Month: October 2011

Cake with Ice Cream Ghosts

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desserts & sweets / ice cream / In the Kitchen

These mini cupcakes are a lot of fun to eat, but if you are a perfectionist and don’t like it when things don’t go your way, don’t do the ice cream part. Use frosting. Make your favorite cupcake recipe and bake in mini-tartlet pan using paper liners. let cool. Dip each in bittersweet chocolate ganache and let firm up. Top with ghost–and serve. The ghosts are made from homemade Philadelphia Style ice cream. Freeze the […]

Bram Stoker’s Dracula Dinner

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In the Kitchen

“We left in pretty good time, and came after nightfall to Klausenburgh. Here I stopped for the night at the Hotel Royale. I had for dinner, or rather supper, a chicken done up some way with red pepper, which was very good but thirsty. (Mem. get recipe for Mina.) I asked the waiter, and he said it was called “paprika hendl,” and that, as it was a national dish, I should be able to get […]

Halloween Wreaths

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diy / In Our Home / In the Craftroom

Guess who is getting Halloween happy. The mantle is nearly complete. Costumes are in full planning stage. And, the kitchen is awash in frightful projects. All that is excited, but for me, no holiday is official until the wreaths are up. This year I went simple by starting with wreaths already aflutter in feathers. I just added a little bling.