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Our Beautiful Jack-o-Lanterns

October 30, 2010

Me and my boyfriend finally carved our jack-o-lanterns last night! But before I unveil our pumpkins, I wanted to share the history behind the jack-o-lantern. I scanned this out of a Halloween magazine I bought in 1998 called The Joy of Halloween. It was basically the most amazing magazine in the entire world to me at the time. I read it every single day after I got it. My mom even made me and a few friends some of the spooky (and silly) snacks out of the magazine. I loved learning about all the Halloween legends and superstitions and I think this was really about the time I started to see there was more to Halloween than trick-or-treating.

No more rambling! “Prepare Your Pumpkins – Jack is Back”:



And here’s a bit on how to pick out and carve your own jack-o-lantern:

And here are our lovely pumpkins for the 2010 Halloween season:

The three in the middle are mine, the two on the ends are my boyfriend’s.
E.T., The Pumpkin Who Couldn’t Smile, and Sam

If you don’t know who E.T. is, there’s just no hope for you. But if you don’t know who The Pumpkin Who Couldn’t Smile and Sam are, check these out:

Oh, what the heck. I have to include this now:

Tonight is Phantom of the Opera at the Alabama Theatre for me! I hope you all have a fun Halloweekend! And don’t forget: Never blow out a jack-o-lantern on Halloween!

Happy Hauntings!

- Andrea

Halloween Party Food 2010

October 30, 2010

Now onto the party food! I think I did really well this year because there really wasn’t much left at all after the party. That tells me two things: (1) I’m getting better at determining how much food to make, and (2) people really liked the food!

I made a lot of the same stuff as last year (as I do every year), but I did add a very new items/variations. Here’s the “Booffet” menu:

It the Great (Chocolate Chip) Pumpkin (Cookies), Charlie Brown
Broken Glass Cupcakes
Toenail Brittle
Oatmeal Scream Pies
Poisoned Apples

Boo-ternut Squash Soup
Dead Man’s Fingers
Vegetable Vertebrae Wraps
Seven-Layer Spider’s Nest Dip
Dried Bat Wings
Spicy Black Bug Cakes
Stuffed Eyeballs

Bleeding Heart Punch
Warm Vampire Blood
Mauled Apple Cider
Veritaserum

It's the Great (Chocolate Chip) Pumpkin (Cookies), Charlie Brown

This is basically a cookie that will win everyone in the world over with it’s soft, cinnamon-y goodness. I’ve made them every year since 2004, and they never get old. I hope you all appreciate me giving you my secret Halloween food weapon! :-D

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

Ingredients:
– 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
– 3/4 cup brown sugar
– 1/4 cup shortening
– 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce
– 15 ounce can pumpkin puree
– 1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
– 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
– 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
– 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
– 1/2 lb semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:
– Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
– In a large bowl, cream together the sugars, shortening, applesauce, pumpkin, and vanilla until light and well-combined.
– Mix in the flour, baking soda, and cinnamon until just combined.
– Stir in the chocolate chips
– Drop by teaspoons onto a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 12-13 minutes or until set.
– Let cookies cool on a rack.

 

Broken Glass Cupcakes

I know I’ve already posted about these – but you didn’t see them in party action! Red velvet cupcakes (from VCTOTW) and a store-bought vanilla frosting + red gel icing. The hard candy “glass shard” recipe can be found here.

 

Toenail Brittle

Peanut Brittle

2 C sugar
1 C light corn syrup
1 C boiling water
1 lb raw peanuts
1 1/2 TSBP vegan margarine
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp baking soda

Have a long sheet of aluminum foil (about 3 ft) sprayed with cooking spray set off to the side close by. Have all ingredients measured and ready next to the stove.

Place sugar, corn syrup, and water into a medium saucepan fitted with a candy thermometer and boil all over, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until the mixture reaches 300 degrees. Once it reaches 300 degrees, stir in the peanuts. (This will be a little tough at first, but just keep stirring and it will smooth out.) Keep stirring until the mixture reaches 325 degrees. At this point, remove mixture from heat and stir in margarine, vanilla, and baking soda. Pour onto the oiled aluminum foil and spread evenly. Allow to cool and harden, break into pieces.

 

Oatmeal Scream Pies

I made mini-oatmeal cream pies by just using 1-tablespoonful to make each cookie.

Oatmeal Cream Pies

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup (2 sticks) vegan margarine (at room temperature)
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Ener-G egg replacement
1/4 cup applesauce
1 1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup golden or regular raisins
8 ounces non-dairy cream cheese
2 cups confectioner’s sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. In another large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter, sugars, and molasses on high until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add vanilla, beat until combined. Beat in egg replacer and applesauce, one at a time, scraping down bowl after each addition.
With mixer on low, add flour mixture and beat just until combined. Fold in oats and raisins. Drop dough in 2-tablespoonful mounds, 2 inches apart, onto two baking sheets. Bake until cookies are just set at the edges and slightly soft in the middle, about 11 minutes, rotating sheets half-way through. Let cookies cool on sheets, about  minutes. Transfer to wire racks and let cool completely.
In a medium bowl, using mixer, beat cream cheese and confectioner’s sugar until light, about 2 minutes. Spread filled on flat side of half the cookies. Sandwich with remaining cookies. u

Poisoned Apples

I used this recipe from AssociatedContent.com:

From Scratch Candy Apple Recipe:

Popsicle sticks
6 Fuji or Granny Smith apples
1 1/2 cups water
4 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/8 cups corn syrup
3/4 teaspoon red food coloring

The first step is to clean apples. Place your Popsicle stick in the center of the apple. Set your apples on the counter next to your stovetop.

Now, add the water, sugar, and corn syrup in a medium to large sized saucepot. Stir the ingredients together, it will look grainy.

Place the candy apple mixture on medium heat until the sugar boils. Once the sugar boils, turn the heat to high. You will need to occasionally clean the sides of pot with cold water and a brush. This will prevent the mixture from crystallizing. Cook the mixture eon on high heat to 283 degrees F.

Once the mixture has come to this temperature, add red food coloring and swirl around in the pot, do not stir. Continue to cook to 328 degrees F. Remove from the heat and let rest for 3 – 5 minutes.

The next step requires a little caution. The candy apple mixture is extremely hot. Dip the apple on an angle. Twirl the apple around to coat it. Place the coated candy apple on a sheet of wax paper that has been sprayed with Pam.

Warm drinks and Boo-tternut Bisque

For the “Boo-tternut Bisque”, I used this recipe from MarthaStewart.com, replacing the butter, chicken broth, and half-and-half with margarine, vegetable broth, and soymilk. It’s really good served with vegan sour cream and an extra pinch of cayenne pepper. I served this with Dead Man’s Fingers. I used a bit of agave nectar and water for the egg wash. Of course, I didn’t get a picture of my fingers. For some reason, they’re nearly always the thing I don’t get a picture of and that makes me sad because they looked really cool this year :( Oh well.

 

Vegetable Vertebrae Wraps

These wraps were made with (v) cream cheese, alfalfa sprouts, spinach, red onion, diced cucumber, diced tomato, and salt and pepper. Spread the cream cheese over the entire surface of the wraps and season with salt and pepper. Place all the veggies and greens along the middle of the wrap. Roll into a tight log and slice into 1 1/2-inch pieces, using a toothpick to hold each piece together.

 

Seven-Layer Spider’s Nest Dip

This is a seven-layer dip of awesomenss. I used two 9-inch pie pans so that it would be easier to get all seven layers on one chip. Layers: refried beans (canned vegetarian variety), corn (again, canned-drained), sliced black olives, chopped tomatoes/jarred salsa, chopped lettuce, homemade guacamole, and a piped-on (v) sour cream spider-web. I added some plastic spider rings before the party.

 

Dried Bat Wings

Blue corn chips. These were served with the spider’s nest dip.

 

Spicy Black Bug Cakes

These are mini Black Bean an Pumpkin Chipotle Burgers. The topping is a mixture of (v) sour cream, (v) cream cheese, and adobo sauce.

 

Stuffed Eyeballs

I never can get an exact recipe for these, because I just keep adding stuff to get it right and never have time to write it down before the party. But, basically:

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Clean and de-stem two packages of baby bella mushrooms. Brush with melted margarine and place in a baking dish. For the stuffing, mash together half a block of firm silken tofu, creole seasoning, and a few tablespoons of (v) cream cheese until combined. Taste and adjust to your liking. [I know I use a LOT of the creole seasoning (Emeril's Essence)].  Put mixture into a plastic bag and snip off the end for a make-shift piping bag. Pipe filling into mushrooms. Dip tops into breadcrumbs, use sliced olives and pimento pieces to make eyes. Bake for about 20-30 minutes until they look awesome and yummy.

 

Bleeding Heart Punch

This is my go-to holiday punch from now on. It’s the same punch I made for Christmas last year. It’s 1 large jug of fruit punch (Hawaiian Punch), 1 small bottle ginger ale, and one container of Apple-Passion-Mango juice concentrate. Add plenty of ice and stir it all up! I liked it a lot with the pretty orange slices floating in it last year, but for Halloween I had a human heart made of ice and some dry ice to make it fog.

The warm vampire blood (spiced cranberry punch) can be found here. The apple cider is store-bought. I added mulling spices (cinnamon sticks and cloves) to each of them. The Veritaserum was just filtered water in a seasonally orange Brita pitcher. haha.

So, vegan Halloween party food is pretty awesome. Make some and give it to people!

Happy Halloween!

- Andrea

Halloween Party Decor 2010

October 28, 2010

This year my Halloween party theme was “Ghosts of Halloweens Past”, based on childhood memories of Halloween. I made DVDs filled with old Halloween specials, cartoons, and commercials; had a Hal O’Ween “autopsy table”; and our main game had a lot of old Halloween trivia.

Here’s some pictures of the decorations before everyone arrived:

Me and my boyfriend made 30 goody bags for our guests, filled with candy and little Halloween trinkets. Each bag had a different face! :-D

The witch's cabinet!

 

My bone collection.

Hal O'Ween autopsy table.

Everyone did this as a kid, right? Feel around in the dead man’s body parts? Anyway… The hair was fennel leaves (I meant to use corn silk but ran out of time), brain- cauliflower, ear- dried apricot, eyes- peeled grapes, teeth- popcorn kernels, ribs- celery, heart- fennel, guts- spaghetti noodles with oil, bladder- balloon filled with water, hand- plastic glove filled with water, “dingle dong”- baby gherkin pickle.

The desk had the "Death List" where everyone signed in.

Outside area where we had a table set up for pumpkin painting.

Too bad no one brought a pumpkin.

Trick or Trivia

A game I kind of came up with called “Trick or Trivia”. I had a bunch of knick knacks I didn’t want anymore, as well as a bunch of items I had picked up from the Dollar Tree. Each balloon contained either a trick you must perform or a trivia question you had to answer – all Halloween-related. Everyone that played got a prize, assuming they answered correctly or followed through with their trick. The prizes were in categories 1-5 and the category was determined by how hard the trivia was or how embarrassing the trick was. Category 1 prizes were things like cheap hand puppets and Category 5 prizes included $5 DVDs.

Overall, I was really pleased with how the party turned out! I got all my food prepared and ready 3+ hours before the party, so I didn’t have to worry about that. I also learned to put as much food out as possible so that I wouldn’t be stuck filling up the “boo-ffet” all night. There’s always going to be a huge rush 2-3 hours before the party, and that’s never fun. But my boyfriend really helped me out this year, and we did pretty darn well. Everyone’s costumes were great, and I think everyone had a good time.

I’m glad this year turned out well, because this will be my last Halloween party for a while. I may try a small dinner party or murder mystery the next few years. But I’m taking a break from the big parties. It’s too draining and takes up too much of my October. Plus it’s just too darn expensive. Granted, I did a lot better this year, as far as not fussing over the little things goes. But I’m still taking a break. :-D

Up next: Party food!

- Andrea

Tofu Tombstones and Smashed Spirits!

October 27, 2010

My boyfriend will be here in about 10-15 minutes, and I just got done making our dinner :-D We’re going to have a spooky movie night. We may or may not carve pumpkins, but I did pick up four more today! Haha.

Tonight we’re having Tofu Tombstones, Smashed Spirits, Rotten Roasted Vegetables, and Graveyard Gravy!

The tofu was sliced into four cutlets, drained and pressed, and then cut into tombstone shapes using a cookie cutter. Then I battered and fried it, using salt, pepper, garlic powder, poultry seasoning, onion powder, and a little cayenne pepper to season the cornstarch.

The “smashed spirits” are Yukon gold potatoes, boiled until soft. Then I mashed them with some soymilk, (v) sour cream, salt, and garlic powder.

The “rotten vegetables” are carrots and red onion, roasted at 425 degrees with some vegetable oil, salt, and dried dill.

The “graveyard gravy” is water, no-chicken bouillon, soy sauce, garlic powder, sage, and cornstarch to thicken it up.

Each of our plates are adorable and look like this:

Fun! He just got here, so I’m going to go outside because he says they’re playing The Haunted Mansion ride soundtrack on some Halloween channel on his XM radio! *squeals*

Happy Halloween!

- Andrea

Eyeballs, Petrified Pumpkin, and Broken Glass

October 26, 2010

I find it hard to believe I haven’t made a single post all October. I guess it all started when we didn’t have our pumpkin patch picnic at the pumpkin patch and, instead, had it in my front yard. Wasn’t a good way to start off the Halloween season. :( I have made a few things throughout the month, though. And I had my Halloween party this past Saturday. I’m hoping to make up for lost Halloween food time this weekend, and extending it into next week for Day of the Dead.

Foods I’m planning on making before the Halloween season is over:

- Caramel apples
– Tofu tombstones with smashed spirits and graveyard gravy + “rotten” roasted vegetables
– Spooky-faced veggie pizzas with an orange pumpkin crust
– Chocolate Chick-o-stick tarts
– Scarecrow toastadas

For Day of the Dead, I’m thinking something along the lines of:

- Mexican-spiced calavera cake (anise seed, orange, and cinnamon)
– Cornbread sugar skulls (with sour cream and green onion decorations)
– Black bean soup with lime, cilantro, and avocado

I hate to admit that I’m ready for a new holiday season to start, but I think I got a little burned out on Halloween early this year. I still can’t wait to have some spooky fun these last few days, though! Here’s a few foods I’ve made this month:

Stuffed Shell Eyeballs

This is just a regular stuffed shell recipe, with olive and roasted red pepper added to make the eyeballs. I used tofu, non-dairy cream cheese, nutritional yeast, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper for the filling. Then I just used a jarred pasta sauce. It’s easiest and less messy to put the filling into a plastic bag and cut the corner off to pipe it into the shells. These were covered and baked at 350 degrees until warmed through.

Petrified Pumpkin Enchiladas

I used this recipe for the sauce. For the filling, I used Gardein chick’n and steamed Yukon gold potatoes. Then I just made a face using Toffuti sour cream, olives, and chopped green onion.

Broken Glass Cupcakes

These are red velvet cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. I used a store-bought vegan icing and I made a hard, clear candy to break up into glass shards. Then I added some red gel icing to make it look like the cupcakes were bleeding :) If you make these – Don’t add the hard candy until you’re about to serve them. The candy will pick up the moisture from the cupcakes and start to “melt” and deteriorate after a few hours.

Hard Candy:

1 C sugar
3 TBSP light corn syrup
1/3 C water

- Coat a baking sheet (or sheet of aluminum foil) with nonstick spray. Put sugar, corn syrup, and water into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occassionally with a wooden spoon.
– Continue to boil until mixture reaches 310 degrees on a candy thermometer.
– Immediately remove from heat and pour mixture onto prepared baking sheet or aluminum foil, spreading thin with the back of a wooden spoon.
– Allow to cool and harden. Break into glass-like shards.

I hope you’ve all been having a wonderfully spooky October!

- Andrea

I HAVE RIDICULOUSLY EXCITING NEWS.

August 25, 2010

HALLOWEEN DOTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN TRICK-OR-TREAT-SIZED BOXES.

I REPEAT: HALLOWEEN DOTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN TRICK-OR-TREAT-SIZED BOXES.

Do you see how cute these are? I found them at a local Dollar General today. Four dollars for a bag of 24 fantastically cute mini boxes of vegan Halloween candy.

We’ve got all the favorites back from last year: Candy Corn, Bats (blood orange), and Ghosts (assorted flavors). You can read my reviews of the flavors here.

I’m still on the hunt for the large boxes!

It’s just too bad for the trick-or-treaters.. There probably won’t be any left for them by the time Halloween gets here. Of course, I’ll probably end up buying more before then. So maybe they’ll get lucky.

Just thought you’d like to know : )

- Andrea

Halloween is Approaching!

August 20, 2010

Whether you like it or not, Halloween is approaching! There’s only 72 more days until the most spirited night of the year, and those days are going to fly by.

I’ve already done quite a bit of planning so far. I have my Halloween party theme: Ghosts of Halloweens Past. It’s based around childhood memories of Halloween. I have some fun ideas so far, that I’ll set aside a post for specifically later. But one idea I’m pretty excited about is the favors I’ll be making! I just purchased 48 of these (only $15!), that I’ll be altering:

Halloween Paddle Balls

I’ll be painting over the skull and crossbones, then turning the ball into an eyeball :) It’s nostalgic, right? I’m sure it’ll bring back some good childhood memories for everyone.

I’ve also started planning my costume. Well, I’m actually done planning it. I just need to find the materials. Don’t laugh, I can’t draw..

Madame Leota from The Haunted Mansion

The lovely Madame Leota from the Haunted Mansion.

I think I’ll be fine finding everything except that stupid ball to put around my head. The only thing I can possibly think of that would work is if I purchased one of those Halloween Spirit Balls with the floating heads inside of them.. and then removed the globe portion of it and used that. But apparently they don’t make those anymore and they’re EXPENSIVE on Ebay. I’ll probably just break down and buy one eventually. It’ll be the most expensive part of the costume, that’s for sure. But I’m really excited about it.

Madame Leota is a hottie.

For the table, I plan on using foam board cut into a circle. I’ll use a battery-powered flicker candle and glue a bell and some tarot cards to the table. Fabric should be easy to find. Then I plan on having something underneath the table that plays Madame Leota’s seance spiel and the background music from the Haunted Mansion. Probably my boyfriend’s Ipod and some portable speakers.

Last weekend was my first dose of spooky fun: I went to go see an Alfred Hitchcock double feature with The Birds and Psycho. I decided to dress up as Melanie Daniels, being attacked by birds.

Melanie Daniels from The Birds

Costume was made for under $20, and I did add a little bit of blood before I left for the movie. People seemed to get a kick out of it.

Since I don’t have any food to share at the moment, I’ll share some food-related holiday purchases I’ve made this week.

Pumpkin Sundae Spoons and Vintage-y Spreaders

For whenever I decide to make Halloween-themed ice cream, or have a Vintage Halloween theme.

Halloween cookie jars/canisters!

Because they’re adorable.

Halloween cocktail umbrellas

For whenever I decide to have a Halloween mocktail party.

Orange Ice Cream Dishes

I just thought these would look cute for dips on my Halloween buffet.

Don’t tell anyone.. But I’ve already started planning my food for Christmas. *Blushes*

Say it with me: HOORAY! Summer is almost over!

- Andrea

Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2009

I’m a bit busy today, so I won’t really have anything cool to post. I just wanted to wish everyone a happy, happy Halloween!

This morning I carved pumpkins with Jon, then we went to the Oak Hill Cemetery in Birmingham for a tour. Now we’re back home and I’m going to make Black Bean and Pumpkin Chipotle Burgers with spicy spider-webs. I’ll also be roasting the pumpkin seeds out of our pumpkins! After that, we’ll be going to the Alabama Theatre to see Phantom of the Opera! Then we’ll come back home and bob for apples :-D

Have a great night, everyone!

- Andrea

Hallow-weiner Roast

October 29, 2009
My cool, Halloween, reuseable shopping bag from Publix!

My cool, reuseable, Halloween shopping bag from Publix!

Last night my boyfriend had the fun idea to have a Hallow-weiner roast! So, we got out to purchase our supplies and headed over to my sister’s house to start a fire. It took a while, but we finally got it going after our magical fire dance:

Fire dance.

I thought it would be fun to tell spook stories around the fire, but no one really had any other than sleep paralysis experiences (which are scary enough, by the way).

Roasting the weiners!

Anyway.. We roasted our weiners, I heated up some vegetarian baked beans, and we had a nice little Hallow-weiner meal:

 Halloweiners, dried bat wings, snot-slime salsa, and banshee baked beans! :-D haha.

Made with Dandie's vegan marshmallows!

After dinner, we made spooky s’mores! I would have very much liked to cut the graham crackers into spooky shapes, but this was sort of a last-minute decision. I’ve heard that it’s easiest to cut graham crackers into shapes after they’ve been microwaved for about 45 seconds.

Last but not least, we threw some magic powder onto the fire to create pretty colors!

Magic fire!

And then my boyfriend did this because he’s cool:

Fire dancer.

And that was our Hallow-weiner roast adventure!

I saw Paranormal Activity by myself yesterday, and I had a horrible time trying to fall asleep last night. I mean, obviously the movie isn’t real. But just imagine if those things that happened in the movie really did happen. Yeesh. I couldn’t help but feel like there was some invisible demon standing next to my bed all night.

Tonight we’re going to the Rocky Horror Masquerade Ball at the Alabama Theatre, and tomorrow we’re carving pumpkins. On Halloween, we’ll be attending a cemetery tour in Birmingham, and will be going to the Alabama Theatre twice more for their Halloween children’s matinee and for the 1925 version of Phantom of the Opera with live organ accompaniment (which we’ve attended every year since 2004). Should be fun!

I hope everyone has a wonderful, Halloween-filled weekend!

- Andrea

Halloween Party Food, 2009!

October 26, 2009

 Finally! Halloween party food is here! I’m not going to say too much, and I probably won’t even post any recipes for right now. Just pictures and descriptions!

Left side of the Boo-ffet

Left side of the Boo-ffet

Right side of the Boo-ffet.

Right side of the Boo-ffet

Bleeding Heart Punch

Bleeding Heart Punch

This was 1 large bottle of red Hawaiian Punch, 1 large bottle of ginger ale, 1 large bottle of apple juice, and 1 large bottle of cranberry juice. I froze some water that was dyed red inside a heart-shaped mold and floated that in the punch :-D

Add large chunks of dry ice for a spooky effect!

Add large chunks of dry ice for a spooky effect!

Just make sure no one gets any of the dry ice in their cups! And don’t touch it with your hands, or any other skin, for that matter. Use tongs.

Vegetable Vertabrae Wraps

Vegetable Vertebrae Wraps

I had both white and wheat wraps, filled with (v)cream cheese, spinach, alfalfa sprouts, red onion, tomato, cucumber, and salt & pepper.

Moldy Cheese Log

Moldy Cheese Log

This is a cream cheese log, tinted blue. It’s flavored with lemon juice, garlic powder, onion powder, hot sauce, and a few drops of (v)worchestershire sauce.

Dead Mans Fingers with Bloody Mary-nara

Dead Man's Fingers with Bloody Mary-nara

Pretzel-like breadsticks made to look like human fingers, served with a jarred marinara sauce. The fingers were veganized from this recipe. For the egg wash, I just used some water mixed with a little agave nectar.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

Please excuse the flour pockets. I made a huge batch of these, so I was bound to mess up a little. :-\ Nevertheless, these are still everyone’s favorite cookies!

Pumpkin Spice Bats + All Hallows Cheesecake

Pumpkin Spice Bats + All Hallow's Cheesecake

 I explained the cookies in my last post, so..

All Hallows Cheesecake

All Hallow's Cheesecake

These are mini orange cheesecakes, with a chocolate cookie crust.

Mold Dip and Dried Skin Flakes

Mold Dip and Dried Skin Flakes

Spinach dip! Consisted of frozen, chopped spinach, sour cream, cream cheese, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, onion powder, garlic salt, a little soymilk, freshly ground black pepper, and.. I think that’s it.

Black Cat Brains and Pureed Flesh

Black Cat Brains and Pureed Flesh

I meant to put some carrot sticks in the middle bowl, but never got around to peeling them. The Black Cat Brains are falafel balls. I got the recipe from Boma at the Animal Kingdom Lodge in Walt Disney World. The pureed flesh is store-bought red pepper hummus.

Vampire Bite Cakes

Vampire Bite Cakes

These are red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and red gel icing for the bloody vamprie bites. The cupcake recipe came from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World.

Toenail Brittle

Toenail Brittle

My disgusting way of saying, “Peanut Brittle”.

Dried Bat Wings

Dried Bat Wings

Blue corn chips!

Goblin Guts

Goblin Guts

My mom’s favorite homemade guacamole.

Mashed Brains

Mashed Brains

Store-bought salsa.

Mini Deviled Quiches

Mini Deviled Quiches

Mini quiches from Fat Free Vegan, with red pepper devil horns.

Stuffed Eyeballs

Stuffed Eyeballs

These are baby bella mushrooms, stuffed with mashed silken tofu that was mixed with cajun seasoning. They were then dipped in cajun-seasoned breadcrumbs and decorated with sliced olives and chopped red pepper to form the pupils. They were baked at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.

Toxic Punch

Toxic Punch

This was 1 large bottle of green Hawaiian Punch, 1 large bottle of ginger ale, and 1 can orange juice concentrate. I then washed and sliced an organic orange and floated the slices in the punch.

Warm Vampire Blood

Warm Vampire Blood

I didn’t get a good picture of it, but on the stove, I had a hot, spiced, cranberry punch from VegParadise.com.

Mauled Apple Cider

Mauled Apple Cider + Veritaserum

Also on the stove was some hot, mulled, apple cider (the heat was turned down right after this picture was taken.. haha). Next to the stove I had a pitcher of filtered water that I labeled Veritaserum :-D

And that’s all, folks!

- Andrea


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