halloween party foods

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This is what I made:
🎃Dark chocolate Halloween cookies with dark chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, whites chocolate chips, and peanut butter chips
🕷Muddy Buddies mix (not pictured)
🎃little smokies with a brown sugar, ketchup, Worcestershire, BBQ sauce (not pictured)
🕷Rotton pickle pasta salad; I just died it green (not pictured)
🎃Spider web deviled eggs
🕷Pumpkin, pecan, and honey baked Brie (not pictured)
🎃Mummy meatballs
🕷Mummy jalapeño poppers ⬅️these were SO cute and tasty!!
🎃Pepperoni and sausage pizza skulls

The Signs During Fall

Aries 🍁

Always up to trend so they have to have a pumpkin spice latte. They are usually the ones to complain about the cold so you can catch them near a fireplace. Making arrangements to hang around their friends. Usually the ones you spot out at a coffee shop catching up with their friends. They also love to travel to get unique pictures.


Taurus 🍂

Fashion. The ones to go shopping for Autumn attire. Takes lots of Fall inspired pictures to post. Loves to bake the Phillsbury pumpkin sugar cookies. Loves to decorate their house for the holidays.


Gemini 🕸

Spends time to read. Will be the one to attend a Halloween party. Brings food and drinks to the party. Is excited to go to a pumpkin patch and pick a pumpkin out. Likes to write. May write about scary stories or an Autumn inspired poem.


Cancer 🎃

Pumpkin spice everything. Is a basic witch. The one to have a yearly Halloween party. Can be found hanging around their family. Plans to go trick-or-treating with their friends in matching costumes. Takes pictures outside to post on the internet.


Leo ☕️

Likes to take a drive around town to see all the decorated houses. Hangs around friends and watches horror movies. The ones to impetuously jump in snow for fun with a bathing suit on. Goes to their friends house for the food. Carves a unique looking pumpkin.

Virgo 🕷

Cozied up in bed reading a book. Puts the cooking channel on and loves to cook. Is outside enjoying nature. Picks out the perfect fall outfit and plans to take a trip somewhere different. Calls their loved ones to invite over.

Libra 🖤

Is excited for all the romantic Fall ideas. Dinner dates with home made cooked meals. Watches corny Halloween movies. Loves to invite their friends over. Is probably applying Fall inspired makeup to take aesthetic pictures.


Scorpio 👻

Perfect time to watch horror movies. Goes to haunted houses and visits grave stones. Stares at the moon at night. Likes to go camping around Fall. Plays with a Ouija board with friends.

Sagittarius 🦇

Bike rides in the woods. Skinny dipping at night. Does the usual Fall trends like carving a pumpkin and trick-or-treating. Likes to go to theme parks around this time of year. Is the one at a Halloween party to drink. Makes up “scary” stories.

Capricorn 📖

Likes to go on walks in the cold. Likes to be active so they’re either skiing or building a snowman. Finds time to read books. Enjoys the cold and likes to look out a window and contemplate. The one to enjoy dressing up for Halloween.

Aquarius 🍬

Is the one to get the most Halloween candy. Will take more candy then what someone wrote on paper. Will prank their friends. Is either sipping on coffee around their friends or at home alone singing to Halloween music.

Pisces 🌑

Draws in their room. Is the one to be watching a Halloween movie alone. Texts that one friend about their crush. Loves to bake and probably finishes a whole plate of cookies. Is probably at a relative’s playing with a baby or pet.

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“Broken Glass” Cupcakes"

The recipe for the “glass” is essentially one for caramel. The trick is to cook it for a shorter amount of time than usual so it stays clear.

PREP: 45 MINS TOTAL TIME: 1 HOUR 15 MINS

YIELD:Makes 3 ½ dozen

INGREDIENTS

  1. 4 ½ cups cake flour (not self-rising)
  2. 2 tablespoons baking powder
  3. ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  4. ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  5. Salt
  6. 1 ½ cups whole milk
  7. 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  8. 2 sticks plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  9. 2 ¼ cups granulated sugar
  10. 7 large egg whites, room temperature

FOR THE CARAMEL

  1. 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  2. ¾ cup water

FOR THE FROSTING

  1. 1 pound cream cheese, room temperature
  2. 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  3. 6 cups confectioners’ sugar
  4. ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  5. 1 cup cherry preserves, strained, for garnish

DIRECTIONS

STEP 1

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make the cupcakes: Line cupcake tins with baking cups. Sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ¾ teaspoon salt into a medium bowl. Combine milk and vanilla in a measuring cup.

STEP 2

  • Beat butter with a mixer on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy. Reduce speed to medium, and gradually add granulated sugar in a slow, steady stream. Beat until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Reduce speed to low, and add flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with milk mixture, beginning and ending with flour.

STEP 3

  • In a clean bowl, whisk egg whites with a mixer on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold one-third of the whites into the cupcake batter. Fold in remaining egg whites in 2 batches.

STEP 4

  • Divide batter among baking cups, filling each halfway full. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of each comes out clean and the tops spring back when lightly touched, 18 to 20 minutes. Let cool completely in tins set on wire racks.

STEP 5

  • Meanwhile, make the caramel: Bring granulated sugar and water to a boil in a small high-sided saucepan, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat to medium-high, and cook until mixture just starts to turn pale gold around edges. Remove from heat, and immediately pour caramel onto a rimmed baking sheet. Working quickly, tilt pan to spread caramel to edges to make a very thin layer. Let cool to harden.

STEP 6

  • Make the frosting: Beat cream cheese and butter with a mixer on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar and vanilla. Beat until creamy and spreadable.

STEP 7

  • Frost each cupcake using an offset spatula. Twist pan to release and break caramel in order for it to resemble broken glass. Place a shard or 2 of caramel “glass” in the center of each cupcake. Drizzle or pipe cherry preserves where caramel has entered the cupcake.