Thursday, July 24, 2008

Early for Halloween Recipes

I LOVE Halloween it is when I can artistically show my talent by wearing it... :) FUN FUN FUN These little kids costumes are just too cute and I couldn't resist showing them, [Find more Babies’ & Kids’ Costumes here] They range about $14.99 each.

If your having a Halloween party these recipes will be a hit!

Witches Brew

4 cups cranberry juice cocktail
1 cup candied ginger root, chopped
3 medium oranges
12 ounces apple juice, frozen concentrate, thawed
6 ounces limeade, frozen concentrate, thawed
2 cups seedless grapes4 cups water
64 ounces ginger ale, (1/2 gal)
1 pound dry ice, up to 2 pounds


  • In a 1 to 2 quart pan, bring 1 cup of cranberry juice and candied ginger to a boil over high heat. Boil, uncovered, about 2 minutes, set aside.
  • With a vegetable peeler, pare peel (colored part only) from oranges; cut peel into thin 2-inch-long worms; or use an Oriental shredder to make long shreds.
  • Add orange peel to cranberry mixture. Cover and chill at least 4 hours or as long as overnight.
  • Juice oranges; put juice in a 6 to 8 quart pan or heavy bowl.
  • Stir in cranberry-ginger mixture, the 3 cups cranberry juice, apple concentrate, limeade, grapes and water. If made ahead, cover and chill up to 2 hours.
  • Add ginger ale and about a 1 pound piece of dry ice (DO NOT put small pieces in punch or cups); ice should smolder at least 30 minutes.
  • Ladle into cups. Add any remaining ice when bubbling ceases.
**** A SERIOUS CAUTION: never touch dry ice; use tongs to handle.

Makes 5 quarts; allow about 1-1/2 cups for a serving.
Source: Flora’s Drink Hideout has a Boiling Cauldron with Stand that is perfect for this drink.

*Lastly, I found a Halloween dish recipe that actually looks edible. All of them are edible, but some of the recipes look too gross for me and their names are kind of too much for kids (I’m sure you know what I mean).
This recipe found on looks cute & delicious: look at the dogs even have little eyes...LOL

Halloween Mummy Dogs
  • 2 tubes refrigerator pizza dough rolls
  • 1 cup grated part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup Freshly grated Parmesan (part-skim) cheeseNon-stick spray
  • 4 tablespoons pizza sauce or pasta sauce

  • 8 hot dogsOptional pizza toppings: onions, green peppers, olives, etc.
  • 1 tablespoon Italian herb seasoning mix (or your own mix of oregano, thyme, parsley, etc.)
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Open package of pizza dough, gather ingredients, grate cheese, and dice vegetables.
  3. Spray cookie sheet with non-stick spray.
  4. Place pizza dough on sheet and cut into 8 squares; press dough thin with fingers.
  5. Add pizza sauce to each square.
  6. Add hot dogs and other pizza toppings and pizza herbs to taste.
  7. “Mummify” the hot dogs by wrapping them completely in the dough and pinching the ends.
  8. Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until crust begins to brown.
  9. Serve with warm pizza sauce for dip
Makes 6 servings.
For books with Halloween recipe & party ideas click here.


Christine said...

That costume is adorable! I will have to show it to the mommies in the family.

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