Gearing Up for Frankenweenie with Spooky Themed Goodies

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Nothing is more heart warming than the story of a boy and his dog. But, what about the story of a boy who reanimates his deceased pet, living happily ever after with a group of rag tag characters? You’ll have to catch Tim Burton’s family-friendly, yet quirky, new movie Frankenweenie to find out. The action is mellow enough for younger viewers and the tricks are a great treat for the impending Halloween season.

Frankenweenie hits theaters this Friday October 5 and to get ready, we have some great movie related recipes that are sure to leave your taste buds tingling.


Pizza Mummies

  • English muffins
  • Pizza sauce or tomato paste
  • Black olives
  • Scallions
  • Red or green peppers
  • Cheese sticks or slices


Heat oven to 350 degrees. For each mummy, spread a tablespoon of pizza sauce onto half of the muffin.

Set olive slices in place for the eyes and add round slices of green onion or red or green pepper for the pupils.

Lay strips of cheese across the muffin for the mummy’s wrappings.

Bake for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the muffin is toasty.

Worms in Dirt

  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1 package instant chocolate pudding
  • 3 ½ cups whipping topping, thawed
  • 1 package chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed into tiny pieces in a plastic bag
  • Gummy worms or insects


Pour the milk into the mixing bowl and add the pudding mix. Beat with wire whisk until well blended for about two minutes. Let pudding stand for five minutes. Stir whipped topping and ½ of the crushed cookies into the pudding with a rubber scraper until mixture is all the same color. Place about 1 tablespoon of the remaining crushed cookies into the bottom of each cup.

Fill cups about ¾ with pudding mixture. Top each cup with the rest of the crushed cookies. Add gummy worms or insects to decorate. Put the cups into the refrigerator for about one hour to chill and then serve.

Moms, which spooky treats do you want to try?

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Meet the Author | Christina Montoya Fiedler

Christina Montoya Fiedler is a Los Angeles native - born and raised. Before becoming a mom, and writing for various parenting sites so she could be home full time with her son, she was a publicist representing environmentally progressive architects and contractors - one of whom just finished building a home completely out of parts from a Boeing 747. Now that's cool!

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