Betty Crocker’s Halloween Cookbook
A full Halloween feast could easily be made with the ideas in Betty Crocker’s Halloween Cookbook, since it covers drinks, appetizers, main dishes and tons of treats. The suggestions in it will work whether you are having a party for kids or grown ups. I appreciated that each recipe has a full page photo of the final product, it helps me to know how it is supposed to look when I’m making it. I was pleasantly surprised that Halloween Cookbook had almost 100 recipes, it’s sure becoming a more and more popular holiday and the selection in it is quite broad. In addition to the spooky fun recipes, it also has tips for setting up a Halloween buffet and suggestions of what to make from leftover Halloween candy,
It was hard for us to choose what we wanted to make first, since all of the ideas are something I know my kids and family would love. We’ve made the Pumpkin Spice Spread, which is cream cheese and pumpkin mixed with sugar and spices, and we really loved the “Fall” taste of that, especially using graham crackers and apples to dip with. We are looking forward to making the Spooky Shepherd’s Pie for Halloween night, with the cute mashed potato ghosts sitting on top. The Spiderweb Pot Pies are a possible alternative for dinner that night, too. We are also gathering candy and supplies to make the Mini Haunted Houses, which I thought was a fun take on the Christmas gingerbread house.