The Excellent Adventures of Kim and Kev

Saturday, October 31, 2009


Folks!! This is my 100th entry. My 100th crazy story. The 100th time that you have logged on to read about me and Kev.

That is insane. And a huge chunk of your life that you can not get back. For that I am sorry.

But I am also SO thrilled that I have kept up with this blog ( with a few minor hiccups), that I have enjoyed doing it as much as I have, and that you are such loyal readers. I love having my life documented somewhere other than the Gaston County Courthouse. I love sharing my family with you. I love turtlenecks and scarves.

But that is a story for another time.

Because this post is all about celebrating. Celebrating my 100th post. Celebrating Halloween. Celebrating our 3rd anniversary of owning our home.

Three years ago, today, we bought our dream home and have been working on it ever since.

Kev was at the house getting all of the locks changed... when trick -or- treaters started to arrive. We had never had trick -or-treaters. So, you can imagine how excited we (I) were. Kev had to run to the gas station at the end of the street to buy some candy.

Ever since then... I have really looked forward to Halloween. We usually have an "anniversary/Halloween" party for the two of us... and then start giving out candy. This year will be a little different though.... because I'm going to be in The Magic Kingdom for Halloween.
( and yes, there will be tons of pictures and stories coming soon)

Without me around to host the festivities... I imagine Kev will spend the evening in the pitch black dark watching scary movies and eating ten gallons of left overs and Halloween treats by himself.

Don't feel sorry for him, though... because that is a "dream come true" evening for him.

Peace, quiet, bad movies, and food.

So.... Happy Anniversary House!! We love you!

And Happy Halloween to Everyone!!

In honor of Halloween... I am going to share with you some of the "treats" that I have made this past week....

Pumpkin Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies....

I got the recipe from "Mommy's Kitchen" (on right hand side of blog). She was creating new ways to use pumpkin and came up with this cookie recipe. I actually had some left over pumpkin that I needed to use. So, it worked out perfectly. These cookies are sooo moist (sorry Carrie), flavorful and delicious. I added in some walnuts for fun. And because I love nuts in just about every thing.

Then I made this pumpkin cream cheese roll....

This pumpkin roll was truly the high light of my week. It required technique and patience. Both of which I have NONE WHATSOEVER. I seriously had to take deep breaths and hold my tongue just right to roll up this cake. But it worked - mostly- and was one of the best pumpkin desserts I have ever made. Think Starbucks pumpkin muffins and add a little more delight. SCRUMPTIOUS!
My only regret was that I meant to add nuts ( surprise!) to the cream cheese mixture and forgot because I was so focused on the rolling of the cake. I got this recipe from Two Peas in a Pod (right hand side of blog). She says you can make several of these in advance and freeze them. Then you will always have a "treat" for any one who stops by. Except for no one ever stops by my house. Except for bounty hunters, hobos, and ghosts.
And they all hate the taste of pumpkin.
Then I decided to make something cute for the kids (Kev).
It started with Red Velvet cake mix.... which I have never made before. I absolutely LOVE the color of the cake mix and had to take of picture of it.

And then turns in to this.....

What a cutie pie pumpkin cake-on-a-stick thingie. I love this little guy. I got this idea and recipe from Bakerella (you know the drill... right hand side of blog) and Pioneer Woman. Bakerella seriously comes up with the cutest treats I have ever seen!! And then Pioneer Woman made them "spooky cute".
It is basically a red velvet cake mixed with cream cheese frosting... then rolled in to balls and dipped in melted chocolate. And then you put it on a stick. Because every thing is ALWAYS better if eaten off of a stick!
But then I ran out of orange chocolate to finish the pumpkins. So, I had to make some......

GHOSTS!! This particular one has a hole in it's head and it's brains are starting to ooze out. How spooky!
I had more fun making these than a squirrel in a nut pit. I'm taking them to Disney World to give the kids for Halloween.
My kids.... (niece and nephews). Not random kids. Because that would be weird. And probably against the law.
I hope you all have a fun and safe Halloween!!!
Thanks for reading!


  1. adorable cake pops, Kimmy!!! I am impressed! I missed you at Loft I know you are having a fantastic time celebrating in Disney!! Tell Mickey hi for me, please!

  2. Love your halloween treats on a stick! I also love hearing about all of your cooking adventures and wackiness! I cannot wait to hear all about Disney! P.S. I am offended about your choice of words. However, sometimes it is the only word that is appropriate, like for baking!