Once again the WONDERFUL staff at the Fox 4 Morning Blend welcomed me into their "home" for a fun segment on their awesome morning show. Wild Bill Wood is the perfect host and always makes me feel at home and I know that when I go there we will have a great time. This visit was no exception, but what was different was that I was blessed to have my awesome friend, Shannon Imlay, with me. To see the show, click on Fox 4 Morning Blend.
Shannon and I prepared some delicious holiday goodies for the Morning Blend crew to enjoy on this fun Halloween Day. We began with the Triple Chocolate Boo Goo Apples. This is one of Shannon's specialties. She recently appeared on the Food Network's show, The Perfect Three, making this recipe.
Each Granny Smith Apple is dipped in caramel, then milk chocolate. The ghost is made of an Oreo Truffle dipped in white chocolate. The final touch is mini chocolate chips for their eyes and a regular size chocolate chip for their mouths. If you make the large apples, I promise you, it will be enough for 3 or 4 people.
The little bottles of "potions" were made from plain bottles which were purchased at the craft store and filled with colored drinks and embellished with fun labels and ribbons.
We found some Spinning Candy Corn suckers which we embellished with a pumpkin face and ribbons and made a cute arrangement in this fun wagon filled with candy pumpkins. These were our Kreepy Kandy Korn Pops.
Who wouldn't want some Milk Chocolate Mummys and some Mulled Apple Cider? We did and that's exactly what we served. The mummys were made of Hershey Bars, wrapped with crepe paper that had been cut in half. Then we put two sticky goofy eyes on each one to finish them off. The Cider was served in a pumpkin punch bowl and served with a cinnamon stick.
What is so much fun is being able to take an ordinary dish you have at home and embellish it to fit the occasion or holiday that you are planning. That's exactly what we did with this stemmed dish that we filled with Candy Corn and Candy Pumpkins and we called it Monster Mix. The big beautiful ribbon and the jeweled sculls and crossbones were just the fun touches this dish needed to make it fit right in on our table.
Shannon and I had so much fun putting these things together and what I really want to emphasize with you is how easy it all is. We try to create things that anyone would be comfortable doing as well.
Being on the Fox 4 Morning Blend here in South West Florida is such an honor and pleasure. I am fully aware that there are many people who would love to be the guest of this wonderful cast and crew. I am so thankful that they allowed Shannon and I to join them for a fun celebration of Fall.
The real stars of the show are the hosts. You only see Wild Bill Wood in this interview but he has a wonderful co-host who is out for maternity leave and an acting co-host that is also wonderful. The producers, camera operators, sound crew, receptionist and all of the people who work so hard to put this show together should be commended for their hard work and success. Thank you to Jennifer Fairfield-Williams, Executive Producer and Melissa Migliore, Producer for taking such good care of us and treating us so well. A special thanks to Wild Bill. You are an extra special person who is completely adorable. Thanks Bill.