Halloween – How to Make Spooky Treats

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Chef Amy Bevins demonstrates how to make Halloween treats.

    Amy Bevins

    Amy Carney Bevins is a writer, an editor for FAMILY Magazine, an educator and a veteran mom with over 110,000 hours of on the job experience. Amy has published numerous articles on topics ranging from cooking and travel to health issues and toys, as well as several humorous and thought-provoking essays about parenthood. She is a regular contributor to FAMILY Magazine. She has also recently completed several children’s books. For the commercial sector, Amy writes website content, advertisements, flyers, press releases, newsletter columns and advertorials. She edits board of director letters, publisher columns, advertisements, flyers, newsletter columns and website content. Amy received a BS and an MA in Special Education from the University of Connecticut. She began her teaching career at the League School in Brooklyn, New York. At this day treatment center, she taught students with severe emotional and learning disabilities. She next worked at Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay, Oregon. Here she worked as part of a grant funded team to develop and implement a one year certificate program for Educational Assistants with links to two and four year degrees. This program was also part of a statewide collaboration, incorporating cutting edge technology to provide educational opportunities to students in remote parts of the state. Amy worked briefly as a student teaching Practicum Supervisor at the University of Illinois. Her current job as an editor for FAMILY Magazine (www.thefamilymagazine.com) allows her to combine her love of writing and language with her interest in parenting.

    Amy Bevin: Hi! I am Amy Bevins, professionally, I wear many different hats, I am editor for Family magazine, a writer, an educator, and I am also a mom. In our house, Halloween is a great time for spooky fun. Today, I am going to show you how to make four tasty creepy Halloween treats. We are going to be making Witch s Fingers, Eyeball Bites, Bloody Worms, and Crunchy Spiders. Each of these recipes has simple ingredients and it is easy to prepare in just a few minutes. One of the best things is that you can either serve them individually as appetizers or snacks or you can pull them together for a complete meal for those hungry ghouls and goblins.

    What you are going want to do before we get started is pull together a few basic kitchen tools, you are going to want a mixing bowl and spoon, a saucepan, vegetable peeler, can opener, sharp knives and a cutting board, a baking sheet, measuring cups, and measuring spoons. We will go over the specific ingredients for each recipe when we get to it. Since I am mom, kitchen safety is very important to me. Please when you are working on each recipes, be careful around hot stoves and sharp knives and teach your kids the importance of kitchen safety. All of the kids around here know that one of our house rules is no trips to the emergency room; you don t want anybody injured when you are making your Halloween creations. So, now that we have covered the basics, let s get down to making our spooky yummy Halloween treats.