It’s the last Friday in July. It’s hot. I don’t even want to think about turning on a stove.
Some people actually dread the early weeks in Fall because they live in states where the weather is hot and humid. Being from SoCal, I understand this. So, when I came across this Halloween Avocado Toast breakfast idea from Brit + Co., I immediately thought, a fun no-bake recipe that quadruples as a snack, breakfast, lunch or dinner? This is genius!
Summer is here, and with it, the desire to make quick and easy dinners that won’t cause heat stroke during the hot, sweltering weather. So, when I came across this Halloween snack idea from the Cupcake Diaries blog, I thought, this totally doubles as a great summer dinner idea!
Today is National Macaroons Day! Macaroons are the confusing cousin to the French Macaron, oddly pronounced the exact same way. However, these little cookies are dense and typically made of coconut, whereas, French macarons are meringue-based sandwich treats.
Both make great Halloween desserts, but since it is national macaroon day, I’m sharing a delightfully ghoulish recipe from MasterChef Season 6 contestant Hetal, of Milk &Cardamom, as contributed on the So Fab Food website.
Cinco de Mayo is coming up soon and I found the perfect recipe that works for both this festive occasion and Halloween at the same time! Two-fer! I present to you, Burrito Skulls!
Thanks to the good people over at Hungry Happenings, your dinner can be spicier than a summer day in the Arizona desert. Muy caliente! What makes is this recipe so fabulous is that the burrito filling is customizable to whatever you want! Don’t like onions? Don’t use them. Don’t like corn? Don’t use them. Black beans give you gas? Don’t use them. The trick is the homemade tortilla dough, which is a lot easier than it sounds.
2 ½cupsall-purpose flour
2 ½teaspoonbaking powder
½cuplard or shortening
1tablespoon vegetable oil
1cupshredded cheddar cheese
sour cream, guacamole, salsa
You can find the full recipe and baking instructions at Hungry Happenings:
Recipe Corner returns! Spring has sprung and everyone is eating healthy, getting ready for swimsuit season, but more importantly, our Halloween costumes! Cafe Mom has our backs with this amazingly healthy and delicious recipe for Eyeball Caprese Appetizer, which doubles as both a yummy appetizer or a nice spring salad.
Balls of fresh mozzarella cheese (ideally, mozzarella di bufala)
Witches are some of the most persecuted women on the planet. This is as true today as it was in the 16th century. Most women who were executed weren’t even witches. They were just women who spoke out against corruption, injustice and religious and political persecution or fought back against sexual predators. In honor of these brave souls who gave their lives to help shape the future for all womenkind, I share with you, a recipe from the kitchen of The Flavor Blender called, The Witch’s Heart.
November 1st is Dia de los Muertos and what better way to celebrate with a little Pan de Muerto, Bread of the Dead. A nice lady named Mely Martinez from the Mexico in my Kitchen has given us a simple recipe for Pan de Muerto, a key ingredient to any Day of the Dead altar.
Pan de Muerto
500grams4 cups All Purpose flour
100grams sugar1/2 cup
80grams butterat room temperature + 30 grs. to brush the bread after baking.
80grams unsalted margarineroom temperature plus more for bowl and pans.
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.
3/4 oz. MIDORI
2 oz. SKYY Citrus
Splash of white cranberry Juice
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.
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.
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!
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
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
For the pumpkin:
6 Foldit® Artisan Flatbread
4 oz. thinly sliced monterey jack or mozzarella cheese