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Creepy Eyes From SuZenDu

Creepy Eyes From SuZenDu

Best Halloween Foods

Halloween isn’t all about the “Boo” anymore.  It’s about the food!

There’s something about Halloween that gets people feeling creative.  Maybe it’s all the time and effort thinking about costumes that just spills over into thinking about spooky new recipes, but there’s just something Halloween the brings out the food stylist in all of us.  (Except me since I stink at the visual stuff, but that’s another story…)

Anyway, because I am so visually challenged, I wanted to reward the creativity in others.  That’s why I put together a short list of the best Halloween foods I found this year.

But first we’ll start with a bit of self-indulgence.  Who could forget the Deviled Eggs that Skyle shared with me from last year?  Also, here is the Halloween menu I did for Big Blend Magazine based on the famous Hell Night menus at East Coast Grill in Boston.  It’s HOT (and HAWT)!

15 Hauntingly Healthy Halloween Snacks (Check out the hand coming out of the dip)
Top 10 Creepy Halloween Recipes (The Crawling Hand Rocks)
Scary Halloween Recipes (Eyeballs a la Indiana Jones)

Oh, and one tip from GeoKaren: mix Scotch and Starburst for a great adult cocktail.  I’ll take her word for it!

Anyway, click and keep in mind next time you need a spooky holiday party.  Enjoy!

Picture from SuZenDu.

Yes, Halloween is upon us and what better dish to serve than deviled eggs?  Everyone loves deviled eggs,  they are great at parties and they are easy to make.

OK, I must admit the idea of serving deviled eggs actually came my friend Skyle who told me she makes them into scary Halloween ghosts and serves them on top of a plate of black beens (using black peppercorns for the eyes, rice for maggots, and carrot strips for feet.  She’s obviously far more creative than me.)

Instead of ghosts, why not pumpkins?  Try adding in a little red food coloring to egg yolk mixture and a dollop of wasabi or a chive for the for the stem.

My personal favorite is to use a lot of red food coloring and a little sriracha hot sauce.  Bloody Halloween hearts with a fiery twist.

Recipe: Deviled Eggs

If you don’t have a family favorite, here’s a recipe I like for deviled eggs.  This one has a lot of greenery in it, so you might omit the celery and green onions to make the recipe a little prettier.  Or you can leave it in because it tastes awful good.

  • 24 eggs
  • 1 cup of light mayonnaise
  • 3 teaspoons mustard
  • 3 teaspoons white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 inch piece of celery, finely minced
  • 1 green onion, green top only, finely minced
  • Paprika for garnish

Put the eggs into a pot and cover the eggs with water.  Bring the water to a boil, cover the pot, and turn off the heat.  Let the eggs sit for 14 minutes.

Peel the eggs and halve.  Remove the yolks and put into a mixing bowl.  If you are making Skyle’s eggs, cut the bottom off of the egg and pull the egg from the bottom.

Add the rest of the ingredients to the mixing bowl and stir to combine.  Once the ingredients are well mixed, put them in a piping bag or into a plastic bag with a corner snipped.

Fill each white with the egg mixture and sprinkle with paprika for color.

Enjoy!

(Photo courtesy of Skyle.)