Happy Halloween: A Collection of Cute Things.

Hi everyone! Are you dressing up today?
Here’s a collection of some of my favorite and adorable Halloween-related things from around the Internet:

Recipes:

Homemade Crispy Twix Bars from Oh She Glows.

Pumpkin Cheese Balls from Betty Crocker via Pinterest.

Homemade Mounds Bars from Chocolate Covered Katie

Spiced Applesauce recipe from Emily Ellyn.

Pumpkin Designs:

Lace Pumpkin.

Pugs in Costumes:

Happy Halloween! I plan on watching a few Halloween-related movies: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” “Casper,” and of course, “Hocus Pocus.” Stay safe and have a great day!

~Ashley

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2 thoughts on “Happy Halloween: A Collection of Cute Things.

  1. SUPER CUTE!! You know I made a version of these pumpkin cheese balls (totally retro rad ;) on Fox 35 this morning! I also made (see recipes below):

    Drinks and Appetizers:

    Retro Rad Pumpkin Cheese Ball:

    Ingredients:
    1 (8-ounce) blocks extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
    1 (8-ounce) container chive-and-onion cream cheese
    1 teaspoon paprika
    1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
    1 broccoli stalk
    Red and green apple wedges, to serve
    Crackers, to serve
    Grapes, to serve

    Directions:
    1. Mix with hand mixer until blended the cheddar cheese and next 4 ingredients in a bowl. Cover and chill 4 hours or until mixture is firm enough to be shaped.

    2. Shape mixture into a ball to resemble a pumpkin. Smooth entire outer surface with a frosting spatula or table knife. Make vertical grooves in ball, if desired, using fingertips.

    3. Cut florets from broccoli stalk, and reserve for another use. Cut stalk to resemble a pumpkin stem, and press into top of cheese ball. Serve cheese ball with apple wedges.

    Note: To make ahead, wrap cheese ball in plastic wrap without stalk, and store in refrigerator up to 2 days. Attach stalk before serving. Also, if tome does not permit decorate a store bought Cheese ball with a broccoli stem!

    Devil-ish Eggs:

    Ingredients:
    5 cups hot water
    1 (0.3-ounce) bottle red liquid food coloring
    2 tablespoons cider vinegar
    12 large unpeeled hard-cooked eggs, with shells cracked
    12 hard boiled eggs
    1/2 C. mayonnaise or Miracle Whip
    2 green onions, finely minced
    1 tsp. dried parsley flakes
    1/2 tsp. dry ground mustard
    1/4 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp. paprika
    1/4 tsp. garlic powder
    Green food coloring, as needed
    24 halved pimento stuffed olive for eyeball garnish

    Instructions:
    1. Stir together water, red food coloring, and vinegar in large bowl; add eggs, and let stand 1 hour. Remove and drain on paper towels. Peel eggs to reveal pattern on whites.

    2. Peel the hard boiled eggs and slice in half lengthwise. Scoop the yolks out into a medium bowl and reserve the whites until needed.

    3. With the back of a fork, mash the yolks until smooth.

    4. Add mayo, onions, parsley, mustard, salt, paprika, and garlic powder. Mix well. Color to a green consistency. Top will a halved pimento stuffed olive.

    Vampire’s Kiss Martini
    Serves 1

    Ingredients:
    Blood orange and Sugar, for rimming glass
    or Strawberry sundae syrup, for rimming glass
    1 ounce vodka
    2 ounces triple sec
    1 ounce freshly squeezed blood orange juice
    ½ ounce pomegranate juice
    Ice

    Directions:
    1. Run a slice of blood orange around the rim of a chilled martini glass. Dip the rim in sugar and turn until well coated. Or, rim a martini glass with the strawberry syrup. Drizzle some on the inside of the glass so it drips like blood.

    2. Combine all liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously for 15 to 20 seconds, then strain into the rimmed glass.

    3. Garnish with candy vampire fangs and serve. Enjoy – it is as *Easy as Ice

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