PARTY FOOD & RECIPES

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No Halloween party is complete without spooky themed food! From simple tips and tricks to spook up your party through to easy recipes and presentation ideas, we’ve got you covered.

 

DON'T FORGET TO DECORATE

There are plenty of Halloween party decorations around to turn your party into a spookfest. You can buy Halloween-themed cups, plates and even cutlery, and team them with a spooky plastic tablecloth. There’s so many you can choose from and they’re relatively inexpensive.

Check out our gallery of spooky food! You can easily make these treats yourself by clicking on the photo and downloading the recipe as a PDF. We're adding recipes every week before Halloween so check back for more spooky treats!

Having a Halloween party? You need the Hallozween magazine! It's full of party food and healthy snacks recipes, as well as spooky cocktails and the top party themes for 2020!

And as it's an instant download, you can be reading it in a few quick clicks!

The hallozween magazine is full of recipes & PARTY  ideas!

Traditional Pumpkin Pie!

Recipe courtesy Amelia Simmons’ American Cookery cookbook, published in 1796,

and owned by First Lady Martha Washington.

The modern recipe is adjusted as follows:
• 475 grams pumpkin
• 945ml milk
• 4 eggs well beaten
• ½ cup molasses
• 1 teaspoon ginger
• 1 teaspoon allspice
• 2 pie crusts


1. Cut pumpkin in half, gut and bake upside down at 175c for an hour
2. Peal and mash the pumpkin
3. Add milk and mix
4. Add the eggs and molasses

5. Mix in the ginger and allspice 
6. Pour into a crust
7. Bake in the oven at 165c for 75 minutes

This pumpkin pie recipe comes from Amelia Simmons’ American Cookery cookbook, published in 1796 and the first known cookbook written by an American. It was a revolutionary publication, as it used terms known to Americans and ingredients readily available to American cooks – and was the first cookbook to include what is now called pumpkin pie.  
Before American Cookery, Hannah Glasse’s book The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy (published in 1747) would have been the gold standard – though this was a London cookbook. Martha Washington, America’s first First Lady, owned Hannah Glasse’s cookbook; in fact, it would have been her second cook book purchase.

Historical roots

Content courtesy of Virginia Tourism Corporation

This pumpkin pie recipe has a great historical twist connected to the early U.S. with a fun anecdote courtesy of George Washington’s Mount Vernon. 

Mount Vernon is located just outside Alexandria, Virginia and was George and Martha’s home state.  Visitors can tour the property and home (including the kitchen) as well as dine at the Mount Vernon Innon property.  

There is also a virtual tour available.

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