Happy {Halloween} Weekend.


{Katherine Squire}

+ Keep the vampires at bay with this garlic necklace.

+ Have you seen these spookified decoration displays from Making it Lovely and Brooklyn Limestone?

+ If I were in the market for a headstone this would be it.

+ For when you can’t find your phone but have internet access…

+ I’m a sucker for novelty cameras.

+ Check out this great tutorial for making your own pyrite bookends.

+ Sort of the BEST SANDWICH EVER.

+ Definitely making this chicken + noodles recipe within the next week!

+ Why has no one thought of cinnamon toast butter before?!

+ I didn’t have time to throw together a Halloween mixtape, luckily K.I.D. Collective did.

+ And so did Kitsune Noir!

+ Skull wallpaper. Yesssssss.

+ In love with this last minute costume, a flowing hooded cloak.

Happy Halloween Weekend!

Hey: Sunday is the last day to sign up for this year’s Calendar Swap! Get on the ball or miss out until next October. (And possibly be wandering around for an entire year in the meantime, clueless as to what month or day it is. But you know, your choice…)

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Framed Friday: Chicken Vegetable Cobbler.

There is something about the word “cobbler” that just makes me feel all warm and cozy and contented. Most of my cobbler recipes are for desserts – apple, peach, and so on. (And just so you know, I have a chocolate cobbler recipe waiting in my stack of  “to be made one day soon” recipes. SOON. Very soon.)

Anyway, cobbler is something I usually associate with dessert, so when I came across this chicken recipe in Mark Bittman’s fabulous video series, I thought I had died and gone to heaven. Cobbler for dinner! NOW we’re talking. First you cook up a heavenly, homey mixture of chicken, carrots and peas all in a creamy herby thick broth.

Then you top the whole thing with a buttery biscuit dough and pop it in the oven. By the time it is almost ready to come out, people and dogs will be drifting into your kitchen with happy and expectant looks on their faces. And really, isn’t that one of the main reasons we make things like chicken cobbler in the first place? Yes it is.

Chicken Vegetable Cobbler

adapted from The Minimalist
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 leek, washed and chopped
salt and pepper
1 1/2 cups chicken stock
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
2 medium carrots, cut in chunks
2 chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
1 cup frozen peas
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 egg

1. Heat over to 400.  Put oil in large skillet over medium heat. When hot, add leek, sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally until soft, about 5 minutes.
2. Add stock and rosemary and bring to a boil. Add carrots and chicken and simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes. Add peas and stir for one more minute. Remove rosemary and discard.
3. Whisk cornstarch with a few tablespoons of cool water to make a slurry and add to skillet. Sir until liquid thickens, and then transfer the chicken mixture to an ovenproof casserole.
4. Put flour in food processor with baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add butter and process until combined, about 30 seconds. Transfer to bowl and mix in buttermil and egg until it comes together into a sticky dough.
5. Drop spoonfuls of batter onto chicken mixture and smooth with a knife, covering as much of the surface as you can. Leave a few holes for the steam to escape. Bake for 35-45 minutes until golden brown. Scoop onto plates or bowls and serve at once.

~ Kate, Framed

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Halloween Goodness.


emma who

Spookiness

The story behind Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Granny Grimm’s Book of Ghoulish Grammar
The Belmez Faces
10 Haunted Houses in the U.S.
4 strange cases of demonic possession
The Witches of Salem

Craftiness

10 obscure, geeky DIY costume ideas
How to make a Zombie Barbie Garden
Colorful handcut paper leaves
Loving this super simple costume
Ominous DIY favor bottles (two words: Pop Rocks!)
• Loving this project for ‘Harvest Houses’
Geekstravaganza Halloween decorations
Forest Scene Pumpkin
Print + stick zombie wounds
• Loving these morbid terrariums!

Partiness

• Would love to throw a Witching Hour party with the girls
Get pumpkined!

Tastiness

15 creepy-cool Halloween party foods
12 super gross candies for trick or treaters
Potted Pumpkin Pies (so cute!)
Halloween Refrigerator Donuts
Red Hot Devil Macaroon Lollipops

Drunkeness

Mexican Pumpkin Punch
Caramel Apple Martini
Autumn Coffee (with a kick!)
Vampire Blood Martini
Holland Razor Blade

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In God We Trust.

I’ve always been drawn to the unique (sometimes wonderfully snarky) handmade pieces In God We Trust creates, but that ring? It had me at hello. It’s even called the Rad Ring. Wish List, meet your newest member.

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No. 144 Shoe Clips.

When I first saw these shoe clips from No. 144 I was immediately reminded of a similar thing my mom had when I was a kid. Clip on shoe accessories that breathed a bit of new life into a pair of heels she’d tired of or to match a certain outfit for a special occasion. I wonder why they’ve never been more popular when there’s the chance to make one pair of simple shoes look like ten. Love the bright colors! {via SeeSaw Designs}

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