Monster Toes

I have made these for my kids the last five Halloweens. My daughter always asks for them. INGREDIENTS 1lb cocktail franks 6 -8flour tortillas ketchup or mustard toothpick DIRECTIONS Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut a wedge into the end of each cocktail wiener to make a flat toenail. Cut the tortillas into strips about 4 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. Discard the ends. Soften the strips in…

Butternut Squash & Cauliflower Soup

I liked the spicy soup with the cool sour cream. I didn’t make any changes and I thought it was perfect just as written! INGREDIENTS 1large onion, diced 3garlic cloves, peeled and smashed 1apple, cored, peeled and diced 1⁄2cauliflower, cut into florets (about 2 cups) 2medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed (4 cups) 6cups vegetable stock 2teaspoons garam masala 1⁄2teaspoon dried chili pepper flakes salt and pepper 1⁄2cup low-fat…

Apple & Blue Cheese Spread

I really loved this. It’s a little sweet, a little savory and a little crunchy. INGREDIENTS 8ounces cream cheese (softened) 1⁄2cup sour cream 1apple (finely chopped) 1⁄4cup crumbled blue cheese 1⁄4red onion (finely copped) 1⁄4cup toasted pecans DIRECTIONS Beat cream cheese & sour cream in bowl. Add apples, blue cheese, onions & pecans. Mix well. Refrigerate 2 hours. Serve with triscuits or a blander tasting cracker.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

“I’ve always roasted pumpkin seeds, but I have to admit, I’ve never loved the results until I made this recipe! The butter really made the difference.” INGREDIENTS 1 1⁄2cups pumpkin seeds 2teaspoons melted butter (olive oil or vegetable oil work well) or 2 teaspoons melted oil (olive oil or vegetable oil work well) DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. While it’s OK to leave some strings and pulp on…

Mummy Dogs

“These are so easy and fun. They’ve become a standard Halloween meal at our house.” INGREDIENTS 1(11 ounce) package refrigerated breadstick dough (8 count) 8hot dogs DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 375°F Using 1 dough strip for each, wrap hot dogs to look like mummies, leaving an opening for eyes. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Place dots of mustard and poppy…