10.29.2012

Mangia Mondays:: October Features

Happy Halloween {and Hurricane} Week!

It's Mangia Mondays over here - the blog hop I co-host with the fabulous Kristin of Delightfully Dowling, with her sweet sidekick Charli in tow (talk about delicious!!!)

I hope all my fellow East Coasters are staying safe as Hurricane Sandy hurtles up the eastern seaboard. We spent the weekend in a frenzy, finishing up our deck and getting rid of the debris, storing the outside furniture, and cleaning out our garage so we could put our cars in there.  The oncoming hurricane turned out to be a great motivator to get some projects done!

It's crazy to think that exactly one year ago the Northeast was hit by a huge October snowstorm that caused tons of damage and power outages for days.  The kids are thrilled to have the day off today and are eagerly anticipating losing power again so they can miss more school.  Gotta love their enthusiasm for the hurricane!  Their only concern is, of course, what will happen with trick or treating.

Oh yeah, Halloween - didn't you just sneak right up on us!?!!

I'll tell you, all you Mangia Mondays chefs do NOT disappoint when it comes to the holidays…..take a peek at these fun and easy recipes that will bring a little Halloween spirit to your home, howling hurricane or not!

Zombie Eyeballs from High Heels and Grills

Monster Munch by Melissa's Cuisine.

Mrs. Happy Homemaker's Reeces Witch Brooms

What's Cooking, Love's Chocolate Candy Corn Pretzel Bark

Annnnnd…..the most creative award this year goes to…
Tracey of The Kitchen Is My Playground with her Gingerbread Vampires!
Too cute!!

Check out October's Mangia Mondays blog hops for lots of great seasonal recipes with pumpkin, apples and tons of comfort foods!  THANK YOU to everyone who links up each week to share and inspire with your great recipes and ideas!

If you are linking up to MM please remember to link back IN YOUR POST to either Delightfully Dowling or Shine Your Light, or post a Mangia Mondays button - this would be greatly appreciated.

Happy Halloween to all, and to my East Coast friends, wishing you safety through the storm.

7 comments:

Tiffany @ DontWastetheCrumbs said...

Good morning and thanks for hosting!

Bread machine? Fuggedaboudit! Here's the low-down on making bread machine recipes by hand:

http://dontwastethecrumbs.com/2012/10/simple-conversion-how-to-make-bread-machine-recipes-by-hand/

And in celebration of Pumpkin Week, I'm sharing a pumpkin coconut cake: so moist, so delicious!

http://dontwastethecrumbs.com/2012/10/yummy-recipe-swap-pumpkin-cake-with-coconut/

Have a great week!

Nantucket Daffodil said...

Stay safe Lisa.

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Those eyeballs and vampire gbread men are too much fun! Hope you guys are staying safe!

Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground said...

Hee, hee!! Thank you so much for featuring my Gingerbread Vampires, Lisa! They're kinda disturbingly creative, aren't they? PLEASE stay safe during this crazy hurricane!!!!! Thinking of you.
Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground

pam {simple details} said...

Thinking about you this morning and hoping you're all safe, sweet friend!

Ada (new york) said...

The eyeballs r sooo ghoulishly COOL! I may need to hunt down my gingerbread man cookie cutter to make some vampires for tomorrow :)

Kathy Shea Mormino said...


Hello! I’m stopping in to invite you to join us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop
this week!

http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-7-country-craft.html

I hope to see you there!
Cheers!
Kathy
The Chicken Chick