HALLOWEEN DRINKS: Haunter’s Hangover

Vampire drink

I quiver with anticipation. Soon, my house will be filled with zombies and ghouls hungry as empty graves, their thirst overwhelming, and I must not disappoint. For the young, I prepare punches. To chill their brew, I freeze apple juice in rubber gloves. When it is time to serve, I discard the glove and float the frozen hands in the punchbowl. My little monsters like a … [Read more...]

Who Could Say No to a Skeleton-in-a-Casket Cake?

Halloween Skeleton in Casket Cake

Each Halloween I make yummy treats for family and friends. Cakes, cookies, cake pops... whatever tickles my fancy. When I ran across a casket pan by Wilton last year, I was in spooky heaven. Turns out it was the easiest cake I'd ever made. I use Hershey's "Perfectly Chocolate" cake recipe. This has been my go-to recipe for years, and the result is a moist, not-too-sweet, treat. … [Read more...]

Halloween Article & Recipe: Candy Corn Harvest

Nothing says Halloween quite like Candy Corn

Halloween Season is the time of year to harvest candy corn. In fact, October 30th is National Candy Corn Day. Trick-or-Treaters and party-goers the United States over enjoy a nice handful of an iconic sweet. In the 1880’s, George Renninger developed the confection while working for the Philadelphia, PA-based Wunderle Candy Company. It imitated dried kernels of corn, … [Read more...]

Eyeball Cake Balls

Eyeball Cake Balls

Looking for a unique treat for that Halloween bash? Look no further than gourmet style cake pop balls. Of course, these won't cost you upward of $3 a piece (more like 25-cents), and they require less "perfection" than any cake or cupcake. I've been making cake pops and cake balls (seriously, it's the same thing without the stick!) for some time now, and find it difficult to … [Read more...]