October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!! & Haute & Haunted II

Another successful Haute & Haunted Halloween is in the books...
or photos, at least. We had a fun Friday night getting our party on with friends and lots of 
Spooky Carnival-esque treats (a couple recipes below!).
As usual, we didn't have our costumes planned until the day before, so with 8 pieces of felt, 7 hot glue sticks, a gold embroidery hoop, and a red top hat left over from a previous Tour de Fat...
we went as a Giraffe and a Ring Leader! Success! 
I realized after the fact that I hardly took any photos that night~ too busy making boozy root beer floats I suppose! But thank you to all our friends that made it a blast.
Happy Halloween!!






Some fun treats to make tonight... or any time of year!

Salted Whiskey Caramel Popcorn

3 bags popped microwaveable popcorn (more or less, depending on how many you're feeding)
2oz Irish whiskey (or any kind, I'm just biased)
1 stick butter
1tsp vanilla
1tsp baking soda
1 1/2c brown sugar
1/2c light corn syrup
sea salt for sprinkling

1. Melt butter in a pot over medium heat, frothing with a whisk
2. Add whiskey, vanilla, brown sugar, corn syrup and bring to a light boil.
3. Boil for 1 minute, stirring quickly with a whisk. Remove from heat.
4. Spread 1 bag popcorn evenly across a non-stick baking pan, use a whisk to drizzle on the caramel. 
Sprinkle with sea salt.
5. Bake for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 to avoid sticking together.
6. Scoop caramel corn into a big bowl, repeat with rest of popcorn.


Boozy Root Beer Floats
1oz. Vanilla Vodka
8 oz. Root Beer
2 scoops vanilla ice cream


enjoy!
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