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COLUMN: Celebrate spooky season with Halloween-inspired meals

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As Halloween approaches, grocery aisles become filled with various candies. While indulging in candy is a classic way to celebrate Halloween, it isn’t the only option. If you want to commemorate Halloween without the stomachache, here are five easy Halloween recipes.  

Zombie Avocado Toast  

If you want to start off your morning with an eerie spirit, this is the recipe for you.  

First, mash an avocado in a bowl and mix in a teaspoon of lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Then, smear your avocado mixture on a piece of toasted bread. Finally, decorate!  

Seaweed can be used to replicate the black hair of a zombie and tomatoes or radishes can illustrate a mouth and eyes. Mini gherkins can be used as a nose to finish off the face of a zombie.  

Mummy Hot Dogs  

A haunting meal that only calls for two ingredients: hot dogs and crescent rolls. 

First, you will set your oven to 375 degrees and unroll the crescent rolls. Tear the crescent rolls apart and slice each portion of dough into ten strips.  

Then, wrap the dough around the hot dogs to resemble a mummy. Leave an inch of room at the top of the hot dogs for a face. Bake the hot dogs for about 15 minutes or until the crust is golden brown. Once the hot dogs are done baking, you can add features to the face with the condiment of your choice.  

Pepper Jack-o’-Lantern Bowl  

This recipe is a fun way to incorporate the Halloween spirit into a meal. 

For this recipe, a bell pepper is going to act like a pumpkin, carved for food instead of decoration. First, cut the tops off the pepper and scrape the seeds out. Take a sharp knife and carve a jack-o’-lantern face into the front.  

The pepper can act as a bowl and can hold the meal of your choice. You can put mac and cheese, rice or ground beef into the pepper jack-o’-lantern bowl and enjoy! 

Ghostly White Pizza  

A scary, yet delicious meal to spark your spirit. 

First, take your pizza dough and roll it into a tear drop shape. After coating the dough in olive oil, you are going to top your dough with cheese.  

Sprinkle an assortment of ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese on the dough and bake for 20 minutes at 450 degrees in the oven. When the pies are finished cooking, you can place two olives on the pizza to create the eyes of ghosts.  

Frozen Banana Ghost on a Stick 

This spooky treat could send chills down your spine.  

For this recipe, you will need to melt two cups of white chocolate chips. Once the chips are melted, peel your bananas and place a popsicle stick through them. Dip the bananas in the white chocolate and cover them in coconut sprinkles.  

Place the bananas in the freezer and allow them to harden for at least four hours. Once the bananas are frozen, you can use dark chocolate chips to create the ghost’s face.  

 

Happy Halloween Hoosiers!  

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