2 avocados, halved, pitted and peeled
1/4 cup minced onion, divided
1 tablespoon chopped jalapeno
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, divided
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup finely chopped plum tomato
2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice

1.In a medium bowl, place 2 tablespoons of the chopped onion, the chiles, 1 tablespoon of the cilantro and the salt.

2.With the back of a wooden spoon, mash until the mixture becomes a juicy paste.

3.Add avocados; with a fork, coarsely mash avocados; stir to combine with the paste.

4.Fold in the tomatoes, lime juice and remaining onion and cilantro.

5.Serve with tortilla chips, if desired.

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I found this creepy crawlie recipe from Joy's Life.com. It's super high on the gross-out factor for the kids, and super simple on the party-hostess-scale, to make.

You won't believe how easy this is..... Cut the hot dogs in long strips and boil 'em, and they’ll curl up like you see above. Yup. That's it.

Pile up the worms on toasty buns, but don't forget to coat 'em in ketchup and relish for added disgusting”ness”.

Bon appetit!


How great is this idea? This will definitely get the thumbs up from all the kiddo's, cuz it's extremely high on the "eeeeeeewwwwwww" factor! And it's one of those great ideas that I wish I would have thought of!

Band-Aid Treats are super-easy and super-fast to make. (I promise)

All you need to do is get some cinnamon graham crackers, a can of white frosting, and some red gel-icing.

For a project like this, doing everything in assembly-line-fashion might be the best way. Snap the graham crackers into Band-Aid size pieces. Lay them side-by-side in your work area.

Get the frosting and a butter knife. Spread a square in the center of all the graham crackers. (It also might be a good idea to have a wet paper towel on hand. This way if you smear your design, or are having trouble making the square the correct size, you can wipe it off, without too much difficulty.)

Once all the graham crackers have had the frosting put on, go down the line, using the red gel-icing, making a glob in the center to look like a bloody Band-Aid.

Don't forget when setting out your treats, to include the Band-Aid box on your display. And for more great gross-out food ideas, check out Katherine Marie's Gross-Ology Menu!

Now stand back and wait for the screams to follow!


Essentially this Halloween recipe comes from the fine folks at Still Blonde After All These Years.... and will remind you of a Wonderful Chicken Tortilla Stew with Avocados, but for Halloween imaginations…we have Gopher Gut Stew!!!

This recipe is so easy, you can whip it up in a shake of a warewolf's tail.... Prep time: 30 min. Cook time: 1 hour. Total time: 1 hour 30 min.

–Shredded skinless boneless Chicken breast:1 pound (Can use a roaster or canned chicken breast)
–Stock, Chicken:8 cups (Make your own or use Prepared)
–Juice of limes:3
–Tomato juice:1 cup
–Chopped Red bell pepper:1/2 cups
–Chopped and cleaned Jalapeno:(1)
–Chopped cilantro:1/4 cups
–Worcestershire sauce:4 tsp
–Chopped green onions:(3)
–Uncooked Rice:1/2 cups
–Per bowl, Avocados from Mexico: (1)
–Shredded Mexican Cheese: 1 cup
–Minced Garlic:1 tsp.
–Ground black pepper:1/2tsp
–Salt to Taste
–Tortilla Strips (Red and Blue If possible)

Yield: (4 servings)


1. In a large soup pot, simmer the chicken stock, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, and lime juices with the jalapeno, cilantro for 45 minutes.While simmering; grill the chicken until cooked all of the way through, then shred (optional–use canned chicken breast.)

2. Strain simmered stock mixture and add green onion, chilies, red bell pepper, rice, corn, garlic to the remaining strained stock and simmer for 20 minutes. The mixture will have the consistency of a soupy stew.

3. Mash up the avocados and then pipe them on top of the stew to create a “Gopher Gut” look, add a teeny bit of lime juice if not serving immediately to keep avocado from turning brown. Artfully, place the tortilla strips and shredded cheese on top of the “Guts” .


Have a spooky Halloween dinner with these creepy, cheesy, critters! Every little monster loves mac and cheese, right? These are so easy to make and you little gobblins will gobble 'em up!

  • Macaroni and Cheese (made according to package directions or homemade)
  • Sauteed spinach
  • Sliced black olives
  1. Mix up a batch of mac & cheese
  2. Spoon into greased muffin cups and bake at 300 degrees until firm (about 15-25 minutes depending on your oven)
  3. Sautee spinach over medium-high heat until cooked throughly, coer and set aside
  4. Remove tins from oven. Let the creatures rest for about 10 minutes, then gently remove from tins
  5. Place upside down on a swamp of sauteed spinach
  6. Add olive slice eyes
Now you've got a spooky side dish... AND you'll get the kids to eat their spinach!

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Here's a fun Halloween party food for the kids.....they all love hot dogs, right? Well, this is super easy and easy for little goblins to handle. It's MUMMY DOGS! These yummy mummies only take minutes to make, and will look great piled up on a spooky platter.

~1 (11 oz) can refrigerated breadstick dough
~2 slices cheddar cheese, quartered (optional)
~8 hot dogs
~Squeeze-bottle of yellow mustard
~Ketchup, mustard and bar-b-q sauce for dipping

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. If desired, place one cheddar cheese slice on your hot dog. Then wrap each dog to look like a mummy, leaving a open area for the eyes.
3. If you'd like to give your mummies entire faces, you can cut a little slit for a mouth, which will gape open a bit during cooking.
4. Place mummy dogs on an ungreased baking sheet and bake around 15 minutes, until golden.
5. Use squeeze-bottle mustard to make eyes (or faces) on your mummies.

Serve with plenty of ketchup, mustard and bar-b-q sauce for dipping. Then listen to the kids screech with Halloween delight! Yummy!


One of the things my kids liked when they were little, was "Halloween Week".  That week, we hung paper bats all over the house, would do craft projects and I'd try and make something creepy or gross for dinner....

This  is a great idea and it doesn't really take much prep at all. You could even get one of the pre-packaged "Taco Kits" that has most of the ingredients that you'll need.

Also be sure to pick up some flour tortillas, cheddar cheese slices, black olives, sour cream and salsa, you'll need it to decorate the tacos.

I'm sure you'll hear lots of crunches and giggles from your little monsters around the dinner table!