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Easy Halloween Twists on Everyday Food

In order to make a great Halloween this year, you need recipes to spice it up! From scary to gross recipes, there are ideas for everyone's taste!

Simple Halloween desserts are great way to keep your little ones happy. A great treat is a recipe for cupcakes adorned with Jack O' Lanterns and Witches! Cupcakes are easy to make. Simply use your favorite cake mix, get some colorful muffin papers, and plenty of icing to decorate! Another great treat is easy like cookies! Why not go to the grocery and see if you can find some cute cookie cutters and roll out some cookie dough! Add some orange sprinkles and even some candy corn to make a very festive snack.

If you are having haunted house, or a party for your kids, you could try scary concoctions or use a gross Halloween recipe. Here's a great idea. Try peeling grapes and putting them in a bowl. Blindfold the kids and have them put their hands in. Tell them it's a bowl full of eyeballs. That will be sure to gross them out. And you don't have to do any cooking. You can add a Halloween punch to the table, too. Just use basic fruit punch--nice and red--and call it, "Vampire's Punch." Its all about the presentation, try serving it in a spooky punchbowl.You could also try, "Zombie Pudding." Put layers of crumbled cookies, whipped topping, chocolate and vanilla pudding, and gummy worms. It's a dessert anyone fresh from the grave would love!

For entertaining the grownups, you might need something a little less gross, and a little more appetizing. Appetizers can be very easy to make, and there are lots of frightfully fun Halloween formulas! A simple way to start the meal is with roasted pumpkin seeds. Sure, it's just slimy gunk when you've been carving pumpkins, but if you wash them off, they are the "seeds" for a great appetizer. Put them on a baking sheet, and season them with salt and garlic powder. Bake them until they are nice and golden!

You'll need more than appetizers to keep all those ghouls and goblins happy. Here's a simple idea for your crock pot. Add potatoes, carrots, beef or tofu and some soupstock to the crock pot and you'll have "Witches Stew."

For the adults

After all that eating, the adults are going to need something to quench their thirst, so you'll need a great drink idea, too! Cast a custom spell on your guest with your scorpion recipe. Add 1 part Light rum, 1 part Dark rum, 1 part Brandy, 1 part Orgeat syrup, 1 part Orange juice, 1 part fresh Lime juice and a little sugar syrup. You'll have a drink for your guest with a bite and a sting!

Make your holiday a delicious, spooky treat by using any of these Halloween food recipe ideas!