Chocolate Pretzel Pumpkin Candies

Chocolate Pretzel and Pumpkin Candies

I love to make variations on simple recipes.  I am in love with the candies that are made by melting either hugs or kisses on top of pretzels and smashing them down with either a candy or a nut.  I have already publishes three variations on this recipe, but I had to do just one more.  You can find the versions with candy corn, marshmallow […]

Caterpillars and cheese

Caterpillars and Cheese

This is another one of my non-recipes.  It’s just a cooking technique that effectively changes a very kid friendly dish, macaroni and cheese, into something a bit more ghoulish for Halloween.  The entire process is very simple.  All you need is a box of macaroni and cheese plus all of the ingredients needed to prepare it along with some green food coloring. 

Brain Matter

Brain Matter

I have always thought that cauliflower florets looked like brain tissue with the undulating shape of the florets on the dense surface.  As a result, I have attempted to transform them into something ghoulish and frightening for Halloween.  This is a very simple process, but I have to confess that I made a mistake with the first batch that I cooked.    This is another non […]

chocolate pretzel eyeball candies

Chocolate Pretzel and Eyeball Candies

I previously posted about the candies that are made from candy corn, hugs, and pretzels.   These are very easy and tasty, too.  They might even impress your friends.  The next obvious choice would be to make them with some Reese’s Pieces on top and that would be good, but we wanted to switch things up a bit and try some more unusual toppings for our […]

Deviled Eggs for Halloween

Deviled Eggs for Halloween

Deviled Eggs are so easy to make and so versatile.  There are many different ways you can combine ingredients to make them taste different.  Today’s post is going to use a deviled egg recipe that was previously posted here at Patty Cake’s Pantry as the base, but we are going to make a few changes to the finished product to produce something a little more […]

candy corn, a hug, and a pretzel make halloween candy.

Candy Corn Hugs Pretzel

The name of this post sounds like the headline from a tabloid.  Candy Corn was seen hugging Pretzel.  “Who knew that someone so sweet would melt for someone so tough and salty?”  It sounds like a good start, right?   I didn’t really know what to call this recipe, but as I was thinking about the ingredients, candy corn, hugs, and pretzels, I settled upon the […]

Jack-o-Lantern made from an orange

Orange Jack-o-Lantern

This post is my community service post for better nutrition before I start posting all of the candy and cookie recipes for the upcoming holidays.  We should all strive to eat a healthy, well-balanced  diet.   This post is my contribution toward that goal.  I know someone is reading the title of this post and thinking “Aren’t most Jack-o-Lanterns orange?”  They are, but allow me […]

Halloween Treats From The Pantry

Holidays don’t necessarily mean that you have to ignore your grocery budget.  In fact, holiday treats can often be pulled together from things that you already have on hand as long as you have a well stocked pantry and plan ahead. Candy for the trick-or-treaters still has to be budgeted, but fun food for the family is already in the bag.  Lets take a look […]