Hurricane Sandy was a true Frankenstorm before Halloween. In my state of New York, we will have a lot of work to do to rebuild and help our neighbors and friends recover from the devastation of the storm. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected.
Whether you can celebrate Halloween today or need to delay it because of the storm, I have spine-tingling recipes that are frightfully tasty and easy-to-make that will help you celebrate the day.
Try my Jack-O-Lantern Cheeseburgers for a haunted and hearty meal to fill the kids up. Then have the kids help with some simple to make Spooky Marshmallow Pops. For an adult cocktail, show your Halloween pride with my “Orange-You-Glad It’s Halloween” drink. See all recipes below!
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• White lollipop sticks
• Large marshmallows
• Orange, lavender, and chocolate-flavored candy melts, Wilton® (melted according to package directions)
• Assorted candies: Red cinnamon-flavored candies, Ferrara Pan® Red Hots®; chewy fruit-flavored candies,
Mike and Ike®; assorted candy-coated licorice pieces, Jelly Belly® Bridge Mix; candy-coated chocolate pieces,
M&M’s®; chocolate jimmies; candy corn; mini chocolate morsels; assorted flavors roll candy, Life Savers®;
slivered almonds; peach-flavored candy rings, Farley’s® Peach Rings; black sugar; black icing; white icing;
worm-shaped chewy candies, Farley’s® Gummi Worms
Makes 10 servings
Prep: 20 minutes, Grill: 13 minutes
10 (1-ounce) processed American cheese slices
3 pounds ground chuck
1 (1.0-ounce) envelope ranch salad dressing and seasoning mix, Hidden Valley Ranch®
1 tablespoon ketchup
1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
10 hamburger buns, split
1. Spray grill rack with nonstick nonflammable cooking spray. Preheat grill to medium-high heat (350° to
400°). Using a paring knife, cut eyes, nose, and mouth shapes out of each slice to create a jack-o’-lantern.
2. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, ranch seasoning mix, ketchup, and pepper; mix well. Using hands,
shape into 10 patties. Grill, covered with grill lid, for 5 to 6 minutes on each side, or until desired degree of
doneness. Carefully place prepared cheese slices on burgers; grill, covered with grill lid, for 1 to 2 minutes, or
until cheese is slightly melted. Serve on buns with desired toppings.
Makes 4 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
3 cups chilled orange dream mix, T.G.I.Fridays®
1 cup chilled orange liqueur
1⁄2 cup chilled orange juice
1. In a pitcher, combine drink mix, orange liqueur, and juice. Pour into 4 glasses. Serve immediately.