Last year it was Monsters and Mimosas…I think this Halloweaster thing is a good tradition. Vampire cupcakes are so addicting…That cover of Rob Pat kills me btw.

EDWARD!! and vampire cupcake

I also made heart-shaped macaroni and cheese and homemade pesto. FILLED WITH LOVE FOR MY BOs. The recipe I use is Nancy Reagan’s Mac N’ Cheese but I tweak the recipe and add cream cheese, otherwise it’s too dry.

* 1/2 lb macaroni
* 1 teaspoon butter
* 1 egg, beaten
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon dry mustard
* 3 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated (I used a cheddar, jack and colby mix)
* 1 cup milk
* 2 oz cream cheese

Boil macaroni in water until tender and drain thoroughly.
Stir in butter and egg.
Mix mustard and salt with 1T hot water, and add to milk.
Add cheese, leaving enough to sprinkle on top.
Pour into buttered casserole; add milk, sprinkle with cheese.
Bake at 350°F for about 45 minutes or until custard is set and top is crusty.

Heart-shaped noodles are perfect this recipe (holds the cheese in well) but hard to find this time of year. The one I used was a Valentine pasta from World Market. However, I did find this company that makes a variety of fun pastas year-round. Here’s some heart-shapedHalloween pasta for your gawth lover, Bicycle pasta for all you bike people, Girlfriends pasta?! Cat Lovers pasta for your crazy cat friends and Star of David pasta for a sexy Jew. I added my homemade pesto to the macaroni and cheese and it came out SO DELISH.

Pesto Macaroni and Cheese

I love my Hello Kitty apron. Can you count the stains? The dress is from the Jovovich-Hawk for Target line, shoes and belt from Charlotte Russe and the headband is from Forever 21.


And lastly, my ladies and I In the finest of faux furs…

ladies in fur$

Hope your Halloweaster was just as lovely!