Monday, October 27, 2008

Halloween Party Recipes

I had several requests for recipes from our Halloween Party this past weekend.

Fright Bites (those little cheesy bread thingies)
1 1/3 cups shredded sharp cheese
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese (2 oz)
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened, cut up
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper sauce
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Line large cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper.
2. In medium bowl, beat all ingredients except parsley on medium speed until smooth. Stir in parsley. On lightly floured surface, knead dough 10 to 12 times; shape into ball.
3. Roll into 24 balls, using about 2 teaspoons dough per ball; place on cookie sheet 1 1/2 inches apart.
4. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and set. Serve warm.

Slow Cooker Cheese Dip (slightly spicy)

1 pound ground beef

1/2 pound bulk hot pork sausage

2 pounds velvetta, cubed

2 cans (10 oz. each) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained

Tortilla chips

In a large skillet, cook beef and sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a 5 qt. slow cooker*. Add cheese and tomatoes; mix well. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or until the cheese is melted, stirring occasionally. Serve with tortilla chips.

*while it was nice to be able to set this up ahead of time, a microwave would have been just as easy to use.

Check out the photos from the party at

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