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Table Talk » Ghoulish goodies

Today I spent the day preparing food for a Halloween party. The party is tomorrow afternoon at my client's workplace. Here's the menu:

Ghoulish Tortilla Chips - flour tortillas cut out in Halloween shapes, sprinkled with salt and chili powder and baked until crispy. In retrospect, I should have just bought tortilla chips and given them a name tag. These took forever to make. What was I thinking?
Monster Brains (guacamole) and Monster Guts (salsa)

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Pumpkin Rollups - sun-dried tomato wraps, spread with garlic cream cheese, parsley leaf for pumpkin leaf, toothpick for stem

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Scary Eyeballs - spice cake centers, dipped in white chocolate, with M&M pupils. There are lots of recipes for these on the internet, many of them use peanut butter centers, but one of the guests at the party is allergic to nuts, so I used a mixture of spice cake and frosting (inspired by Recipe Girl.)

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Witches Fingers - butter cookies. Inspired by these ghastly cookies from cuisinetc.

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Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes - crustless cheesecakes

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Thanks to the folks on the Cooking Light Great Food board for your inspiration and advice!

Added 10/30/08: Here's a link to a PDF file that contains recipes for the chips, pumpkin rollups, scary eyeballs, witches fingers, and mini pumpkin cheesecakes.


Posted October 27, 2008 10:06 PM in Cook Dates


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3 Comment(s)

Cindy Barnard said… (on October 28, 2008 at 20:41 PM #)

Patti, These offerings are positively inspired. I cannot imagine the hours your must have invested in putting all of that together. But mostly, and this is totally self serving, I loved the link to the Cooking Light Great Food board. Thanks for that. I hope the Halloween party was a major success because the food looked absolutely fabulous.

Stefanie Moses said… (on October 28, 2008 at 23:44 PM #)

The party was a great success due in no small part to the haunted feast Patti prepared. The witches' fingers and scary eyeballs were the stars of the show, though everything met with rave reviews. I'll send her some party pictures shortly. The witches' fingers, in particular, look even better arranged together on a platter, if you can believe it. Amazingly, they were just as delicious as they were goulish. :-) Speaking of which, the spice cake eyeballs were downright decadent! I think it's safe to say everyone at corporate headquarters is going to be rather jealous. ;-)

Martha said… (on October 30, 2008 at 15:33 PM #)

Patti, Everything looks positively frightful! It must have been a fantastic party. Great job.


 

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