pretzels look a little classy! :)  Like I said, the joy of this project is you can make them however you want!  Don’t want to go for multiple colors?  Stick with all white, add some candy eyeballs and make chocolate covered pretzel ghosts.  Making these Halloween Pretzel Treats for a Girls Night Out? Consider using these candy eyes with eyelashes for some extra pizazz! :)

Ingredients for Halloween Pretzel Treats 

Halloween Pretzel Treats Ingredients

Candy Melts– You can use any colors, but white, black, or orange are perfect for Halloween
 

Directions for Halloween Pretzel Treats

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  2. Melt your candy melts- I melt mine on 30 second intervals in the microwave, stirring between each, and they come out perfect.  {If you want less mess to clean up, use Disposable Decorating Bags to melt your candy melts.  When you’re done, you can just throw them away!}White Chocolate Covered Pretzels for Halloween Pretzel Treats
  3. Dip pretzels.
  4. Lay on parchment paper or a silicone matWhite Chocolate Covered Pretzels for Halloween Chocolate Covered Pretzels
  5. Sprinkle with sprinkles, drizzle another color candy melt, and decorate with candy eyes.  Halloween Pretzel Treats Chocolate Covered Pretzels Recipe
  6. Chill in the fridge for an hour to harden candy
  7. Enjoy!

Halloween Pretzel Treats An Easy Chocolate Covered Pretzels Recipe

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