Oct 02

Spooky Chips

by Hannah Holt »

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I have lots of spooky projects planned this month. Let’s start with a bite-worthy snack that will have you howling with delight.

Prep time = 30 minutes
Bake time = 7 minutes

Print these directions.

What you’ll need: 

  • 2-4 tortillas
  • 1 potato
  • 1 pkt unsweetened drink mix (0.15 oz)
  • sharp knife
  • 1 paper towel
  • 1 bowl
  • nonstick baking spray
  • baking sheets

Step 1: Make a spooky potato stamp. For detailed directions on making potato stamps, click here.

Step 2: Pour drink mix into bowl and add 1/8 cup water (we used black cherry flavor). Stir and place a paper towel over the mixture.

Step 3: Press the spooky potato stamp into the paper towel and then onto the tortillas.

(We used a combination of white flour and spinach tortillas.)

Step 4: Spritz both sides of each tortilla with baking spray, and then cut into quarters.

Step 5: Place tortilla quarters in a single layer on baking sheets, and bake in an oven preheated to 400 F for 6 to 7 minutes (watch closely after five minutes to prevent burning).

Step 6: Serve plain, with fruity salsa, or your favorite sweet dip.

The chips will have a slight sweet/sour taste from the unsweetened drink mix.

Dec 09


by Hannah Holt »

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Today I had one of those nice round numbered birthdays. The passing of another decade makes me thankful…

for freckled skin,

Milan, Berlin,

Off Broadway plays,

warm summer days,

the leaves in fall,

old music halls,

shared wordless looks,

tall stacks of books,

the one who left,

the treble cleft,

dancing alone,

the telephone,

my family,

a framed degree,

my first career,

that crazy year,

“and. oh. my. gosh!

that. guy. named. Josh!”

our wedding bells,

low priced motels,

soft baby’s breath,

comfort at death,

Josh graduates,

our clan moves states,

the nurse says “TWINS,”

my husband grins.

My birthday wish-

more days like this.

Oct 27

Things That Scare Me

by Hannah Holt »

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1) Spiders. Eww. Just eww.

2) People who text and drive. You know who you are. I’ve seen you driving down the road taking up one-and-a-half lanes. Big foot is a fluffy kitten compared to you.

3) Typos. I hate those sneaky devils.

4) Artificial sweeteners. This isn’t a rational fear. I think it stems from my general paranoia about things that promise to give you something for nothing. Besides, all my pregnancy books say to stay away from them. If they aren’t good for baby, can they really be good for me?

5) Twins. Speaking of pregnancy, have I mentioned that I’m expecting twins? I alternate between feeling elated and totally freaked out.

One fun thing about expecting around Halloween is all the fun costume options: penguin, prom queen, watermelon… However, one prego-costume is sure to strike fear in the older trick-or-treater crowd; it is the sometimes scary and tragically misunderstood semicolon.

What are you doing for Halloween this year?