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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Halloween Recipes To Try

My notes: I want to try these recipes!

(Little Food Junction)

black grapes & carved cape gooseberries. Try using olives and cheese instead.

Mashed Boo-tatoes (Martha Stewart Living)

Use a pastry bag to pipe mashed potatoes into ghosts and sweet potatoes into pumpkins.


Glow-in-the-dark Drinks & Jello (ourbestbites.com)


Tonic water (diet or regular) *must contain quinine
Crystal Light lemonade
Black light

Tonic water is bitter, so only add a little.
OR
Jello
Tonic water

Try only half tonic (or less) to water for making Jello. Make Jigglers.

Spiderweb Soup Topping (Better Homes and Gardens)

Soup (tomato or carrot)
3 Tbsp sour cream
1 Tbsp milk
Plastic condiment bottle
Toothpick

Mix sour cream and milk and pour into a plastic bottle. Carefully squeeze several circles onto the surface of warm soup. Use a toothpick to drag lines from the center out toward the edges to create a web design.


pictures and text from Better Homes and Gardens


Pumpkin Black Bean Soup (Julie Lloyd)*
3 Tbsp butter
1 ½ c finely chopped onions
3 large cloves minced garlic
¾ c canned tomatoes, pureed
1 c fresh or canned pumpkin puree
6 oz boiled ham cut into 1/8” cubes
2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
2½ - 3½ c beef stock
1 Tbsp ground cumin
1 tsp salt or to taste
½ tsp pepper
Sour cream

Melt butter and stir in chopped onions and garlic. Sauté until soft. Puree the tomatoes in a blender and then add to the vegetables. Add the pumpkin, ham, black beans, beef stock, cumin, salt and pepper. Stir well. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Cook uncovered for 20-25 min, stirring occasionally. Taste for salt. If too thick, add stock. If too thin, continue cooking till thicker. Serve with sour cream.

Adam's Ribs (Better Homes and Gardens)

I think I'd only use this for a grown-up dinner!

Your guests will love these succulent pork spareribs with spicy Jamaican jerk seasoning. Stab the carving knife through a red sweet pepper heart for party presentation.
Rib Recipe

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