16 Sep

Eeerie Edibles: Cockeyed Cuckoos, Spooky Stew, Tombstone Trio & More

Eeerie Edibles: Cockeyed Cuckoos, Spooky Stew, Tombstone Trio & More

The special Halloween Tricks & Treats issue of Better Homes and Gardens that’s currently on stands is totally packed with the TONS of great ideas for Halloween! I picked up a copy this weekend and was instantly smitten with several of the ideas – especially the Gothic Gala (great adult party), Magic Show (cute kids party), and Eeerie Edibles articles.

5 favorites from Eerie Edibles are pictured above and below. Are these Cockeyed Cuckoo sandwiches adorable or what?! Made from meatballs and marinara atop ciabatta rolls, plus cream cheese & black olive “eyes”, sweet pepper “beaks” and “brows”, and snipped chives or shredded carrots for the “feather tops”. Genius!

Eeerie Edibles: Cockeyed Cuckoos, Spooky Stew, Tombstone Trio & More

This Spooky Stew is super cute too… individual servings of shepherd’s pie topped with whipped potatoes piped into the shape of a ghost. Green caper “eyes” add the perfect finishing touch!

Eeerie Edibles: Cockeyed Cuckoos, Spooky Stew, Tombstone Trio & More

This Jack-o’-Lantern Cheese Ball idea is so creative and EASY! (Gotta love easy!)  Simply cover your favorite cream cheese ball recipe with crushed nacho-cheese chips, then use black olives and a small pickle for the “face” and “stem”.

Eeerie Edibles: Cockeyed Cuckoos, Spooky Stew, Tombstone Trio & More

Create your own Batty Bites with chocolate-covered cookies (for the “body”) and toaster pastries (for the “wings”), then add some almond or candy eyes and colorful sprinkles to brighten things up!

Eeerie Edibles: Cockeyed Cuckoos, Spooky Stew, Tombstone Trio & More

Pretzel cookes dipped in white chocolate, a marshmallow, and piped melted chocolate are all that you need to create the 3 skeletons that lie in this “Tombstone Trio“. Make them a suitable crypt from chocolate graham-crackers sitting atop cookie-crumb “dirt” and green-tinted coconut “grass”!

For complete recipes & details on all of the above & more, check out the current Halloween Tricks and Treats issue by BHG (on news stands until Nov 3, 2009).

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5Comments

1
Lori SAYS:

That Jack o Lantern Cheese Ball is so great!

Reply September 16, 2009 at 9:14 am

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Melissa SAYS:

So cute! I’m going to have to have a Halloween party now.

Reply September 16, 2009 at 9:19 am

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Robin SAYS:

the cheese ball is SO cute! got to make that for sure

Reply September 16, 2009 at 10:28 am

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librarianism SAYS:

I like the jack-o-lantern cheese too, but those cuckoos are the best!

Reply September 16, 2009 at 5:20 pm

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Orlando wedding photographers SAYS:

Very cute!

Reply September 18, 2009 at 1:29 pm

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