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Happy Halloween!

It’s funny how a year ago when I was still in college, all I thought about on Halloween was partying. Now, I’m jealous I don’t have my own house where I can hand candy out to trick-or-treaters. Growing up gets stranger every day.

This has been quite the week, even though it’s only have way done for me. On Monday night I whipped up several batches of two different types of cookies: Monster Cookies & Chocolate Reese’s Halloween Cookies!


I adapted the chocolate cookies from a recipe on Love From The Oven, and the monster cookies from Greens & Chocolate. As always, I tweaked both recipes to make them my own.

I added candy corn flavored m&ms to the monster cookies, and used reese’s pieces instead of sixlets in the chocolate cookies.











Nothing better than a night of holiday baking! This was probably the most relaxing part of my week so far.

Yesterday, I traveled to Aberdeen, SD for several stories. It’s about a three hour drive north of Sioux Falls. I never mind long drives, and am very used to the seven hour drive from Chicago to Minneapolis, so three hours is a cake walk. That was not the case yesterday.

About an hour into my drive, the temperature dropped from 40 to 32. I was suddenly surrounded by a thick wall of fog and snow, with icy roads ahead of me.

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What should have been a three hour drive turned into a four hour drive. And what should have been about a nine hour worked day turned into 12 hours.

I wasn’t sure if I should be more excited for Halloween or Christmas up in Aberdeen! Either way, the weather definitely had me in the holiday spirit.

Tomorrow night is Halloween for me. One of my co-workers is hosting a Halloween party. Stay tuned for what I’m hoping will be a killer costume. I’m hoping the next 48 hours fly by. I’m heading home to Minneapolis very late Saturday night!




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