Last minute Halloween decorating

Follow House of Hepworths on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest! Halloween is right around the corner! Seriously. It's in like 10 days. If you haven't decorated yet, here are a few ideas from my neighbors and myself that make decorating a breeze. We just moved here so I literally just threw out a few decorations and it took me like 3 seconds. Okay first up, we are a Star Wars family, so when I saw these two Star Wars Inflatables at Wal-Mart, I just had to get them. The $30 price tag seemed a lot cheaper than most inflatables so it was a no-brainer. We are officially the nerd family of … [Read more...]

Dump Cake {recipe}

Have you ever had Dump Cake? It's more like a cobbler than a cake, and is so rich and delicious. It is one of my favorite sweet desserts and is tasty served both warm and cold. Another reason this dessert is such a popular choice at our house is because it is so quick and easy to make. I can keep all the ingredients readily available to whip together for last-minute guests. There is no measuring, no mixing, and no separate bowl to clean up. To make Dump Cake you only need 5 ingredients: Crushed Pineapple, Cherry Pie Filling, Butter Cake mix, a stick of butter, and some chopped … [Read more...]

pumpkin cookies w/ cream cheese icing

Pumpkin cookies with cream cheese icing Yes, they are as good as they look! I have to say before I take all the credit and give a tutorial on these cookies, that the cookie recipe was given to me by my friend Jenny H. (not Hepworth ;)) and the cream cheese icing I found on a recipe site. I did do a little tweaking to the recipe though, so I guess I can partly claim it as my own. :) Here's how to make these delicious Pumpkin Cookies with cream cheese icing. (I'll re-post the full recipe at the bottom of this post for easier copying & printing) Measure out 1 Cup of … [Read more...]

My I-thought-I-had-an-original-idea ice cream cone cupcake pan

Don't you hate it when you get all your ice cream cones filled with batter only to have them tip over and spill in the pan when you try to put them in the oven? I decided to make a pan prototype to bake my cones in to stop the spills and mess! Yup, I made a prototype. And I was going to mass-produce it and sell it on HSN and become a billionaire, er, or at least a thousand-aire. But my dreams were crushed when I realized someone else already designed one. And it was better than mine. And they already mass-produce them. So much for my big break. BUT considering I wasted … [Read more...]

Easy cupcake trick

I love cupcakes, but filling those paper liners is tricky! Batter seems to get everywhere and it makes a horrible mess! (I sound like one of those awful infomercials, don't I?!) Here is how I fill those cupcake tins. Fill a gallon-size ziploc with the cake batter. The easiest way is to just fold down the top of the ziploc and then pour the batter in. By folding down the top it keeps the mess inside the bag and not all over the zipper part. Zip the bag closed and snip a very small hole off one bottom corner. Now just squeeze the batter into the tins. If you're like me and only … [Read more...]

English muffin pizzas

These are so easy! It's a pretty simple, kinda lame thing to post, but my kids just love them so much and they are so easy! To make them, Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Cut English Muffins in half length-wise. Lay them cut side up on your baking pan (my favorite is my stoneware from Pampered Chef!) and add pizza sauce to each. You can use marinara sauce or spaghetti sauce, but I prefer to use actual pizza sauce. This is my favorite: Lay cheese slices over them. I usually use grated mozarella, but I didn't have any so I just sliced colby-jack for each (and they … [Read more...]

Cakes in cones

These cupcakes are so cute and so easy to make! Seriously, aren't they adorable? They are cake baked inside an ice cream cone with icing on top! Why have messy cake or cupcakes with liners to throw out when you can have yummy cake cones instead? You can even make them in cute mini sizes! Despite what other websites might tell you to do, I've tried making these several ways and this way is by far the easiest and best. So here's how to make them: Cake mix Ingredients listed on back of cake mix box sugar cones icing sprinkles or whatever … [Read more...]