Halloween Cocktail Inspiration

Halloween Cocktail Inspiration

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Six years. Long enough to have a baby and raise him/her until they are school ready. Long enough to date, get married and launch a career. Six years is long enough to remodel a house, launch a business, go to graduate school or change the course of your life. Six years is a substantial commitment and you may not believe this, but: I have been blogging for six years.
I will give pause for you to roll your eyes. You should. And you might think I am about to pontificate about my ability to own a soapbox, talk incessantly and blog blog blog into the horizon.

Halloween Food: Dot’s Mozzarella Eyeballs

recipe marinated mozzarella eyeballs for halloween @ dabbled.org

These Mozzarella Eyeballs have been a staple of my Halloween party food for several years now.  They are delicious, and suitably creepy!

The curse of Halloween food blogging is that many of my Halloween delicacies, made up for the Halloween party, are done at the last minute.  So I can’t write them up very well before Halloween, and it seems silly to post the recipes AFTER Halloween.  So I was noticing that some of my really cool Halloween treats are relegated to quick photo posts… [ KEEP READING ], rather than giving them the treatment they deserve.  To fix that, here is the ‘how-to’ on my world famous Mozzarella Eyeballs, classy enough for the fanciest Halloween dinner party!

Braaains! Salmon Brain Dip every Zombie would just die for.

how to make salmon 'brain' dip for halloween

Really, Halloween is NOT that far away, and if you’re really into Halloween, like we are around here, it just makes sense to start thinking about things early! So, as part of my new “clean up old stuff on Dabbled” series, I realized that while I gave the recipe for this brain dip as part of a post on the food I created for a previous halloween party, I had not actually pulled it out into a post of it’s own. So it’s high time that we did! I’ve done some kind of brain shaped dip… [ KEEP READING ] for halloween for pretty much ever, but I used to do a crab dip that had gelatin in it so it kept it’s shape really nicely.

Tutorial: How to Make the Doctor Who Dalek Cake

The Dalek Cake, from last year's Doctor Who party.


As promised yesterday, here are more details on the Doctor Who Dalek Cake.  You know I’m a big believer in showing you that YOU can make a really cool cake, and I do one every year for the Boy’s birthday.  Past years: Angry Birds cupcakesDragon Cake,  Perry the Platypus Cake, and Clone Trooper cupcakes.  So, today I’ve promised some of the details of how to make this cake yourself.  Tomorrow I’ll try to get up some of the decor, and a wrap up :)

For my geek friends, these Daleks are based on the New Dalek Paradigm from the 2010 Matt Smith episode, where the Doctor threatens the Daleks with a Jammie Dodger as a weapon, which is a favorite episode of my Birthday Boy.  … [ KEEP READING ]

The Dr. Who Party (and the Dalek Cake!)

close-up-dalek-cake

Update: Dalek Cake Tutorial is posted!
So this weekend’s Dr. Who themed birthday party was a smashing success.  (View Invitation) Both kids and adults had a good time enjoying the food, the Timey Wimey waterslide, the Sonic Screwdriver cocktails (adults!) , fish fingers and custard (kids!), and of course, the most awesome  (if I do say so myself!) Dalek Cake.  (Can you guess what the Daleks are made out of?)

I’ll get a tutorial up on how to do the cake later this week – I took a bunch of pictures of the process.  There were a few roadblocks along the way, like the Crack in the Universe deciding to manifest itself on the top of my base cake, and of course, the mess in the kitchen afterwards… [ KEEP READING ].  

Awesome technique for Microwaving Corn on the Cob

Awesome technique for Microwaving Corn on the Cob


I don’t normally cross post between here and Foodwhirl, but since I’ve been such a slacker at posting either place lately (I know, I know, I’ll do better this summer, I promise!) I figured you wouldn’t mind too much.  Plus this technique is soooo cool.  It’s super easy, no-mess, and really quick.  You don’t have to shuck the corn before hand, which I love.
Anyway, I wrote it all up at Foodwhirl, so go check it out:
Corn on the Cob: Fast, easy, & No Mess!
Enjoy!