Batty Bites

Batty Bites

Batty Bites

 

 

I love this time of year and I know I have mentioned how much I love Halloween. I found this super adorbs simple party fun recipe on All You Magazine. These are the kind of appetizers that everyone will enjoy and you won’t have to spend forever trying to get them right! I also like that they are simple enough to incorporate into other holidays. Add some fun shaped pretzels/crackers/treats and make them reindeer antlers or make a top hat and it can be a leprechaun! You can play with the cheeses and use different colored sesame seeds, nuts, cracker or chip crumbs to compliment the cheese ball. You can also make monster bites or witches maybe vampires and ghosts! Soo much fun! Get creative!

 

 

Ingredients:

1 (4 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
8 ounces soft, mild goat cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup pesto
2 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper
2 tablespoons poppy seeds
8 pitted olives, sliced
32 peppercorns
32 triangular corn chips or any kind of chip or cracker you prefer.

DIRECTIONS:

1. Mash together cream cheese, goat cheese and pesto.
2. Let chill for 40 minutes.
3. Shape mixture into 16 2-inch balls.
4. Roll in black pepper and poppy seeds to cover.
5. Press two olive slices into balls for eyes
6. Place peppercorns in centers for pupils.
7. Insert chip on either side of ball for wings and serve.

Red Velvet Cream Cheese Brownies

Red Velvet Cream Cheese Brownies

Red Velvet Cream Cheese Brownie

 

 

I am not always a huge fan of red velvet but for my birthday my father made me some of the most amazing red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting I have ever had in my life. Now I seem to be craving it. I have been looking for super delish recipes to try and see if I can perfect this red velvet amazingness before my father does. You could say we are a bit competitive especially when it comes to food. This morning I saw this recipe someone had shared on Facebook and the photo alone makes me want to lick my computer screen.  I have no idea where this recipe is from or if it is good but if the photo is any indication these brownies are going to be super yum.

Ingredients:

1 Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake Mix
3/4 cup butter, after melted
1 egg
1/2 cup water
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Filling Ingredients:
4 ounces of cream cheese, softened
1 egg
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2. Mix the first 5 ingredients and pour into a 9 X 12 glass baking dish

Pour this over & across the brownie mix. Take a knife & swirl through mix making a marbled design.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

That’s Not Candy Corn!

Cheesy Corns
Cheesy Corns

I refuse to get enough of Halloween fun. There are one too many opportunities to get incredibly creative with food, decorations, and clothing. I can’t stress how in love with Halloween I really am. These cheesy corns are perfect for an anytime snack but even more fun during the fall. You can server them at adult or kid parties, just change up the cheese. This is a simple recipe you can do soo much with. You can offer a variety of scary looking dips to scare up even more fun with your food.

INGREDIENTS:
2 homemade organic pizza crusts or store bought organic pizza crust (size and quantity depending on how many you are feeding or how big you want your pieces)
3 blocks of organic cheese 1 block of yellow cheese, 1 block of white cheese & 1 block of orange cheese. You choose which you like the best.

DIRECTIONS

1. Heat the oven to 450º.
2. Cut pizza crusts into the shape of candy corns.
3. Top each wedge with rows of white, orange, and yellow cheeses, as shown in the picture above.
4. Bake the wedges on a cookie sheet for 8 to 10 minutes, then let them cool for about 3-5 minutes.
5. You can serve with your favorite dips like guacamole, salsa, sour cream or even put your favorite toppings just for fun.