Horror-deuvres

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When the kids were younger, we would always make a big deal about Halloween.  I would fix fun appetizers with “witches brew” to coincide.  I miss the kids and all of that fun, but Rourke and I now enjoy fixing fun appetizers and passing out candy to the youngins’.  So I will share with you some of our favorite “horror-deuvres” we like to make and eat.

First are these “mummy dogs!”

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You can use hot dogs, sausages, etc.  I tried these chicken and apple sausages and was pleased.fullsizeoutput_186a

Roll out crescent dough.  Press seams together.  Cut in to long strips.fullsizeoutput_186bfullsizeoutput_1874

Wrap meat like mummies.  I used one can of dough for these four sausages.fullsizeoutput_1873

To make a ketchup/mustard “web,” squirt quite a bit of ketchup in a serving dish.  With mustard, make a spiral pattern on top of the ketchup. Using a toothpick, draw lines from the center out, going all the way around the dish to make a web.

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Second for the “pumpkin pizzas.”fullsizeoutput_1879fullsizeoutput_187afullsizeoutput_187bfullsizeoutput_187cfullsizeoutput_187dfullsizeoutput_187e

Using a sharp knife, cut jack’o’lantern shapes into mozzarella cheese slices.  Spoon and spread pizza sauce onto English muffins.  Top with cheese.  Bake at 350 degrees until melted .  Add other toppings like pepperonis and Canadian bacon under cheese for other options.fullsizeoutput_187ffullsizeoutput_1880fullsizeoutput_1881

Third for “scary cheese dip.”fullsizeoutput_1886

Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan.  Whisk in 4 tablespoons of flour, one at a time, and cook for a minute or two.  Slowly whisk in 3 cups of milk (I used skim milk).  Bring to a boil.  Reduce to simmer and add 1 cup of grated pepper-jack cheese and 1 cup of grated Colby-jack cheese.  Stir continuously until melted. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.  Not good the next day if you use skim milk, so eat up!fullsizeoutput_1887

Using Halloween cookie cutters, cut corn (or flour) tortillas.  Place on a pan sprayed with non-stick spray.  Top the tortilla cut-outs with a spray of non-stick spray.  Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes, depending on the size of the cut-out.  I had to take the ghosts out at 8 minutes and the pumpkins out at 10 minutes.  Immediately sprinkle with salt.fullsizeoutput_1888fullsizeoutput_1889fullsizeoutput_188afullsizeoutput_188bfullsizeoutput_188cfullsizeoutput_188dfullsizeoutput_188efullsizeoutput_188f

Last but not least, the “ghostly gobblers.”fullsizeoutput_1882

Melt white chocolate chips according to directions.  Dip Nutter Butter cookies into chocolate and place on non-stick pan.  Top with “eyes” while chocolate is still wet.  Let dry or put in freezer for speedier drying time.

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I was thinking all of these recipes would be fun to put into stations for kids and parents to make at a Halloween party.  Or, they would be fun just to do together as a family before trick-or-treating began.

Anyway, I hope you can use one or all of these for your Halloween celebration!

Bon Appetit!

Toodle-oo,

Melanie

Serving piece options: Halloween cookie cutters, similar// Halloween serving piece//Bat three-sectioned serving piece//Halloween witches cauldron salad set//skeleton apron (cute)//Two-piece Halloween serving set 

 

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