vintage-milk-bottle-frappucino-homicidal-homemakerCheck out these super easy Frappucino Vintage Milk Bottles!

As I am planning and making things for my brother’s birthday party next weekend (we’re doing a zombie/The Walking Dead theme this year!), I of course have been trying to do things as low-cost as possible.

I am making a spooky radioactive-green punch for the attendees, and I wanted the look of those cute vintage milk bottles I’ve been seeing online. They may look cute…but their price certainly isn’t cute!

So I did the next best thing – I upcycled some Starbucks Frappucino bottles! Since I rarely buy these things, I posted on my Facebook page asking my friends to save them for me. A friend saved up an entire dozen for me, so I was super excited that I received them and didn’t have to spend a dime! Yay!

After that, it was just as simple as removing the labels on the front and back of the bottle, removing the glue residue with some Goo-Gone and rubbing alcohol, removing the stamped-on date from the bottle, and then adding some cute and spooky ribbon and some glittery spiders.

One thing that I really like about how I decided to decorate these is that the ribbons can slip off and be stored, and you can make different decorations to suit different events!

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The best news I have received in a while…the return of the beloved Monster Cereals, FRUTE BRUTE and YUMMY MUMMY! I have dreamt of this day…and it gives me hope for the return of Ecto-Cooler!

Read more at Serious Eats!

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homicidal homemaker shirtNew shirt style from The Homicidal Homemaker™! I will be launching the presales on my site later this week.

Shirts will be $15 + shipping...or…if you are local, you can arrange to pick up the shirt from me and save on shipping.

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Wow! I cannot believe it is already August! 2013 has been fast-paced, and has went by so rapidly that it’s difficult to even look back on this year and reflect on all of the things I have done. WhileViscera Film Festival 2013 it’s certainly been fun, it’s also been so busy that I haven’t been able to regularly update TheHomicidalHomemaker.com! However, in my spare time, I’ve been hard at work on publishing my first cookbook and making jewelry and merchandise for my online store that will be launching soon.

Anyhow…last month, I sponsored the Viscera Film Festival in Los Angeles on July 13th. This was my third year providing goodies to one of their events, and I was very happy to be able to do it this year, as I missed out on the summer 2012 ceremony (for good reason, though; I was hosting a screening of “Slumber Party Massacre II” in Fresno that day!)

For this year, I made my signature Blood Red Velvet™ cupcakes with white chocolate zombie heads for the VIP room, and my signature Ghost White™ cupcakes with white chocolate skulls and roses for the general admission attendees. All decorations were handmade. 

Viscera Film Festival | The Homicidal Homemaker Cupcakes

TrViscera Film Festival | The Homicidal Homemaker Cupcakesaveling to Los Angeles (a three-hour drive) with hundreds of cupcakes and hundreds of little white-chocolate skulls and zombie-heads in a little car was not an easy task, but I made it work, and assembled everything in my hotel room before the event.

The cupcakes were extremely well-received. I didn’t return home with a single cupcake! :)

Several folks took a few of my business cards, and I am happy to say that I’ve gotten many inquiries about orders and events in the future.

The lineup of films this year was the best one yet, in my opinion. Congratulations to the winners!

BEST FILMKaren Lam, “The Meeting” 
BEST DIRECTORJen Moss, “My Brother’s Keeper”
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHYMai Nakanishi and Christine Joy (producers), Nicholas Humphries (director), “No Place Like Home”
FRESH BLOOD (under 18 category): Maddison Lopez, “Outbreak”

 

 

 

Viscera Film Festival | The Homicidal Homemaker Cupcakes
And just on a side note, I was extremely thrilled when I saw that one of my favorite actors ever, Bill Moseley, posted a photo of my cupcakes on his Instagram!

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This upcoming Wednesday, 5/22 at 5pm p./7pm c./8pm e. I will be a guest on The Phantom Zone Radio Show. Be sure to listen and interact with us live in the chat, where I will be talking about The Homicidal Homemaker as well as my cookbook, appearances and merchandise, and also Season 2 of Friday Night Frights, and the upcoming SCAREanormal – Fresno event!

Please be sure to call in and ask any questions you may have!

Listen live at at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/the-phantom-zone-radio-show/2013/05/23/scareanormal-fresno-w-kaci-hansen!

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Anyone who knows me knows I have a little problem (okay, a huge problem) with collecting gelatin molds. I have no idea where my fascination started, but I imagine that it has something to do with my childhood, and that we had vintage copper gelatin molds on the wall in our kitchen.

pomegranate wine, twin pomegranates, fruit wine, sweet wine, California pomegranate wineMany people frown upon gelatin – they associate it with ‘hospital food’ or with being ill. I can assure you that this recipe will remind you of neither of those. With fresh seasonal strawberries, juicy green grapes, and crisp green apple, this gelatin dessert screams summertime! This recipe uses a pomegranate wine from a wonderful local winery here in Central California, called Twin Pomegranates Wine. They have several varieties and they are all wonderful!

Pomegranate Sangria Gelatin

1/2 cup water
2 envelopes of unflavored gelatin
2 cups 100% pomegranate juice (I used Bolthouse Farms)
1 cup Twin Pomegranate’s Wine, chilled
1 Granny Smith apple, diced
1.5 cups strawberries, sliced
1 cup green grapes, sliced in half

STEP ONE: In a large bowl, sprinkle the unflavored gelatin over 1/2 cup water; allow gelatin to “bloom” for a few minutes. In a saucepan, bring your pomegranate juice to a boil; stir boiling pomegranate juice into the gelatin mixture with a wire whisk until gelatin has dissolved, about 2 minutes. Allow to cool slightly, and then stir in the Twin Pomegranate’s wine. Place the mixture in the refrigerator until thickened.

STEP TWO: Core and dice one granny smith apple. Hull strawberries and cut into slices and add to the apple. Slice the green grapes into halves and add to the strawberries and apple.

STEP THREE: When gelatin has thickened, gently fold in the apples, strawberries and grapes. Return to refrigerator while you prepare your mold.

STEP FOUR: Prepare a gelatin mold by lightly spraying with cooking spray, and then using a paper towel to wipe it down – this leaves just a light residue that will help you unmold your gelatin. Gently pour/spoon the gelatin mixture into the mold and refrigerate until firm, about 6 hours, but overnight is best.

STEP FIVE: Invert gelatin mold onto a chilled plate, and enjoy!

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Jason Dube of Scattered Comics made some awesome artwork for my podcast with Char Hardin and Nikki Meow, The Flow! A huge thanks to Jason for this awesome artwork, as well as becoming The Flow’s newest sponsor!

The Flow Podcast | Kaci Hansen, Char Hardin, Nikki Meow

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Vamping up a cocktail mixture so it wouldn’t look out of place at a Halloween party can be quite difficult. As it happens though, it doesn’t take a lot to find other people who have similar ideas, and have already found ways to make the average cocktail incredibly scary.  All it takes is a little imagination, access to the right ingredients and a cocktail shaker. Here are some ingenious recipes   Read More ...

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Join us for our time of the month, where three sisters of horror, Kaci Hansen, Nikki Meow, and Char Hardin, get together and let their flow go…

Premiere episode airs live TONIGHT, Friday, Feburary 1st, 2013, from 6-8 PM, PST, in celebration of Women in Horror Month.

Listen and interact with other listeners in the chat:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/the-phantom-zone-radio-show/2013/02/02/the-flow-a-celebration-of-women-in-horror

Some of the MANY horror vixens being featured on the show:
• Jessica Cameron
• Geretta Geretta
• Maria Olsen
• Tonjia Atomic
• Cheryl Compton
• Angel St. Savant
• Chandra Vitellaro
• Maude Michaud

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It’s February, and you all know what that means – all over the world, people are anticipating that very special day that is taking place towards the middle of the month. No, not Valentine’s Day…I’m talking about the return of The Walking Dead on February 10th. Whether you’re choosing to celebrate this night solo, or that special ghoul you only have eyes for, these eyeball-shaped gnocchi dumplings with visceral-looking fettucine are the perfect dish to chow down on.  Who doesn’t love eyeball pasta?

Get the recipe for my “Putrid Pasta: Eyeball Gnocchi with Guts” in my upcoming cookbook! 

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