Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Halloween 2017

Halloween has come around once again and, once again, Sue and I have celebrated by making some fun and spooky Halloween food. We kept it pretty low key this year. We've both been super busy so decided not to throw a big party and just have a smaller dinner. 
We will be sharing our photos from our dinner in this post, and of some of the treats I made for the Seniors Center our mom goes to. If we have a post with a recipe and how-to then we will post the link below the photo. If you have any questions about what we are sharing, please feel free to comment below and let us know. 
The above appetizer was created by Sue, modeled after Pinhead from the movie Hellraiser. Pepperoni with mozzarella and olive eyes. 

Of course, you can't have meat with cheese, am I right?
I made this Brie mummy covered in flaky puff pastry and stuffed with spicy red pepper jelly. (Click HERE for the recipe and how-to!)

Sue attempted to make brain deviled eggs but the little bits of onion kept blocking the piping tip. They still turned out pretty creepy though. 

And while we're still on appetizers..... this terrifying looking guy is the vegetable man I made for the Seniors center. #Terrorific

Moving on to the main dishes - Sue created this meatless meatloaf Frankenstein's monster. (Recipe for the meatless meatloaf HERE.) She simply baked it in a rectangle pan then covered it with mashed potatoes dyed with green food coloring, chopped olives for hair, mozza and olives for eyes, a green olive for a nose, a ketchup smile, and whole black olive bolts. 

Sue's spooooooky lasagna is a favorite of ours. Sue has made it a few times. It is a super easy way to Halloween-up your meal without too much effort. It definitely makes a big impact on the dinner table. 

And with lasagna, of course, garlic toast goes superb. Especially mummy garlic toast with olive eyes and mozza wraps. We also had Caesar salad (but I forgot to click some pics of that!)

Before we move on to desserts.... we tried a Pinterest recipe for a Vampire's Kiss. It's 3 parts cranberry juice, 1 part Fireball. Sue said it tasted more like Christmas than Halloween. I agreed. It wasn't bad... but it wasn't great either. It sure looked lovely in Sue's spooktacular skull mugs though. 

For the senior's center I made 2 cute pull apart cupcake cakes. The first one, above, was an adorable ghost. (Check back soon for link to recipe and how-to).

The second was a grinning Jack-o-lantern that was also a big hit. 

For our dinner party I went with some Hand Pies. Literally. 
I made some cherry pies that looked like severed hands. Loved the way they turned out! (Click HERE for recipe and How-to!)

Penotti Canada had sent us a few jars of their tasty product to try out. I used the jar of Duo Penotti Cookies and Milk (See HERE for product detail) to create this super easy, super adorable no bake monster cookies. From start to finish in about 15 minutes. (Click HERE for recipe and how-to!)

And last, but not least, was these creepy looking zombie cookies. These might have been my favorite of the night (other than Sue's Pinhead creation). They just looked soooooo creepy. My only complaint about these is that they took a long time to create. There was a lot of shaping and cutting and painting and frosting involved. Total worth it in the end though! (Click HERE for recipe and how-to)

Sue's daughter, Kenzie, and the little one she babysits went as unicorns. I just had to share a pic as they were so adorable! 
Our Halloween celebrations were a little smaller this year due to life getting in the way, as it were, but we still had a lot of fun coming up with these tasty treats. 
Be sure to search "Halloween" in the search bar at the top left hand of the page for more of our Halloween creations OR you can look at the top of the page under "Holidays" for a list of them as well. 
What was your favorite from this year? 


  1. Amazingly fun as always! Love the Pinhead. That is an incredibly creative appetizer.

    1. Thank you Beth! I thought Sue did a great job with the Pinhead guy. So creepy! lol