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Posted October 22, 2011
Ghoulish Goodies is a cookbook with Halloween themed foods, each with a spooky names. Sharon Bowers tells how she has always encouraged a love of Halloween in her children and tries to "recreate the carefree Halloween" of her youth, with fun food ideas being the focal point of the holiday. Ghoulish Goodies has lots of creepily fun illustrations and stunning photos throughout that help to set a ideal Halloween feel. There are recipes for sweets and foods that are ideal for a Halloween supper or party. Some of the yummy sweets are Pumpkin Spice Vanilla Fudge, Orange Popcorn Balls, and Swirled Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies. I loved how she made the Glowing Jack O'Lantern cookies by using crushed hard candy like the popular stained glass cookies from Christmas time. The Whistling Past the Graveyard Cake has adorable little marshmallow ghosts peeking out from behind cookie tombstones and candy pumpkins. The party and supper food in Ghoulish Goodies has lots of themed suggestions, like the Candy Corn Pizza (with orange and white cheese), Ghostly Mashed Potatoes and Haunted Shepherd's Pie. There are also useful side tips on things like rolling marzipan, how to make a perfect spiderweb on your cakes or cookies, or how to make your own pumpkin pie spice. There are a few spooky treats, but most of the ideas in Ghoulish Goodies are just lots of Halloween fun!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 12, 2009
Posted November 18, 2009
I found some of the recipes to require some previous baking skills but overall the book is quite good. It is filled with all kinds of recipes to make a Halloween party a success. I made the eyeball cupcakes and they were a hit at my church bake sale.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 1, 2009
Great Ghoulish Goodies Galore
My three kids (10,8 and 5) and I all loved making Spiderweb Sugar Cookies and Funny Bones together. The creations were delicious. The Ghoul-Aid was perfect for the 5th grade class party. We won't be able to wait until next Halloween to open up this book. I will be thinking of other spooky occasions throughout the year and using the ideas all Fall. We have tried 4 of the recipes and the kids can't wait to try lots more. Practical? No. Entertaining and Easy? Yes.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.