Monday, October 23, 2006

Halloween Recipes

To continue our fun Here are a couple of recipes to enjoy for the Halloween Holiday--or all through the holidays!

Crescent Moon Cakes & Samhain Punch

CRESCENT MOON CAKES

1 cup finely ground almonds
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
2 drops almond extract
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg yolk

Combine almonds, flour, sugar, and extract until thorougly mixed. Use your hands to work in butter and egg yolk until well-blended. Chill dough. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Pinch off pieces of dough about the size of walnuts and shape into crescents. Place on greased sheets and bake for 20 minutes.


SAMHAIN PUNCH

2 qts cranberry juice
6 C. water (or 6 C. Burgundy wine--my favorite)
Sugar to taste
4 sticks cinnamon
10 whole cloves
Orange slices

Combine all ingredients in a large stockpot or a crockpot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove spices and float orange slices in the punch. Keep the punch warm on low heat.

I serve the punch every fall, especially in Dec. & Nov. at family and friend gatherings.

I offer fun recipes like these along with the "spell of the month," contests, and other things in my monthly Newsletter.

Enjoy!

Chey

23 comments:

Jennifer Y. said...

The CRESCENT MOON CAKES sound yummy!

Meljprincess said...

Wooohooo! Chey's got wine. I agree, the moon cakes sound really good. C'mon over, Chey, so we can make these goodies. Get a little squirrely and giggly on punch. lol!

Cheyenne McCray said...

Hey, Jennifer! They are. :-)

Hi again, Mel. Yeah, Got Wine? :-) I'll be there! :D

Meljprincess said...

I dunno, Chey. Sometimes wine makes me ill. Any other suggestions for cocktails?

Sagittarius Uisce Beatha said...

I just told my DH to run out and get me ground almonds for the Crescent Moon Cakes. They sound so delicious. Thanks Chey for the wonderful recipes :-)

Kelly said...

These sound wonderful Chey, I'm going to have to try them both...*adding ingredents to grocery list* *G*

Cheyenne McCray said...

Mel, how about appletinis? Some apple Pucker and vodka and we're set. *g*

Cheyenne McCray said...

Sagittarius, e-mail me one, will ya?

Cheyenne McCray said...

Kelly, I think I'm going to have to make them again. *I'm* getting hungry for them!

Tess Harrison said...

These sound delicious Chey! Adding the ingredients to my shopping list.

Pamk said...

wow that punch sounds very tasty

Cheyenne McCray said...

Hi Tess and Pam! My stomach has been growling all morning & afternoon!

Estella said...

The moon cakes sound yummy!

Carol said...

Both recipes sound good!

I just signed up for your newsletter! You can never have enough recipes and spells! lol

Cheyenne McCray said...

The are, estella, and thanks for signing up for the newsletter, carol!

Dannyfiredragon said...

The recipes sounds good, I have to try them.

Tam said...

I'll have to give these recipes a try, they sound good.

Meljprincess said...

I love vodka, Chey. Anything with it is fine by me. I've tried to drink it straight but I just can't do it. lol!

Cheyenne McCray said...

Hi Danny, and Tam! I think I'm going to make them on Halloween for sure!

Cheyenne McCray said...

Hey, Mel. I can't drink Vodka straight either! My favorite drink is a cosmo. :-)

Sagittarius Uisce Beatha said...

I'm making the crescent moon cakes right now, in fact they're in the oven as we speak. They're not quite crescent shaped, more like fortune cookie shaped, but I tried. I think next time I'll make full moon cakes :D

Sagittarius Uisce Beatha said...

Ok an update on the cakes

They may not look anything resembling a crescent moon, but do they ever taste heavenly

Thanks again Chey for this wonderful recipe. :)

Cheyenne McCray said...

Yay, Sagittarius! So glad you enjoyed them!!!

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