Tuesday, October 28, 2014

13 Spooktacular Halloween Recipes from the Foodie Friday Files

"By the pricking of my thumbs,

Something wicked this way comes." 

-- William Shakespeare, MacBeth

Ladies and gentlemen, take a deep breath.
Darkness falls swiftly during Halloween week,
and wild things howl at the moon.
'Tis the season when the crow flies after dark,
when spiders weave webs in your hair, 
and when spirits haunt your dreams. 
'Tis the season when candles burn in the kitchen and you study cookbooks, searching for ticks 'n treats. 

I'm pleased to share thirteen lucky recipes by thirteen talented bloggers, all chosen by the readers of Foodie Friday.

Are your cauldrons ready?

Cookbooks open?

Candles lit?

Let's join hands and sing together:

"Double, double toil and trouble,
Fire burn and cauldron bubble."

1. Gypsy Heart and Soul's  Witch Hat Cookies will weave a flavorful spell in your kitchen!

"Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake.
Eye of newt and toe of frog...."

2. Happier Than a Pig in Mud's Yummy Mummy Apple Pie is a combination of comedy and fine baking.

"Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf,
Witches' mummy, maw and gulf
Of the ravined salt-sea shark...."

3. Hyacinth for the Soul's Frightfully Delightful "Fingers" will tickle your funny bone.

"Root of hemlock digged i' th' dark ... 
Gall of goat and slips of yew
Slivered in the moon’s eclipse, 
Nose of Turk and Tartar’s lips ...."

4. Graveyard Dip by Purple Chocolat Home  is an edible vignette,
one you'll want to make every year.

"Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg and owlet’s wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble...."

5. Move over, Grumpy Cat! 
Celebrate Halloween with these adorable hand pies by Home Is Where the Boat Is

"How now, you secret, black, and midnight hags?
What is ’t you do?


     "A deed without a name."

6.  Posed Perfection's Acorn Donut Treats are elegant, festive, and 
flavor-filled. Perfect with coffee, hot tea, or a late-night snack.

"Be bloody, bold, and resolute. Laugh to scorn
The power of man, for none of woman born
Shall harm Macbeth."

We've got a trio of goodies by Home Is Where the Boat Is!

7. Prepare for Halloween with "Deadly Morsels and Twisted Treats" by Home Is Where the Boat Is.

"Round about the cauldron go,
In the poisoned entrails throw.
Toad, that under cold stone
Days and nights has thirty-one
Sweltered venom sleeping got,
Boil thou first i' th' charmèd pot."
8. Warm up with Witch's Brew Stew by Home Is Where the Heart Is

"I conjure you, by that which you profess,
Howe'er you come to know it, answer me:
Though you untie the winds and let them fight
Against the churches; though the yesty waves
Confound and swallow navigation up...."
9. Whip up a batch of deliciously cute Cauldron Cupcakes by Home Is Where the Boat Is 

First Witch: "Speak."
Second Witch: "Demand."
Third Witch: "We'll answer."
First Witch: "Say, if thou'dst rather hear it from our mouths,Or from our masters?"
MACBETH: "Call 'em; let me see 'em."

10 Virtually Yours by Kelly Stilwell's shared 4 Easy Halloween Cupcake Recipes, each one unique and unforgettable.

"Be lion-mettled, proud; and take no care
Who chafes, who frets, or where conspirers are:
Macbeth shall never vanquish'd be until
Great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane hill
Shall come against him."

11. Views from the 'Ville's Pumpkin Spice-Filled Molasses Cookie Cups is a keeper, one of those recipes you'll pass down to your children.

"Come, sisters, cheer we up his sprites,
And show the best of our delights:
I'll charm the air to give a sound,
While you perform your antic round:
That this great king may kindly say,
Our duties did his welcome pay."
12. Simply Sweet Home's Oreo Ice-Box Cake will serve a crowd, perfect for Halloween parties, and it is so versatile, your family and friends will enjoy it year-round.

"Make the gruel thick and slab.
Add thereto a tiger’s chaudron,
For the ingredients of our cauldron...."

13. Shakespeare and the Three Witches would approve of the magic in A Life Well Red's Icing Spiders and Sugar Web Cupcakes. Here, food and art combine deliciously.  

Congratulations, Bakers!
"Oh well done! I commend your pains,
And every one shall share i' th' gains.
And now about the cauldron sing,
Like elves and fairies in a ring,
Enchanting all that you put in."

See you at Foodie Friday (the link will be available this Thursday evening, Oct. 30th, at 7 p.m. Central), when your favorite autumn recipes from last week's link party will be unveiled. 

Quotes: William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

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  1. Fun to have these gathered together here in this post for easy reference. Thank you! I'm honored to be among the group. All these cute ideas make me want to host a party!

  2. How fun to "see" my mummy in this great collection Michael! I'd say this would make for a great party-Happy Halloween Week:@)

  3. Thanks so much for sharing my Halloween recipes among your bubbling cauldron list of Tricks & Treats! Your collage with the bats, spiders and black cat is Spooktacular!

  4. Dear Mary, Jenna, Lynn, and Sarah--Thank you so much for stopping by and for leaving me notes. I hope you all have a delightful Halloween!

  5. I'm sorry I didn't make it by earlier...been a difficult week. I so appreciate your sharing the Witch Hats!