Halloween Recipes

Severed Halloween Finger Cookies

From bigoven.com


2 whole eggs

2 egg yolks

1 teaspoon vanilla

¼ teaspoon almond extract

1 cup softened, unsalted butter

1 cup powdered sugar

3 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

2/3 cup granulated sugar

¼ teaspoon salt

¾ cup blanched whole almonds

Red food coloring


In small bowl, combine whole eggs, egg yolks vanilla and almond extracts.

In a separate large mixing bowl, beat the butter, flour, powdered sugar, gran­ulated sugar, and salt until well combined.

Add the egg mixture to this large bowl and mix thoroughly to form your cookie dough.

Unroll a rectangle of plastic wrap onto counter. Form a log shape with your dough and wrap dough in plastic wrap. Refrigerate dough for 30-40 minutes, or until firm.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

When dough is firm, cut dough into 4 equal portions. Remove 1 portion at a time to work with, while keeping other portions refrigerated. With each portion of dough, divide into approximately 15 equal pieces and form your finger shapes by rolling dough in your fingers to create a cylin­der shape. Work quickly while dough is cold, as the warmth of your hands may make your dough too moist. Lay out each finger cookie onto the parch­ment paper-lined cookie sheet.

When all 15 fingers are done, take a sharp knife and indent each finger with the wrinkles for the knuckles to make them look realistic.

Then, take an almond and press one into the end of each finger to represent the nail. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 minutes or until golden.

Towards the end of the baking process, check cookies and indent again, if needed.

When cookies are done, indent or make any changes necessary while cookies are still hot. Allow to cool on wire racks.

Repeat process with remaining dough.

When cookies are cool, make bloody effect if you wish. Mix red food coloring paste with water until you reach your desired shade of red color. Using a small pastry brush, “paint” your blood around the cuticle of each fingernail.

These cookies may look gross, but they are very tasty!

Vegan Candy Corn Bites


1/4 cup soy milk powder, plus more for rolling

3 tablespoons cashew butter

3 tablespoons brown rice syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pinch of finely ground sea salt

1 1/4 teaspoons ground turmeric, divided


Lay out parchment or wax paper over a half-sheet pan or cookie sheet. Sprinkle lightly with soy milk powder.

In a large bowl, mix together soy milk powder, cashew butter, brown rice syrup, vanilla, and salt. Knead until a Play-Doh-like con­sistency forms. Divide dough into three parts.

Carefully stretch and pull the first part into a long rope shape, about 1 foot long and 1/2 inch wide. Place on the lined cookie sheet.

Working in a bowl, knead 1/4 teaspoon turmeric into the second part of dough. Once it’s dyed yellow, repeat the process of stretching and pulling it into a long rope shape, about 1 foot long and 1/2 inch wide. Place on the lined cookie sheet, about 1 1/2 inches away from the white section.

Working in a bowl, knead 1 tea­spoon turmeric into the third part of dough. Once it’s dyed orange, repeat the process of stretching and pulling it into a long rope shape, about 1 foot long and 1/2 inch wide. Place on the lined cookie sheet, between the white and yellow sections.

Carefully squeeze and press the three dough ropes together. Flatten with the palm of your hand to create one even, thick rope. Transfer to the freezer for 15 minutes.

Remove from the freezer, and using a sharp knife, cut into 32 even triangle shapes. Although candy corns can be eaten at room tempera­ture, it’s best to transfer to an air­tight container, each layer separated with parchment paper, and store in the freezer. Before eating, let them thaw slightly.

Haunted hotel in Albooquerque

By The CNM Tourism Club

This building was originally known as the Santa Fe hospital in 1926, Memorial Hospital in the 1980’s and Hotel Parq Central today.

This historical landmark has been vested for just shy of one hundred years.

Back when the establishment opened in 1926 the Santa Fe hospital was a treatment center for young adults and adolescence suffer­ing from mental conditions.

Throughout the years, the business has changed everything from the ownership, to its name. In 2010 with support from the city, the Hunting Highland Historic District Neighborhood Association and a huge $21 million dollar investment it was converted into the new Hotel Parq Central which is a luxurious hotel, located right off I-25.

This extravagant hotel stands today as one of the most intriguing tourist attractions in Albuquerque.

One of the most fascinating things about Hotel Parq Central is that there have been reports of paranormal activity throughout the years.

Some of the hotels visitors have said they have had their own experiences including the sighting of apparitions and report having their bed sheets pulled off them in the middle of the night.

Aside from spooky sightings and bed sheets vanishing in the middle of the night a paranormal investiga­tion group called the Los Muertos Spirit Seekers did some hunting of their own.

The investiga­tion involved the use of multiple forms of equip­ment that ranged from cameras, flash lights, and voice recorders.

After listening to what was captured on the digital voice recording and using the flight-lighting technique which is an attempt at com­munication with a spirit that involves the answering of ques­tions through the turning on of a flash­light, they claim to have found proof of some of these paranormal activities.

Non the less, this is still one of the most highly recommended spots in Albuquerque to get away, unwind, de-stress and restore with many different thrilling, comforting, culture filled amenities that come with a stay at the ‘urban oasis’ Hotel Parq Central.

So it is a recommended visit for those that wish to get away in luxury or just want to make an attempt at contacting the other side.

For more information please visit www. hotelparqcentral.com or www.losmuertosspir­itseekers.com.

Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos Events

By Guadaluoe Santos- Sanchez, Staff Reporter

There are many things to do in Albuquerque and in surrounding areas for Halloween try one of the following events happening special for the holidays, there is something for everybody.


Galloping Grace Youth Ranch Pumpkin Patch


September 27 – October 31

Tuesdays/Thursdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Fridays/Saturdays 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Santa Ana Star Center

3001 Civic Center Cir NE

Rio Rancho, NM 87144


Another tour around the city of Albuquerque to visit its haunted sites.

Rated R, All ages- bring children at own discretion


800 Rio Grande Blvd NW

The Trans-Siberian Express Murders

“The year, 1941. The train has been delayed and unsuspecting passengers are forced to wait in the station while suspicious characters lurk within. What happens next will shock you,” is all emct.org will tell about the show.

October 24, 25

6:30 p.m. dinner

7:15 p.m. show

Tickets available for dinner and show, or show only

Visit http://www.emct.org/our-season/trans-siberian/for ticket prices

Vista Grande Community Center

15 La Madera Rd

Sandia Park, NM

Los Alamos Pumpkin Glow

People of all ages and artistic talent are invited to participate pumpkin carving, accord­ing to losalamosartscouncil.org.

October 25

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Fuller Lodge Art Center Lawn

2132 Central Ave

Los Alamos, NM 87544

Zoo Boo

A safe Halloween fun and trick-or-treating alternative. Will include games, haunted habitats, costumes, and candy, according to cabq.org.

October 25

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Regular Zoo Admission

Adult Abq Resident $9

Child Abq Resident $4

Non-resident $12.50

4 costumed children can get in for free as long as they are accompanied by 1 paying adult

903 Tenth SW

Albuquerque, NM 87102

McCall Pumpkin Patch

“Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch, pick your own pumpkin from the field, try to find your way through the 16-acre corn maze, feed the farm animals, race a pedal kart, launch a pumpkin, glide down our giant slide, mine for gemstones, shop, eat & much, much more,” according to mccallpumpkinpatch.com.

September 20 – October 26

Saturdays/Sundays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Per person $11.95

Children ages 2 and under FREE

2 McCall Ln

Moriarty, NM 87035

Ghost Tours

“Old Town is one of the most actively haunted locations in North America” and in the tours people get to explore those haunted areas and hear the stories behind them, accord­ing to toursofoldtown.com

Tours meet at Ticket Window

303 Romero St NW

Plaza Don Luis #N120

Albuquerque, NM 87104

Call 246-TOUR (8687) for reservations

Ghost Tours

Nightly at 8 p.m.

Adults $20

Seniors ages 55 and up, military, and college students $18

Students ages 13 to 17 $16

Children ages 6 to 12 $10

Ages 5 and under Free

Ghost Hunting for Kids

October 14 – 30

6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

For ages 6 to 12 accompanied with an adult

Family 4 Pack $60

3 people $50

2 people $35

Breaking Boo Haunted RV Tours

90 min tour

October 24 – November 1

Rated R, for ages 12 and up


Haunted Houses:

Fright Night

Will feature show, live music, cash bar, viewing from the observatory and much more, according to nmnaturalhistory.org.

October 24

6:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.


Members $8

Students $7

Ages 21 and over

New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

1801 Mountain Rd NW

Albuquerque, NM 87104

McCall Haunted Farm

Equipped with Field of Screams, Haunted Barn, and Zombie Hunt. Rides include a clown themed maze called Curtain Chaos, Coffin Rides, and Mechanical Bull Rides, according to mccallhauntedfarm.com.

Fridays/Saturdays until November 1

7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Visit http://www.mccallshauntedfarm.com/ for prices

34 McCall Ln

Moriarty, NM 87035

NM Slaughter House

“Enter the home of the demented couple, where you will meet the young female “Nina”. Follow her throughout the secret passages that the children made in order to survive this terrifying house of slaughter. You will be walking between walls, climbing steps, entering and exiting thru vents, closets and cabinets. You will encounter several hidden booby traps that “Leather Head” installed, to eliminate their chance of escape,” according to nmslaughterhouse.com.

Until November 1

General $25

VIP Fast Pass $35

Low Scare Admission $15

Paintball $30

1909 Bellamah Ave

Albuquerque, NM


“Civilization is collapsing. The undead still roam the streets of New Mexico and the cities aren’t safe. A quarantine camp has been set up at Rio Grande Community Farm, it is the living’s last refuge in Albuquerque…” according to quarantineabq.com.

October 3 to November 1

Various Times


Visit http://www.quarantineabq.com/ for more details

Blackout Theatre

3901 Central Ave NE

Albuquerque, NM 87108

Abq Boo

“Non-professional Disney inspired haunt” that features an animated graveyard, singing busts, deadly pirates the Batcave- and the Batmobile, according to abqboo.com.

October 31 and November 1

6 p.m. to 10 p.m.


6808 Rustler Rd NW

Expo Fright Fest

The Dragon’s House of Horror Haunted House, Zombie Attack Laser Tag Arena, NM Fright Fest Film Festival, Strange Danger 1800s Carnival Style Thrill Show and Museum, and a Sugar Zombies Harvest Festival for the kids, according to exponm.com.

October 4 to November 1

Wednesday/Thursday/Sunday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Friday/Saturday 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Visit http://exponm.com/event-details/?event_id=364#location for prices and locations

The Haunted Scarecrow

Non-profit haunted house, follow the halls of the Haunted Scarecrow, according to hauntedscarecrow.wix.com.

Every Friday/Saturday in October and November 1

Thursday through Saturday the week of Halloween

Per Person $15

Group of 5 $1 off

Group of 10 $2 off

Half off for military, veterans, public safety

508 1st St NW

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Realm of Darkness Haunted Asylum

According to realmofdarknessnm.com, they are going to scare the crazy out of you.

September 26 to November 1

General $18

Fast Pass $28

10000 Coors Blvd Bypass NW

Albuquerque, NM 87114

Dia De Los Muertos:

Marigold Parade and Festival

November 2

2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Starts at Bernalillo Sheriff’s Substation on Centro Familiar and Isleta

Music, altars, food, art vendors

Westside Community Center

1250 Isleta Blvd SW

El Campo Santo’s Dia de Los Muertos Celebración

Face painting, games, sugar skull painting, music and refreshments, flowers for your loved ones, and more, according to atriscoheritagefoundation.org.

November 1

4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

San Jose de Armijo Cemetery

2957 Arenal Rd SW

Albuquerque, NM 87121

CNM Monster Mash is back

By Guadalupe Santos-Sanchez, Staff Reporter

The CNM Monster Mash Costume Contest is coming back to the school on Oct. 31, 2014.

The costume contest will be at the CNM Main Campus SRC Breezeway, said Events Manager at Outreach Services, Maren Stockhoff.

CNM Students, Faculty, and Staff can get their picture taken at the photo booth any time between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., she said.

If students are not going to be on the Main Campus on Halloween they can email a picture of themselves in their costume to tweet@cnm.edu before 3 p.m. the day of Halloween, she said.

The pictures will be put up on the CNM Facebook Page and the top three pictures that receive the most likes will be declared the winners of the contest, she said.

The top three winners will get prizes that will be determined after the winners are picked, she said.

This is the fifth year that CNM host the Monster Mash Costume Contest, the first one having been in 2010, she said.

The first year they held the costume contest to see if it was something students and employees would enjoy, she said.

“It’s been popular from the beginning. We are looking for­ward to another fun day and seeing some awesome cos­tumes,” Stockhoff said.