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Mummy Candle Holders <> 5th Avenue Spiders <> Sloppy Joes
Italian Hot Chocolate <> Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake
by Mary Canovas
Mummy Candle Holder and Decoration
At Halloween, candles are just as important as jack o´lanterns or vampires. Our scary mummy decoration and candle holder is essential. Spooky by day, but the magic starts at twilight when the candles are lit. This classic monster seems to take on a life of its own. Depending on your glass jars, you can make your mummies taller or shorter, display them alone or in a centerpiece with other Halloween decorations. To get that really ancient look, dip the gauze in a cup of tea and dry before using.
Materials: Gauze or cheesecloth, glue gun or white glue, plastic googly or moving eyes or black and white cardboard, scissors, candle real or LED tea candle, transparent glass jars.
5th Avenue Spiders
Our spiders wouldn´t be caught dead in any old grimy haunted house, they are the glamorous, chic Fifth Avenue Spiders – with a precious stone body and little glass eyes and sparkly glitter legs. Place them everywhere to decorate all your fantasies on Halloween or any day of the year. Happy Halloween!
Materials: 5 glitter pipe cleaners – any color. 1 large or medium elongated bead 2 smaller beads (eyes)
Italian Hot Chocolate
Of all the hot chocolates I´ve tried, by far my favorite has to be Italian Hot Chocolate – not too light like French Hot Chocolate and not too dense like Spanish Hot Chocolate – just absolutely delicious. So rich, smooth and velvety, it´s perfect for any time and any occasion.
It only takes a few minutes and you can kick it up a notch with a teaspoon of your favorite liquor. For when you absolutely need the happiness that only a cup of great hot chocolate can give.
Ingredients for 3 cups:
What would American moms do without our Sloppy Joes! If you´ve never heard of them, they are hot sandwiches with loose ground beef in an incredibly rich sauce, served in a bun so full that it overflows from the sides when we eat it. (That´s the sloppy part). We don’t know exactly where they were first created but it probably was Sioux City, Iowa in the 1930s. This recipe is a family favorite across the United States so popular that there is an annual official Sloppy Joe Day – March 18th. Kids love them. Messy yes, but delicious – definitely.
Ingredients for 2:
Classic Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake
If you like a chocolate cake with lots of flavor, you will definitely want to try this Chocolate Cake made with Mayonnaise. Mayonnaise is the secret of its rich, wonderfully tender texture. It doesn’t need frosting, but it’s delicious when topped with a smooth, creamy chocolate ganache, or chocolate whipped cream. Mayonnaise cake became popular during the Great Depression in the U.S, when eggs and oil were hard to come by. Apparently, mayonnaise was more readily available. Hellmann´s Mayonnaise printed this recipe on their jars and the rest is history – making it to this day, a favorite for family cooks and chocolate cake lovers.
Chocolate Whipped Cream Ingredients:
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