Saturday, October 20, 2007

Halloween Recipes

Every year we have a bunch of appetizers for our pre-trick or treating meal. After trick or treating we normally do personal pizzas. This will be the first year that it will be an all vegetarian meal. Here are some great recipes that I have found while looking around online. You can click on the title to go back to the original site.

Simple Pimples for Halloween

1-2 dozen cherry tomatoes
flavored soft cream cheese spread

Serves 6-8

Core tomatoes with a carrot peeler or knife. Drain excess tomato juice. Using a butter knife, fill holes in tomatoes with cream cheese. Give each "pimple" a gentle squeeze and arrange on a platter.


Pumpkin Roll-ups

This colorful snack is perfect for nourishing young pumpkin carvers.
Cream cheese or American cheese
Sun-dried-tomato tortillas
Cilantro or parsley sprigs

Step 1
Spread cream cheese or lay American cheese slices on sun-dried-tomato tortillas.

Step 2
Roll them up, then cut them into 1-inch sections. Secure with a toothpick topped with a cilantro or parsley sprig.

Spider Web Dip with Chips

1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 jar (8 oz.) prepared salsa
1/2 C. prepared guacamole
2 T. sour cream

Prepare Spooky Tortilla Chips; set aside.

Place cream cheese and salsa in blender or food processor container; blend until almost smooth.

Spread cream cheese mixture on round serving dish or pie plate; smooth guacamole over top, leaving 1/2-inch border. Place sour cream in small resealable plastic food storage bag; seal bag. Cut off tiny corner of bag; pipe sour cream in spiral shape over guacamole. Run tip of knife through sour cream to make "spider web." Serve with Spooky Tortilla Chips.

Spooky Tortilla Chips
Makes about 90 chips

3 packages (12 oz. each) 8-inch plain or flavored flour tortillas
Salt to taste

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray baking sheet with olive oil nonstick cooking spray. Using 3-inch Halloween cookie cutters, cut tortillas, one at a time, into shapes. Discard scraps.

Lightly spray tortilla shapes with cooking spray. Place on prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with salt. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.

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