Posts Tagged 'Halloween'

Zombie cakes pt. 2- cakes (and more) for zombies!

Last year some of you might remember my blog about how to make your own zombie cakes. Well this year for Halloween I thought I would continue the zombie theme, but this time with treats you can make for your zombie guests! Because lets face it…if theyre busy eating these treats, they wont eat your brains ;)

Zombie Brains Cupcakes

Craftster user OhThat made these deliciously brainy cupcakes for her son zombie.

Panna Cotta Brains with Pomegranate Sauce

Omnibrain of Science Blogs posted this deliciously realistic looking dessert altered from an Alton Brown recipe. Its so realistic looking Im planning on making some in case the zombie apocalypse happens and I need decoys!

Brain Pate

While a brain pate might sound gross, this particular pate isnt made from actual brains, it just looks like them. But it will food a zombie long enough for you to plan your escape.

Watermelon Brain

For the zombie thats watching their waistline, this melon brain is healthy and…well…brainy.

Brain Dip

Food blogger Canary Girl posted this simple and effective brain party dip. All you need is some cream cheese, ranch seasoning and salsa and youve got yourself a tasty zombie approved treat.

You can get the recipes for all these treats by clicking on the above links…enjoy!

<3
seanalyn

PS- oh and Im sure you noticed many of these recipes require brain molds which can be purchased in many stores this time of year or online at a site like amazon. Mini brains and big brains!

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menu planning monday!

hope you had a great weekend!  mine was full of fun!   it’s that time again, being Monday and all, that i post my potential planned meals for the week:

monday: loaded baked potatoes and store bought rotisserie chicken

tuesday: pot roast dinner party!

wednesday: cashew chicken and stir fry

thursday: going out to dinner

friday: halloween work party! i’ll be making some fun appetizers for this party, which i will post of course!

saturday: happy halloween! seafood pot pie, oh my!

sunday: pork chops, tossed green beans, and butternut squash.

i’ll post recipes as the week progresses~

what’s on your menu for the week?

<3 kt

Last minute DIY Halloween costumes

Tomorrow is Halloween and many of my friends are still unsure of what they are going to be! So this blog is for them, heres some crafty ideas for some homemade costumes.

Umbrella Bat

A broken umbrella + some wires + a jacket = costume

Rubiks Cube

Step 1: Cut a hole in a box…



Best couples costume Ive seen in a while

Ghost Writer

horrible photo but great easy idea…plus I love puns

iPod Commercial

Some black clothes, body paint and a large piece of colored paper is all you need

Mega Man

Ok so its a kids costume but its just too awesome….besides you could totally alter it to be adult size

I myself am going as my childhood hero April O’Neil and my boyfriend is going as Shredder. We’re both making our costumes so I’ll be sure to post up pics when we’re done ;)

Zombie Cake recipes

Yesterday’s Zombie Lawn Ornament sent me on a zombie frenzy looking for more domestic zombies. What I came across surprised and delighted me. The sisters from Theyre Coming to Get You Barbara have posted up the most disgustingly detailed zombie themed cakes…all complete with instructions for making your own.

Zombie Cake

The “field” it is coming up out of is made of homemade French cream candies. The head is a sour cream chocolate chip cake with red dye to create a bloody brain effect. Icing creates the oozing eye socket and the eye itself is a homemade hard candy.

And added bonus is she includes a recipe for Cordial Cherry Eyeballs.

Tasty and gross!

The most gruesome and realistic of all however, is The Thorax Cake.

White cocolate creates the rib cake which encompasses the organs…which are all individual cakes! The heart is an orange cake with raspberry sauce, lungs are an apple spice cake with strawberry sauce,
for the kidneys she made an orange cake with blueberry sauce, stomach is a ginger cake with mango sauce, the liver is a chocolate cake with kiwi sauce and finally for the small intestine a jelly roll with red currant jelly.

These cakes are truly works of zombie art and I plan on trying them all out eventually. For now though I think I’ll start with the Cordial Cherry Eyeballs ;)

Pumpkin Hamburger

I’ve seen a lot of interesting ways to carve a pumpkin, but this one truly takes the cake…er hamburger?

Submitted to Family Crafts on on About.com by Sherry Balogh is this cute twist on pumpkin carving. Everything about it is innovative and spot on, especially the use of pumpkin seeds as the sesame seeds on the “bun”. This is really getting me inspired for my own pumpkin carving adventure this weekend!

Sadly, this cute pumpkin hamburger is not edible….but it makes me think of trying to make an edible pumpkin hamburger myself! Anyone who knows me knows that I love pumpkin and finding new ways to cook pumpkin. Especially now since my boyfriend who loves pumpkin announced that he is turned off from most pumpkin products (like the pumpkin cookies and pumpkin pastas you find in stores) because they just arent done well.

Honestly, I don’t blame him for thinking this since he has a high status of pumpkin products due to his mother’s AMAZING pumpkin pie. Well I love a challenge so my new goal is to find the best and most delicious way to cook pumpkin. I think I’ll start it off with trying a way to make a pumpkin hamburger….Im torn between wanting to make some sort of pumpkin patty to replace the meat or grilling up some pumpkin as a topping. I’ll report back when my experimenting is done ;)

In the mean time feel free to share your favorite pumpkin recipes AND your carved pumpkins! I need inspiration!


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