A New Inspiration in Gruesome Food

If you’ve read my recent post The Guilty Pleasure of Making Gruesome Foods, then you won’t be surprised that I am in awe of Kim Atkinson Fiorini‘s food serving idea. I believe she made it for a Walking Dead party.

What a way to serve a spread of meats! Image courtesy of Kim Atkinson Fiorini.

What a way to serve a spread of meats! Image courtesy of Kim Atkinson Fiorini.

Either way, I’m in complete awe on this one! I have to say this is THE BEST idea I have seen for serving meats on a table for Halloween or as in a zombie party. I can really see this work for a zombie wedding too! Thanks Ms. Fiorini for your creativity!

The Guilty Pleasure of Making Gruesome Foods

A body cavity cake with ribs made from white chocolate and every organ is made with a different flavor cake and filling. Image courtesy of Debbie Morrow. All Rights Reserved.

A body cavity cake with ribs made from white chocolate and each organ made of a different flavor cake and filling. Image courtesy of Debbie Morrow. All Rights Reserved.

Confessions of a Party Planner

I must confess: it is a highlight for me to get an emotional response from guests before they even taste a morsel at my Halloween parties. But beyond their visual appeal (or gruesome effect), it has to be undoubtedly tasty.

Luckily, it usually only takes a few brave souls to initiate the tasting of horrifying foods and giving them the thumbs up. Word-of-mouth is very powerful and thanks to those who initiated the food fest, a chain-reaction will occur of good conversations, laughs, and most importantly, everyone else digging in.

Below you’ll find awe-inspiring Halloween recipes that have been tested by my own party attendees or are on my “must try” list from my peer’s tried and true recipes. Continue reading

THERE’S ALWAYS ROOM FOR JELL-O!

A brain mold made of cool and refreshing gelatin.

By Debbie Morrow

 

Honing Your Culinary Artistic Skills Now  

If you’re planning on making some new gruesome treats for Halloween, it’s better to practice your skills a few months ahead before the big party.

When the summertime heat rises, there’s nothing more refreshing than Jell-O! Hardly the Jell-O mold your grandma has made, the basic recipe originally came from The Pumpkin Nook, where you can find several recipes of gruesome delight. I tweaked the brain recipe by adding a few ingredients and made it my own.

You’ll Need:

One brain mold

A large platter (to accommodate brain with blood drippings)

Non-stick cooking spray

7 small boxes of peach gelatin

Green food coloring

1 can skim evaporated milk, chilled

3 ½ cups water

One of the following: A can of cherry pie filling or 1 bag of frozen strawberries or frozen raspberries.

3 bowls: one for mold stabilization in the refrigerator, one for mixing and one for water dipping.

A mini cleaver is optional but gives a great visual effect. Continue reading