Ghoulish Party Pizza Cookie
1 (18 oz) tube refrigerated
sugar cookie dough
1/8 cup flour
1/3 cup mini-marshmallows
1/2 cup roughly chopped
Snickers Fun Size Bars
1 cup M&M's Candies for
Preheat oven to 350º.
On a lightly floured surface, knead the cookie dough into a ball. Transfer
the ball to the cookie sheet and roll into a 12" circle, flour the rolling
pin as needed. Score the dough into "pizza" wedges, using the tip of a
knife. Bake for 15 minutes.
top with the mini-marshmallows, chopped Snickers bars and M&M's Candies.
Return to the oven and bake for another 7 minutes, simply to soften the
candies. To Serve: Cut into Wedges.
Inexpensive Halloween Treats - Perfect for Parties
Batty Chips - Cut Halloween shapes from
soft tortillas. Lightly spray with vegetable oil. Bake at 350°
for about 5 minutes on both sides, until brown and crispy.
Edible eyeballs -
Make simple deviled eggs with mayonnaise, mustard and paprika.
Slice a pimiento-stuffed green olive in half. Place a half on each
Mummy Hot Dogs - Buys
a tube of refrigerated breadstick dough. Roll a hot dog in each
breadstick leaving one end with a space for eyes. Bake according
to directions for breadsticks. Dab on dots of mustard for eyes.
Scary Sandwiches -
Layer pastrami and deli meats with cheese on top cut out with
Halloween cookie cutters.
Worms on a bun -
Cut a hot dog into narrow strips. Microwave until strips curl,
about 50 seconds. Place on a bun and serve with ketchup.
Chocolate Frogs - Dip
gummy frogs in melted chocolate. Let dry on wax paper.
Candy Corn Crackers -
Cut white cheese into triangles. Place on triangular-shaped chips
or crackers. Cut a second piece of yellow cheese and place on top
removing one corner so the white cheese shows through. Melt
slightly in microwave.
Spooky Spiders -
Spread peanut butter between two round crackers. Add eight
straight pretzel sticks for legs and chocolate chips for eyes.
Monster Pizza -
Spread a toasted English muffin with pizza sauce. Cut out sliced
cheese with Halloween and cookie cutter and melt slightly on top.
Pointed Hats and
broomsticks - For hats, use peanut butter or orange frosting to
secure a Hershey's Kiss on a chocolate cookie. For broomsticks,
cut fringe from a fruit rollup, then roll around the end of a
Seeds of one pumpkin
First, extract the seeds from the
pumpkin and separate and discard the pulp. Thoroughly wash seeds
in warm water and spread them out on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle generously
with salt. Bake for 20 minutes at 350º,
stirring every 5 minutes and adding more salt to taste. To test if seeds
are done, allow one to cool and open it. If insides are dry, the seeds
are ready. Allow the remaining seeds to cool before serving. Leftover
seeds can be kept fresh in an airtight container or frozen for extended
Replace the salt from the recipe with the following:
cheesy pumpkin seeds, sprinkle with cheesy popcorn seasoning
seeds, try powdered taco seasoning. Mix in a bowl first and then add red
pepper powder for more flavor
Seasoning and extra hot sauce or Cajun-style seeds
lovers, try garlic salt
1 cup milk
2 tbl light
sugar, corn syrup, pumpkin and salt in a large pan. Cook over medium heat
until boiling, stirring constantly. When mixture comes to a full boil,
reduce heat and simmer until mixture comes to the softball stage. Remove
from heat. Beat in cinnamon, allspice, margarine and vanilla. Once it cools,
beat until thick and mixture loses its gloss. Spoon into buttered dish; cut
in squares to serve.
2½ cups fresh pumpkin, cooked and mashed
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup apple cider or orange slice
2½ tsp pumpkin pie spice (or 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ground
cloves, 1/4 tsp allspice and 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg)
all ingredients in a heavy pan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer
uncovered for 10 minutes until the mixture thickens. Cook and refrigerate.
Makes about 2 cups.
Cut frozen banana into slices. Blend with other
ingredients in a blender on high until smooth. Pour into two tall glasses and
serve. For added presentation, top the shake with whipped cream and a dash of
Chocolate Caramel Apples
1 pkg (14 oz) caramels
2 tbl water
4 wooden sticks
4 large tart apples
2 cups chopped pecans or peanuts
1 cup (6 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
1 tsp shortening
1 cup English toffee bits or almond brickle chips
In a microwave safe bowl, combine the caramels and water.
Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1 minutes; stir. Microwave 30-45 seconds
longer or until the caramels are melted. Insert wooden sticks into apples; dip
apples into the caramel mixture, turning to coat. Coat with nuts; set on waxed
paper to cool.
Melt chocolate chips and shortening; drizzle over apples. Sprinkle
with toffee bits. Set on waxed paper to cool Cut into wedges to serve. Makes 8
Pizza Dip in a Pumpkin
1 small pie pumpkin (about 2½ pounds)
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
1 tbl butter or margarine
2½ cups pizza sauce
1 cup (4 oz) shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup finely chopped pepperoni
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp Italian seasoning
Cut top off pumpkin, scoop out seeds and fibers. Replace top;
place pumpkin on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or
until hot. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, sauté onion and green pepper in
butter until tender. Stir in the pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni,
parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning. Cook and stir over medium heat until dip
is heated through and cheese is melted. Pour into hot pumpkin. Serve with
*Get out your cookie cutters and serve bread cut into shapes of
ghosts, cats, pumpkins and bats.
Orange Halloween Punch
1 can (46 oz) pineapple juice, chilled
3 cups lemon-lime soda, chilled
3 cups orange drink
2 liters ginger ale, chilled
1/2 gallon orange sherbet
In a punch bowl, combine the juice, soda and orange drink. Stir
in ginger ale. Top with scoops of sherbet. Serve immediately. Make about 6
Last-Minute Halloween Treat - Pumpkin Cookies
Put sweetened shredded coconut in a Ziploc bag. Add drops of orange
food color, seal bag and shake until coconut is tinted. Spread frosting on
purchased gingersnap cookies; sprinkle with the coconut. Cut black
licorice twists for stems.
1 loaf frozen bread dough, thawed
2 tsp vegetable oil
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
1 tbl chopped onion
1 tsp salt
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
4 oz sliced pepperoni
green olive strips and ripe olive slices for face
Heat oven to 425 degrees. Divide thawed dough in half. Roll and stretch each
half into 10-12 inch circle on lightly floured baking sheet. Turn up edges 1/2
inch and pinch or pleat. Brush circles with oil; sprinkle with mozzarella
cheese. Mix tomato sauce, onion, salt, oregano and garlic powder; pour on
circles. Top with cheddar cheese. Decorate with overlapping pepperoni slices
around the outside of pizza (drawing a circle around pizza), green pepper
eyebrows, nose and mouth and sliced olives for the eyes. Bake until crust is
brown, 20 to 30 minutes. Makes 2 pizzas.
Prepare 1 can (6 oz) frozen orange juice, as directed on can, in blender
container. Add 1 medium banana, sliced. Cover and blend on medium speed, 10-15
seconds. Makes 4 servings.
1 cup unsifted all-purpose flour
1/2 cup quick oats, uncooked
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Generously grease and flour 13x9" baking
dish, set aside. In a small bowl combine first 3 ingredients for crust. Cut
butter in with pastry blender or 2 knives used scissor fashion until mixture
resembles coarse crumbs. Press into bottom of prepared pan. Bake 12 to 15
minutes until crust is light golden brown. Remove from oven. Reduce oven
temperature to 350 degrees.
For filling: Prepare while crust bakes. In medium mixer bowl, place
ingredients for filling. Beat at low speed until mixed. Increase speed to
medium; beat 3 minutes. Pour into baked crust. Bake 15-20 minutes or until set. Meanwhile,
combine ingredients for topping with fork until crumbly. Remove pan from oven.
Sprinkle on topping. Return to oven and bake 10-15 minutes more or until topping
is deep golden. Cut into 15 pieces.
Marbled Pumpkin Cake
Combine pumpkin and cinnamon in medium bowl. Combine cake mix,
eggs, sour scream, sugar, oil and water in large mixing bowl. Beat on low speed
until moistened. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes.
Stir 2 1/2 cups batter into pumpkin mixture. Alternately spoon
plain and pumpkins batters into greased 10-cup Bundt pan.
Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 40-45 minutes or until
wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 20 minutes;
remove to wire rack to cool completely. Dust with powdered sugar before
Pumpkin Maple Cream Cheese Muffins
Cream cheese filling
For cream cheese filling: combine cream cheese, sugar and maple
flavoring in small bowl until blended.
For Muffins: Combine flour, sugar, nuts, baking powder,
cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Mix eggs, pumpkin, evaporated
mil, oil and maple flavoring in a medium bowl; add to flour mixture, mixing just
For Nut Topping: Combine 2 tbl packed brown sugar and 1/4 cup
walnuts in mall bowl.
Spoon into 12 greased or paper-lined muffin cups. Dollop 1
heaping tsp of cream cheese filling into center of each cup, pressing into
batter slightly. Sprinkle Nut Topping over muffins. Bake in preheated 400 degree
oven for 20-25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool in pan for 5 minutes, serve warm. Make 12 muffins