Wickedly Fabulous Halloween Treats

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By The Paula Deen Test Kitchen

Wickedly fabulous food is a must for Halloween. These recipes turn simple things we love to eat and drink into ghoulishly glam party hits. 

Set the spooky-licious scene with a bubbling cauldron of Witches Brew. A large metal bowl of spicy apple cider and pomegranate juice is nestled in a cast iron Dutch oven holding crushed dry ice and water; guests dip into the foggy vat with a long-handled ladle for a drink. 

Bite-size Hairy Eyeballs make gruesome starters: wrap sausage balls, with a floating pimiento-stuffed olive eyeball, in ramen noodles and bake. Moldy Guacamole is perfectly sinful for dipping Creepy Critters into: cut out tortillas into bats, witches, or ghosts and toast them into crispy chips. Kid-friendly Mini Mummies look just like they climbed out of the tomb: cover hot dogs in strips of prepared piecrust to summon the ancient spirits.

Scare up some cake for the unsavory course, and turn chocolate malt cupcakes with green-tinted frosting into Wicked Candy Bar Cupcake witches. Their hats are made of ice cream cones, cookies, and melted chocolate, and hair of black string licorice; cinnamon candies and candy corn decorate their faces. Ghoulish Eyes are popular cake balls, made by mixing baked red velvet cake mix and canned cream cheese frosting, rolling into balls, and coating them in white chocolate. Decorated with red-tinted white chocolate for blood vessel streaks and M&M candies for eyes, they are devilishly easy to make.

Halloween is one day of the year when tricksters of all ages look forward to a little friendly fright. Bedazzle and bedevil their taste buds in true creepy style, and create a bewitching event that’ll haunt them until the next time around.

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good mornin paula do u have a recipe for a pumpkin choc chip cookies

By nancy on November 03, 2012

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Hi, i watch your show shows every day, i just love you and your cooking i have made alot of your food, i have books of yours. i live in North Carolina, we just moved here, we moved from Milw Wi. I do wish that i could meet you in person,if you ever come to North Carolina i would so like to know. Well i guess that is all i have to say.Keep cooking, love you. Lori McDowell, Whiteville N.C.

By LORI McDowell on October 10, 2012

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What day, time & channel does Bobby's cooking light show come on? Thanks, Marianela

By Marianela Watson on October 09, 2012

Going to try the left over ham recipes.  They sound wonderful and always hard to do just so many things with left over ham.  Thanks, Paula.. karen packard

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hi! wink i was wondering if you could share the recipe for the chiken/grape salad-the one that is pictured on the croissant above? thanks! wink sandra
Sandra Neuheimer-Huller in Chicken Salad: A Southern Staple on April 19, 2014 at 9:37 am

Where do I buy these magazines
in A Basketful of Traditions on April 19, 2014 at 7:22 am

I WISH I COULD COOK. COULD I COME WORK FOR JUST ROOM AND BOARD AT YOUR NEW RESTURAUNT IN PIGEON FORGE FOR THE SUMMER? I WENT TO COLLEGE NOT FAR FROM THERE - HIWASSEE COLLEGE. YOU WOULDN'T HAVE TO PAY ME, I WOULD WORK FOR FREE JUST FOR THE EXPERIENCE. TAMMY LEVAN 19 SPENCER WAY KINGS PARK, NY 11754 HAPPY EASTER! CHRIST IS RISEN!
TAMMY L LEVAN in A Basketful of Traditions on April 19, 2014 at 3:31 am

Hi Bubbles, You have some great tips. Can't wait to read your other blogs! Please give Aunt Peggy a big hug from me and here is one for you! (((HUGS))) See you in May!
Jaci Pardun in 10 Quick Household Tips on April 18, 2014 at 10:05 pm

Paula, I am glad to know that I am not the only person who makes Easter Baskets for their adult children and mail them across the United States. My Daughter lives in Long Beach, CA and I not only sent her a basket but her husband and my granddaughter Reese. We also buy special Russel Stover Bunnies for each child too. My husband has the list in his phone... Sara .. Cookies 'n Crème.... Sidney and Stephen.. Peanut Butter Etc. It one of my favorite things to do for my kids.. no matter how old they get. And passing it along to my Grandchildren. It's even more special to me knowing we share a family tradition. Blessings and Happy Easter!!
Sharon Cason-Card in A Basketful of Traditions on April 18, 2014 at 10:03 pm