A Spooky Platter Hannibal Lecter Could Enjoy

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It’s still October? You mean Halloween hasn’t happened yet and I still have stuff to post???

 

Hmph. Okay.

 

Today’s post is all about simple stuff for maximum impact.. which is basically the unofficial motto of this site. Is it working smarter not harder? Absolutely not; I don’t feel smart when I’m running on no sleep, TMJ pain and a kid next door dragging something over the wooden deck, all while I attempt to type something remotely coherent.

Aside from all that, we’re going to make a spooky party platter with some props, a lot of ready-made stuff, a few healthy things and – surprisingly – homemade stuff!

 

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Let’s Make Easy Black Caramel Apples

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It’s time for a Halloween treat, right? Well today I thought we’d make caramel apples, the treat candied apples wished they were. Beautiful, perfect caramel apples. And while they are perfect, they have to be tweaked slightly for the setting of Halloween, so we’re going to paint ’em black!

 

For this we aren’t making caramel from scratch because you should be well-versed in how I cannot be bothered in doing anything (or to put this in a positive, cool way ‘maximum effect with minimal effort’, so we’re using delicious Werther’s Chewy Toffee caramels.

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Sweet, Salty and Flaky: Feta Me Meli, A Greek Snack To Live Off Forever

 

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First off I just want to thank you all for your patience while I was gone. We are back to scheduled programming.. which I guess is my awful time management of this site!

I thought the best slide-back-into-your-lives post would be in the form of a smooth and crispy, salty and sweet snack using two ingredients that are the building block of Greek cuisine: feta and filo/phyllo pastry.

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I Tried Making A Three Ingredient Chocolate Mousse!

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Whenever I see a recipe that says “Easy” or proclaims to have less-than-five ingredients, I am immediately sceptical. I know it’s stupid because there are hundreds upon thousands of baking and cooking recipes that prove my scepticism wrong, but still, I am for a second going “Pfft, can’t be that easy.” Is it because I can screw up the simplest of tasks? Oh, that certainly plays a role.

So, naturally, when I saw Kitchen Cents‘ recipe for “Easy 3-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse”  I was sceptical but curious. If I can make mousse with three ingredients? Just dump it all in and blend?

Okay, I’ll give it a go.

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Ginger Spice Pfeffernusse Mummies!

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For today’s Halloween post … we’re cheating. Well, let’s not call it cheating; we’re going to be upgrading a German classic treat into a cutie Halloweenie treat!

Great save by me yet again.

This Halloween Treat Transformation can be done with prepackaged biscuits like Twirls, Caramello Koalas, White Chocolate fingers, or treats you might usually make like White Christmas chocolates, cookies, Rice Krispie balls or bars and white chocolate pretzels.
The cookie I’m going to be Halloweening is a ginger spice cookie/biscuit called pfeffernüsse. This German treat was something that reminds me of my nanna, who would always have them on hand when my sister and I went to visit her.

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