Monday, October 31, 2016


I recently came across a pic of some cute 'n spooky cheese crackers on pinterest.  Small Halloween-themed cookie cutters were used to make them festive.  

Then, I happened to spot a little bat cookie cutter in the Halloween section of Target, so I decided to Rose & Robin-style this snack by using white cheese instead of orange and adding a layer of pink strawberry jelly to the mix.

Pepper jelly would probably also work well (either red or green), and there are both spicy and non-spicy varieties.  Though I've always eaten it along with cream cheese on crackers, it would probably taste good with hard cheese as well.  Orange pumpkins would look really cute on the green jelly.

I think orange pumpkins would also look good with grape jelly, while white ones might be adorbs atop orange marmalade.

Apple, pear, and luncheon meats could also be cookie-cuttered and are yummy with cheese.

This snack could be made more or less adult-oriented based on what type of cheese and crackers are used.  I spotted these crackers at the grocery store and liked how they have both white and black sesame seeds on them--they're a bit fancier than Ritz.  I see this company also makes an "everything" cracker, which would probably be tasty and autumnal.  

As for cheese, I used Havarti sandwich slices because I happened to have some on hand.  I like how its fissured texture looks on my bats.  Lacy Swiss would probably look reallly cute (dots!), and Colby-Jack would be fun, as it is marbled with both orange and white.  

A cheese that I really like is Parrano; it's tart, nutty, and delish, but it might not be the kid-friendliest cheese out there.  Another option would be to put fresh mozzarella atop crostini along with tomato, arugula, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

Here's to biting on bats and things in celebration of Halloween ☺.

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Friday, October 21, 2016


Here are a couple of Frankenstein Halloween treats that are cuteness overload!

This quick and easy, no-bake Pistachio Cream Frankenstein Pie (by I Wash You Dry) is made with just four ingredients (not including the candy toppings), one of which is pistachio pudding mix.  But, if you aren't a pistachio fan, vanilla pudding, along with a few drops of green food coloring, can be used instead...

Aaaaaah, Reese's Frankenstein Cupcakes (by Your Cup of Cake)!  What a clever design, and who wouldn't want to ingest a Reese Cup and a cupcake in one sitting?  
*I would think they would probably still look really adorbs even if the icing weren't piped on--piping supplies aren't always on hand after all...

By the by, here's the history behind the fictional character that is Frankenstein, via wikipedia ☺

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{Via IG: @rubanovanatali}

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What a lovely cover by Rachael Sage...

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