This recipe was a guest post in October on my friend Devi’s blog, Diddles and Dumplings. I realized I never shared the recipe here, so I wanted to add it to my site. Plus, I’ve been hearing that boxes of Count Chocula and the other Monster Cereals have been making appearances at stores like Big Lots, or, if you’re like me, you stocked up shortly after Halloween!

Chocaholics be warned: you will have a love-hate relationship with my Count Chocula Monster Chow. It starts off with Count Chocula cereal, coated in chocolatey-goodness, and is then mixed with even more chocolate. In case you weren’t convinced, it certainly will satisfy any chocolate craving you may be having, but I guarantee that you won’t stop munching on it!

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Well, hello again!

I know it’s been quite some time since I’ve updated, and to say that I’ve had a lot going on would be quite an understatement! After starting a wonderful new job a couple of months back, there have been some drastic changes to my life and schedule…for the better, of course! While my free time is very limited, I have been very busy working on the cookbook, as well as receiving some wonderful products to review. Read the rest of this entry »

Product Reviews

It’s October, and I have the perfect treat to share with you, that will really make the food or candy table at your parties absolutely killer…these awesome Apothecary Jars from Sourpuss Clothing! I love decor items that are not only nice to look at, but are also practical, and these are exactly just that! Read the rest of this entry »

Product Reviews

I’ll be a guest tonight on NonProductive!’s radioshow at 8 PM EST/5 PM PST! They’ll be talking to me about The Homicidal Homemaker website and cookbook, as well as doing a tasting of the Monster General Mills monster-themed breakfast cereals! Those who are nostalgic about the old-school monsters will love this episode!

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I’ll be honest – I have only made Cake Mix Cookies a total of three times in my life, and this recipe is included in those three. Now, before I developed this recipe, I never really thought about Cake Mix Cookies and how awesome they are. I mean, what’s not to love? They are low-cost, super-easy, and the combinations and possibilities of different flavors seems limitless! They are soft, chewy and moist, and practically fail-proof. But being that I always bake from scratch, they are often neglected from my baking.
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If you’ve seen any of my recent posts, then you already are aware that my next few recipes will be featuring all of General Mills’ Monster Cereals, including the return of Yummy Mummy and Frute Brute from the cereal graveyard! If you haven’t been following, or are new to my site, then you are in for a treat with today’s recipe! This is the first of many of my “Monster Chow” recipes, and for this one, I am sharing the recipe for my Frankenberry Monster Chow!

Whether you’re familiar with Chex snack mix as ‘Puppy Chow’ or ‘Muddy Buddies’, this is the same concept…except The Homicidal Homemaker uses the strawberry-deliciousness of Frankenberry cereal!
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As you probably saw on one of my previous posts, I was over the moon about General Mills bringing back Yummy Mummy and Frute Brute, two of the discontinued Monster Cereals. Frute-Brute-Fruity-Yummy-Mummy

I am proud and excited to say that I received both Yummy Mummy and Frute Brute, along with the other three Monster Cereals, before they hit the shelves, so I could concoct some delicious recipes just in time for the Halloween season! A huge thanks to General Mills for giving me this opportunity!

The cereals arrived this past Friday while I was hosting my brother’s “The Walking Dead”-themed birthday party, and it took every ounce of willpower to not immediately tear into them and gobble them up! So…I waited until I was absolutely certain on a few of the recipes I was going to make before doing the “taste test”, and trust me…I was not disappointed! Every bite was pure nostalgia for me, as I haven’t gotten to taste this particular cereal since the early 90’s!
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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!


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!

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