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25 Halloween Costumes w/Your LBD

The easiest way to create a last-minute or inexpensive Halloween costume is to start with things you already have. I do it every year, because I get so frustrated with how expensive yet poorly-made most Halloween costumes are. I'd rather use what is already in my closet, or spend a little extra on accessories or a new dress that I can wear anytime of the year. A little black dress is the easiest way to use what you have to create a Halloween costume with a few inexpensive accessories and other accessories you probably already have in your closet.Pictured Above: Halloween Black Mesh Dress


1. Black Cat - This is the easiest way to use your little black dress on Halloween. I know it's pretty much the most generic costume in history, but for good reason - it's just so easy and affordable. It's the perfect last-minute costume for women, because you could really use any black outfit even if you don't have a little black dress. Pair it with your black flats or heels and a…

Easy Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle


This trifle couldn't be easier. It is bursting with pumpkin and gingerbread flavors, perfect for a holiday dessert. You can make it ahead of time, which actually makes it taste even better, but it's so easy, you can also make it at the last minute.

All you need is:
  • pumpkin spice pudding
  • gingerbread cake mix
  • whipped cream

Jello pudding brand now makes an instant pumpkin spice pudding mix. Hallelujah! I also cheated by using an instant gingerbread cake/cookie mix. When you're mixing cake with cream or sauce, you can get away with a box mix. I made the whipped cream from scratch so I could make dairy-free whipped cream using coconut milk, but you can always get store-bought whipped cream if you want. Sprinkle the tops with cinnamon and nutmeg for a festive touch.

Simply layer the cake, then pudding, then whipped cream, then layer it all one more time. I put it in these little canning jars to make them easy to serve. Besides, they're cute! I used a round cookie cutter on the gingerbread cake.

These are the perfect dessert to add onto your holiday menu. They're so inexpensive, easy and delicious. And you can make them ahead of time.

*TIP: Refrigerate at least a day before serving. All the flavors blend and the pudding moistens the cake. Yum!




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  1. I have seen a lot of these rcipes in a jar and have not yeat tried one. Looks amazing. love for you to link this recipe on my new Recipe hop, Friday Food Frenzy. thanks
    http://www.stayingclosetohome.com/2012/09/friday-food-frenzy-hop-week-1.html

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  2. Pretty much any dessert that features pumpkin in it is good with me!

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  3. Oooh! I'm now in the mood for pumpkin pie! And the weather just cooled down, so I'm in the mood even more.

    Thanks Krisztina!

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  4. That sounds divine. Seriously, and coconut milk for whipped cream? I have to try that

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