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Mini Ghosts Chocolate Bark with Candy Corn

Scare up some mini ghosts chocolate bark for the Halloween season. These frightful little mini ghosts chocolate bark are sure to scare up some excitement. Especially when you have your family involved in making them. Working with melted chocolate can be a bit messy, but so much fun when your children are in the kitchen […]

Chocolate Gummy Eyeball Cookies

Chocolate gummy eyeball cookies for Halloween Ready for some chocolaty fun for the holidays?  I have a cookie that you will enjoy eating… just forget that it’s starring back at you.  Chocolate gummy eyeball cookies are a tasty treat.  And easy to make when you need something sweet.  It combines a great recipe for chocolate cookies with a gummy eyeball.  Tis […]

Thyme Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Thyme roasted sweet potatoes makes a great side Sometimes all it takes is the right side dish to complete a meal.  And if you love sweet potatoes then I have the perfect recipe for you.  My thyme roasted sweet potatoes is an easy side dish to whip up when you need a tasty starch.  It’s flavorful and healthy, and a nice change from […]

Guacamole Dip Served with Chorizo and Manchego

Halloween platter with guacamole dip, chorizo, and Manchego cheese Here is something quick and festive for your Halloween holiday.  Guacamole dip served with sautéed chorizo and Manchego cheese.  Guacamole is a real crowd pleaser and it certainly adds a colorful addition to any holiday celebration.  I added some carrot zest for color… how cool is […]

Halloween Remembered and Fun Facts Too

Halloween and its history scare up some fun facts this season. Question… What are some of the creatures that will cross your path on All Hallows’ Eve? Answer is witches, skeletons, and ghosts. Yes it’s Halloween!  It’s time to buy some candy, decorate your home, and take your children trick or treating.  I love this time […]

Halloween Shortbread Cookies with Orange

Halloween shortbread cookies with fresh orange juice and orange sugar sprinkles. Want something sweet for the holiday?  This is not about the candy… you’ll get enough of that at the end of the month.  I’m talking cookies… Halloween shortbread cookies that is!  Shortbread cookies are delicious; they are made with lots of butter and tend […]

Church Graveyard makes a Spooky Presence this Halloween

Spooky church graveyard makes an eerie presence this Halloween season. Have you been by a graveyard lately?  How about a Church graveyard?  No, I didn’t think so.  Well for two friends of mine, it’s certainly a different situation.  They live in a beautiful home in Hopewell Junction, New York; their property is vast and beautifully landscaped.  Their […]

Pork Spare Ribs with Barbecue Sauce

Pork spare ribs are meaty and fall off the bone good! Pork spare ribs are exactly what you need for your Halloween party main course.  Meat that is so juicy and flavorful that it just begs to be eaten.  It’s the perfect main dish for my purple mashed potatoes and cauliflower casserole.  It’s easy too; the oven […]

Cauliflower Casserole with Cheddar Cracker Topping

Cauliflower casserole with crushed green cheddar fish gives this recipe some howling good cheer. No, this cauliflower casserole is not moldy; it’s just a little holiday cheer.  I love Halloween, and keeping it festive with great food is half the fun.  The other half is decorating… but let’s save that for another time.  The nice thing about […]

Purple Mashed Potatoes with Sour Cream

Scare up some excitement with these purple mashed potatoes this season. That’s the response I got from my 10 year old son, Jayson when he first saw my purple mashed potatoes.  I agree, the color can be a bit alarming, but rest assured, this recipe tastes just like traditional mashed potatoes.  This month is all […]

Chicken Nachos made Kid Friendly

Chicken nachos are a fun and easy appetizer. I love making chicken nachos!  The taco seasoning adds the right amount of spices and heat to create a very flavorful chicken topping.  The ingredients are simple and you certainly can have fun making any changes that suit your tastes.  I chose tortilla chips that were deep blue […]

Halloween Cheese Platter with Poison Apples

Serve this Halloween cheese platter at your next event…but don’t forget your poison apples. I enjoyed making this Halloween cheese platter and you will too.  It takes a few simple steps and a little creativity but the end result is an amazing presentation. Here is how I did it. Start by making your poison apples.  This display will be […]

Candy Apples with Spicy Cinnamon

These candy apples have a spicy cinnamon taste… Wow!  These hot and fiery candy apples brought memories of my childhood to mind as the aroma of the spicy red candy syrup filled my kitchen .  I used Atomic Fireballs to make these treats, for color and spicy cinnamon flavor that I loved as a child   […]

Halloween Parmesan Cheese Bites

Halloween Parmesan cheese bites are an edible way to decorate your food for the holiday! Rather than focusing on the tableware to decorate your holiday feast, why not make your table come alive with my clever, edible accents instead.  These Halloween Parmesan cheese bites add a ghoulish flare to any ordinary dish.  Whether you top a bite-sized […]

Halloween Village

Every year our Halloween village comes to life. In our house, Halloween is a very special time.  Not only do we enjoy decorating the house with all of the spooky decorations and making all of the “ghoulicious” treats I’ve been sharing with you these past few weeks, we’ve also started many traditions that we’ve continued […]

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted pumpkin seeds are the perfect incentive to carving your own pumpkin. Is it Halloween already?  Well, the way time seems to have been flying by for me these past few weeks, riding around on a broomstick doesn’t seem out of the question!  It’s not quite time for tricks, but I do have some treats […]

Chocolate Cupcakes with Orange Colored Frosting

Try these chocolate cupcakes at your next Halloween party! Better yet, make these chocolate cupcakes for any special occasion!  Your guests will feel special when you present them with these eye-catching, fun-to-make, and deliciously-decadent-to-eat treats.  Their rich, chocolate taste is not overly sweet, so you can feel confident that these little morsels will be pleasing to the […]

Halloween Party Themed Music

This Halloween music will add eerie fun to your holiday season! Music is an important part of my Halloween celebration.  I first began thinking about this when we had our first Halloween party.  What music to play?… that was a tough question for me since I really didn’t have any Halloween party themed music to use.  What music would be best […]

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