Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Hallowe'en Treats (no tricks)

Since Fringe is a rerun tonight (c'mon, I totally call bullshit on reruns after only six episodes), I've found some seasonal treats just in time for All Hallow's Eve. I don't recommend handing them out at the door, however.

Three-Pepper Spiced Pepitas, Uovo, NYC (Food & Wine, Jan. 2006)

1/2 lb. raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
2 tsp. EVO
1 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
1/2 tsp. hot paprika
lg. pinch cayenne pepper
kosher salt

Preheat oven to 350. Spread pumpkin seeds in single layer on rimmed baking sheet. Bake in oven for about 12 minutes, stirring once, until lightly toasted. Transfer seeds to large, shallow bowl. Add olive oil, toss to coat. Add the paprikas, cayenne and salt, and toss again. Let cool completely.

Peanut Butter Cups from Hell (recipe from my college roomie Sarah)

1 c. peanut butter
1 c. powdered sugar
1 1/2 c. fine graham cracker crumbs
2 sticks butter, melted
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Grease 9x13 pan. Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips in large bowl, mixing well. Press into pan. Refrigerate 5-10 minutes. Melt the chips (stovetop or microwave), and spread over mixture in pan. Return to fridge 'til solid enough to eat.

Vampire (www.webtender.com)

1 oz. Chambord
1 oz. vodka
1 oz. cranberry juice

Combine ingredients in shaker over ice. Strain and serve as shots.

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