Tag Archives: Halloween recipes

Nostalgia: McDonald’s retro Halloween

31 Oct

Gah! Spied these darlings on Pinterest and was immediately transported to childhood. How adorable! Remember getting these McDonald’s gift certificates in my Halloween bag. Oh, for a hot caramel sundae right now! The sweet taste of Halloweens past!

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The eyes have it!

27 Oct

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We are as obsessed with oven-baked tacos and Rick Bayless’ sauce as we are with Halloween!

It was only a matter of time before our October menu merged with taco night!

We snapped up two sizes of silly candy eyes and are happy to have found a use for them.

Cheerful and cheesy Tex Mex or Mexican doesn’t typically land on our silly Halloween menu radar. But it’s hard to ignore Mexican hot chocolate laden with cinnamon, vanilla and chilies, or pepita, lime and cumin pesto, or even spooky mole sauce.

Hoot Owl Halloween Cookies

27 Oct

Many thanks to Sharon, who kindly took the time to scan and send us some ancient 80s Seventeen pages.

Here’s one perfect for Halloween:

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The original looks like it came from a 1956 Pillsbury bake-off.

And here’s a peanut butter version.

Booodles… again!

26 Oct

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Another year, and another spooky Halloween pasta.

This year, we tried a lemon shrimp version. Simple and very, very good.

We forgot to stock up on Black Label nero di seppia as per last year:

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Halloween Burgers

26 Oct

saucy cherie halloween burgersWe are obsessed with these!Saucy Cherie halloween burgers

Made a perfect pre-Halloween lunch with boo-tato salad, and a mix of bitter greens, perfectly ripe pear, goat cheese and pumpkin pie spice candied almonds.

So much fun, as you can see here and here and here.

Gothic Gourmet’s Greatest Hits

1 Oct

Welcome foolish mortals…

October is here and that means a month-long Halloween celebration for Saucy Cherie.

Why wait until Oct. 31? We’re going to enjoy these weeks with Dinner and a Mooovie as often as we can. That means a few fun recipes and screenings of some Halloween classics all month long.

Enjoy Saucy Cherie’s Gothic Gourmet Greatest Hits.


Dinner and Mooovie A Saucy Cherie original!

Vincent Price Cookalong: our small role in the global potluck, hosted by Jenny at Silver Screen Suppers. Spoiler alert: it’s chicken liver risotto.

Horror’dourves: Rather than gross-out grub, food that honours the season. Butternut squash rice paper rolls with spicy cran dipping sauce.

Brain Food: Shrimp mousse has never looked so good

Witchy Finger Food: Spider web party dip with cheese olive fingers

The Food Has Eyes: Har gow ghosties and NYC pretzel dumplings

Dim Sum Treats: Ruby Fooooos excellent selection of dim sum delectables

Exorcist Soup: or Magic Pan’s Potage St. Germain

Fright Night: Heeeeeere’s Dinner! Japanese Bat Wings and Steak Bites with Bloody Mary Dipping Sauce.

Halloween Howler:  Bloody Mary dip, Monster Mash garlic white bean dip, and our infamous Canapeyes

Vampire Stakes: Scary skewers with aioli

Winged Terror: Are they fried swamp creature legs or pterodactyl wings?

Dem Bones:  The graveyard good looks of Korean Fried and General Tao wings

Retro Babysitter Jack’o’lantern Patties: from an old Seventeen magazine

Vampire Slayer: Chicken in garlic sour cream straight from Romania – Dracula’s homeland.

A Howling: Black pasta nests with pumpkin seed pesto,

Witchy Pippa Fingers: Scream worthy cheese straws

Civilized autumn lasagna: How did this get in here?

Petrified log: Blue cheese, black sesame seeds and dread fill this blue cheese log.

Sea Creature Booodles: Spicy shrimp in a tangle of nero de seppia pasta

Heart Beet:  Beet and goat cheese pate, and roasted beet, garlic and goat cheese sauce for pasta.

Molten Lava: Autumn fondue of cheddar and hard cider.

Decaying Dinner: caramelized eggplant pasta and arugula pumpkin seed pesto.

Dipping in the Dark:  Broiled Goat Cheese with Pumpkin Seed Sauce

SOME SCARY SWEETS

I Want Candy: Variations of pumpkin seed brittle and candy

Not so Lady Fingers: Sugar and spice. Dessert or cheddar.

Trickerdoodles! pumpkin pie spice meets snickerdoodle

The ultimate Halloween apple dipper: Dulce de leche made in the slow cooker.

Skull Butter: Savoury or sweet, watch as these butter molds melt gruesomely

Skull butter

29 Oct

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We try to keep the crazy at bay, really we do. But. These cheapo ice cube Halloween molds called out to us at Superstore.

No ice cube plans at all.

It’s all about the butter, baby.

Our first go was to mix softened butter with homemade pumpkin pie spice and a splash of maple syrup. Result: very fun morning waffles.

Next up: Some terrifying maitre d’hotel butter for steaks or fish.

Cream together:
1 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup minced parsley
1 whole lemon, zested
minced garlic

You can add some blue cheese crumbles if this intended for beef.

Smoosh the compound butter into the molds; really pack it in there to get the air bubbles out. Freeze them for more than an hour. Pop free and let come to room temperature before using on steaks.

While a small pat of butter is preferable over these huge butter skulls and pumpkins, the effect will be fun (and you can use half on your steak and half on your baguette, potato or other veg!)