Halloween Food: The Mummy’s Hand..

yummy sausage mummy hand for halloween dabbled.org
Happy weekend… this is from several years ago, but it was so good, I thought it deserved a repeat! My dear creative friend, Chad, made this for the Halloween party …  and was kind enough to give us a tutorial, so we can all make our own! Published on: Oct 3, 2009

Highlights from the Skylander’s Birthday Party: the Cake

Highlights from the Skylander's Birthday Party: the Cake
I’ll get a tutorial up on several of these, including the cake, but here are some of the highlights from The Boy’s 8th Birthday Party – Skylanders!  But if I waited til I got around to doing the tutorials, you’d never see the cake for months. Here is the Cake.  I decided that I would go relatively simple — a fondant covered floating island… with Candy Clay Chompies.

Update on Dot, in which I make excuses, give you a new recipe, and make some book recommendations.

Roasted Chicken Cast Iron with Roasted Cumin Cauliflower
This last month with the holidays and lots of web design work has been a total mess for me.  Work & family has kept me really busy, so I admit I’ve been neglecting this poor little blog! I do have a bunch of cool pics to show you guys from halloween (I assume you still want to see the awesome food and costumes, even if I am 2 months late?), plus some cool stuff for xmas coming up.  I’ll really try to be better this month!  I also have a cool giveaway coming up, as soon as I put the post together, so stay tuned for that.… [ KEEP READING ]

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, 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!… [ KEEP READING ]

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 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.… [ KEEP READING ]

Tutorial: How to Make the Doctor Who Dalek Cake

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 ]