In my last blog, I shared the history of Christopher Ranch’s first Halloween promotion, “How To Have a Halloween Garlic Party” which included the fun recipes below. If you’re throwing your own bash, these Halloween inspired goodies will help you get your booya on. After all, a party without garlic is, well… dead! Add some good friends and good vibrations and you’ll have the (skeleton) key to a wickedly good time!
WITCH’S BREW GARLIC ARTICHOKE DIP
1 cup finely chopped marinated artichoke hearts
1 cup parmesan cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
1 small can chopped green chile peppers
4 cloves Christopher Ranch California Garlic – finely chopped
Mix all ingredients in a bowl, spoon into baking dish and bake for 20 minutes at 350º. Serve with crackers or crusty French bread.
12 hard boiled eggs
1/4 cup chopped black olives
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tsp. mustard
4 cloves Christopher Ranch California Garlic – crushed
Salt and pepper to taste
Sprinkle of paprika
12 green olives stuffed with pimento
Peel eggs and slice in half. Remove yolks and mix with black olives, mayonnaise, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper. Stuff egg whites with mixture and top with paprika. Slice green olive in half and place in middle of yellow mixture like an eye.
DRACULA’S WORST NIGHTMARE: ROASTED GARLIC
Gently remove outer layers of skin from several whole Christopher Ranch California Garlic bulbs, leaving bulbs intact. Cut 1/2” off top of each bulb. Place in baking pan and drizzle bulbs with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper, favorite herbs or seasonings. Fill a baking pan with just enough water to cover the bottom, about 1/8”. Seal pan with aluminum foil and bake at 450º for 1 hour or until garlic cloves are soft. To serve: break clove off bulb and squeeze pulp out onto slice of French bread or cracker. Top with a dab of Rosemary Feta Dip.
ROSEMARY FETA DI
1 cup plain yogurt
1 cup feta cheese – crumbled
Leaves from 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary-coarsely chopped
Place all ingredients in food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Add a bit of milk if mixture is too thick.
HAVE A SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN!