Warm spicy apple cider is the perfect way to kick off a party. Trader Joe's has a wonderful mix of Spiced Cider available in stores that I have stocked up on and is easy to use. Even the smell of cider reminds me of fall <3
(http://weheartit.com/entry/142851701) Of course you must have candy apples-- as long as they're poisonous! There are some great recipes for vegan and sugar free caramel apples (always using organic apples) online, just surf around and good luck with the experimenting.
I have NO idea how to make these healthy, but popcorn balls with marshmallow centers sound frighteningly delicious!!!
A nice warm pumpkin soup is sure to be a smash! (a graveyard smash!!!) Trader Joe's has a really yummy butternut squash soup as well as pumpkin soup that will certainly appease your ghoulish guests. Or you could try my new favorite recipe: Gluten free sugar free Finger Food Witch Finger recipe below!
2 1/2 cups of gluten free brown rice flour
2 organic eggs
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup organic coconut sugar
1/2 cup room temperature coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla
organic raspberry jelly
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt and whisk lightly. Then with an electric beater, beat the coconut oil and coconut sugar until it is smoothly mixed. Beat in the eggs and vanilla, then add the dry ingredients and mix together until the batter begins to form clumps or is solid. On an oiled baking sheet, roll out small sections of the dough into thin and long strips. Push an almond into one end of the strip, making it look like a nail in the finger. Then, with a small knife, cut small lines into the cookie resembling knuckles. Bake them in the oven for about 7 minutes and then let cool. Remove cookies from the sheet and dip the end opposite the nail into the jam so it looks like the bloody end of a severed finger! Serve up and scare your guests!
You can find an amazing tutorial of this process HERE by Giada from the Food Network Channel if you're having trouble.
Spotify is my go to place for the latest tracks and the coolest playlists. Check out their Halloween Party Playlist to get all those monsters bouncing!
Ghostly forest blackened night The wicked witches come haunting haunting Secrets and spells round the old graveyard site Black magic cauldrons boil bubbling bubbling The witches go cackling into the night
Since it's fall, and fall is flying, I am trying to make as many pumpkin inspired recipes as possible!!! I was just giddy when I found gluten free pumpkin pancakes at Trader Joe's market. Check out my recipe using the Trader Joe's mix!
My favorite thing to do in fall is go on a Halloween hayride.
There is a lovely farm near us where they have a big pumpkin patch, cornmaze, and haunted hayrides that run all throughout October. It is certainly a party, the whole town shows up for the ghoulish fun! I consider this a yearly tradition for my friends and I, it just makes the approaching of Halloween so much more real. Shrieks and laughter fill the air as magic is uncovered there.
It's hardly October and I'm already breaking out the pumpkins...
That should give you a good glimpse on how hard core I am about fall. Its my favorite thing ever. I'm a Halloween freak and a maple leave guru. A tradition for me every season is to make way to many pumpkin pies. My only justification for this is the fact that my recipe is dairy free, gluten free, sugar free, and organic! Click "read more" for more details on my fall favorite!
I AM SO THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE MY LA DEBUT PERFORMING AT CITY WALK UNIVERSAL STUDIOS THIS SATURDAY!
I have super cool news today: This Saturday night (September 27th) I will be playing two original songs and a duet with blues guitarist SUR at the John Lovitz Comedy Club in Universal City Walk. The concert starts at 9:00PM and tickets are on sale at the door for $25-30.
I cannot get over how cool this opportunity is, and I'd love your support if anyone's free that night!
Don't forget to check out my songs on iTunes-- I'll be playing "Tea Party For One" on Saturday!