Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Happy Halloween everyone!
Are you ready for all the little ghosts and goblins that will be knocking at your door later today?
Boy...nothing could stop my kids when they were young on Halloween night.
They were like two postmen...
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night
stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.

Our family has had some fun times over the years for Halloween...
we are a little bit like the Munsters and the Adams family.
But enough of that...
lets get cooking.
Halloween night usually means homemade soup at our house.
We get a few bites between monsters knocking at our door.
Tonight I'm serving it with beer bread.
Have you ever had Tastefully Simple's beer bread?
It's delicious and too expensive $.
I like cooking with beer and prefer the taste of the dark ones in my recipes.
So I went looking for a taste-alike recipe for it and came up with this one.
Beer Bread
2 cups white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
3 heaping tablespoons of sugar
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 bottle of beer
Heat oven to 375, grease the pan. Whisk the dry ingredients together and add the beer stirring slowly until mixed. Pour into the bread pan and bake for 35 minutes then turn the loaf and bake for another 25 minutes. Bake until the toothpick is clean and the loaf is golden brown.
Like Tastefully Simples...
I add a tablespoon of melted butter over the top before baking.
Reminder: If you don't want your baked goods to taste like your
Great Aunt Winifred's...
only use the freshest of ingredients.
Enjoy all those trick-or-treaters tonight...
and try not to get tricked.


  1. Ha! I was too lazy to go digging up that old haunted basement picture!! We cast that show perfectly didn't we? I think I'll come to your house for treats and if I'm lucky be invited in for bread and soup?? Got any leftover beer?

  2. LOL! I love it! We always had such good times, the memories are priceless!

  3. What a great name for a blog. I love old Halloween pictures.

  4. I'm glad I'm not the only person that said $8.00 for one loaf of bread mix! I thumbed through some cookbooks and found the recipe. It sure is good. Love the photos.