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All Hallow's Eve...Nashville Nosher Style 
Oct. 31, 2012 11:29 am 
Updated: Nov. 2, 2012 8:06 pm

Halloween is finally here and I couldn’t be happier.  One, my husband has been obsessed with watching all many of old horror movies lately, so hopefully THAT will come to an end (I’m all for a good horror movie, but 9 days in a row, complete with horror movie trivia commentary from the hubs?  Eh.  I’m good.  Thanks.)  Secondly, this means we can move on to MY favorite holiday, Thanksgiving (more on that in another blog.)  Anyway, Allrecipes has asked the Allstars to put together a little blog with Halloween ideas and with that being said…here are mine.

1.  I actually did this for a table-setting I did last year and it was super fun.  I had just discovered the joys of glitter spray paint and I was hooked.  I spray-painted these plastic pumpkins with black glitter spray paint and absolutely loved how they turned out.  I used them in a flower arrangement (that I neglected to photograph) and they added a fun touch.  Plus, I got to use spray paint.  It was a win-win.  This year I added the pumpkin in the middle of the >Eye of Newt eggs and I thought it added an appropriately spooky touch. 

2.  I made the Karo syrup scotcheroos for not one, but two get-togethers this month.  The first was a cooking club that we hold each month. This month’s theme was “bring something easy or store-bought” and so I chose these yummy goodies.  Not only are they fairly easy, they make quite a few (and you’ll get quite the arm workout trying to cut them up – ha!)  Here they are at the first party:

Secondly, I took them to our annual “Mocktober” film festival.  We get together, watch admittedly terrible movies, and make fun of them audibly while we stuff our faces with treats.  I forgot to snag a picture of the treat table, but here’s a picture of me in my costume…as Richard Simmons.  (I won best costume AND the scotcheroos were nearly gone.  Another Halloween win-win, I say!) 

3.  Finally, I got the opportunity to represent Allrecipes on a local show here in Nashville, Talk of the Town.  I snagged some pumpkins at the farmer’s market and set them on candle stands procured from my favorite place on earth – my local Goodwill.  I put a cheap mask on one, added a creepy raven to another, and then used scrapbook stickers attached to thumb tacks to make the spider-themed one.  My cat didn’t seem too scared, but I thought they were appropriately fun!   I made Eye of Newt eggs, creepy mini pizzas, and Halloween brain dip.  




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Oct. 31, 2012 6:04 pm
Love talk of the town! Wish I had seen it! I am in Brentwood! Love the Richard Simmon's get up!!!!! Way to go!
Nov. 2, 2012 8:23 am
OMG, I love the Richard Simmons costume! That is awesome. : ) Love the look of the goodies, too.
Nov. 2, 2012 4:41 pm
Thanks, y'all! And Shanon - small world! We live out in Donelson, TN, but my husband works in Brentwood right off Old Hickory and I-65! and thanks, wisweetp - they were DETAILED - ha! Made me glad I wasn't a cake decorator when I looked up after decorating that "brain" and my neck was killing me!
Nov. 2, 2012 8:06 pm
The cauliflower brain and the deviled egg eyeballs are great! I fly into Nashville all the time when I visit family in Bowling Green, KY!
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I grew up on a farm in Tennessee learning how to cook what we grew in the garden. I'm definitely a Southern girl at heart and love Southern cooking. I like to say there isn't a recipe I won't try...unless it involves beets. Ha!
My favorite things to cook
Southern food! You can't go wrong with it when you cook for guests - who doesn't like macaroni and cheese? Plus, i know most of the recipes by heart, so I don't have to drag out a cookbook. It also proves the theory that enough cheese can make anything taste good.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My sister and I get together each Thanksgiving and go absolutely crazy. It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without someone making pink gravy, or potatoes turning black, or completely forgetting the squash in the I suppose I would say "Thanksgiving Mishaps" would be our tradition.
My cooking triumphs
I got my husband to enjoy salmon. Granted, we had just started dating when I made it for him and he HAD to enjoy my salmon, but I'm calling it a "W" anyway.
My cooking tragedies
Well, there were the peanut butter noodles that I made with Worschestershire sauce (note to self: just because soy sauce and Worschestershire sauce come in similarly-shaped bottles does NOT mean they are similarly-flavored.) There is also the blackened catfish that turned out more "blackened" than "catfish." My husband still teases me about that (it even made an appearance in our wedding vows!)
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