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 »

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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 »

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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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Monster Cereal Recipes Recipes

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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Monster Cereal Recipes Recipes

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!

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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!

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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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