Spook Troop Cookies

November 9, 2015

By Shannon Moloney Suggested song to play while cooking: Time Warp, from the Rocky Horror Picture Show Like many others out there, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Once a year, you can literally be anything. A person, a thing, a pun. What an opportunity to really express your creativity, either outright or subtly. I love the costumes, the debauchery, the mystery, and the candy. To get my coworkers…


Eat Like a Gilmore Girl: Rory Pancakes

September 30, 2015

Post by Nandini Ahuja Breakfast is fuel for the day. It’s the most important meal of the day. The most! This is something the Gilmore girls take very seriously if “fuel” means “sugar” and “day” means “one hour.” To pay homage to this wise daily Gilmore ritual, I made Rory Pancakes. Rory, the show’s quietly quippy lead, loves her daily pancakes at Luke’s full of chocolate chips and sugar. I…


Tales from the Snack Bag

One of the perks of my job is the presence of the snack bag—a paper grocery bag filled with an assortment of snacks my boss buys for us. Don’t be misled by the Whole Foods insignia. Most of these snacks have at LEAST Red 40 if not Blue 1. This bag includes normal stuff (like chocolate covered almonds) and ‘limited-edition’ things (like the cinnamon-and-sugar kale chips or the candy corn…

November 14, 2014

Procrastinator’s Halloween Candy Craft

Halloweekend is upon us, and while many of us might be out in the pumpkin patch for The Great Pumpkin, others will be hosting and attending parties. In celebration (and to lend a hand to my fellow procrastinators), I wanted to pass along a SUPER easy Halloween candy craft: Ghost Lollipops. I first learned how to do this craft when I was in college. My school has a heavy Greek…

November 1, 2014

Bringing the Dead to Life: Franken-Krispies

Nothing says Halloween like Frankenstein—a scientist who created life from nothing and the monster he brought to life, defying the laws of nature. This Halloween season, the National Theater in London put on their own interpretation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller. But I know Silver Spork is about food, so I won’t dive into a theatrical review. I don’t know about you, Sporkers, but…

October 31, 2014

Halloween Puppy Chow

Halloween is that magical time of year when regular recipes are made needlessly complicated for the sake of being cute. Do you enjoy sandwiches? Why not painstakingly arrange them to look like tombstones? Are you a fan of olives? Did you know you could stab them with tiny slivers of rosemary to make them look like spiders? What about cheese? Have you ever considered dying it green and putting a…

October 28, 2014

Cauldron Full of Devilish Dip

When everyone at Silver Spork News thinks about Halloween, we think about sexy nurses, sexy cowboys, sexy policemen, and a bunch of doctors who show up as doctors. It’s all right, doc. We get it. You didn’t get your doctorate in imagination. But what Halloween also stands for is weird snacks that you wouldn’t be caught dead serving anywhere else. Zombie pun. While you’re prepping for the next best Halloween…

October 27, 2014

Cockroach Clusters

Halloween is fast approaching, which means it’s also time to scare the shit out of little children. No, I don’t have a soul and I’m okay with that. If you have young kids or much younger siblings/cousins, it’s time we played a little game with them. The “oh my gosh you just ate a cockroach” game. Classic. We draw inspiration from one of the greatest series ever gifted to mankind:…

October 22, 2014