Friday Fright Nightcaps – Monster Martini

The Monster Martini is how you keep it classy and spooky on Halloween night.

Below is a simple recipe, but I’ve seen different variations, and in particular, different garnishes, that can really bring out theme you’re trying to convey. Don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment a little. Dr. Frankenstein would approve.

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Ingredients:

3/4 oz. MIDORI
2 oz. SKYY Citrus
Splash of white cranberry Juice

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Get the mixer recipe and many other Halloween drink recipes here:
https://sandiegostyleweddings.blogspot.com/2012/10/ghoulish-halloween-cocktail-ideas.html

Drop in a tiny piece of dry ice for a spookier presentation, but, be careful. Dry ice bites!

 

Friday Fright Nightcaps – Raspberry Peach Margarita

For the next four Fridays, I’ll be posting my favorite Halloween drink recipes. These are adult beverages because grown-ups need to have a little Halloween fun too.

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If you don’t think you need a blood-red Halloween cocktail at the end of the long week, then, you probably don’t live with any little monsters, and that’s okay…. always drink because you want to, not because you need to!  The good folks over at Cooks With Cocktails found the perfect recipe to fulfill your need Halloween nightcap needs, er, wants.

Trust me, you put this drink in your hand and no one will mess with you.

RASPBERRY PEACH MARGARITA AND CASA NOBLE TEQUILA
Photo by Cooks with Cocktails

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Recipe Corner – September 2018

We’re kicking off the Halloween season with two amazing recipes that make the most perfect Halloween dinner or snack. The other day, I stumbled across a debate over whether or not flatbread is healthier than regular bread.  Turns out, not really.  But, flatbread sure is a lot more fun!

Halloween Candy Foldit® Pizza
Halloween Candy Foldit® Pizza

The folks over at Lil Luna have spooked up two of the tastiest and most festive flatbread recipes on the net. Check ’em out:

Mummy Flatbread Pizza

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photo by lilluna.com

INGREDIENTS

  • For the mummy:
  • 3 Flatout Light Original
  • ½ c. pizza sauce
  • ¼ c. grated parmesan cheese
  • 6 slices pepperoni (more if desired for under the strips of string cheese)
  • 3 black olives, cut in half
  • 6 string cheese, pulled into thin strips

Pumpkin Quesadillas

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photo by lilluna.com
INGREDIENTS
  • For the pumpkin:
  • 6 Foldit® Artisan Flatbread
  • 4 oz. thinly sliced monterey jack or mozzarella cheese
  • 4 oz. thinly sliced cheddar cheese

You can find both recipes here over at Lil Luna’s blog:
https://lilluna.com/flatbread-halloween-recipes/

 

Not only are these flatbread recipes quick and easy to make, they’re healthier alternatives to pizza. No lil monster is going to be able to resist them.

Halloween Bucket List

Happy Friday! I wasn’t going to share a Halloween bucket list until early next month, but after thinking about it, October is only a few days away and there’s only 31 days to celebrate. So, here it is. Have a happy and safe Halloween season!

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Recipe Corner – August 2018

Halloween night is one of the most hectic nights of the year for working parents. They need quick and easy dinners to whip up, while getting the kids ready for trick or treating.  Well, the folks over at Plain Chicken nearly broke Pinterest after posting this stuffed pizza recipe. Spooky Pizza Skulls are fast, easy, and frightfully fun!

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Photo by PlainChicken.com

Seriously, this has gotta be the most perfect Halloween dinner.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (13.8-oz) can refrigerated pizza dough
  • 6 Tbsp pizza sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup cooked and crumbled Italian sausage
  • 24 slices pepperoni, chopped

You can find the whole recipe with instructions over at:
https://www.plainchicken.com/2016/10/pizza-skulls.html

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Everyone is dying to make this recipe for Pizza Skulls.  So, what are you waiting for? Go get yourself a skull pan from Amazon or Williams Sonoma and Happy Halloween!

 

 

Recipe Corner – July 2018

This year marks the 200 anniversary of Mary Shelley’s classic novel Frankenstein, so what better way to celebrate than with some grotesque experimenting of your own.

Okay, truth is, this recipe for Frankenstein Twinkies, courtesy of Bullock’s Buzz, is actually pretty cute, and simple! Only five ingredients are needed and no baking, which means you and your little creations will have a blast working together to bring this recipe to life.

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Ingredients:
  • Twinkies
  • 1 bag of green candy melts
  • Chocolate jimmies
  • Candy eyes
  • Black decorating icing
  • Cookie sticks

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You can find the whole recipe with instructions over at:
https://bullocksbuzz.com/frankenstein-twinkies-frankenstein-treats-for-halloween/

You can pacify any monster big and small with this tasty treat. Good thing too, once word gets out that you made these, the whole neighborhood will show up at your door with their (pitch)forks!

Recipe Corner – June 2018

Ever wonder how vampires have such great teeth for being hundreds of years old? Well, it’s not because they floss every day! The Girl Who Ate Everything shared this fangtastic recipe called Dracula’s Dentures, and it’s definitely something we can all chew on!

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Dracula’s Dentures, Photo by The Girl Who Ate Everything
Ingredients
  • 1 package (18.25 ounces refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough or your favorite cookie recipe)
  • 1/2 cup prepared vanilla frosting , tinted red
  • 1 3/4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 48 slivered almonds (optional)

You can find the whole recipe with instructions over at:
www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/draculas-dentures-for-halloween/

If you don’t want to lose your own teeth, try swapping those cookies for apples and save your gums.

 

Recipe Corner – May 2018

It’s never too early to start collecting quick, easy and delicious Halloween dinner and party appetizer ideas.  The one I found over at High Heels and Grills is perfection.

Now, they’re called Meatball Mummies, but I can’t help thinking of the Invisible Man when I see these.

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Meatball Mummies from High Heels & Grills

Ingredients

  • 1 tube crescent roll sheet
  • 14 oz. frozen meatballs
  • 4 oz. can sliced olives drained
  • Marinara sauce

You can find the whole recipe with instructions over at:
https://www.highheelsandgrills.com/meatball-mummies-recipe/

Once you have the recipe, don’t get too wrapped up in the details. I bet you could even swap meatball flavors, add mozzarella cheese or go gluten-free.