Bloody Brains and Puking Pumpkins


Puking Jack

Puking Jack

I made two fun dips for a recent Halloween party. One was a traditional recipe I make for our Christmas Eve buffet every year. I modified it slightly and it became a Bloody Brain Dip. From a festive Christmas red to a bloody Halloween brain, it worked well. Continue reading

Japanese-style Salad Dressing {Pumpkin Salads!}

Pumpkin Salads

For a recent Halloween party I wanted to use oranges as mini jack-o-lanterns; I just had to decide what food to put in them.  Lettuce salads seemed the logical choice.  I’d also wanted to try my hand at making that oh-so-good Asian dressing they serve on salads in Japanese restaurants.  The one that is orange colored and has grated ginger.  I’m a huge fan! Continue reading

Pumpkin Poop, Eyeballs and Brooms

pumpkin poop

Granddaughter Bella and I spent a fun Saturday recently making fun Halloween/Birthday party foods for her little brother, Casey, who was turning 3. I’d found some adorable ideas that were easy for a 6 year olds’ attention span and capabilities. She had so much fun cooking and then telling everyone at the party the next day that she had made them with me. Continue reading