3 Halloween Recipes to Tantalize Your Taste Buds

a pumpkin patchPineapple Pumpkin Drink

Ingredients:

1 cup pineapple juice
1 1/2 cups apple juice
1 cup fresh pumpkin, peel and cut into small chunks
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons honey
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

How to Make

Place the apple juice and pineapple juice into the blender.  Add the pumpkin chunks to the juice.  Blend until beginning to smooth.  Pour the honey into the blended mixture.  Sprinkle in the cinnamon and nutmeg on top.  Blend until all the ingredients are mixed together.  Pour into a pitcher and refrigerate until ready to serve.  Best when served chilled.   

Halloween Ham Slices

Ingredients:

4 ham steaks
8 baby carrots
2 pickles, cut into 4 long strips
4 black olives, cut into 3 slices each
2 tablespoons of canola oil
4 hard cooked eggs, cut in half
Red pimento
4 pieces of string cheese

How to Make:

Place the canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Place the ham steaks into the skillet.  Fry 4 minutes or until slightly browned. Turn and continue browning 3 minutes or until cooked through.  Remove from the skillet and drain on a piece of paper towel.  Place a ham steak on a plate.  Place one slice towards the bottom of the ham steak for a mouth.  Place 3 slices of olive on the pickle for teeth.  Cut the rounded back off of each egg half.  Place the eggs on the ham slice for eyes.  Place a piece of pimento on each egg white to make them look bloodshot.  Place a carrot on each side of the ham slice for ears.  Use the string cheese on the top of the ham slice for hair.  Serve to your children for a treat on Halloween.  

Cinnamon Pumpkin Waffles

Ingredients:

1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
1/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
4 large eggs, beaten

1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup butter, melted

1/4 teaspoon salt

How to Make:

Sift together the flour and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add the baking powder, baking soda and salt and stir to combine all the ingredients together.  In a separate bowl add the milk to the beaten eggs and mix slightly.  Pour in the buttermilk and melted butter.  Mix to incorporate.  Fold in the pumpkin and mix until all the ingredients are incorporated together and mixture is smooth.  Add the dry ingredients to the smooth mixture.  Blend together making sure all the dry ingredients are moistened well.  Heat the waffle iron.  Pour a scant amount of the batter onto the waffle iron and cook according to the waffle iron directions.  Set the oven temperature to 200 degrees.  When the waffle is done place it on the preheated oven rack to keep hot.  Continue cooking the waffles until all the batter has been used.  Serve with warm Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Syrup.

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