Sunday, October 18, 2009

Spook Alley

You are invited to a night of Wizards and Witches

Twilight Halloween

Carlisle's Famous Blood Pudding

1 small box chocolate pudding
2 cups cold milk
6 drops red food coloring

Combine all ingredients in medium bowl. Decorate with red gel icing.

Edward's Favorite Blood Punch

1 pkg. Black Cherry Kool-Aid
1 Pkg. Cherry Kool-aid
1 cup sugar
1 cup corn syrup
4 cups water.

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan on high heat until sugars are dissolved. Refrigerate syrup until ready to serve. Pour into individual glasses (about two tablespoons per eight ounces). Top with favorite clear carbonated beverage. Add dry ice for a spooky effect.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

End of Summer/ After School Snacks



  • 1 (14.4 oz) Bag peanut butter M&Ms
  • 1 (16 oz) bag Snyder's Snap pretzels
  • 1 (13 oz) box Cheez-It crackers
  • 1 (12 oz) bag oyster crackers
  • 1 (14 oz) box toasted oat cereal
  • 1 (9.5 oz) box Teddy Graham snacks


Combine all ingredients in a large airtight container. This is a great mix for an alternative to chips and cookies at snack time. It is also great for movie night, just add fresh popcorn! Will store for 2 months or more if kept air tight.




4 mini pizza crusts (Maceys Bakery)

Peanut butter

Squeeze jelly


Spread 2 tbsp peanut butter on each crust. Squeeze jelly on crust making bulls-eye pattern. For more fun, top with bananas, raisins, dried apple rings, etc.



Fruit and Vegetables with Yogurt Dips







1 (32 oz) plain yogurt

1 small box butterscotch pudding mix

1 packet ranch dip mix


Separate yogurt into 2 equal (16 oz or 2 cups) portions. In one, mix with the butterscotch pudding mix, in the other, mix with ranch mix. Serve the pudding mixture with fruit, serve the ranch mixture with vegetables.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Harry Potter and the Savory Selections Decorating

Tip 1: At a thrift store, purchase bottles of various shapes and sizes. Print the following images and paste onto bottles. Stop bottles with a cork. Fill with various
colors of liquids. More labels and book pages are found here and here.

Tip 2: Print Spellbook pages and lay them open in a used textbook.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Harry Potter and the Savory Selections (Recipes)

Boneless BBQ Dragon Wings

Breaded Chicken Nuggets

BBQ Sauce (A&W or DR. Pepper)

Bake nuggets according to directions. During last 5-10 minutes of cooking pour sauce over nuggets.


Love Potion # 10

2 Tbsp Apple juice concentrate

1 Tbsp grape juice concentrate

1 liter lemon lime soda or sparkling water (do not use tonic water or club soda)


Combine ingredients in pitcher of ice, stir and serve


Anti-Vampire Dip and Coffin Chips

1 can diced tomatoes

1 can black beans (rinsed and drained)

1 clove garlic, finely minced

1 or 2 basil leaves coarsely chopped


Combine ingredients in a small bowl. Serve with fresh tortilla chips.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Citrus Slush

Citrus Slush

2 oranges

2 tangelos

2 limes

1 can lemonade concentrate (prepared)


Peel and de-seed orange, tangelo, and lime. Place in blender, add lemonade and ice, blend on high until desired consistency is reached. Pour into stemmed goblets.

Fruit Parfait

Fruit Parfait

2 cups lemon yogurt

1 cup frozen berries

1 cup sliced strawberries

1 kiwi diced

2 banana's sliced

2 cups granola (plain, no nuts or raisins)

In individual clear cups, layer fruit, yogurt, and granola until cup is filled. Garnish with whole strawberry.