Ramen with a twist

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while I was pet sitting at my Aunt’s over the holidays I brought along one of my favorite food staples..a few packs of Ramen DSCN6095noodles. 1 beef 1 chicken (can’t remember which I made here) and one I bought from H mart ( I think it’s a korean store) which was a veggie flavor which had a bit of a bite (I’m not one for hot food but they were giving sample and got it cause dad and I liked it ..its great if you feel stuffed up!) The main reason we were there when we purchased the soup was I was looking for black garlic (Nissan brand) and dad was looking for Kimchi (he puts it on hotdogs!!).  Well they didn’t have the Nissan brand noodles in black garlic

and frankly if yo click the link, you’ll see the reason I was looking in the store for it! Nissin Demae Black Garlic Oil Instant Authentic HK Japanese Ramen Noodles (5 Pack) between the price and the shipping forget it! Besides I just want to try it (even though I’m sure I’ll love it I don’t want to buy more than one.)

So I made the beef or chicken flavor noodles  and I think the night before I had infused some olive oil with the black garlic and some rosemary.

I made the soup as I usually do (I like my noodles a little tender I put them in only long enough for them to soften and loosen up) after it came to a boil I put it in the frying pan with the infused oil and even poured a little of the broth over it and added some of the black garlic. For those of you that do not like regular garlic, black garlic is sweeter and doesn’t have the harsh smell the regular garlic does.  The flavor was probably just as good if not better than what I imagine the Nissan noodles would be.

Learn more about Black Garlic

 

Time to eat!

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More Yuca Recipes

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Simple Yucca Simmer

Servs: 4   Makes: 4 servings, 1/2 cup of fruits or vegetables

 
  •    – 2 lb Yucca Root (1/2 pound per person)
  •    – 2Tbsp lemon juice
  •    – 2 cloves garlic chopped
  •    – 2 Tbsp chives
  •   – 1/2 tsp salt
  •   – 1/8 tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. 1) Rinse yucca well, peel and halve lengthwise. Remove fibrous core. Combine lemon juice, garlic and fresh herbs in a large pot with enough water to cover yucca. Bring to a boil and add salt. Lower heat and add cold water when necessary so as not to allow water to reach another boil.
  2. 2) Pierce with toothpick or fork. When soft (not mushy) remove pieces and set aside. When all pieces are done, drain, sprinkle with pepper and serve hot.

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yucca empanadas filled with apples, chocolate, and yams

For the Yucca Dough:

  •    Vanilla soy ice cream
  •   Oil sufficient for frying

 

  •    To Assemble:
  •    2 Tbsp. bourbon
  •    1/2 vanilla bean, scraped
  •    2 oz. sweet Riesling wine
  •    1 cup apple cider
  •    1 cup agave nectar

 

For the Bourbon-Agave Sauce:

  •    1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  •    1 cup chopped vegan semi-sweet chocolate
  •    1 cup diced green apple
  •    1 sweet potato

 

For the Filling:

  •  1/2 cup cake flour
  •    1 cup almond flour
  •    2 lbs. yucca, peeled and diced
  •   For the Yucca Dough:

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325F. In a large pot, boil the yucca for approximately 20 to 30 minutes, or until very soft. Drain and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, or until dry. Chill. In a food processor, combine all the ingredients and process until a smooth dough forms. Allow to rest for approximately 30 minutes. Heat the oven to 425F and roast the sweet potato for 20 to 25 minutes, or until soft. Allow to cool, then remove the skin. Dice and combine with the remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Set aside.In a saucepan, combine all the ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes, or until reduced by one-fourth. Remove from the heat and set aside. Roll the yucca dough into 20 1/2-oz. balls. On a lightly floured surface, press each ball into a 1/4-inch thick circle. Place 1 1/2 Tbsp. of the filling in the center of each piece of dough. Fold in half and pinch the ends together. Fry in the oil for 4 minutes, or until golden brown, turning once. Serve hot with the Bourbon-Agave Sauce and the vanilla soy ice cream.

Here’s the direct link to this receipe  the person did not do a good job of writing it up on the site

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Yuca (Cassava) Pancakes

 

Prep: 10m

This tropical side dish mixes, cooks and tastes a lot like potato pancakes, but made with that starchy tropical vegetable called yuca (pronounced voo-ca). Looks like a brown club. Use a sharp paring knife or a really high quality, fixed blade peeler to peel it (a Wusthof-Trident peeler makes short work of it). The original called for 3 tablespoons sugar, but we like our cakes salty and greasy, so we omitted the sugar. The recipe is from False Tongues and Sunday Bread, a Guatemalan and Mayan Cookbook by Copeland Marks.

  •    3 tablespoons sugar (optional)
  •    1 teaspoon salt
  •   2 lbs yucca root, peeled, grated (cassava)
  •    1/2 cup grated mild cheese or ricotta cheese or farmer cheese
  •    1 egg
  •   1/4 cup corn oil or vegetable oil
  •   2 tablespoons butter
  •    1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients except oil.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Spoon in a couple of tablespoons batter and smooth into a 3-inch to 4-inch cake about 1/2-inch thick.
  3. Brown on both sides, then drain on paper towels. Serve warm.

Oven-Baked Yucca

Servs: 6   Prep: 10m   Cook: 50m

 
  • addnonstick cooking spray
  • add1 lb. fresh yucca, cut into 3 inch sections

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, combine the yucca and enough water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, or until tender. Drain. Transfer yucca to a cutting board and let cool. Preheat oven to temperature 350°F. Cut yucca lengthwise into 3/4 inch-wide wedges, discarding the woody core. Spray cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Spread yucca wedges on sheet. Spray wedges with cooking spray. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 8 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 7 minutes.

my own pin may be to crumble bacon on it (what ever type of preference you have!)

Yuca Receipes

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I had tried the Yucca fries from a Whole Foods store before and Loved them. Sadly it seems anything new I like gets discontinued in some way. The last few times I’ve gone they have not had the fries.

Well I noticed in the flyer for the grocery store near my Aunt (where I was hanging out when they went on vacation to feed their cats)  had them for 79 cents a piece (or was it a pound I forget) . So I thought that was a great price to try making my own! So I’ve been looking for recipes. I even saw one for some sort of drink.

Basically anything you use a potato for, you can use Yucca root for.

However being as I was at my Aunt’s I had changed my mind on making them there, even when experimenting, it’s best to use the kitchen & utensils you are familiar with.

So being at home today and in a decent mood plus it’s cool and comfy, I thought I’d finally make the darn thing. To start You need to pare the outside of it (when you seek a pink color you’ve found the last layer to strip off) after all of this you may want to boil it whole or try cutting it in half (it is hard to cut this darn thing & the reason to boil first)

I went with making a cross between two of the recipes. The one at the end from the link above I made the garlic sauce,

Yuca Fries (Yuca)Yucca Fries (Yuca) picture

Prep: 20m

  MAKE AHEAD: The boiled yucca can be refrigerated for up to 2 days before using for this recipe.

Ingredients [?]
  •    sea salt
  •    peanut oil
  •   2 lbs yucca root, peeled and cut into 2 ” X 1/2-inch fry sticks (yucca should be firm and unblemished)

Instructions

  1. Boil yuca in a large pot of lightly salted1. boil Yuca water on high for 10 minutes. Add one cup of water to the pan and return to a boil. Continue to boil for about another 5 minutes, until tender. Drain and dry completely.

(I don’t know what kind of stove to this person who wrote the recipe has but it took 40 minutes, though my yuca I think  could have used maybe another 10-20 or more. Oh and  after boiling, the yuca is good for up to 2 days

DSCN58062. Pull out all stringy fibers & the woody core

It’s not really stringy more like a thin stem on the inside, plus the brown stuff.

 

 

3. In a deep-fryer or your usual stove-top pot you DSCN5805deep fry in, heat 2 inches of oil to 350°.Divide the yucca into 4 batches and fry until golden brown, about 2 to 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, carefully place the yucca on a paper towel covered plate or rack to drain. Sprinkle with sea salt and serve at once.

DSCN58044. This one has a garlic sauce recipe  which is quite simple,

*Garlic
*Olive Oil (1-2 shot glasses)
*some Lemon juice
*Onion finely chopped (optional as I don’t like onion)
So with a mortar & pestle after cutting the garlic as thin as I could, I pretended to be Hulk & Smashed away!  (and had a spoon to get the garlic out of the corners and bring everything to the middle) Remember the finer the garlic the more potent it will be so You will have to adjust with the olive oil accordingly.
I love garlic so I made mine more potent, so If you are a person that is not keen on potent garlic, then just drizzle the olive oil on it. You can use the garlic for something (as a rub or garnish) with dinner as these were a between time snack.

 

Prince Charming Cocktail by Lush

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With its grapefruit, vanilla and pomegranate blend, our Prince Charming shower gel is our new favorite way to lather up.

In fact, it’s so irresistible that we just can’t help working it into every aspect of our lives – including this delicious cocktail! Made with fresh pomegranate and grapefruit juices, this cocktail is perfect whether you’re spending the evening solo or sharing it with a loved one.

Cocktail ingredients

Makes: 1 cocktail
Time to create: 4.34 minutes

What you’ll need:

– 3 tablespoons of pomegranate seeds
– 2 ounces of fresh grapefruit juice
– 2 ounces of your favorite gin
– 1 ounce of simple syrup
– Cocktail shaker
– Ice

*This one’s easy to make family-friendly. Simply replace the gin with club soda for a fizzy and refreshing drink!

Directions:

Step 1.

Make simple syrup by combining an ounce of water with an ounce of sugar. Heat to dissolve and set aside to cool.

Step 2.

Place your pomegranate seeds into the cocktail shaker and muddle them to release their sweet, sweet juices.

Step 3.

Add the grapefruit juice, gin, simple syrup and ice.

Step 4.

Shake what ya mama gave ya for about 20 seconds.

Step 5.

Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Enjoy.

Prince Charming Cocktail

Have a special drink you love? Share it with us (and the recipe…for research, obviously!) in the comments below.

Originally posted by LUSH It is owned by them I just liked the sound of it esp. as a Valentines’ drink

#29 Brewing up some fun

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Ghoulish Grub

Ghastly Gruel & witches brew

Warning the Foods here may be disturbing for some eaters.

Having a Monster Bash, and want to have some creepy scary & maybe just flat out gross grub? Well here ya go. There are recepies and a few pics I’ve found i’I’ve include for you as ideas (& some of them I even think are gross!)

The idea is be creative and if you come up with your own creations I’d love to hear about them.

I’ve even included a cool decorative idea for ya

here’s some of my other favorites
  • Murder Dolls’ Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls(check out the titles on their other albums, there’s are a few that would be fitting for a Halloween bash)
  • Queen of the Damned Soundtrack
  • Voltaire’s song the Vampire Club
  • Jace Everet Bad THings
  • Vampires Everywhere – kiss the sun goodbye
  • Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban sound track.. Track 5 double Trouble
  • Godsmack VooDoo (on Self Titled album)Vampires (on Awake album)
  • White Zombie/ Rob Zombie Dragula Thunderkiss ’65 & Living Dead Girl
  • I put a spell on you
  • That old black magic
  • The Devil went down to Georgia
  • Double Double toil & trouble from Harry Potter Prisoner of Azkaban ST

 

I included this so you could click on to see the play list

another posted to click for it’s playlist

look at the playlist

Voltaire

You may also want to add these tasty treats to y our Book of shadows er Recipe books as well.

 

 

Pumpkin Seeds

After you are done carving your Jack O’Lantern; don’t throw them seeds away, (even if you don’t like them) They can be used for divination, crafts and if not one of those… heck send them to me I LOVE homemade pumpkin seeds!

 

What you will need –   1 1/2 cups pumpkin seeds (pref.)

2 tablespoons of butter

salt to taste (or any seasonings you’d like)

 

Preparation

 

Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit        onlineconversion.com/temperature

scoop seeds out from a fresh pumpkin (best to cut around the outer of stem,   about 1-2 inches away staying as consistent as possible)

In a strainer wash seeds under cold water, removing the stringy fibers.

Blot dry with paper towels and set aside in bowl

Melt the butter in a saucepan and pour over the bowl of seeds. Sprinkle with salt (and other seasonings ) until the seeds are lightly coated

mix around to  coat the seeds

Spread  the seeds on a baking sheet in a single layer.

Bake for 45 minutes stirring occasionally until seeds are golden brown.

 

(If you weren’t able to find a pumpkin you liked….or it didn’t have many seeds I’ve read to

 

Get the store bought shelled (no shell) seeds at the grocery (they are usually in a container like what you get pasta salad in from the deli)

So the same butter & seasoning as above & mix

bake for 15-30 minutes.

(keep an eye on them)

 

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Creature Claws

prep work

 

preheat oven to 350

Lightly grease baking sheet

Serving Size

Serves: 30 strips

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning divided
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cut to 3/4 inch strips
  • 1 1/2 cups cornflake crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 3 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 red 1 yellow (or orange) bell pepper cut into triangle shapes
  • barbeque sauce

Instructions

  1. Place flour & 2 2 teaspoons cjun seasoning in a large storage bag, add chicken & seal.
  2. Shake shake shake to coat chicken (for some shaking fun, put the calypso song on! 😉
  3. Combine cornflake crumbs, green onion and remaining tablespoon Cajun seasoning in shallow bowl & mix well
  4. Place eggs in shallow bowl
  5. Dip each chicken strip into eggs and then to the crumb mixture.
  6. Place coated chicken strips on prepared baking sheets
  7. Bake chicken strips 8-1-0 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center
  8. When chicken is cool enough to handle make 1/2 inch slit in thinner end
  9. Place bell pepper triangle into slit to form claw nail
  10. Serve claws with B-b-q sauce for dipping

Ear, eye and finger ‘pie’ oh my

Ear, eye and finger  'pie'  oh my
Ear, eye and finger ‘pie’ oh my

Heads on a platter

preheat over to 150 degrees F

using apples (leave stem on) carve out creepy faces with spoon or butter knife (w/ ur help)

cuts should go about 1/2 inch wide and deep to ensure the head’s “melted’ appearance.

when done set heads on baking sheet covered with aluminum foil and slip into oven overnight.

When cooled place on platter for a table centerpiece

(want wackier? Screw on bamboo skewers, put in house plants on decapitated doll bodies, Floating heads? (needle & fishing line)

Treats that got tricked

Halloween Sweets and Treats (Holiday Cooking for Kids!) Betty Crocker Halloween Cookbook (Betty Crocker Cooking)Halloween Treats: Simply Spooky Recipes for Ghoulish Sweet TreatsHalloween Tricks & Treats (Better Homes and Gardens) (Better Homes and Gardens Cooking)Ghoulish Goodies: Creature Feature Cupcakes, Monster Eyeballs, Bat Wings, Funny Bones, Witches' Knuckles, and Much More!Healthy Halloween Treats: Quick, Nourishing and Delicious - Recipes and Rituals to Delight Kids of All AgesGross Goodies
The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: Sweet Shop Stop

Oh would love to get this, I just would prefer J.K. Rowling to make up the cookbook

 Spider Dip

pre pare spooky tortilla chips

3 packages (12 oz each) 8 inch plain or flour tortillas

salt to taste

preheat oven to 350 F

Spray baking sheet with olive oil non-stick cooking spray

using 3 inch Halloween cookie cutters cut tortillas one at a time into shapes (discard scraps, or leave separate for your munching needs)

Lightly spray tortilla shapes with cooking spray. Place on prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with a little salt (but more likely not as they usually already have salt on them)

Bake 5-7 minutes or until edges begin to brown Remove to wire rake to cool completely

Serving Size

Serves: 8-10

Ingredients

  • spooky shaped tortilla chips
  • 1 package 8 .oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 jar (8 .oz) prepared salsa
  • 1/2 cup prepared guacamole
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream

Instructions

  1. Place cream cheese & salsa in blender or food processor container
  2. blend until almost smooth
  3. Spread cream cheese mixture on round serving dish or pie plate.
  4. smooth guacamole over top leaving 1/2 inch border
  5. place sour cream in small resealable plastic food storage bag seal bag
  6. pipe sour cream circles over guacamole
  7. run tip of knife through sour cream to make ‘spider web’

 

Grave yard cake (or brownies)

Graved yard cake (or brownies)
Graveyard cake (or brownies)

 Eyeballs

weather for adult or young children’s parties i know not everyone likes the same stuff, you can make them from what you or the kids would like.

(instead of pimento olives you can even use black olives.

Cook Time

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 12 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 can (4 1/2 oz) deviled ham
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1/4 cup drained sweet pickled relish
  • 12 pimento stuffed olives halved

Instructions

  1. Cut hardboiled eggs lengthwise into halves
  2. remove yolks & place in small bowl
  3. Mash egg yolks with fork mix in deviled ham mayo mustard and pickle relish.
  4. season to taste with a shake of salt or pepper
  5. Spoon filling into egg halves
  6. Garnish with olive halves to make ‘eyeballs’
  7. to make extra ‘scary’ ‘bloodshot’ eyes spoon a bit of ketchup into resealable storage bag cut a tiny corner of the bag & pipe squiggles over eggs
  8. or to save time use leftover ketchup packs for the same effect

Creepy courses

This may be like asking if you are a lover or a fighter, but some of us are better at one or the other.

So which is your preference? Do you like cooking or baking more for your ghoulish grub?

Some may say the bakers are those with a sweet tooth (& personally Baking is my preference & I do have a sweet tooth)

But also when it comes to ‘Halloween’ food, which kind do you like to do best. I guess its more like which can you be more creative with to make your ghoulish grub.

spaghetti brains, Green Olive (or leche) eyes, Blood Cake (red Velvet cake) and so on for your Halloween meal.

What is your favorite way to ‘cook’

Mummy Dogs

1 Package breadstick dough (or crescent rolls)

1 package (16 oz) Hotdogs

mustard & Poppy seeds

(for the eyes put 2 dots of mustard with a poppy-seed on each drop)

(or if you’d like instead of the bread-stick dough.. make the usual way & put then in a hot dog roll, & while still hot put some shredded mozzarella on them to look like bandages)

Creepy Cookie Cauldrons

Grease a 36 (1 3/4 inch) mini muffin cups

Remove dough from wrapper according to package directions

Sprinkle dough with flour to minimize sticking if necessary

Preheat oven to 350 F

Serves: 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 package (about 18 oz) Refrigerated cookie dough
  • All Purpose flour
  • 1 bag (14 oz) caramel unwrapped
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal
  • 1/4 cup mini candy coated chocolate pieces
  • Black licorice whips
  • small Gummy Insects
  • frogs worms or lizards (or all)

Instructions

  1. * If refrigerate chocolate cookie dough is unavailable add 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder to refrigerated sugar cookie dough. Beat in large bowl until well blended
  2. \
  3. Cut dough into 36 equal pieces & roll into balls
  4. Place 1 ball in bottom of each muffin cu, press dough on bottoms and up sides of muffin cups
  5. chill 15 minutes
  6. Bake 8-9  minutes (cookies will be puffy) Remove from oven; gently press down center of each cookie
  7. return to oven 1 minute.
  8. Cool cookies in muffin cups 5 minutes remove to wire racks & cool completely
  9. Melt caramel and milk in small saucepan over low heat stirring frequently until smooth. Stir in cereal
  10. Spoon 1 heaping teaspoon of caramel mix into each cookie cup
  11. IMMEDIATELY sprinkle with mini chocolate pieces
  12. Cut licorice whips into 41/2 inch length.For each cookie make a small slit in side insert end of licorice strip Repeat on other side of cookie to make cauldron handle Decorate with gummy creatures. (remember less is more only 1 or 2 gummy creatures per cauldron yu can even include a worm in one or 2 BEFORE including the caramel mixture this way it looks more part of the ‘brew’

Organ Donor

Organ Donor

Trick or treat punch

1 day ahead fill pitcher with 3 cups water, color with green food coloring

Pour into glove

tightly secure top of glove with twist tie

Cover baking sheet with paper towels

place glove on prepared baking sheet

use inverted custard cup to elevate tied end of glove to prevent leaking

Freeze overnight

Ingredients

  • green food color
  • 1 envelope (4 oz) orange flavored pre-sweetened drink
  • 1 can (12 oz) frozen lemonade concentrate thawed
  • 1 bottle (2 liters) ginger ale (for adult party substitute 2 750 ml bottles of Champagne)
  • 1 NEW plastic Household glove

Instructions

  1. When ready to serve combine drink mix
  2. lemonade concentrate and 4 cups of water in large bowl
  3. stir until drink mix is dissolved and mixture is well blended
  4. Pour into punch bowl add Ginger ale
  5. Cut away glove from ice, Float frozen hand in punch
  6. (there’s other variations you can use to your tastes just be sure the juice is a light color and the hand a dark or vice versa!)

Cake?

Cake?

Monster mouth

preheat oven to 350 f & lightly grease a 13 x 9 inch baking dish

Serving Size

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1/2 package (12 oz) JUMBO pasta shells (about 18 shells) cooked & drained
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 4 slices bacon chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 medium plum tomatoes seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 slices american cheese chopped
  • Baby carrots
  • Olives
  • red bell peppers
  • small pickles & cheese slices for decoration

Instructions

  1. heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. add onion & bacon cook until onion is tender. add beef
  2. cook and stir about 5 minutes or until beef is no longer pink. stir in tomatoes salt & pepper (or whatever your substitute seasoning)
  3. Stir in chopped cheese into beef mixture spoon mixture into cooked shells and place in prepared baking dish.
  4. Cut carrots into very thin strips. Cut a small slit into olives poke one end of thin carrot strip into olive for eyes. Cut red bell pepper in fang shapes Slice pickles lengthwise into tounge shape (or can be used as mean looking eyebrows) Cut cheese slices into zigzag pattern for teeth.
  5. Bake shells 3-5 minutes or until shells are hot remove from oven THEN decorate as desired with olive and carrot eyes pepper fangs and so on
  6. serve IMMEDIATELY
  7. Decorating… You can use red pepper triangles for teeth, add the cheese on top of chop meat once its in the shell to melt to hopefully look like teeth. a pickle can be a tounge as well as a longer piece of bacon. Carrots can be used as eyes, or if you slice into sticks as well can be used to hold olives up as eyes etc.

Cornucopia crunch

preheat oven to 375 degrees f

Well greased cookie sheet

Serving Size

Serves: makes 16 ‘cookies’

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 all purpose flour
  • dash of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped dry roasted macadamia nuts
  • candy corn & other Halloween treats

Instructions

  1. Beat butter and sugar with electric mixer on medium high-speed until light& fluffy.
  2. Add egg flour salt and vanilla stir in nuts
  3. Drop batter by rounded tablespoonfuls onto well-greased cookie sheet
  4. arranging 6 cookies per sheet flattening to 2 inch discs
  5. Cookies will spread to about 6 inches and become lacy while baking
  6. bake for 6-9 minutes or until caramel-colored and firm. Watch closely to avoid burning
  7. Cool 1 minute working quickly with spatulas 1 cookie at a time from cookie sheet keeping top of cookie on the outside, form into a cornucopia
  8. shape by hand or by partially wrapping around a 1 inch cylinder such as the handle of a utensil. Place cornucopia seam side down on plate to harden. Repeat with remaining cookies. Cookies firm as they cool so return them to oven for about 30 seconds if you need to make them more pliable
  9. to serve arrange on tray. If desired fill with candy, nuts and so on.
  10. They can also serve as place cards. Insert name tags into each cookie. (or just use tubes of colored gel icing to write their name)
  11. best results.. use insulated light not black cookie sheets. Thoroughly cool cookie sheets between batches.

Magic Potion

Creepy Crawler Ice Ring

1 cup gummy worms (or other creepy crawler candy)

1 Quart lemon-lime thirst quencher beverage

arrange gummy worms in the bottom of the 5 cup ring mold

fill mold with thirst quencher beverage & freeze 8 hours to overnight

Serving Size

Serves: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 creep crawler ice ring (recipe above) (looking for a yellow or green color)
  • 2 cups corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 6 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tablespoons whole cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 quarts cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1 quart orange juice
  • 1 1/2 quarts pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 quarts ginger ale (Canada Dry)

Instructions

  1. The night or day before prepare creepy crawler ring
  2. Stir together corn syrup and water in medium saucepan over medium high heat. add cinnamon sticks, cloves, and allspice and stir gently.
  3. Bring to a boil and immediately reduce heat to simmer 10 minutes
  4. Refrigerate, covered until chilled. Remove cinnamon sticks & discard. Strain out cloves & discard
  5. In punch bowl combine syrup mix with juices and ginger ale.
  6. Unmold Creepy Crawler Ice ring and add to punch bowl.
  7. Here’s another
  8. 1 cup boiling water
  9. 2 packages lime flavored gelatin (4 servings per box)
  10. 3 cups cold water
  11. 1 1/2 quarts carbonated lemon lime beverage (or Mt. Dew) chilled
  12. 1/2 cup gummy worms
  13. again the day head prepare & freeze Ice ring
  14. Pour boiling water over gelatin in heatproof punch bowl stir until gelatin dissolves. Stir in cold water.
  15. Add lemon lime beverage
  16. and sugar stir well (mixture will foam for several minutes)
  17. unmold ice ring & float in punch. Serve the cups garnished with gummy worms.
  18. if you want you can also combine the 2 so you have a liquid & something with more texture for a freaky twist

Spider Cookies

  • 10 chocolate sandwich cookies (like Oreos)
  • 1 tub (16 oz) vanilla frosting
  • chocolate pretzel twists or chocolate covered pretzel twists
  • 20 cinnamon candies or mini chocolate-chips

Instructions

  1. Split 1 sandwich cookie open for each spider.
  2. Scrape out filing and replace with 1 heaping tablespoon vanilla frosting
  3. Break off curved parts of 2-3 pretzels to create curved legs
  4. arrange legs on each side of frosting (3 pieces each side)
  5. top frosting with remaining cookie
  6. add 2 cinnamon candies (or mini choco chips) for eyes
  7. to tone down the too sugary taste of the frosting, mix in some cool whip til the sweetness is to your liking.
  8. (But if you don’t each them all they must be put in the refrigerator)

 

Are you ready for the ‘specialty’ drink?

 

Butter Beer

1 pint vanilla ice cream (softened)

1/2 stick of butter (softened)

1/3 cup brown sugar

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon granulated nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground clove

1 quart apple cider

 

cream butter, sugar & spices together,

Beat in the vanilla ice-cream. Re-frezee the mixture. Scoop out the frozen mixture into a glass pour hot apple cider over the ice cream mixture.

 

Optional (for adults) add an ounce of rum

 

or the next time you go to Starbucks…

print this out & hand it to them

 

 

 

 

 

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Get witchy

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