Halloween Martini

Just in time for Halloween, I have a great celebration cocktail for you!  To celebrate this super fun holiday, I’ve created a delicious Halloween Martini that you will go batty over. If you want to omit the alcohol, this also makes a great Halloween mocktail recipe. 

Halloween has always been one of my favorite times of the year. Even though my kids are older, I can’t wait. The recipe is so easy with only 4 ingredients. It’s not too sweet, but just right. Gummy worms are the perfect garnish (these are the only worms my daughter, Leigh can handle to see without freaking out). Happy Halloween and be safe!

My Favorite Chicken Tortilla Soup

It’s the perfect time of year for soup making so I’m thrilled to share my favorite Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe. This recipe is so easy! For preparation, all you need to do is chop the onion, a rotisserie chicken, a tomato, cilantro and an adobo pepper. Then, mix, stir and serve. I love serving this soup with fresh avocado, tortilla chips and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. I often also dollop each bowl with a tablespoon of light sour cream or nonfat plain Greek yogurt. Serve with a salad for a healthy, light, gluten-free and low-calorie dinner!

Tips:

•If you have not purchased chipotle in adobo sauce before, you can find the cans in the international foods section where Mexican foods are. Chipotles are very spicy so start with just one chopped and add as needed for taste.

•If you have leftover grilled, roasted or baked chicken, feel free to use this instead of a rotisserie chicken.

•Double the recipe so you’ll have leftovers.

•Prepare the soup ahead of time leaving out the cilantro and lime juice. When reheating, add these ingredients right before heating and serving.

Mini Granny Smith Carmel Apples

Cheers to October for cooler weather, colorful leaves and fall recipes. Instead of indulging on an entire caramel apple, these Mini Granny Smith Caramel Apples are sure to please all of your family and friends. They are so easy to make!

Start by using a melon baller to scoop out mini apples; pat try with a paper towel. Insert a 4-inch wooden bamboo skewer in the top of each apple. Dip in caramel and top with nuts or your favorite toppings. That’s the entire recipe. These are fun to make, and cleanup is a snap. Have a fabulous October everyone!