Cockroach Puree

1 Oct

OK, so it’s really ‘Walnut Dip with Garlic’, but what they don’t know won’t kill them in this case, lol. And, it looks particularly revolting with a little label depicting the nasty insect. Kind of gets the mind going in all sorts of interesting directions, doesn’t it?

Stir in a couple teaspoons of chopped walnuts after pureeing for an extra cockroachy crunch!

3 slices of whole wheat bread, well toasted
1/4 C. walnut pieces
4 cloves of garlic, coarsely chopped
2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
3/4 C. water
2 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions: 1. In food processor (or by hand), crumble the toast into fine crumbs.

2. In food processor or blender, combine walnuts, garlic, and crumbs until all is finely ground.

3. Add lemon, oil, and parsley. Process until smooth. Add water as needed until desired consistency.

4. Add salt and pepper to taste.

5. This is one of those gross recipes for Halloween that’s easy to make ahead of time. As it sits in the fridge, it gets a little darker– a good thing for cockroach puree. The parsley may darken a bit and begin to look like bits of “cockroach skin”.

6. Serve up in a bowl labeled “Cockroach Puree,” “Roasted Roach Dip,” etc.


This recipe was found at: Divine Dinner Party

Melted Witches

29 Sep

Found some more adorable goodies you can make over at Confessions of a Cookbook Queen!

Melted Witches

I’m having a hard time deciding which ones I’m going to make this year!

Free Halloween Printable Masks

28 Sep

Today, my son and I decided to do a little bit of shopping for Halloween decorations for the yard. Since this year we have our own house and our own yard that we can decorate any way we want, we are going to have some fun! Of course, it’s going to have to wait until our lawn guy comes to mow the lawn again (hopefully tomorrow!) because we’ve got just the spot picked out for our graveyard scene. 🙂

Since Wyatt was a little impatient, I decided to hunt him up something that he could do today and we found these adorably spooky Printable Halloween Masks. So, I had him pick his favorite one and we got busy putting one together.

First we put it onto a paper plate and tied it on with yarn, but because Wyatt’s face isn’t flat (he does have a nose, lol) it wasn’t working out so well. So, I added another piece of string to the top to tie onto the ones in the back. Cute, but still not so hot comfort-wise. I could see his new mask being forgotten pretty quickly and Wyatt was looking a little disappointed. Printable Halloween Mask

So, we decided that adjustments had to be made.

I cut out the mask with the paper plate backing and taped it to a ruler! PERFECT!

Printable Halloween Masks

No more worries about having a squished nose and he is still having fun playing with it!

To make your own like this or to choose from any of the others:

Printable Halloween Masks

head on over to

Awesome Halloween Clip Art

28 Sep

If you are looking for some amazing Halloween Clip Art, be sure to check out The Graphics Fairy!

You are sure to find just what you are looking for.

Spooky Spinners

28 Sep

I love these Spooky Spinners by Jenny B. Harris!

I’m thinking Make & Take Party Favors, how about you?

Witch In A Ditch Halloween Cupcakes

27 Sep

I think cupcakes are great for any occasion, but these Witch In A Ditch Halloween Cupcakes would be just the thing for a school Halloween Party or even one at your home!

Witch-in-a-Ditch Halloween Cupcakes 

“Especially Dark” Chocolate Cupcakes (slightly adapted from Hershey’s Kitchens)

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water (or coffee, to intensify the chocolate flavor)
  • frosting
  • sprinkles

Witch Legs

  • 8-1/4″ straws, cut into thirds (2-3/4″ for each witch leg)
  • Tootsie Roll Midgees (one per boot)
  • Wilton yellow sparkle gel frosting
  1. Heat oven to 350°F.  Grease or line two cupcake tins.
  2. Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large mixing bowl.  Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of electric mixer just until combined.  Stir in boiling water or coffee (batter will be thin).  Pour batter into prepared tins.
  3. Bake 20-22 minutes or until done – cupcakes should spring back slightly to the touch.  Let cool completely before frosting.
  4. Frost and distribute sprinkles on cupcakes.
  5. Cut each straw into thirds.  To form boots, microwave each Tootsie Roll on high for 7-8 seconds.  Mold into the shape of a boot and let cool slightly.  While its still soft, insert straw into top of boot, rotating straw as you apply pressure.  Set aside and repeat with remaining witch legs.
  6. Draw boot laces and/or buckles onto each cooled Tootsie Roll boot with yellow gel frosting.  Let it sit to dry a while.  Then insert two witch legs, boot side up, into each cupcake.


This particular recipe was found over at The Knead 4 Speed

Free Printable Owl Favor / Treat Box Templates

27 Sep

Found these little cuties over at Paper Crave.

Owl Favor Boxes

Owls seem to be quite popular at the moment, so I thought I’d share them with you!