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Trick or Treat

This isn't exactly a Writer in the Kitchen post since it's mostly candy, but I did make the cupcakes, so yay! Most of the candy will get bundled up and given to family since we aren't doing trick-or-treating at the house this year.

Thus was born the treat hutch, because . . . why not?

Treats and books = happiness. I gathered all the witchy-type books I could find in the house to add to the shelf. I learned three important things: 1) I do not have enough witchy books, 2) I need to find the rest of my witchy books, and 3) I really need to write some witchy books.

How many times can one say "witchy" before it becomes annoying? I'll go with ten times, so I'm good.

"Darkness falls across the land, The Midnight Hour is close at hand." —Rodney Lynn Temperton

I hate spiders, so of course there had to be spiders.

Susanna Kearsley's books got a prominent spot because she happens to be a favorite author, and they looked good with the colors.

A happy witch with some witchy books. I assure you, those are all for research . . . and entertainment.

“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and caldron bubble.” —From Shakespeare’s Macbeth

I even tucked some of my books in there, though they are hidden by the witch's boot.

Old books, new books, I love books. If you're here, I'm guessing you do, too!

Not so much with the candy, at least not this much, which is why most of it is given away.

The cupcakes were delicious, and consumed faster than they should have been. These were super easy since I used Hershey's chocolate cake recipe. It's my go-to recipe when I want something chocolaty but don't have a lot of time.

However you are spending this spooky holiday, I hope you experience a bit of fun and "magic."

Wishing you a safe and Happy Halloween!

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