Whether you are having a big shin-dig or a hosting a few friends while the kidlets harvest candy, it’s fun to make Halloween-themed food. Here are a handful of recipes that look appealing. I have not tried them but they come from two sites I use frequently, Epicurious and All Recipes.
A recipe for skeleton fingers calls for white asparagus. Dim the lights and your guests will never know the difference! Sweeten things up with monster eyeball chocolates that use green M&Ms to accentuate the spooky eyeballs.
This recipe for carmelized spicy pumpkin seeds sounds AMAZING! If you want something simpler, just toss the cleaned seeds with olive oil, salt and pepper and bake for a few minutes until crunchy.
Jack-o-lantern butter cookies look tasty but you could probably skip the candy step. The tricky part will be finding a pumpkin cookie cutter. An easy alternative would be to make sugar cookies in the shape of pumpkins.
Making pumpkin tarts sounds hard but really it is just mixing a few things together and pouring it into pre-made tart shells (look for these in the frozen food section). A recipe for bat cupcakes, above, takes the cute prize.
Drink of the Week has a slew of specialty Halloween drinks, like an eyeball martini, pumpkin margarita and brain hemorrhage.