Skip To My Lou Craft, Create, Celebrate! Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:00:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Pumpkin Mousse Recipe Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:00:45 +0000 Pumpkin Mousse is a delicious way to serve pumpkin. I love fall and pumpkin recipes! We just finished our Pumpkin Roll. I love that I can keep a pumpkin roll in the freezer for unexpected company. It freezes beautifully! Looking for a lower fat pumpkin recipe my sister-in-law’s pumpkin sheet cake is amazing. Still not enough pumpkin? You can bake up pumpkin chocolate chip cookies , the best pumpkin bread or three ingredient pumpkin muffins. If you don’t want to bake this pumpkin cheesecake dip recipe is perfect! 

pumpkin mousse recipe

Pumpkin Mousse Recipe

1-1/2 cups cold  milk
1 small box instant butterscotch pudding mix
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 cup loosely packed brown sugar (or 1/4 cup firmly packed)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup cold whipping cream

In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix together. Let stand about 2 minutes until it thickens.  Combine the pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, brown sugar, salt, vanilla and fold into pudding.

Beat whipping cream using a mixer until it holds soft peaks. Fold whipping cream into the pumpkin mixture. Refrigerate at least an hour.  Garnish with gingersnap cookies.

Note: Lighten this recipe by omitting the brown sugar and whipping cream and substitute 1 cup thawed Cool Whip topping.

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Halloween Printables Blog Hop Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:34:04 +0000 This months theme for our blog hop is Halloween! Yep, Halloween is just around the corner! Have a little fun decorating or getting ready for Halloween with these fun printables! Be sure to visit all the bloggers below for all these fabulous ideas!




Halloween Printable Bottle Labels – Skip to My Lou

Creepy Spells and Potions Printable Labels – Hostess with the Mostess

“Something Wicked This Way Comes” Sign – Pen N’ Paper Flowers

Free Printable Halloween Candy Bar Wrappers – Living Locurto

Candy Corn Cheese Wedge Printables – No Biggie

Favorite Fall Things Printable – Nest of Posies

“Take One” Halloween Sign – Kori Clark

“You’ve Been Booed” Printable Kit – Catch My Party


If you are looking for more Halloween fun be sure to check out these 25 Halloween Crafts!

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Burlap Wreath Tutorial Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:01:15 +0000 Gearing up for fall with a Burlap Wreath. It is a super easy fall decoration for your home.
Burlap wreath

Burlap Wreath Supplies

1 1/2 yards burlap
spool of burlap ribbon for bow
200 floral pins (greening pins)
1 straw wreath

Burlap Wreath SuppliesHow to make a burlap wreath

First cut about a 3 to 4 inch long strip of burlap to wrap around the wreath. Fasten off with a greening pin.

burlap wreath tutorial step 1Cut 4 inch squares of burlap.

burlap wreath tutorual step 2Fold the four inch square in half making a triangle.

Burlap wreath step 3Bring the edges of the triangle to the center point.

burlap wreath tutorial step 5Use a greening pin to attach to the wreath.

burlap wreath  tutorial step 4I pinned along the outside edge all the way around, then the inside and finished off with a row on the front.

burlap wreath tutorialOnce finished attach a bow and you have a festive fall burlap wreath. You can see how to tie a bow on this bow tying tutorial. I used the same process that I do for making a bow for a gift package.

fall burlap wreath
Be sure to check out how my friends are decorating for fall!

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Made by you Monday Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:00:24 +0000 It’s  Monday show us what you’ve got. It is time to link up your crafty goodness! Please don’t forget to link back! — a text link at the bottom of your post, or link somewhere on your blog is okay!Made By You Monday

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Kid Friendly Food Ideas For Picky Eaters Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:00:09 +0000 Do you have a picky eater?  Here a few Kid Friendly Food Ideas that are sure to please your little ones.  Presenting foods in a new way can often get them to eat better. These ideas are all easy to make and even easier to eat and take on the go. Don’t miss my Free Printable Lunch notes!

This Fairy Sandwich will tempt any kid into finishing it all! By Kids Activities Blog



A whole new spin on pancakes these Banana Bread Pancakes look amazing. by Tidy Mom



Make ahead Breakfast Balls , kids can take them on the go! By Kids Activities Blog



S’mores Snack Mix is the perfect kid friendly snack to pack in kids lunches! by It’s a Keeper


Make this Funny Face Sandwich! by Skip to my Lou



One Bite Donuts pack a tiny punch of sweetness and fun. by Jacolyn Murphy

oatmeal donuts


Be sure to stop by tomorrow and link up for another Made by you Monday!


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Sweet Potato Nachos Sat, 13 Sep 2014 12:00:47 +0000 These Sweet Potato Nachos are a quick and easy meal and are a great way to feed your family the healthy sweet potato!  Regular potatoes can make a great meal too. Learn how to cook them in the slow cooker so they are ready for dinner when you get home with this Slow Cooker Baked Potato Recipe.  If you are looking for other quick fix meals try my one pot meals like Skillet Ziti, Chili Mac or Easy Lasagna. Everything cooks in the same pan and you don’t even need to precook the noodles!

Sweet Potato Nachos

How to make Sweet Potato Nachos

You will need 2 large sweet potatoes peeled and chopped into cubes.  Toss cubed sweet potatoes with 2 tbsp olive oil, and 1/2 a packet of taco seasoning and 1/2 tsp salt.

Place potatoes on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or lightly sprayed with cooking spray.  Roast sweet potatoes in the oven at 425 degrees for 40 minutes or until browned at edges (be sure to turn half way through).

Serve potatoes on blue corn chips and top with shredded cheese, sour cream, tomatoes, banana peppers, cilantro, green onion!


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10 Cheap Halloween Decorations Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:00:36 +0000 If you are thinking about getting ready for Halloween you will love these easy and cheap Halloween decorations! Most of them you can make yourself.

cheap halloween decorations


Hanging Bats  and Halloween Bottles by Skip to my Lou

halloween bats

Glowing Pumpkin Eyes and Jack o Lantern Light

pumpkin lights

Halloween Wreath and Halloween Tin Can Luminaries by Skip to my Lou

halloween wreath

Ghosts in Jar  and  Halloween Candy Wreath by Eighteen 25

halloween decor

Halloween Candles and Halloween Votives by Skip to my Lou

Halloween candles


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Apple Crisp Topping Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:00:50 +0000 Bring on the cooler weather and fall baking. Today I am taking a break from pumpkin recipes to share this perfect apple crisp topping! I love a good apple crisp and this one is delish!

apple crisp

This crisp is a really good reason to fill your pantry with homemade apple pie filling.  All I had to do was open one of these jars and make a simple crisp topping. If you don’t have homemade apple pie filling you can use fresh apples or purchase apple  pie filling.

homemade canned apple pie filling

Apple Crisp Topping

3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, diced

To make the topping, combine the flour, sugars, salt, oatmeal, and  butter in the bowl of  a food processor or an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on low speed until the mixture is crumbly.

apple crisp tutorial

Scatter topping evenly over the apples.

apple crisp topping

Bake for about 30-40 minutes at 350 degrees until the top is brown and the apples are bubbly. Serve warm with ice cream! YUM

If you like apple desserts this apple crostata is quick and easy.  Fresh apples are the perfect desert when paired with caramel apple dip.



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Pumpkin Roll Recipe Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:00:38 +0000 It is fall baking time!  From Pumpkin Sheet Cake to  pumpkin chocolate chip cookies  bring on the pumpkin for perfect fall desserts. You will love this pumpkin bread recipe it is the best ever! If you need a yummy dip for a party my pumpkin cheesecake dip will be a delicious treat! You also don’t want to miss these three ingredient pumpkin muffins . How easy is that?

Now for an easy show stopping dessert you will want to make this Pumpkin Roll.
Pumpkin Roll

How to make a Pumpkin Roll

Lightly spray a 10 X 15 jelly roll pan with cooking spray. Line the jelly roll pan with parchment paper.  The cooking spray helps adhere the paper to the pan.  Give the top of the paper a coat of cooking spray.

pumpkin roll parchment lined pan

Pumpkin Roll Recipe

for cake
1/4 cup powdered sugar (to sprinkle on towel)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)

for filling
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1/4 butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Powdered sugar for decoration

Preheat oven to 375° F

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt in a bowl. Beat eggs and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until thick. Mix in pumpkin. Stir in flour mixture. Spread batter evenly into prepared jelly roll pan.

pumpkin roll batter in pan

Sprinkle a thin, cotton kitchen towel with powdered sugar. A towel with little texture works best.  Be sure to put enough powdered sugar on the towel so the cake will not stick when rolling up the cake.

pumpkin roll preparing towel

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until top of cake springs back when touched.  Don’t over bake.  Immediately loosen and flip cake onto prepared towel. Carefully peel off paper.

pumpkin roll peeling parchment away

Roll the cake up in the towel.

pumpkin roll rolling in towel

Refrigerate cake until cool, about an hour. While cake is cooling prepare the filling.

To make filling beat cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, butter and vanilla until smooth.

pumpkin roll rolled in towel

Gently unroll the cake.

pumpkin roll unrolled

Spread cream cheese mixture over cake. Reroll cake. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least one hour.

pumpkin roll filled

Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.

pumpkin roll sliced



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If your anything like me homemade ice cream, weekend barbecues and smores have derailed your healthy lifestyle plans. With the school year started and more of a routine in my day I am ready to get back on the bandwagon and ramp up my healthy lifestyle. I can’t think of a better way to get more fruits and veggies in my diet than green smoothies with the Vitamix 5200. So who wants to win the best blender on the market?


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kitchen aid mixer


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