Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Savory and some sweet Halloween Ideas

Halloween is almost here.
Although if you go in the stores you'd think that Christmas is just around the corner with all their decorations out, but, no, Halloween is first on the calendar. 
And I've got a few ideas for you.

I like the sweet stuff, but am also a big fan of savory foods. 
Every year, I make what my DH calls 'Eyeball' Stew.   This became a tradition many years ago during a Halloween potluck.    The small pickling onions do resemble peeled eyeballs, and the bacon in stew can also be called various things, and of course, what self respecting Halloween stew wouldn't have fungus in it as well. Eyeball Stew  aka  Beef Bourignon
All I know is, this tastes great with some crusty bread or rolls on the side.

I call this Vampire Blood Tapanade.   It sorta looks like coagulated blood or what might happen to a vampire who eats garlic.
Vampire Tapenade

Everyone's up for Deviled Eggs right?  Well, how about some Tate's Hell Snake Eye Deviled Eggs.  
These disappear fast when I make them.
Tate's Hell Snake Eye Deviled Eggs
Or just make some of my regular Tate's Hell Deviled Eggs
Tate's Hell Deviled Eggs

I admit it, I'm not into carving pumpkins.   But I like to decorate my table and these carved orange peppers work well,  Jack o' Lantern Peppers
Carved pepper Jack o' lantern
I also like to dip things like oh, my Spicy Witchy Fingers, Spicy Witchy Fingersbut when I dip them, I want something good to dip them in.  This Green Spider Dip Green Spider Dipworks really well.  I guess you could also dip Pita Chips in there as well.
Or you also use these Garlic Twists for dipping purposes.   Garlic Twists

And in the spirit of dipping, okay, so it's more like topping stuff.  How about serving a Spider Cake alongside some Spider Eggs Spider Cake
 I guarantee you'll get some second or third looks when you bring this to the party.

And finally for the people who have a sweet tooth.   May I offer you some Mice and Crunchy Eyeballs?  Chocolate Kiss Mice and Crunchy Eyeballs

Now I need to get busy, I've got a great idea for a new fun dish to make this year but I don't want to spoil the surprise just yet.

Gotta save something for later.

Anticipation is 90%.  
Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.


  1. I love all of your fun food, I would sure try some for our party! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen


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