H A P P Y H A L L O W E E N !
My favorite time of year is finally here! The heat of summer is now just an unpleasant memory. Foliage is beginning to change color, shedding the dusty look of the driest season. Food also becomes more alluring, full of harvest hues and flavors.
Autumn usually provides a bounty of fresh produce, including pumpkins, squashes and zucchini. Zucchini Casserole is another favorite, along with Apple-Stuffed Acorn Squash, Baked Pine Nuts, Pumpkin Cookies and Pumpkin Pie Pudding. The possibilities are literally endless.
Looking for some Graveyard Grub? Recipes for the season? Or some Halloween folklore? For ghoulish tidbits from Food Fare, take a pick from Halloween History or All Hallows Eve - if you dare . . . Learn about Halloween traditions around the globe, famous legends, tricks and trivia, Halloween words that originated many centuries ago, peruse ghoulish web links, and try your hand at some fiendish delights:
Black Cat Pie, Bloodshake, Bloody Mary Dip, Bread of the Dead, Eyeballs, Eye of Newt, Freaky Fingers, Monster Eyes, Soul Cakes, Spider Web Dip, Toasted Tombstones, Witches Brew and many more. And don't forget about the Pumpkin Patch, which includes the history of pumpkins, tips on growing pumpkins, varieties, methods of cooking, health benefits, trivia, and a few choice recipes such as Pumpkin Dip, Pumpkin Pancakes and Roasted Pumpkin Seeds.
Enjoy the season!
Experimenting with old culinary favorites or newly-crafted dishes is a Food Fare specialty, so it should come as no surprise that three of our newest recipe contributors enjoy creating their own unique gastronomic wonders.
Our newest chefs are Whitney Binzel (from Whitbit's Kitchen) who favors Indian food, including Northern, Southern and Gujarati. Try her recipe for Potato, Cauliflower & Onion Pakoras. Julie Amalia shares her homemade food endeavors on Julie's Food & Photog blog, such as Bak Kwa Burgers, Kiwi Crumble Bars and Stuffed Bread Bowls among others. Marsha Cook is the baker behind Marsha's Baking Addiction, which includes the sweetly scrumptious treats Candy Bar Pie and Rolo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups.
Since Food Fare's inception, we have worked with a number of recipe contributors, most of whom were family members and friends. However, we recently decided to open the door and allow anyone to contribute their favorite dishes.
Are you interested in becoming a recipe contributor to Food Fare? Read more >
QUIRKY SNACKS COOKBOOK
One of my "guilty pleasure" snacks is creamy peanut butter on a spoon. I call it a "guilty pleasure" as I liken it to someone drinking milk straight from the carton and returning it to the refrigerator without telling anyone else. Rest assured, I'm a bit more fastidious. I make sure no one else uses my peanut butter jar to keep from spreading germs. Some of my other favorite "quirky" snacks include baked artichokes, roasted pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and oddest of all, raw ramen noodles from the package. My teeth have taken a beating over the years because of my crunchy preferences. However, it was simple yet sheer bliss while it lasted.
Enjoy Quirky Snacks from Food Fare. Did I mention the cookbook is free?