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Happy Halloween!

by Desi Sowers

Horrific Halloween Treats - Take a Bite if You Dare!

by Desi Sowers

When hosting a spooky Halloween soirée, it’s all the more frightening and fun if the food you serve is tasty AND terrifying!  Imagine, if you will, an ominous room lit only by candlelight with a table filled with guts and brains and…well, you get the picture.  Check out these recipes for creepy cuisine that will have your guests screaming with delight! (Click on links for recipes)

Witches' Finger Cookies with Red Velvet Hot Chocolate Blood - Fun to make and sure to give your guests a fright, these buttery cookies dipped in red velvet hot chocolate are both disgusting and delicious! 


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If you’re serving Witches’ Fingers, they will be complemented nicely by Monster Toes!  Made using cocktail franks with mustard toes and ketchup blood, even the pickiest of little ghosts and goblins will eat them up!


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Looks like body parts will be a big part of the menu on Halloween.  How about some Monster Mouths!  These deliciously devilish goodies combine apples, sweetened cream cheese and almonds for a taste little monsters won’t be able to resist!


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Eyeballs anyone?!  Oreo Eyeball Cookies are easy peasy and fun to make and super yummy to eat. Even little witches and wizards can help make these treats for your spooky soirée!


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No haunted house is complete without a black cat and every cat needs a litter box.  So how about serving up a delectable Kitty Litter Cake.  It might look gross, but it tastes fantastic!  Let your guests scoop up some with an actual kitty litter scooper for a truly authentic experience!


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No haunted dinner party would be complete without the pièce de résistance - Ribs & Guts!  Tasty ribs and savory sausages make up the torso of a very unlucky fellow that won’t be joining you for dinner tonight!


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So, invite your guests to enjoy a frightening feast this Halloween!  Muahahahaha!  Happy Halloween!

If you’re thinking about selling or buying a home in the New River Valley area, contact professional, experienced Realtor Desi Sowers and let her assist you with all your real estate needs. Give her a call today at 540-320-1328!

On Saturday, October 27th at 8 am for the Getting Scary on the Huckleberry 5k race and the Truck or Treat event at the Christiansburg Recreation Center.  At 9am there will be a free kids fun run.   After the race, participants can enjoy free breakfast prepared by Parks and Recreation staff and reunite with their children for the annual Truck or Treat event. Trucks from Christiansburg Fire, Police, Rescue and Public Works set up in the back parking lot of the Recreation Center for kids and kids at heart to look at and touch. There is a registration fee for 5k participants, but the Truck or Treat event is free.

Information and flyer provided by the Christiansburg Recreation Center

 

Halloween Trends 2017

by Desi Sowers

Happy Halloween!

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How it all started - Costumes Pumpkins and Candy, oh my!

by Desi Sowers

Halloween conjures images of costumed children going house to house offering the question “trick or treat”? But it is so much more than that. It has become such a popular holiday that it is second only to Christmas as the top grossing holiday in America. Halloween has a rich history and hasn’t always been the holiday that it is today.

Evolving from the ancient Celtic holiday of Samhain, modern Halloween has become less about real ghosts and goblins and more about costumes and candy. The Celts used the day to mark the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter, and also believed that this transition between the seasons was a bridge to the world of the dead.  Over the past thousand years the holiday has transitioned from a somber pagan ritual to a day of merriment, costumes, parades and sweet treats for children and adults.  While trick or treaters venture out for one night on October 31st, a whole season of Halloween activities celebrate the fearful fun of Halloween.  Pumpkin patches, corn mazes, haunted houses and hayrides can all be found starting in late September and running through the first of November.

Here are a few fun facts you may not have known about Halloween:

  • The first jack o lanterns were made from turnips.
  • Fifty percent of kids prefer to receive chocolate candy for Halloween, compared with 24% who prefer non-chocolate candy and 10% who preferred gum.
  • The largest pumpkin ever measured was grown by Norm Craven, who broke the world record     in 1993 with a 836 lb. pumpkin.
  • Trick-or-treating evolved from the ancient Celtic tradition of putting out treats and food to placate spirits who roamed the streets at Samhain, a sacred festival that marked the end of the Celtic calendar year.
  • Halloween is thought to have originated around 4000 B.C., which means Halloween has been around for over 6,000 years.

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Wishing you a happy and safe Halloween!

Desi Sowers Your New River Valley Realtor

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