Halloween is a favourite time of year around here and my family loves celebrating with sweet and savoury recipes! Here is the recipe I made with Rosie for the News at Noon Halloween celebration!
Happy Halloween everyone---BOO!

Fun “Feetloaf” for the Family

For Halloween this year why not serve up a ghoulish meal like these “stinky feet” meatloaves. Mash up a pot of potatoes for a perfect side dish! 
3 lb (1.5 ) ground beef and pork mix (or 1 1/2 lb (750 g) of each)
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 large onion, grated
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp (30 mL) Worcestershire sauce 
2 tbsp (30 mL) Montreal steak spice
2 tsp (10 ml) dry mustard
3/4 tsp (4 mL) each salt and pepper
3 cups (750 mL) fresh breadcrumbs
1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped fresh parsley
10 black olives
1 jar (700 mL) tomato passata (strained tomatoes)
1/2 cup (125 mL) spicy smoky barbecue sauce
2 leeks, white and light green part only

In a large bowl, combine beef and pork mixture with eggs, onion, garlic, steak spice, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt and pepper, breadcrumbs and parsley until well combined. Divide mixture in half.

Using one half at a time, shape into large feet with ankle. Place in a 13 x 90 inch (3 L) baking dish.  Cut ends to create 5 toes. Press olives into each toe. 

In a bowl, stir together pasta and barbecue sauces. Pour into bottom of dish around meatloaf feet. Place leeks into ankles of meatloaves.

Bake in preheated 375 F (190 C) oven for about 75 minutes or until no longer pink inside and meat thermometer reads 165 F (74 C). Remove from oven and slice to serve with some of the sauce.

Graveyard Marble Cake

Decorate this cake to look like a graveyard by sprinkling it with crushed chocolate cookie crumbs, gummy worms, spiders and tombstones for the perfect setting.

1/3 cup (75 mL) hot water
1/3 cup (75 mL) unsweetened cocoa powder
4 cups (1 L) all purpose flour
4 tsp (20 mL) baking powder
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
1 cup (250 mL) salted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups (375 mL) granulated sugar
4 eggs
1 tbsp (15 mL) vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups (375 mL) milk
Buttery icing (recipe below)
Chocolate cookie crumbs
Candies for decorating

In a bowl, whisk together hot water to cocoa powder until smooth. Set aside to cool.

In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.

In a large bowl, using an electric beater, beat butter until light. Beat in sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one a time until combined. Beat in vanilla. Stir in flour mixture in three additions, alternating with 2 additions of milk until smooth and well combined. Remove 1 cup (250 m) of batter into another bowl and beat in cocoa mixture until smooth.

Divide vanilla batter evenly among 13 x 9 inch (3 L) greased and parchment paper bottom lined baking pan. Spoon chocolate batter on top and using a knife swirl the chocolate mixture around to create a marble effect.

Bake in 350 F(180 C) oven for about 40 minutes or until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean. Let cakes cool completely.

Spread icing all over top and sides of cake and top with cookie crumbs, candy and other decorations to create your graveyard.

Makes 24 servings.

Buttery Icing
1 1/2 cups (375 mL) unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup (150 mL) 35% whipping cream
2 tsp (10 mL) vanilla extract
4 cups (1 L) icing sugar

In a bowl and using an electric mixer, beat butter until light. Slowly beat in cream and vanilla. Beat in icing sugar 1 cup (250 mL) at a time until fluffy and smooth.
Makes 4 cups (1 L) .
Chocolate Icing: Beat 3/4 cup (175 mL) unsweetened cocoa powder into icing.


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