Ghosts, witches, goblins and Batmen make their way down the streets come Halloween night.
While here in America, we tend to focus on dressing up, visiting haunted houses, attending
parades and of course, Trick-or-Treating, other nations like Mexico focus on more traditional
festive activities. In Mexico, “El Dia de los Muertos” or Day of the Dead, is welcomed with
traditional dishes that celebrate the departed. Without realizing it, we also have traditional dishes
here in the states. Pumpkin spice lattes start to make their way to coffeeshop menus and candy
corn find their way back into your cabinets. Caramel covered apples are the first of many dishes
that come to mind this time of year. These recipes can be used for Halloween dinner parties and
beyond for both dinners and lunches.
Sweet Tooth Witch
6 Granny Smith apples
6 Craft Sticks
1 bag of caramel candies
2 tablespoons of milk
Wash the apples with cold water and remove the stems. Press a craft stick at the top of the apple and
push until it almost reaches the top.
Place a medium size pot on low heat and add the 2 tablespoons of milk. Unwrap the caramel candies if
needed and add them to the simmering milk. Continuously stir until the caramels are melted.
Dip the apples in caramel and place them on a baking sheet to cool.
Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic
2 medium sweet potatoes
1⁄4 cup of olive oil
1 tablespoon of salt