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I am working on a Witch's Cookbook / spell book prop for my kitchen. I've been unable to find what I want and as my Mom says,"If you want something done right you have to do it yourself!" So here I am. Frying my brain.

Would any of you care to contribute to this prop? Think about how the old ladies at the churches used to get together and submit recipes [for a cookbook] that were then compiled into sections, ie, appetizers, drinks, main dishes, etc.

I recently purchased a book called "How To Cook Children", but it's not quite in the format I want. I'd like these "recipes" to look like, well, recipes! Be creative. Be funny. Or be serious. Make them up or use a real spell. Whatever you choose. Play with names and ingredients. For example:


Hagatha's Hearty Stew


Ingredients:

1 20 - 25 lb child
1 Dozen Eggs
5 Night Crawlers
6 Dragon Eyes
20 Gallons of Water

blah, blah, blah


Directions:

Thoroughly wash child and remove all hair. Place child in large cauldron. Add eggs, night crawlers, dragon eyes, 20 gallons of water and bring to a boil. So forth and so on . . . .



Making sense? I'd like these to be submitted on an 8.5" x 11" piece of paper via e-mail. You can add your own clip art, boarders, etc. whatever you choose to decorate your page. And you may submit as many recipes as you wish. I've got a few things up my sleeve as well, but will elaborate more when I have the bugs worked out.


Any takers?
 

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YAY! *jumps up and down*


I actually did a Google Image search for witch cookbook and a pic popped up. After reading a few lines about the book I went to Amazon to see if I could find it. Got it second hand (and in all actuality it looks BRAND NEW) for $1.63
 

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I'll see what I can come up with too. Here is a couple I came up with last Halloween.

Feline Form


5 hairs from a cat
2 drops elf blood
3 dried spiders
10 pieces dry cat food(any kind)
Finely ground



Mix cat food and spiders in a wooden
Bowl, mix well. Add the elf blood. Heat in small pan
For 5 minutes, remove from heat.
Add the cat hair cook for another 2 minutes.
Immediately remove from heat and pour into vile.

Keeps for 2 years


To use

Select victim and add
3 drops to his/her drink and stir clockwise
5 times while saying:
Cats’ whiskers and cat tails you shall grow
Fur and fangs you will get
A cat you will be until next full moon.


To reverse the vampire curse


10 dried fly's
2 spider egg sacks
1 vile fairy blood
2 lizards
4 bat wings
2 cups swamp water


Grind up the dried fly's into a powder
Heat the swamp water to boil add the
Lizards head first into the swamp water,
Then add the bat wings. Bring back to boil.
Then add the spider egg sacks. Bring back to boil
And stir in the fairy blood and repeat
The following 3 times:

Alive you where, dead you now are,
Cursed you now are to room the night
Until the end of time.

Drink of this
Potion 6 times (Once a day) while saying, I revoke the curse
Of the undead. To the living I will return.

After this potion has been drunk from 6 times
Wait 24 hrs and the sun you shall be able to be in again.
 

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Not to crowd this thread with ideas of my own, but have you considered making an actually "Witch's cookbook"? Something that can be ordered online, or in a store.

The outside cover would look old and tattered titled "Witch Spells and Recipes" but the inside would be full of legitimate recipes (only with a humorous Halloween slant)
The creativity would then be developed into the recipes, so they resemble "witchy" potions, but they'd actually make descent meals and snacks!

All you would need to do is:

Make the cookbook cover (photoshop, hand painted etc) Find popular recipes online or from forum members. Create an "index of ingredients" that correspond to actual store bought stuffs.
For example (eye of newt = olive, spider silk = angel hair pasta, blood = tomato paste, etc)

That way, for persons not aware of the actual ingredients list, they'll just think your following a true witch's recipe.
Just an idea, maybe it can be an official Halloween Forum cookbook!?
 

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Now Eyegore, did you not see my initial post - the part where I say " I've got a few things up my sleeve as well, but will elaborate more when I have the bugs worked out." ?????

Get out of my head! :p
 

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Just giving the thread a shameless bump. Since I'm immobile I figured I can work away on this project since my fingers still work. Any fresh meat (or not so fresh) to add to the pot?
 

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Zombie control:

1 big toe from a fresh corpse
1 pint of lizard bile

Fill cauldron half way with swamp water and bring to a simmer.
Add the lizard bile and drop in the big toe. Simmer until green smoke rises.

Finally add one plump frog (still croaking) and the eye of a Basilisk.

Allow cauldron to simmer until the embers glow a bright red.

Drink 1 small vial to gain total control of summoned zombies.
 

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Hex Antidote:
to reverse spells.

half of lizard tail
4oz owl's eye
1 pint bull frog bile (from 3 large frogs)
1 stick of cinnamon
2.5 tbs sugar

Mix animalic ingredients over a low flame until the brew turns a deep purple.
Continuing stirring until the bubbling brew, starts to screech and whine.

Add cinnamon and sugar to subdue the screams, paying close attention to the amount added.
Too much cinnamon and sugar will make the antidote, taste unpleasant.

Drink Chilled.
Antidote should take affect instantly.
 

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Circus Cider:
Permanently transforms anyone
into a psychotic circus clown.

16oz beetle sweat
1 diced poisoned apple
1.5 cups of phoenix ash
1 cup seltzer water
big toe from a clown
beer (can be obtained from clown)

Grid up clown's toe and mix with phoenix ash.
Stir in beetle sweat, seltzer, beer, and diced apple.
Let ingredients meld into a slushy cider.

Serve Hot.
Note: Too much clown's toe, may cause cider to taste funny.
 

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Well, as a high school English teacher, I could whip something up from Macbeth. The witches have a few spells that they list ingredients for in the play. It wouldn't really be humorous stuff, though.
 

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Well, as a high school English teacher, I could whip something up from Macbeth. The witches have a few spells that they list ingredients for in the play. It wouldn't really be humorous stuff, though.

That would be fabulous!
 

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From an on-line image entilted Witch Hazel's Cookbook:
Waif Waffles
Smorgas-boy
Moppet Muffins
Urchin Pie
Kiddie Kippers
Children Chops
 

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Did you want actual recipes because I've found a couple of recipes from a member who's no longer active. I post the recipe on your Treat's group page.
 

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Did you want actual recipes because I've found a couple of recipes from a member who's no longer active. I post the recipe on your Treat's group page.
For this project I'm looking for whimsical type recipes. I'll be "translating" real recipes in the future.
 
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