Friday, October 5, 2007

Halloween Recipe Box and Holiday Cooking, Blogger Style

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

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.


rohanknitter said...

Cute June!
I am hoping to do something similar for Christmas stuff.

Lena said...

I have tortillas in the fridge right now. I might make your Cinnamon Sugar Crisps to have with tea this afternoon. Thank you!
It's a very clever box idea. I love the old fashioned graphics on the cards!

Unknown said...

How funny we all seem to think alike. I was just thinking that I need a recipe box, but I didn't think of doing holiday ones!

Ali said...

Mmmm - I'm a sucker for cinnamon sugar anything. Those I have to try!

Cute box.

Storybook Woods said...

Dear June, you always cease to amaze me. What a wonderful idea !!!! Have a yummy weekend xoxoxo Clarice

Anonymous said...

I'm going to have to try the cinnamon sugar crisps for sure. I used to do something similar with my kids, but we used the Pillsbury ready made pie crusts. Your seasonal recipe box would be a great gift idea!

Tammy and Parker said...

Great ideas!

a pink-bee said...

I have to try the Cinnamon sugar crisps- thanks Junie !
Was out doing lots of good deeds today, dropping off pumpkin cakes to little ones, and letting people cut in front at the grocery shop with less than I had to checkout and letting people in -in traffic. They all have you to thank :)
Happy Day :)

in_stitches said...

You are so clever! thanks for sharing the recipes...I happen to have some tortillas in the fridge.

One of my favorite things as a child was when my Mom used to make pies. She'd roll out the leftover scrappie pieces of dough, sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar and that was the best treat for my brothers and I. memorieees..

African Kelli said...

Simply incredible! I love it. I keep all my recipes in a three-ring binder. This is much prettier though.

Lisa said...

Oh, I forgot about cinnamon crisps! They have fallen out of our rotation, for several years now! Ohmygoodness! Thanks for reminding me about them! (LOVE your recipe box idea!)

Unknown said...

How fun. Thanks!

Ice Cream said...

I love the themed recipe box idea. I also am glad for the cinnamon crisp recipe. I love any recipe that my kids can do themselves.

Vickie said...

Oh these sound good and I will be trying them. Love your recipe box!