Friday, October 23, 2015

Trick Or Treat

" Whooo... Whooo... Whooosss... afraid
of  Halloween?"

You can never be sure
what you might see
while looking out the window
on All Hallow's Eve...


Is this a creepy photo
or what?

Nothing reminds me more of
Halloween than candy corn...

...not to mention those fabulous
dark brown spice wafers that I called,
"Halloween cookies" when I was a kid!

My favorite
Halloween movie classic...

"Arsenic and Old Lace"

"A Halloween tale of Brooklyn"
featuring the deadpan
comedic genius of
legendary actor
Cary Grant

Cary with co-stars (from the left)
Priscilla Lane,  Jean Adair (top)
and Josephine Hull (right)
in Frank Capra's
"Arsenic and Old Lace"

Treats, but no tricks,
from Pamela's Kitchen...

Some classic Halloween goodies...

Old timey
popcorn balls..

Spicy mulled apple cider...

And, some old-fashioned

The following recipe for
  "Opera Creams"
comes from a
 very old cookbook 
which belonged
 to my maternal grandmother.

Perhaps these delightful treats were
inspired by a beautiful opera singer?

Italian Opera Singer
Lina Cavalieri 

Opera Creams

2 cups sugar
1 cup milk
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 T light corn syrup
1  tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans

In a large saucepan, cook all ingredients
together, stirring constantly until the
soft ball stage is reached (236 degrees).
Cool until lukewarm, add vanilla,
and beat vigorously until candy becomes creamy
and loses it's shiny appearance.
Add chopped nuts and pour into
slightly buttered pans.
Cut into squares when cool.

 "Pumpkin Moonshine"
Tasha Tudor

Have a safe and happy
Halloween everyone!

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