Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Taste of Tuesday - Brain Dip

First off, don't forget to link up for Thirsty Thursday on Thursday!! Since the giveaway doesn't end until Friday you still have another opportunity to get those 10 extra points for linking up!! I'm doing a list of Halloween dranks so you might want to check it out for your Halloween parties!!

I'm so excited to be cohosting Taste of Tuesday today!! If you haven't already, go check out Ashley and Jess. These chicks make my mouth water every week with their Taste of Tuesday linkup.

Last week I posted my recipes for Deviled Eyeballs and Mummy Toes. And, if you haven't checked out the Thirsty Thursday drink from last week, The Dragon's Lair is pretty awesome, too!! If you haven't checked those out, you need to. I could eat Mummy Toes every day. I saved the best for this week, though!! 

Brain Dip
(that's right)

1 can (10oz) condensed mushroom soup
1 pkg (8oz) cream cheese, softened
1 pkg unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup water
1 bunch of green onions, chopped
2 cups shrimp, cooked and chopped
1 cup mayo
few dashes of hot sauce

in a medium sized saucepan, heat soup and cream cheese over low heat. Mix together as it softens. When smooth, remove from heat. 
In separate, small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over 1/4 cup cold water and dissolve. Add to soup mixture.
Mix onions, shrimp, mayo, and hot sauce in large mixing bowl. Stir in soup mixture.
Spray mold with cooking spray and spread mixture evenly into mold. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 6 hours or overnight.
Dip mold in warm water for a few seconds to loosen before transposing it onto serving platter.

Pumpkin Puke

4 avocados
2 packets guac mix
1 small red onion
(or just use whatever recipe you do for guac)

Cut avocados up into small chunks. Smash with fork or mashed potato smasher. Mix in guac mix and onions. Spread strategically out of pumpkins mouth to look like puke. :)

Hairy Spiders

1 cup sugar
1 cup corn syrup
1 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
4 1/4 cup rice krispies
1 pinch of salt
6 Reese's peanut butter cups, chopped
1 handful chocolate chips
royal icing eyes
chocolate frosting

In a large saucepan, melt sugar, corn syrup, and peanut butter over medium heat until smooth. 
Remove from heat and quickly stir in rice krispies and salt. Add chocolate chips and stir. 
After about a minute fold in Reese's.
Line baking sheet with wax or parchment paper. Drop mixture by spoonfuls and let cool.
Melt chocolate frosting in microwave until warm. Do not overheat. Pour into plastic baggie and cut small hole in corner. Use as piping to make legs. (You can also use black licorice.) Use frosting as glue to add eyes.


And don't forget about the giveaway! I put the widget below for your convenience!!

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Now it's your turn!! Go link up for Taste of Tuesday!!

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  1. Follow Jessica and me on Bloglovin'.  And Kristin, our fabulous co-host!
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  1. OMG that brain dip seriously looks just like a brain! These are awesome Halloween recipes! So glad you co-hosted with us this week!

  2. These are such awesome Halloween recipe ideas!! Love the Pumpkin puke.

  3. Hey! Stopping over from Taste of Tuesday! That pumpkin puke looks GROSS! haha. I love it. Also going to enter your giveaway! Woo! I would love some gift cards. Hello, fall shopping :)

  4. Thanks for all these recipes! My sister is having a Halloween party Saturday so I might use one of these! :)

  5. omg I cringed at the brain drip! Btw lisa's fb page entry is not work....

  6. Great idea for the guacamole! I'm most excited about the infinity scarf.

  7. Haha! These are so creepy and awesome!

  8. haha!! Such great ideas :) I love the brain.

  9. Oh my gosh these are such great ideas! Sound super yummy too!

    Your blog is adorable by the way :)

  10. These are too funny! I saw your giveaway and I would love the Starbucks card because I drink there way too much :)

  11. These recipes are so awesome!! Love the brain dip - how fun!