Posted By Vicki McClure Davidson on October 17, 2014
Q. Why wasn’t there any food left after the Halloween monster party?
A. Because everyone was a goblin!
FOOD. GLORIOUS HALLOWEEN AND AUTUMN FOOD.
It’s nearly Halloween and so, enjoy perusing this week’s spook-tacular round-up of ghoulish food photos and recipes… perfect fare for Halloween parties, for fall and winter potlucks, or just for silly, festive edibles with the family or friends. So many of these Halloween-inspired appetizers, main dishes, and desserts are super-easy and inexpensive to make.
When they’re available, recipes and recipe links will accompany select “Fab Food Friday Fotos,” with a guarantee that at least one frugal-minded recipe will always be included.
Recipe for these charming Jack Skellington marshmallow pops is posted here at Crumbs & Corkscrews — summary and tips:
The beauty of a marshmallow pop compared to its cakey cousin, is there’s not really that much mess. There’s no crumbs, no frosting, no mixing, moulding and forming; it’s more a case of melt some chocolate, stick in the marshmallow, and decorate. Simple!
Ok, they are really simple, but there’s just a few things that cropped up.
* Make sure you dip the lollipop sticks into the melted chocolate before pushing the marshmallow on to them. It helps the marshmallow stay on when you dip it.
* Put the melted chocolate into a small deep dish, so that the marshmallow is fully submerged when you dip. That way you don’t get swirl lines trying to get the marshmallow fully coated.
* Draw your design on with a cocktail stick, as some food pens or food paints do not take to the chocolate and your design disappears. I’ve been reliably informed that the Americolor Gourmet * Writer pens are the best. I’ve a set winging their way to me to put to the test, so I’ll let you know.
— Jerry James Stone (@jerryjamesstone) October 15, 2014
Above is a Halloween Goat Cheese and Pumpkin Fondue recipe, the first tweet/video recipe that I’ve ever posted on Fab Food Friday Fotos. I’ll be including more tweeted fab food photos with recipe links today and in future FFFF postings.
Nothing quite says “Halloween party” for some grown-up folks like tasty, boozy Jell-O shots. Photographer/cook Jamin Fine’s Halloween Witch’s Brew Jell-O Shots recipe is posted on her food blog 1 Fine Cookie, with this summary:
You may adjust the amount of booze to whatever fire breathe level you desire. I personally aim for a Godzilla breathing radioactive energy breathe type of extreme. Forget the pepper spray; you can simply walk around with jello shot breathe and a lighter. If a mugger approaches, “hufffffff.”
My jello shots are so extreme, you don’t need to pant that stanky, spontaneously com busting breathe. You could literally just think and start a fire. Yeah, that’s right. Firestarter.
Little Drew Barrymore went crazy from too many jello shots.
Just so you know, I adjusted this recipe so the liquor is actually quite mild. If you want it stronger, just use more cold liquor. Whatever amount of cold liquor you add, take out cold water.
From Flickr posting:
Attribution and print link: All About Party Bags
Enjoy this spooky Halloween recipe for bat shortbread!
Print out the recipe from the link above!
The recipe that photographer/cook Jovan J used for these vegan Halloween apple treats is posted at Renegade Health.
Brief description from photographer/cook Maria Fernanda Nunez:
My winning recipe at the 2011 Nutritional Sciences’ Halloween potluck contest (U of Toronto). It’s a lemon-vanilla panna cotta served with fresh pomegranate-raspberry syrup and gummy worms
Bare-bones cookie directions from photographer/cook eclipse_etc:
Toll House cookie recipe, with Halloween M&M’s substituted for chocolate chips. Save some M&M’s to decorate the tops of each cookie.
— Jennifer (@MySweetSanity) October 10, 2014
Kids of all ages should go positively bonkers over these comical Frankenstein Rice Krispies Treats — the recipe is posted at My Sweet Sanity.
Photographer/cook and webmistress Elana Amsterdam’s recipe for her tasty, gluten-free pumpkin spice smoothie creation can be found on her food blog, Elana’s Pantry — link below:
Easy and delicious Pumpkin Spice Smoothie recipe made with fresh pumpkin puree, and healing spices that are high in antioxidants. Perfect for fall.
The tart recipe photographer/cook 1JLS used is posted here — a bit of overview:
Recipe calls for pecans, but since I didn’t have any on hand, I used walnuts instead. I think pecans would have been a better choice, walnuts didn’t turn out to be as crispy.
Photographer/cook meerkatbaby used this earthy pumpkin rosemary hummus recipe, posted at the Mother Nature Network.
The “Scary Burger” recipe is posted at James vs. Burger, with this intro:
We like to get creative here at James vs. Burger and since this year marks our first Halloween, we wanted to create some frightful delights to mark the occasion. We wanted to make this burger completely from scratch, right down to the bun itself; however, since it’s Halloween we thought we’d go a bit further and get creative with some food colouring too.
These would be ideal to serve up if you are planning on hosting a scary movie night at home this week to celebrate Halloween!
Spicy, cream-cheesy autumn muffins, great for Halloween, but equally good any other time of year. Photographer/cook jazzijava provided this recipe link and wrote this description:
My version of the coffee shop’s famous Fall / Winter offering – jumbo, spicy pumpkin muffins (with a secret, very Starbucks, ingredient) stuffed with cubes of cream cheese and crowned with pumpkin seeds. They taste awesome – the only problem was that my client wanted cream cheese frosting in the centre, not just cream cheese. Hey, I’ve never eaten a Starbucks muffin, how would I know??
— Dominic Franks (@belleaukitchen) October 9, 2014
Beetroot crisps? I’ve not heard of these before, so this photo has definitely grabbed my attention.
The recipe is posted at Belleau Kitchen, with this intro from webmaster and food writer Dominic:
I know that pumpkins are the king of vegetables at Halloween but as far as I’m concerned beetroot is the secret star of the spooky holiday… I was thinking about all the fun Halloween baking that I’ll be doing later in the month and I thought that perhaps I ought to make something that was a little on the healthier side but still has that creepy feeling to it and beetroot is just perfect. One chop into its hardened flesh reveals an outpouring of blood-red juice that stains the hands in a way that would make Lady Macbeth think twice. This brilliant vegetable is incredibly healthy for your heart and is incredibly versatile working well in both savoury and sweet dishes. Its earthiness cuts through rich stews such as this chicken thigh and beetroot roast whilst its texture and depth of flavour combines beautifully in this lush beetroot and dark chocolate brownie. I love roasting it like a potato with balsamic vinegar and olive oil as the earthy flavour seems to intensify and these beetroot crisps have that wonderful quality to them, plus they look so darkly evil, how could you not love them?
Photographer/cook Thom McKiernan wrote this:
Beware the Gingerbread Zombies – rising from their graves this Halloween! Based on a recipe in Lily Vanilli’s recipe book “A Zombie Ate my Cupcake.”
— Debra @AFrugalFriend (@AFrugalFriend) October 12, 2014
Check out the inexpensive recipe for Spooky Spider Web Pizza, posted at A Frugal Friend. Here’s a partial description from the website:
As part of a sponsored post with the Jif® Almond & Cashew Butter “Mix Up Mealtime” campaign, for The J.M. Smucker Company, I had so much fun creating a Spooky Halloween SpiderWeb Pizza that brought my daughter into the kitchen with me for family time.
This week I headed into the kitchen with the new Jif Cashew Butter, available in both creamy and crunchy. I wanted to mix things up a bit.
So many kids (and adults) love their peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. My daughter is no different. In fact, she eats it regularly at school for lunch. It’s easy and packed with protein.
But even kids do well when we shake things up a bit. So I decided to make a few changes:
* Use Jif Cashew Butter instead of Peanut Butter
* Make a Nut Butter Pizza instead of a traditional Sandwich
* Create with a Halloween theme
The recipe for this tasty meatball dish (aka “Rats Baked in Blood”) can be found at Food.com.
— Bon Appetit Magazine (@bonappetit) October 13, 2014
The recipe for this fabulously decadent Halloween Peanut Butter and Toffee Candy Bark is posted at Bon Appétit magazine’s website.
Food photos selected and posted are credited and have Creative Commons-licensed content with some rights reserved for noncommercial purposes, unless otherwise noted.
Past two months of Fab Food Friday Fotos posts:
Homemade Cultured Butter, Shiitake Kale Salad, Baked Falafel & Tzatziki Sauce, Bacon & Onion Pizza, Smoked Salmon & Bagel Breakfast Casserole, Stir-Fried Cod & Veggies, French Toast, Sunchoke & Fried Halloumi Salad, More Thrifty Recipes
Florentine Bars, Chinese Chicken, Savory Spinach Ricotta Crepes, Autumn Salmon, Chilli Crab Pasta, Sweet Potato Hash, Spaghetti Squash Carbonara, Chocolate Coconut Cherry Balls, Vegan Mapo Tofu, GF Orange Cake, More Frugal Recipes
Braised Goat Shoulder with Mirepoix-Rosé Sauce, GF Mounds Bars, Moong Dal, Chocolate Cookies, Baked Spaghetti with Italian Sausage, Maple Pumpkin Muffins, Spicy Rice & Egg, Jersey Royal Potato Salad, More Recipes
Cherry-Chipotle Beef Ribs, Chicken Curry, GF Acorn Squash with Cranberry Apple Stuffing, Potato-Crusted Mini Quiche, Spiced Plum Jam, Salmon Kedgeree, Turnip-Kohlrabi Slaw, Black Bean Dip, Stir-Fried Pork, Asparagus Chicken & Soba Noodles, More Recipes
Melon & Mint Salad, Hawaiian BBQ Chicken, Balsamic Glazed Sausages, Snickerdoodle Chess Bars, Smoked Tomato Pizza, DIY Cranberry Sauce, Brazilian Stew, Spicy Bok Choy, Furikake-Crusted Ahi Salad & Ponzu Dressing, More Thrifty Recipes
Little Lemon Soufflés, Chicken Tortilla Soup, Dijon-Cilantro Tuna Salad, Pork Potstickers, Adult Agua Fresca, Stuffed Bell Peppers, Crispy Cinnamon Twists, Squirrel Autumn Bento, Broccoli Cheese Soup, More Fab Recipes
Hot Wings, Chocolate Kahlua Crêpe Cake, Chicken Tikka, Smoked Salmon & Poached Egg Salad, Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls, Pork Ramen, Summer Quinoa Salad, GF Mango Chicken, Fresh Egg Pasta, More Thrifty Recipes
Beef Stroganoff, Mango Orange Slaw, Egg & Sausage Breakfast Casserole, Soy-Glazed Flank Steak, Blueberry Buckle, Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili, Paella, Chocolate Beet Cake, Butterflied Prawns in Garlic-Parsley Butter, Home Fries, Frugal Recipes