Sunday, October 10, 2010

Bleeding Hearts and Mummy Dogs

Okay, so continue on with yesterday's Halloween post, I also tried out two more recipes. Again soooooo incredibly simple and yet soooooo delicious!! Your kids are going to love these and you will too!!!!

Sorry for only the one picture and of course the pre-baking picture. The foods were so good, I started eating them and then realized that I forgot to take a picture first! Ha!

The first one was for Mummies. They were so easy and so cute. You just take a package of hot dogs and some of the Pillsbury Breadsticks. Unroll the breadsticks and then separate into pairs (two breadsticks together). Roll the breadsticks out so they are really really long and thin. And then wrap the rolled out breadstick around the hot dog. Leave a space at the top of the hot dog for the mummy's head. You really have to roll these out. You will think it is way too long and too thin, but trust me once it is wrapped around the hot dog it will start to unwrap itself. That part is a huge pain. Put these in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes and then remove, put mustard on the face for two eyes and that's it! So cute and so good. I used the Nathan's Hot Dogs. They are pricey but OMG!!!! so good! It is really the only hot dog I eat anymore.

Now onto the next one. This is called a Bleeding Heart. It is basically Baked Brie! OMG!!! Baked Brie is one of favorites!!! Soooo good. All you have to do for this is buy an 8oz. round of Brie Cheese or you could buy the large round if you like. Then you take a package of the Pillsbury Croissants and lay that out flat and then separate into two separate squares. Place the Brie Cheese on one of the squares and then pour 3/4 of Cherry Preserves over the top (you can use whatever preserves you want but bleeding makes me think red and that is what the recipe called for too). Then you place the other croissant square over the top and seal along the sides. Brush with a beaten egg and then place this in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes and that's it! I always thought Baked Brie was so extravagant and hard, but boy was I wrong. It is just so simple. But the finished plate is gorgeous!

So, now go out and make them for your little ghosts and goblins! :)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Bat Wings and Spiderwebs!

I am getting ready for a Halloween Party and decided to work out some spooky and scary recipes. Ha! :)

I made these adorable Bat chips. They were so simple, but so good!!!

You just take a bag of flour tortillas and a Halloween cookie cutter and cut out some shapes. I had a bat coookie cutter and so that is what I used. You have to hit the top of the cutter a few times and wiggle it around some so you know it went the whole way through the tortilla.

They are so cute right!?!

Spray a cookie sheet and then place the cut-outs on the cookie sheet and spray the cut out shapes.

You then mix together 3/4 tsp. of coriander, 3/4 tsp. of paprika, 3/4 tsp. of garlic salt and 1/4 tsp of black pepper. Sprinkle the cut out shapes with the spice mixture. The place in a 350 degree oven for 8 minutes and remove.

That's it!

I also then made this fab-u-lous Spider Web Dip to go along with the bats. It is gorgeous!!!

All you do is combine 3/4 cup of salsa and 1 8-0z. block of cream cheese and then spread it on a pie plate. Next put a layer of guacamole over the cream cheese mixture. And then put some sour cream in a zip lock bag and snip the corner off and then make circles over top of the guacamole. Just keep making circles until you've reached the center. Then you take a knife and run it from the center outward. Do this the whole way around. That's it! Simple right. But look at the fantastic final project. Perfecto!