Archive | October, 2008

Halloween Recipe: Webtacular Cheesecake

Ingredients: 1 3/4 cups chocolate wafer crumbs 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted Filling Ingredients: 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 3 eggs 1 (15 ounce) can solid pack pumpkin 2 tablespoons cornstarch 3 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice Topping Ingredients: 2 […]

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Halloween Costume: Witch

“I’ll get you, my pretty!”  These infamous words were spoken by the wicked witch in the beloved movie “The Wizard of Oz.”  If your daughter wants to be the good witch, Glenda, on Halloween, or would like to portray the wicked witch, here are some ideas on how to make either homemade costume. Let’s begin […]

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Simple Halloween Treats you Can Make in Minutes

Halloween is all about the treats. So, how can you make some fun treats at home that your little ones will love? It’s easier than you might think. Do you have some Halloween Cookie Cutters? That’s all you’ll need to make these first three fun and memorable Halloween treats. Terrifying Tortilla Chips: Start with some […]

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Halloween Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Ingredients: 6 cups chicken stock 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 4 cups pumpkin puree 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley 1 cup chopped onion 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 5 whole black peppercorns Instructions: Bring chicken stock, pumpkin, onion, thyme, garlic and peppercorns to a boil, stirring well.  […]

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Halloween Costume Ideas for Mom & Dad

Grownups enjoy Halloween just as much as the kids, sometimes more.  It can be fun to dress up as a family, either for trick or treating or to go to a party.  There are many possibilities for coordinating costumes for mom and dad.  Some ideas can easily coordinate to the kids’ costumes, but they don’t […]

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Halloween Recipe: Walking into Spider Webs Brownies

Ingredients: 4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate 3/4 cup butter or margarine 2 cups sugar 3 eggs, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow creme 1 (1 ounce) square semisweet chocolate Instructions: Stir unsweetened chocolate and butter over low heat until melted […]

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Halloween Recipe: Vampires Be Gone Spaghetti

Ingredients: 10 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped Several pinches of hot red pepper flakes 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, or as desired 1 pound spaghetti 2 teaspoons salt 1/2 head of broccoli, broken into bite-size florets Freshly grated Parmesan, or other grating cheese Instructions: Boil water and add noodles to cook as usual, except about […]

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Halloween Costume: Clown

“Be a clown, be a clown, all the world loves a clown.”  Just singing that song puts you in a happy mood, right?   One of the most fun costumes to make at home for Halloween is the clown costume.  It can be as wild and as imaginative as ever.  Here are some suggestions. Let your […]

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Fall Twice Baked Potatoes (or aka Halloween scrambled brains)

Ingredients: 3 medium sweet potatoes 1 teaspoon olive oil 2  shallots, finely chopped 1/2 cup fat-free ricotta cheese 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 2 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage Instructions: Stab your scrubbed, clean potatoes with a fork and […]

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Halloween Recipe: Stuffed Mini Pumpkins

Ingredients: 4 miniature pumpkins 1/4 cup raisins, plumped 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup minced onion 1 cup cooked rice 1/2 cup slivered almonds or pine nuts 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 slightly beaten egg Instructions: Place whole pumpkins in a baking pan; pour water to about 1 inch deep in the pan to surround the pumpkins […]

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