The Case of the Haunted Recipe Box
While going through my overflowing files trying to locate Halloween recipes for the Holiday Cooking, Blogger Style party, I realized a Halloween recipe box is just what is need to organize my collection.
I bought an unfinished wood box at Michael’s and used some leftover black acrylic spray paint for both the inside and out, and added a graphic for the lid.
I’m slowly converting my Halloween recipes to card form for the box. Some free Halloween recipes found at Target last year inspired the card project. I like the idea of having different colorful recipe card styles instead of everything being uniform.
Holiday Cooking, Blogger Style
The following recipes are my contributions for the Holiday Cooking, Blogger Style extravaganza hosted over at the Overwhelmed with Joy blog.
Cinnamon Sugar Crisps
These are easy to make. I make this same recipe in another way by cutting Jack O’lantern faces into the tortilla shells first. When my children were small, they loved me to make these for their classroom Halloween parties.
Behold! Ichabod’s Slapjacks!
The following recipe comes from The Book Lover's Cookbook: Recipes Inspired by Celebrated Works of Literature, and the Passages That Feature Them.
The authors cite a passage from Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow—a story perfect for Halloween. I’ve shortened the quotation here.
“As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye, ever open to every symptom of culinary abundance, ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn…soft anticipations stole over his mind of dainty slapjacks, well buttered and garnished with honey or treacle, by the delicate little dimpled hand of Katrina Van Tassel.”
Right-click to save the recipes to your computer and print.
Both recipe cards are part of graphics packages I purchased from The Vintage Workshop and then modified to add my recipe text using a photo-editing program.