Food ‘n Flix: Hocus Pocus Roundup

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We have successfully completed another month of Food ‘n Flix and I am so happy I was able to share my favorite movie this month. Tomorrow is Halloween, so this movie couldn’t have come at a better month. I hope that this movie inspired some fun treats for the Halloween this year. There was such a fun variety of foods that were shared.

I’m hoping I’ll use this excitement you all shared in your dishes with making myself more active in my food blog.

Next month’s movie is taking us in a different direction. The movie is The Hundred-Foot Journey and will be hosted by Culinary Adventures with Camilla. And if you’re interested, this will be a co-challenge, also pairing with Cook The Books.

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The first entry this month comes from Kimberly at Coffee and Casseroles with Broomstick in Amuck Brownies inspired by Sarah Sanderson who jumps. These delicious brownies have chocolate crispy treats and pretzels in them. These definitely are full of amuck! (If amuck means deliciousness.)

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The next goodie comes from Wendy at A Day in the Life on the Farm. She shared her Chocolate Painted Witch Suckers. Wendy uses the scene where Dani eats a witch sucker, that she got at Allison’s house before the whole witch encounter even began! Wendy used a technique to make these suckers that she used to use with her kids – painting candy molds with colored chocolate. These witches sure are spooky and look delicious!

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Keeping with the witch thing, Amy at Amy’s Cooking Adventures made these deliciously adorable Melted Witch Candy Bark Bites. After quite an ordeal of actually being able to watch the movie, Amy finally got to watch it once it hit network television. Amy got her inspiration from the “Burning Rain of Death” scene, where the Sanderson sisters were convinced they are going to melt – alas, they do not. But if they had, maybe they would have looked this adorable!

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Getting her inspiration from another character, Heather at All Roads Lead to the Kitchen conjured up these Zombie Finger Cookies. At one point in the movie Billy, the zombie, loses some of his fingers. Poor Billy! Perhaps we have to eat them now! These fingers are perfect for any Halloween treat! The fingernails are freaking me out!

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Next up is Camilla at Culinary Adventures with Camilla, sharing Tentacles and a Bewitching Sip. First, you have a sip of Liquore Strega Witches’ Brew, a liquor with a bunch of herbs involved. The sip of brew is paired with some perfectly Halloweeny tentacles flavored with saffron and fennel. This is such a grown up take on the movie!

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The next treat comes from Debbie at The Friday Friends.  Debbie delights us with Boogers on a Stick. (hehehe, let me giggle like the 7 year old boy I am sometimes.) These boogers look good enough to eat!

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My dish was next! I made Master’s Eggs – really just deviled eggs make for the man in the devil suit that the Sanderson sisters so lovingly call “Master.” These eggs include avocado and sriacha, for a yummy kick!

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Now back to the sweets! Sarah at Well Dined shared Candy Corn Jello Shots. Don’t let your kids get a hold of these alcohol infused yummies! Sarah had been wanting to make these and used this movie as a perfect opportunity to do it, because what candy says Halloween like candy corn?

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Evelyne at Cheap Ethnic Eatz brought us our next goodie: Peanut Butter Fudge and Ganache Coffins plus Salt Dough Pumpkins. These coffins make a beautiful Halloween treat. And the salt dough pumpkins make a perfect decoration for the photoshoot!

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Debra at Eliot’s Eats made two things! We get both Hocus Pocus Pumpkintini and Good Zombie Voodoo Cocktail. The pumpkintini is a nod to Sarah Jessica Parker, combining her Sarah Sanderson role with her Carrie Bradshaw character. But no evening is complete with just one cocktail! The second drink is for Billy the zombie. Both look great. I’ll take one of each.

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Next we get Bubbling Cauldron Popcorn & Dead Man’s Toes from Deb at Kahaki Kitchen. This popcorn was inspired by the Sanderson sisters’ bubbling cauldron. To move away from the sweetness we all know surrounds Halloween, Deb filled the cauldron with a savory popcorn. She also included some dead man’s toes, because every witch’s cauldron needs dead man’s toes!

IMG_5057Our last entry this month comes from Caroline at Caroline Makes. Caroline shared these spooky Toffee Apple Cupcakes, all decorated out for Halloween! Caroline made these cupcakes for a bake sale. They are perfect for Halloween!

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And that ends this month’s Food ‘n Flix. I’m impressed with the amount of participation and with all the creativity in this group! Nice work everyone! And I’m excited to see where next month brings you – will you make Indian, French, or something else?

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Master’s Eggs

IMG_9824 I picked my favorite Halloween movie for this month’s Food n’ Flix! I’ve been awful about updating my food blog and life has been crazy this October, but I couldn’t let this one get by me, considering I’m the host. While not a traditional foodie movie, I had so many ideas when I watched this movie. I actually was going to make a Bloody Mary – but it just never came together and by this point in the week, I’m not about to drink some vodka on Monday night, because I won’t be getting up in the morning if that were the case. I also had the idea of candy apples or really, anything with candy.

Hocus Pocus is my absolute favorite Halloween movie. I always watch it the first day of October, because I love Halloween and I love this movie. In fact, I love this movie so much I’m dressing as Winifred Sanderson for Halloween this year.

It tells a story of three witches who were hung during the Salem Witch Trials, when they were stealing the soul’s of children to have eternal life. Their home was made into a museum. Now fast forward to the 1990’s. A teenager, Max, accidentally summons the Sanderson sisters who begin their hunt to steal the souls of children once again. Max, his little sister Dani, and his crush Allison work together to stop the witches. During this, they meet a wide array of characters, including a zombie and a black talking cat.

My dish focuses on a scene in the movie when the sisters are walking around the trick or treaters. They meet a man dressed in a devil suit and his grumpy wife, who no doubt is grumpy because she wants to watch TV in her curlers but her husband insists on inviting three strangers into their house and being a big ol’ flirt.

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The witches don’t understand this whole ~costume~ thing and think this goofy old flirt in a devil’s suit is actually their “Master.” He doesn’t have a huge role in the movie, but he’s pretty hilarious and the Sanderson sister’s reaction to him is priceless. So, I decided to make something for him (and I needed to make it with something I had in the house already.)

So, say hello to Master’s Eggs! And join us next month at Culinary Adventures with Camilla and watch The Hundred-Foot Journey.

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Master’s Eggs

Ingredients
6 hardboiled eggs
1/2 avocado
1 tbsp mayonnaise
1/2 tsp sriacha
1/2 tsp ground pepper
salt to taste

Directions

  1. Cut your hardboiled eggs in half. Remove the egg yolk without tearing the white and place it in one bowl. Place the white halves on a plate.
  2. Add the avocado, mayonnaise, sriacha, black pepper, and salt in the bowl with the yolks. Smash together with a fork.
  3. Spoon the mixture into the whites.
  4. Sprinkle with pepper.

Announcing Food ‘n Flix For October: Hocus Pocus

It’s one of my favorite months! I love October, November, and December – the months of my favorite holidays. Between Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, I have a hard time narrowing down which one I love most – but Halloween is so fun. I hosted a Food ‘n Flix in October three years ago and we watched Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. I chose that movie because though totally goofy, it had a ~scary~ theme.

This year I decided to host another October movie, but significantly less of a foodie movie. I decided to host my FAVORITE Halloween movie. I actually love horror movies and thrillers, but that’s not my favorite Halloween movie! My favorite Halloween movie came out when I was seven years old: Hocus Pocus! Hocus Pocus is the story of the Sanderson sisters, witches who are brought back due to some dumb decisions on part of a teenage boy. I love this movie so much that I’m actually going to be Winifred Sanderson for Halloween this year.

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So watch this non-foodie movie and get INSPIRED! Maybe it’s the Sanderson sisters who inspired you, maybe it’s Billy Butcherson the zombie, maybe it’s Halloween candy, or maybe it’s something else – I hope that watching my favorite Halloween movie inspires your tastebuds and creativity in the kitchen!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN FOOD ‘N FLIX:

1. Watch the chosen film (Hocus Pocus). Using the film as your inspiration, use your culinary skills to create something.

2. Post about it on your blog with a link back to this post and post a link to Food ‘n Flix. You can use the Food ‘n Flix logo if you wish!

3. Your post must be current (during the month of October). The post may be linked to other events. The more the merrier!

4. Have fun with it!

5. Email me at elizabethccrab@gmail.com by the deadline and include the following:
a. Your Name
b. Your Blog’s Name an URL
c. The name of your dish and the permalink to the specific post you’re submitting
d. Attach a photo of your dish (or give me permission to pull one from your post)
e. Indicate “Food ‘n Flix” in the subject line of your email

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:  October 29, 2015
I will try to have the post up by Halloween!