Friday, October 5, 2012

Fall Fun & Howling Halloween Party

Welcome to the 

Fall Fun and Howling Halloween Link Party!

Fall is here and Halloween is right around the corner so that means it is time to share all your fun Fall-themed dishes and decor, scary costumes and terror-able treats.

Claiming Our Space has joined up with The Chic Geek, Second Chance to Dream, Makin My Apt a Home, Condo Blues, The Cookie a Day Challenge and Domestic Randomness to bring you our Fall and Halloween projects!  Make sure to visit each of the hosts to see what they have created for the party.

Wow, isn't Fall moving quickly.  It seems like Labor Day was just last week. I had a whole other project planned by time got away from me and the weather wasn't cooperating at all.  But when it is cold and rainy outside what is the thing to do inside?  BAKE!!

We got some apples in our CSA basket yesterday. They were unexpected since we had a very early spring and then a lot of frost that decimated most of the tree fruit crops here in Michigan. These apples were small but very very sweet. I thought they would be perfect for a apple turnover. Turns out...I was right! Yay! D and I each had one and then split another before packing up the rest. We rationalized that it wasn't that bad for us since there was fruit inside. (Yeah, I know, the sugar totally counteracts any healthiness but, that is why they call it rationalizing, right?)

Apple Turnovers
Source:  modified from Taste of Home

1/3 cup sugar (combine white and brown sugar)
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
7 small choppedd peeled apples
1 package (17.3 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed

powdered sugar
vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
In a large bowl, combine the sugar, flour and cinnamon.
Add chopped apples, stirring to coat the apples completely.
Lightly flour your counter so you can roll out the pastry sheets into a 12 x 12 square.
Cut each into four equal pieces.
Spoon a heaping spoonful of apple mixture into the center of each square.
Fold over on the diagonal, crimping the edges with a fork.
Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
Bake for 12-16 minutes or until golden brown.
In a small bowl combine several heaping spoonfuls of powdered sugar, enough milk to make a creamy consistency and a 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Drizzle over turnover. 
Serve warm or cold - either is delicious.

Now that you have seem my project it is time for you to share with us your projects, crafts, recipes, whatever you have come up with that is Fall or Halloween related.  Your project will show up on all the host's blogs so you only need to link up once but, remember, of us have different projects we are sharing. So make sure to stop by The Chic Geek, Second Chance to Dream, Makin My Apt a Home, Condo Blues, The Cookie a Day Challenge, Domestic Randomness and Claiming Our Space to check them all out.

The party will be up until Thursday, October 18 and then on Friday, October 19, each host will pick their favorite links. So mark your calendar to check back to see if one of your link ups was featured.

Just a few guidelines

1. It would be great if you would follow all the hosts
2. Link ups should be Fall or Halloween related. (No shops or other link parties please)
3. Try to visit some of the other link ups and leave a comment. Everyone loves visitors!
3. You don't need to link back but we would appreciate it if you would display the button on your blog or in your post. 

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With that, it is time to party!!


  1. Thanks for the fun party, have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Thanks for hosting!! Your Apple Turnovers are manking my mouth water :)

  3. These look sensational! I love turnovers.

    Mal @ The Chic Geek

  4. sounds yummy so going to have to try this

  5. Love Halloween decor and food almost as much as Christmas ;)
    Thanks so much for hosting this fun party.

  6. And oh goodness did you ever hit on one of my weakest of weaknesses... pastries! trying this recipe!

  7. Thanks so much for hosting! Those turnovers look so delicious. Yum!!

  8. Thanks for hosting such a fun Fall party! I'm following all your co-hosts now too!

  9. OMG. As soon as I can eat gluten again, I am making these!

  10. I’m browsing all over the net to find the best tricks and tips for a perfect Halloween party. From decors to games and most especially Halloween Recipes . I hope it’s fine with you that I could pin some photos from here on my Pinterest board. My followers would be happy to see these interesting photos. Keep sharing! :D


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