Friday, October 23, 2020

Frightening Friday {Countdown to Halloween Day 23}


 When I was a kid, there were several thing that just frightened me especially at night. Something hiding under the bed, monster in the closet, shadowy figures in my room, and of course, the creepy basement and attic! Here is a collection of pictures to give you some nightmare fuel and take yo back to those nights of childhoods past.









































 


Thursday, October 22, 2020

Thirsty Thursday {Countdown to Halloween Day 22}

 These GLOWING cocktails are sure to turn up your Halloween party a notch or two!


 Gin and Sin 

This twist on a Gin Daisy looks coral in daylight—and glows white under a black light.


INGREDIENTS
3 oz. Gin
1/2 oz. lemon juice
1 tsp. grenadine
1 handful ice
tonic water

 
DIRECTIONS
Mix gin, lemon juice and grenadine in a cocktail shaker; pour into a large glass filled with ice.
Top with tonic water. Garnish with a glow stick (optional).



Ghoulish Glowing Jello Shots

To really make these shots glow, use only tonic water—not half tonic, half tap water—but fair warning: It'll make the shots a little bitter.


INGREDIENTS
2 c. tonic water, divided
2 packages Jell-O (two flavors; we used pineapple and orange)
1 c. water
1 c. vodka

 
DIRECTIONS
Make the first layer: Pour one cup tonic water into a pot over high heat. Once it comes to a boil, add the pineapple Jell-o mix. Whisk until the mix has dissolved, then pour in half a cup of water and half a cup of vodka. Stir to combine.
Pour the Jell-o into shot glasses, filling them about two-thirds of the way up. Place in the refrigerator to chill, 30 to 35 minutes.
Make the second layer: As they set, start making the orange Jell-o, following the same process used for the pineapple Jell-o.
Top each of the pineapple Jell-o shot glasses with the orange Jell-o mixture. Return the shots to the fridge to set, 2 to 3 hours.




Toxictini



Add some pretty cool effects to your Halloween party with these easy cocktails that will glow under black-light


INGREDIENTS
1 Vitamin B Complex Pill
3 Ounces Tonic Water
3 Ounces Fresca
2 Ounces Vodka
½ Ounce Orange Juice


INSTRUCTIONS

Grind a Vitamin B Pill into a fine powder
In a cocktail glass (or fun scientific beaker), combine Tonic Water, Fresca, Vodka, and Orange Juice.
Stir in ¼ of the powder into the cocktail
Enjoy under Black-Light




Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Wicked Wednesday {Countdown to Halloween Day 21}

 



My good friend, Rebecca Maggard, made these amazing 3d works of art from old books!

Check her shop out on Facebook at YOUR STORY BOOKS







This was for my wife. While this is not scary, I had to share because it is so cool! Although...I have seen some scary teachers...

We may not be able to decorate for Halloween this year but we sure are improving our creepy elegance for next year! 



Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Tricky Treats Tuesday {Countdown to Halloween Day 20}

 



Reece's Bats


INGREDIENTS

10 mini Reese's cups

5 oreos

20 Candy eyes

1 tbsp. peanut butter

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 DIRECTIONS

Cut all Oreo cookies in half and gently remove the cream. Cut each half in half to create the wings.

Using a toothpick or a small spoon, apply a small dab of peanut butter to one end of each Oreo. Press onto the Reese's cup to make wings.

Next, place a small dab of peanut butter onto the back of two candy eyes and place on top of the edge of the wings. Serve.



Ghost S'mores Dip


INGREDIENTS

4 packages of ghost Peeps

2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/4 c. heavy cream, warmed

Graham crackers, for serving

mini chocolate chips

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DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 450°. In the bottom of a square baking dish, spread out chocolate chips and pour cream on top. Cover completely with a single layer of ghost Peeps. Place mini chocolate chips over eyes and mouth. (The already-drawn faces will fade in the oven.)

Bake until the chocolate has melted and the ghosts are golden, 8 to 10 minutes.

Serve warm with graham crackers for dipping.




Dracula's Dentures

INGREDIENTS

1 tube chocolate chip cookie dough

1 can vanilla frosting

red food coloring

mini marshmallows

slivered almonds

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DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350°. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll cookie dough into 1 ½” balls and place on baking sheets. Bake until golden, about 12 minutes. Let cool completely then cut in half.

Add a few drops of red food coloring into vanilla frosting and stir until smooth. Spread a thin layer of red frosting onto each cookie half.

Place mini marshmallows around the round edges of half of the halves. Place the remaining halves on top, then stick a slivered almond on each side to create fangs.