Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Hope you're having a fun Halloween weekend!
Friday, October 29, 2010
In 1880 candy corn was invented by the Wonderle Candy Company. In 1898 the Goelitz Confectionery Company began commercial production in Cincinnati. Now more than 35 million pounds of candy corn are produced each year.
What about you, are you a fan? I think I prefer using it in decorating more than eating it.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Serves about 12.
Instructions: 1. In a large, clear punch bowl combine the vodka, orange juice, and Dr. Pepper.
Bubbling Witches Brew
Whether you want to make an alcoholic Halloween punch recipe or a virgin punch for the kids, this recipe is just perfect. It's sweet, it's creamy, it's bubbly, it's tangy... and it's really rather creepy looking. The vanilla ice cream floating on top of the orange-red punch mixture makes it look like something pretty evil is brewing. Serves about 10 people.
1 (2 liter) bottle orange-flavored soda, chilled
24 oz. fruit punch, chilled
1/2 (700 mL) bottle vanilla vodka,
chilled1/4 gallon (half of a 1/2 gallon carton) vanilla ice cream
Instructions: 1. Stir together the fruit punch and the soda.
2. Scoop out the ice cream and place all over the top of the punch. Stir gently for a moment to get the right look.
3. Garnish this Halloween party punch with creepy crawlies, if desired.
Both recipes came from this fun site.
I also made this 7 layer taco dip to look like a spider web using the sour cream.
Another night of Halloween fun!
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
I made some yummy goodies, many came from the Gooseberry Patch Halloween cookbook.
We played a little game of "name your favorite" that I found here. We then did a little gift exchange and I was so delighted by the thoughtfulness that everyone put into their gifts. Robin and her cutie pie daughter brought spices, cookies, canned salsa and veggies from their garden.
Karen and her lovely daughter brought home baked bread, warm tea and a cute little scarecrow.
Chloe and I gave out a Halloween mug, flavored coffee, ghost peeps and Belgian chocolate covered oreos.
What a great party!