Archive | October 2012

Party Fare: Dragons Eye Punch

Fun non-alcoholic punch delightful for teens and adults!

Dragon’s Eye Brew


36 large seedless green grapes
18 large raisins or dried cranberries, halved lengthwise
4 liter(s) bottles cold ginger ale
3 tub(s) (1-qt) lime sherbet


1. Make a lengthwise slit with a paring knife in grapes. Holding grape between thumb and index finger, gently squeeze to open slit and insert a raisin sliver. Freeze eyeball grapes until rock-hard.
2. Stir 2 liters of ginger ale and 1 qt of sherbet in a punch bowl until blended. Float scoops of the remaining sherbet on top of brew mixture. Pour remaining ginger ale over sherbet scoops (it will create a foamy top). Decorate with frozen eyeballs.
3. You can make eyeballs up to 2 weeks ahead and freeze.



Party Fare: Harvest Moon Lollipops

Sugar high and Moon pies….can’t get any easier than this!

Harvest Moon Lollipops

12 (10- to 12-inch-long) lollipop sticks
1 (24-ounce) package Chocolate Flavor MoonPies
1 (14-ounce) package orange candy melts
1 zip-top plastic bag
Wax paper
Halloween candies
Halloween sugar cake decorations
Decorator icing
Ribbon (optional)

Step 1: Insert 1 lollipop stick 2 to 3 inches into marshmallow center of Moon Pie.
Step 2: Microwave candy melts in a glass bowl at MEDIUM (50% power) 1 minute or until melted, stirring once; spoon into plastic bag, and seal.
Step 3: Snip a small hole in 1 corner of the bag; pipe melted candy around where stick meets Moon Pie to secure. Lay flat on wax paper, and let stand until firm.
Step 4: Pipe fun border of melted candy around edges. Attach candies and/or cake decorations with decorator icing. Tie ribbons around tops of sticks, if desired.



Party Fare: Weiner Worms

Halloween is coming and if you have kids they just might want to throw a Halloween party!

When I saw this recipe it made me think of my teenage granddaughters and just how cool (and gross!) this would be!

Weiner Worms


Bun-length hot dogs
Garnish: mustard, ketchup
Buns (optional)

Cut bun-length hot dogs lengthwise into quarters.
Place on grill rack crosswise, and grill uncovered to desired degree of doneness.
They’ll curl into worms on their own as they cook.
Serve alone or in buns with mustard and ketchup.
In addition to red, offer colored ketchups such as green and purple.

(seriously….doesn’t that look gross!)