Spooktacular: Duck Soup ContestTuesday, October 30, 2007 14:00
And n-o-o-o-o, it has to be more than “Melt caramels. Dip apples. Eat.” You can share as many recipes as you want, but only one entry per person. Since the only fair way to judge them would be to make and eat them all, I’ll do a random drawing from all eligible recipes shared in the comments for this post. If you’ve already tried any of the recipes entered, feel free to give it your lip-smackin’ endorsement!
Here’s a couple of easy ones:
Fall Fruit Tray & Fruit Dip (this is so pathetically easy and good)
1-container CoolWhip Extra Creamy (size optional)
Lemon zest to taste
Fold together, adjust for taste
- Garnish with extra lemon zest.
- Slice fruit to dip. Apples and pears – the more flavorful and colorful the better (for example, Granny Smiths and Royal Galas) - grapes, strawberries, etc. Note: To prevent the sliced fruit from turning brown, toss it in cold water with Fruit Fresh. Drain well.
- Arrange (with peel colors showing) on a bed of colorful leafy greens (purple leaf kale looks particularly nice).
I found this recipe the other day and can’t wait to try it. Have any of you already tried it? Whatcha think?
PUMPKIN SEED BRITTLE, From the Black Cat Cafe & Bakery, Sharon Springs, NY
1/4 cup butter, room temperature (plus a little extra to grease the pan)
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup corn syrup
2/3 cup fresh pumpkin seeds, shelled, washed, dried and toasted (can find shelled in grocery stores)
- Line a 9X13 inch pan with foil or parchment and grease with extra butter.
- Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
- Stir in sugar and corn syrup, and bring to a boil.
- Stir constantly(or edges will burn) 5-8 minutes until mixture reaches 280-degrees F on a candy thermometer.
- Stir in pumpkin seeds.
- Pour mixture quickly into prepared pan, if necessary spread with back of a greased spoon.
- Let cool completely until hardened. Break into pieces as desired.
Okay, your turn! Lay some Spooktacular nummies of the season on me for a chance to win a prize. It can be recipe ideas for kids, family parties, hanging out with friends, or whatever. C’mon… make me hungry!