Beth R. | Oct 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Trick or Treat Hacks for a Fun Halloween Menu

We have all heard it, maybe even said it; “don’t play with your food!”  But sometimes it’s okay to play with food, especially when it gets kids to eat their dinner! A few simple hacks to a few of our favorite recipes will take a basic Halloween party to  a Fright-Fest in no time!

Spider Web Soup
Turn our Chunky Tomato Soup into a cauldron of spider webs! Here’s how: Ladle soup into individual bowls. Thin about a half of a cup of sour cream with a bit of milk then pipe circles around the soup. Starting from the center, make a small circle, then a larger circle just outside the first circle and repeat until you nearly reach the edge of your bowl, or make a spiral from the center out towards the edge. Using a skewer or toothpick, drag the toothpick through the sour cream from the inside of the first circle towards the edge of the bowl. Then repeat around the bowl to get a spider web effect. If you want to add a bit more spookiness to your cauldrons, stick plastic black spider rings in the web before serving! You could even make grilled cheese in the shape of bats or ghosts using Halloween themed cookie cutters to cut the shapes!  Click here for one example of how it could look.

Looking for even more soup, stew and chili recipes? We have plenty here >

Mummified Stromboli
Our delicious Pizza Stromboli recipe becomes a creepy mummy by wrapping the dough according to the recipe directions. You can leave a bit of a small opening at the top to plop two eyeballs made from a mozzarella ball and green or black olives for eyes - creepy and cute! The best part, you can make the pizza sauce ahead and assemble the day before and re-warm in the oven to slightly melt the eyeballs just before serving.

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Zombie Eggs
Deluxe Deviled Eggs get zombified with a bit of food coloring. Dye egg whites after they have been boiled and yolks removed using 1 cup of hot water, 1 tablespoon white vinegar and your choice of food coloring. We like using green for our zombie eggs. You can also add a bit of green food coloring to the filling for added creep factor! Top with a sliced green olive with pimento for an eyeball effect or go the traditional route with a sprinkle of paprika.  Get even more Appetizer recipes by clicking here >

Eyeball pizza
For a quick meal before greeting your trick-or-treaters; make our Quick No Cook Pizza Sauce for a spooky eyeball pizza! This pizza sauce can be made the day ahead and be ready to top your favorite crust for a ghoulish pie! Top pizza with our pizza sauce and follow with cheese then bake until almost done. Buy medium-sized fresh mozzarella balls, they are usually found in a container or in snack packages, and are about the size of…eyeballs! With a knife or small melon baller, scoop small divots in the top of the cheese. Slice pimento stuffed green olives in half. Place the olive; cut side up in the cheese for the retina of the eye. For a spooky effect, extra pizza sauce can be drizzled down the cheese from the top to make bloodshot “eyes”. Place back in the oven to finish cooking and slightly melt the eyeballs. Serve hot!

Limited on time? We have you covered! Check out these meals that take 30 minutes or less!

Have a Safe and Happy Halloween from Tuttorosso Tomatoes!!

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