Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ghoulish Goodies - A Halloween Cookbook Review

Those that know me know that I love to cook.  Throw Halloween themed recipes in the mix, and I'm one happy witch!  That's why I was so pleased to get my copy of Ghoulish Goodies by Sharon Bowers.  With an eye catching cover, I was eager to find some yummy and spooky treats to make for and with my nieces and nephews. 
The book has a nice collection of recipes and one recipe I was glad to see omitted was the kitty litter cake.  I can't tell you how un-Halloween I think it is.  In fact, the author shares my dislike in the introduction.  I like that this book has a wide range of recipes including some nice fall-themed recipes mixed in with the creepy and spooky.  I'm eager to try out the pumpkin seed brittle and the orange rice with bacon (pumpkin risotto).  My nephew was impressed with the cup of worms recipe with chocolate pudding, crushed chocolate cookies and gummy worms.  What is is with 7 year old boys and worms?  The book also has great pictures and fun illustrations that make just flipping through the book fun.
Overall, I think this book is a great value and and fun for young and old alike.  I can't wait to get cooking!

Happy Haunting!
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1 comment:

The Frog Queen said...

Pumpkin risotto...without the bacon :) sounds fantastic!!! thanks for sharing!

Cheers!