Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Recipes and Party Ideas at

This time of year I always head to to find cute Halloween treats for the kids. Here's some great ones I found:

Graveyard Caramel Pull-Apart Loaf

Prep Time:
25 Min
Total Time:
1 Hr 30 Min
12 servings

3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
4 cans (7.5 oz each) Pillsbury® refrigerated biscuits
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
White icing
Gummy worm candies

  • Grease or spray 2 (9x5-inch) loaf pans.  
  • Mix granulated sugar and cinnamon in 1-gallon bag. Separate dough into 10 biscuits; cut each in quarters. Shake quarters in bag to coat; divide evenly between loaf pans. Mix brown sugar and melted butter; divide mixture in half. Pour over biscuit pieces.
  • Bake at 350°F for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 10 minutes. Turn upside down; cool 5 minutes. Pipe RIP (rest in peace) on each loaf with white icing. Insert gummy worms into loaves. Serve warm. 

Halloweenies with Mustard Dip

Prep Time:
20 Min
Total Time:
40 Min
44 servings

1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet
44 cocktail-size smoked link sausages (from a 1-lb package)
1/2 cup creamy Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon dried oregano leaves

  • Heat oven to 375°F. Line two 15x10x1-inch pans with cooking parchment paper.
  • On work surface, roll dough sheet out to 14x11-inch rectangle. Cut vertically to make two 11x7-inch rectangles. Cut crosswise into total of 44 (7x1/2-inch) strips. Pat sausages dry with paper towels.
  • Wrap 1 strip of dough around each sausage to look like a little mummy; press firmly at each end to secure. Place on cookie sheet 2 inches apart for even browning.
  • Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix mustard and oregano. Serve sausages warm with mustard dip.

Vampire-Away Garlic Bites

Prep Time:
25 Min
Total Time:
45 Min
32 bites 

1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated Pillsbury® Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet
2 jars (5 oz each) garlic-stuffed green olives (about 32 olives), drained, dried with paper towels
2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons sesame seed

  • Heat oven to 375°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  • Unroll dough sheet; cut into 4 rectangles. Cut each rectangle lengthwise into 4 strips; cut strips in half crosswise to make 32 dough strips.
  • Place 1 olive on each strip. Wrap dough strip around olive. Roll between palms of hands until olive is completely covered with dough. Place on cookie sheet. Brush milk over top of each bite; sprinkle sesame seed over top of each.
  • Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Spooky Shepherd's Pie

Prep Time:
30 Min
Total Time:
55 Min
6 servings
1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
1 bag (12 oz) Green Giant® Valley Fresh Steamers™ frozen mixed vegetables
1 can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen® organic diced tomatoes with Italian herbs, undrained
1 jar (12 oz) beef gravy
1 3/4 cups water
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup milk
2 1/4 cups instant mashed potatoes
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 egg, slightly beaten
  • Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 10-inch skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Add beef and onion; cook until beef is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain.
  • Set aside 12 peas for garnish. Add remaining frozen vegetables, tomatoes and gravy; mix well. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook 8 to 10 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, heat water, margarine and garlic powder to boiling. Remove from heat; add milk. Stir in potato flakes and cheese. Add egg; blend well.
  • Into ungreased 8-inch square (2-quart) or oval (2 1/2-quart) glass baking dish, spoon beef mixture. With large spoon, make 6 mounds of potato mixture on top of beef mixture to resemble ghosts. Place 2 reserved peas on each mound to resemble eyes.
  • Bake at 375°F. for 20 to 25 minutes or until potatoes are set and mixture is thoroughly heated.

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