Party Planning -Halloween
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1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp minced scallion
1 Tbsp white-wine vinegar
1 small chipotle chile in adobo sauce, minced
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 lb smoked chicken or turkey breast, skin removed, finely chopped
36 slices white bread
Pitted ripe olives, for eyes
3-4" ghost cookie cutter
In bowl, mix mayonnaise,
chile and chili powder; add chicken ( can be made up to 2 days ahead;
refrigerate). Lightly toast bread slices. Using 4-in. ghost cookie
cutter, cut out shape from each slice; discard scraps. For each
sandwich, use heaping 2 Tbsp salad. Use olives for eyes. MAKES: 18
1/2 lb cooked ham, cut into pieces
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 Tbsp each Dijon mustard, mayonnaise and unsalted butter, softened
1 Tbsp minced sweet-pickle relish
1 tsp each red-pepper sauce and packed brown sugar
1/8 tsp ground allspice
24 slices pumpernickel bread
Garnish: Chives, capers, pimientos
3-4" cat cookie cutter
In processor, mince ham and onion. Add remaining ingredients. Process
to combine. Transfer to bowl (cam be made up to 2 days ahead;
refrigerate). Toast bread slices. Using 4-in. cat cookie cutter, cut out
shape from each slice; discard scraps. For each sandwich, use 2 Tbsp ham
salad. Place dabs of ham on each cat face for positioning eyes and
noses; attach chive whiskers, caper eyes and pimiento noses. MAKES: 12
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sliced almonds + 28 unbroken sliced almonds with skin
1 tsp red-pepper flakes
1 cup unsifted all-purpose flour
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup lightly salted cold butter, cut into pieces
1 egg white, lightly beaten
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In processor,
finely chop cheddar, 1/2 cup sliced almonds and the pepper. Add flour
and Parmesan; process 15 seconds to combine. Blend in butter and
coloring until dough is smooth and evenly pale green. Remove from
processor. Using scant Tbsp dough for each finger, roll into 28
(4-1/2-in.) ropes; shape into fingers. Place on ungreased baking sheet.
Brush with egg white; press almond slice onto each for fingernail (do
not let almonds hang off pastry). Bake 10 minutes, until bottoms are
lightly browned. Cool on rack (can be made 2 days ahead; store
airtight). MAKES: 28 fingers
2 (3/4 -lb) pkg fully cooked smoked chicken-and-apple or other smoked
1 (3/4 -lb) pkg fully cooked andouille or other spicy smoked-sausage
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup each chopped onion and red bell pepper
1 (12-oz) bottle amber or dark beer
2 ( 15-oz) can each dark-red kidney and black beans
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
Cut each sausage link into 6 length-wise
strips. In 6-qt Dutch Oven, heat oil. Add onion and bell pepper; sauté
7 minutes, until onion is tender. Add beer; simmer 2 minutes. Add
sausages; cover; cook over high heat 5 minutes, until sausages curl.
Gently stir in beans; simmer, covered, 10 minutes. Stir in cilantro.
MAKES: 12 servings
4" bat cookie cutter
4 cups self-rising white cornmeal
3 Tbsp sugar
2-1/4 cups milk
2 large eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup diced pimientos
1/4 cup minced fresh jalapeno chile
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. With cooking spray, coat two 15-1/2 x
10-1/2 x 1-in. jelly-roll pans. In large bowl, combine cornmeal mix and
sugar. In medium bowl, whisk milk, eggs, and oil. Pour into bowl with
cornmeal mixture; stir until blended. Stir in remaining ingredients.
Spread in prepared pans (about 3 cups batter per pan). Bake 12 minutes,
until wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean and edges are
golden. Let cool in pans on wire rack 10 minutes. While bread is still
in pans, using 4-in. bat-shaped cookie cutter, cut into 16 bats. Save
scraps for eating (can be made 1 week ahead and frozen; thaw and reheat
before serving). MAKES 16 bats
1 large lined latex glove
1 (10 oz.) box frozen raspberries in syrup, thawed
2-1/2 cups cranberry-juice cocktail
2 env. unflavored gelatin
2 liters ginger ale, chilled
2 liters sparkling apple cider, chilled
2 cups citrus-flavored vodka or rum, chilled OPTIONAL)
Frozen Hand: Wash and rinse outside of large
lined latex glove. Turn glove lined side out. Pour raspberries and syrup
into 4-cup measure; add cranberry-juice cocktail (total should be 3-1/2
cups). Place 2 cups raspberry mixture in small saucepan. Sprinkle
gelatin over top; let stand 2 minutes. Warm over low heat, stirring,
just until gelatin dissolves; stir into remaining raspberry mixture.
Pour into glove. Gather top of glove; tie tightly with kitchen twine.
Freeze until solid, several days (if there's room in freezer, hang glove
from bottom of freezer rack). To serve, carefully cut latex glove away
from frozen hand. Into punch bowl, pour ginger ale, sparkling apple
cider and vodka optional) if using. Place frozen hand, palm side up,
leaning against side of bowl. Add gummy snakes. MAKES 16 servings.
MAN'S COFFIN DIP
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 (12-oz) jar pimientos, drained
1 tsp each chopped fresh thyme and hot-red-pepper sauce
1/4 tsp each salt and pepper
1 (3-oz) pkg cream cheese, in pieces
1 (5.5-oz) log goat cheese, in pieces
1 (1-lb) unsliced loaf bread
Curly lettuce leaves
Assorted fresh-cut veggies
In large nonstick skillet, heat 3 Tbsp oil.
Add onion and garlic; cook 10 minutes, until very tender. In processor,
puree onion mixture, pimientos, thyme, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Add
cheeses; blend (can be made up tp 3 days ahead; refrigerate). To serve,
preheat oven to 450 degrees F. With serrated knife, horizontally slice
through top third of bread loaf, keeping top attached on a long side, to
form coffin lid. Fold back top. Leaving a 1/2-in.-thick edge, scoop
bread out from bottom. Brush cut sides with remaining 1 Tbsp oil. Invert
bread, cut side down, on baking sheet, being careful not to break coffin
lid. Bake 10 minutes, until browned. Cool Completely. Fill bottom of
loaf with dip. Place on platter. Decorate with lettuce and surround
coffin loaf with fresh-cut veggies for dipping.
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GROSS HALLOWEEN FOODS
Barbecued Worm Sandwiches
The name says, "yuck," but the taste says, "yum!" Serve a
squirmy sandwich at your next Halloween bash.
Witches Finger Sandwiches
Served warm or cold, you can literally "point fingers" at family
and friends with these easy sandwiches!
The Creepiest Salad Bar
Turn a simple salad bar into a haunting Halloween meal when you
label the ingredients with spooky names and toss the salad with
a blood-red dressing.
Crescent Mummy Dogs
Hot dogs are all wrapped up in a classic recipe for
Halloween...or anytime a chuckle is in order.
Twist refrigerated breadsticks into bone shapes for a hauntingly
delicious Halloween snack.
Family | Kids | Recipes | Gross Halloween Party Food
Need some fun and disgusting recipes for this year's Halloween
party? Kids will scream in delight at these gross ideas. Kitty
Litter Cake, Boogers on a Stick, Day Old Bath Water, Strained
Eyeballs, Hairball Salad with Saliva Dressing, & Simple Pimples.
Eyeball Martinis for Halloween
Igor's Pickled Brain Halloween Gelatin Mold
Realistic Looking Fake Blood for Halloween
Kitty Litter Cake for Halloween
Bloody Eyeball Hors d'Oeuvres for Halloween
Jello Worms for Halloween
Recipe for cooking making Icky Gross Jello Worms for Halloween.
This is a cool idea for making your own gummy worms. Plan to
make these at least a day ahead of time
No need to be spooked about making rolled-out cookies. Follow
Betty Crockers Tips for sweet success!
Halloween Cookie Pizza
This sweet twist on pizza pairs Halloween-favorite toppings with
a quick-to-bake cookie crust
Spooky Spider Cookies
Create creepy crawly spooky spiders from creme-filled sandwich
cookies and a couple of candies.
Spooky Halloween Cutout Cookies
Gather your goblins and decorate these cookies made from your
favorite cake mix flavor. It’s sure to...
Pumpkin-Shaped Sugar Cookies
An easy refrigerated cookie makes this Halloween season sweet!
It's frightening how simple it is to create these creepy
Halloween cookies right on your stove top!
Candy Corn Cookies (Cookie Mix)
Nibble away on sweet cookies that make you think you're eating
Chocolate Chip Werewolf Cookies
Have a howling good time making scary faces on ready to bake
chocolate chip cookies.
Giant Glowing Pumpkin Cookies
Frightfully Easy Ghost Cookies
Halloween Black Cat Cake
Frighten away those chocolate cravings with this hauntingly
delicious chocolate cake cut and frosted...
For Halloween fun, bake this adorable Jack-o’-Lantern Cake.
Everyone will wonder how you did that!
Chocolate-Orange Punch Bowl Cake
Looking for a crowd-size dessert your friends with love?
Chocolate cake, pudding and whipped cream in a bowl is hard for
anyone to resist!
Autumn party? Serve Scarecrow Cake, and let the kids help
Orange Spider Web Tart
The heavier storage or freezer-weight bags work best for
drizzling chocolate. Start with a tiny opening. You can always
Spooky Kooky Cupcakes
Cupcake creations are sweet and 1-2-3 easy! Have some kooky fun.
Halloween Cupcake Trio
Turn purchased or cake-mix cupcakes into fantastic and delicious
Halloween fare in just a few easy steps
Cake mix, ready-to-spread frosting and candies make witchly
cupcakes anything but scary.
Scary Spiderweb Cupcakes
Perfect for a Halloween party, these rich, chocolaty cupcakes
are fun to make.
Scarecrow and Spider Cupcakes
Don't be afraid! This is a fun way to frost and decorate
cupcakes that the whole family will enjoy
Spooky Banana-Fudge Cupcakes
Decorating these easy brownie cupcakes is "spooktacular" family
Make this "spook-tacularly" easy cookie for Halloween parties or
Crispy Bat Snacks
Baked tortilla shapes take flight, aiming for a sweet apple dip.
"Scary Night" Caramel Brownies
Don't be afraid to bake and decorate rich chocolate brownies as
a special Halloween treat!
Halloween or Thanksgiving guests will enjoy clever edible
pumpkins, whether served as an appetizer or used as a garnish.
What a treat!
Spooktacular fun and scrumptious eating are coming your way!
Gather your goblins to share lots of baking tricks and treats.
Halloween Chex® Mix
Trick or treat? Surprise little witches and goblins with this
fruit, candy and cereal mix. They’ll be "goblin" it up!
Ghosts on Broomsticks
Be prepared for these ghostly treats to magically fly away as
soon as you serve them!
Spooky Halloween Tree
Are you hungry? Munch on the leaves from this easy-to-make
Halloween Party Pops
Halloween prep is super fun when you invite your little gobblins
to help decorate adorable cookies...
These sweet-salty bewitchin' cookies are easy to make and fun to
Scream! Cheese Swirl Brownies
Brownie mix and cream cheese swirl into baked classic flavors
with Halloween party colors.
Haunted Gingerbread House
Create a creepy gingerbread house decorated with your favorite
candies and cookies. It's a fun project for the entire family!
Parmesan Witches' Broomsticks
A delicious and uniquely shaped breadstick for the kids to enjoy
with chili before they go out trick-or-treating.
HALLOWEEN PARTY FOODS
Ghostly Shepherd's Pie
Treat your little ghosts and goblins to a tummy-warming stew
that looks them right in the eye!
Jack-O'-Lantern Chicken Taco Cups
A bright Halloween smile tops a quick chicken stew in a biscuit
Bewitched Double-Crust Cheese Pizza
Trick or treat! Cookie cutters make fun, quick work of
uncovering the cheesy filling in a celebratory pizza.
Jack-o'-Lantern Sloppy Joe Pie
Try a Halloween pot pie made with tasty turkey sausage and
topped with easy Pillsbury® pie crust.
Beef and Bean Pot Pie
Try a delicious cousin to chicken pot pie. Family-favorite beef
and beans make good partners to a Bisquick® topping.
Corny Sloppy Joe Pizzas
Even excited trick-or-treaters will take time to enjoy a smiling
jack-o'-lantern pizza made with easy Grands!® biscuits.
Kids will love veggies when you make jack o’-lantern faces with
the veggies on top of yummy pizza!
Spooky Shepherd's Pie
Whip up some ghoulishly good fun with instant mashed 'ghost'
potatoes that top a deliciously rich ground beef and vegetable
Cinnamon Roll Bats
Think you're going batty? Well, don't be selfish! Invite
everyone to join in the fun of creating and serving up the
little creatures for breakfast!
Fajita Pot Pie
Fajita-style chicken pot pie is anything but scary when you're
armed with a box of Bisquick® mix. A cheesy biscuit topping
makes pot pie delicious, and squeezable ketchup makes it fun.
Cauldron of Chili with Spider Breads
Top a steaming bowl of chili with a friendly (and edible!)
Baked Chicken Wings ("Bat Wings")
With a packet of chicken drummettes and a few basic ingredients,
you can create a fast-food favorite at home!
Sloppy Joe Rotini
A simple, fun and tasty dish that calls for five basic
ingredients—things you probably have on hand right now!
HALLOWEEN BEVERAGE &
Magic Potion Punch
Magically fizzy and fun all at the same time! Kids will love
this chocolaty drink.
Sparkling Citrus Punch for a Crowd
Easy to make, this recipe makes plenty--enough to quench the
thirst of a large gathering of friends and family! 30 servings
Raspberry Punch (Crowd Size)
You'll be pleased as punch with how three ingredients mix into a
thirst-quenching, ruby red beverage. 24 servings
Steeped in Swedish tradition, this spicy fruit drink gets its
punch from red wine, brandy and vodka.
Phantom Punch for Halloween
Recipe for Phantom Punch for Halloween. In this punch, frozen
phantom faces float in the punch bowl, daring visitors to take a
Spooktacular Cemetery Arch
Tree With Open Mouth
Spooky Lit Halloween Tree Each
Haunted House Standee Each
Lighted Vine Pumpkin 8" Each
Tabletop Misting Couldron Each
Pumpkin Patch Favor Box Centerpiece Each
Tombstone Favor Box Centerpiece Each