Alright folks, step right up to the scariest kitchen in the land. It’s filled with tantalizing delights that will tickle your tummy and dazzle your taste buds. Halloween is perhaps the best time of the year for easy recipes that fit the theme of macabre. I’ve traversed the world and back again to find recipes that will make your kids squirm with delight. (Cue creepy organ music.)
While there may be fewer things more frightening than the hot dog itself, they taste just so darn good. You’ve probably heard of crescent dogs, but when Halloween comes around trade in the crescent rolls for phyllo dough. Yes, the stuff we make baklava out of can be wrapped around a hot dog like a mummy’s wraps. They key to the perfect mummy wiener, head out of the gutter folks, is to haphazardly wrap the phyllo dough around the hot dogs. A 1,000-year-old mummy doesn’t look like a million bucks. Pop the mummy dogs in the oven at 350 degrees until the dough is golden brown and then serve.
Ghost Whip Cream
Sometimes the best ideas are the easiest. How many milkshakes and other tasty ice cream treats do you serve at a Halloween party. With a little extra effort, you can have your desserts haunted by the good time ghost. When you’re done pouring the drink or putting the ice cream in the bowl, swirl the whip cream like a cone. Grab a couple of raisins, peppermints, M&Ms or other round candy and create some eyes. Voila, a simple way to hauntify any sweet treat. You’ll hear your children smile and say, “My daddy cooks” as they slurp down their treats.
Pumpkin, Pumpkin and More Pumpkin
What would fall and Halloween be without an overdose of everything pumpkin. You can’t go anywhere without hearing about a pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin spice cookies, etc. The pumpkin flavor has become synonymous with Halloween, so don’t be afraid to put in a little pumpkin flavor into everything from soups to frosting. A man cooking with pumpkin may seem a little funny, but the addition of pumpkin to cocoa or a million other foods can make almost anything a Halloween treat.
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