MagPad Dinner Table

MagPad Dinner Table

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Cheese-Finger Food


  • Mozzarella string cheese
  • Green bell pepper
  • Cream cheese


1. Wearing plastic gloves or sandwich bags over your hands to keep the cheese as smudge-free as possible, use a paring knife (parents only) to cut each string in half and then carve a shallow area for a fingernail just below the rounded end of each half.

2. Mark the joint right below the nail as well as the knuckle joint by carving out tiny horizontal wedges of cheese, as pictured.

3. For the fingernails, slice a green bell pepper into 3/8-inch-wide strips. Set the strips skin side down on your work surface and trim the pulp so that it's about half as thick. Then cut the strips into ragged-topped nail shapes and stick them in place at the ends of the fingers with dabs of cream cheese.

I got this off the website. I like it because it is a fun, healthy halloween treat that you can serve for a holiday that is filled with too many sweet treats.

Click here to see the source for the recipe from Be sure to click onto the comment section to get alternative ideas to using the green peppers (like using olive halves)

Face Paint: Halloween Makeup and other Halloween Ideas

In a tiny container, combine 1 teaspoon cornstarch and 1/2 teaspoon water. Mix in 1/2 teaspoon cold cream and 1 to 2 drops food coloring to create your desired color. Find an old watercolor paint box, or other similar compartmentalized container to make an entire array of face paint colors.

I got the above recipe out of yesterdays newspaper in Mary Hunts column that was titled "Ways to Save for Halloween". (Mary Hunt is the founder of

I thought it was interesting what she said about how much money people spend on celebrating Halloween:

"How much do we enjoy the holiday that comes on the last day of October? Americans spend more on celebrating Halloween than Thanksgiving or Easter, second only to Christmas. How scary is that? Not to worry. There are dozens of ways to cut the cost without cutting out on the fun." (Mary Hunt) is another good resource for ideas about celebrating holidays. Click here to see ideas from for making home made halloween costumes.

You can click here to get loads of halloween recipes from

I'll have to agree that halloween is a fun holiday to celebrate, especially when it come to making halloween food treats. One that I enjoy serving around halloween time is Demon Eyes Deviled Eggs. You can find the recipe by clicking here.