Category: Eat and Drink

Oct 21 2017

Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Wheat Beer

One of my October traditions is trying at least one new pumpkin or “spooky” beer each year. My discovery for 2017 is a pumpkin ale from the MillerCoors owned Blue Moon Brewing Company. The company has been making pumpkin beer since 1995, so I’m assuming the “limited release” notice on the label is a reference …

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Oct 20 2017

Wormtown Pumpkin Ale

You’re probably wondering about the “Wormtown” part of this beer’s name. A Massachusetts disc jockey by the name of L.B. Worm came up with it in the 1970’s while working at WCUW in Worcester. Although it was intended as a reference to the area’s (then) massive underground music scene, it eventually become a nickname for …

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Oct 08 2017

Creepy Cocktails and Devious Drinks V

Now that we’re well into the season of pumpkin spice, let’s cook up some of My Ghoul Friday’s “Pumpkin Spice Latte.” Girl Loves Glam found a way to make lemonade glow under a blacklight! I had to take a trip in the Wayback Machine to get the recipe for Chef Ron Lock’s “Pumpkin Rot” cocktail, …

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Oct 07 2017

Freaky Food IV

That witch looks good enough to eat. And with good reason, as it’s a “Witch Lollipop Doll” from Children’s Occupations by Mrs. Maude Cushing Nash. But it’s not just a lollipop dressed up to look like a witch. It’s actually a edible marshmallow head stuck on the opposite end of a lollipop which has been …

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Jan 13 2017

TGIF13 VII: Jason Burgers

Remember the “2 for 1 Burger Sale” scene from Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday with those hockey mask hamburger patties? I tried making one on two separate occasions and my patties always broke apart when I tried flipping them over! Maybe this was why the movie only showed them prior to their being …

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Oct 08 2016

Creepy Cocktails and Devious Drinks IV

Do you remember all the buzz over the special milkshake promoting the Goosebumps movie? If you wanted to try one and didn’t have a Johnny Rocket’s in your area, you were out of luck. At least you were until Let’s Play OC! shared the recipe online. Speaking of drinks linked to films, there’s the “Sharknado …

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Oct 07 2016

Freaky Food III

Back when meat wasn’t as readily available as it is today, people would make nut roasts to get by. Such recipes were so popular that Forecast magazine’s directions for making a “Halloween Nut Roast” only told you how to decorate your roast to look like the one shown above and said any nut roast recipe …

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Oct 18 2015

Creepy Cocktails and Devious Drinks III

A mug of hot apple cider is just the thing for a cold autumn night. Thanks to iloveitallofit, you actually have quite the selection of different recipes to choose from! “Spooky Fog Drinks” can be great fun for a party…just as long as you make sure nobody is actually served dry ice in their drinks …

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Oct 17 2015

Freaky Food II

Given all the sugary treats which fill our diets during the Halloween season, it’s nice to throw some nutritious stuff into the mix. So why not try making a tasty “Orange Jack-o-Lantern” from American Cookery Volume 24 for your next dessert or snack? Elyse Salpeter also has a wide selection of healthy Halloween treat suggestions. …

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Oct 04 2015

Shipyard Little Horror Of Hops

Finding a beer to review for the 2015 countdown has proven much more difficult than I had originally expected. I had tried tracking down the unnamed brand I had mentioned offhand in a review last year, but quickly discovered none of the liquor stores in my area carried jugs of pumpkin ale and I could …

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Oct 18 2014

Creepy Cocktails and Devious Drinks II

This tasty looking beverage is the “Autumn Harvest” as made by 62 Restaurant in Salem. So they obviously know a thing or two about Halloween beverages and other tasty treats. If a trip to Salem isn’t possible, you can learn how to make one at home (along with several other seasonal cocktails) thanks to Nightclub …

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Oct 17 2014

Freaky Food

If the “Halloween Cake” picture above seems like a tasty treat, you can learn how to make your own thanks to the Google Books preview of American Cookery Volume 24. It also has a recipe for “Witches’ Delight,” which has a great name but doesn’t look very spooky. Those who want party snacks which do …

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Oct 11 2014

Dogfish Head Punkin Ale

As much as I love Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale, I do make an effort to try other pumpkin beers. And by “make an effort,” I mean I only order it when my favorite brand is not on the menu. So when I ran into such a situation during a recent family get together, I decided to …

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Oct 04 2014

Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale

I like beer and I like pumpkins, but it took me a shamefully long time to actually try pumpkin spice beer. The local brewery whose “Pumpkinseed” ale I had been dying to try went out of business before I could swing by for some. I can’t even remember the name or manufacturer of the kind …

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Oct 11 2013

Creepy Cocktails and Devious Drinks

See that tasty-looking beverage? That’s “Gravedigger Imperial Pumpkin Ale” and if you homebrew your own beer, then you should be extremely interested in this recipe for it from Jasper’s Homebrew & Winemaking and Supply. In case you’re wondering why I’m showcasing beer and not opting for the “____ More Creepy Cocktails” article title like I …

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Oct 10 2013

Still More Ghoulish Goodies

Although Dinosaur Dracula is best known for its humorous pop culture articles, it’s also a great resource for recipes. In addition to the above pictured Apple & Popcorn Uglies, Dinosaur Dracula also has recipes for tasty treats like Freddy Krueger Popcorn, Screamin’ Pumpkin Spice Chips Ahoywiches, Pumpkin Patch Pizza and Fudgy, Spooky Spiders. The Google …

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