IT’S NOT YOUR MAMMA’S HALLOWEEN RECIPE

halloween cookies‘Twas All Hallows Eve, the one-hundredth in a row,
When Headwitch prepared her special cookie dough.
Kids craved the old crone’s gooey, ghoulish treats—
Goodies that’d send them howling down streets.
‘Cause what would the spookiest day of the year
Be without tricks and a small dose of fear?

The ingredients? Bat wings, pumpkin, and salt,
A pinch of lizard’s toenail, a teaspoon of—“Halt!”
Cried Headwitch’s apprentice, obstructing the pot,
“I’ve forgotten the hairy werewolves’ snot!”

“Drat!” grumbled Headwitch,
throwing down her spoon.
Then,
Upon a rickety broomstick she creaked

To the Slimes-R-Us just past the moon.

Besides being my yearly Halloween poem, “It’s Not Your Mamma’s Halloween Recipe” is my 98 word answer to Susanna Leonard Hill’s 4th Annual HALLOWEENSIE CONTEST: write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (title not included in the 100 words), using the words  pumpkinbroomstick, and creak. 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN
Everyone!
Who’d like a witch’s finger? Just baked!photo (23)

halloween-me

TRICK or TREAT

About Donna Gwinnell Lambo-Weidner

I am an adventure seeking ponderer of the mysteries of the universe, writer of children's books (represented by Stephen Fraser of the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency), and lover of anything involving armor, archery, or swashbuckling.
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41 Responses to IT’S NOT YOUR MAMMA’S HALLOWEEN RECIPE

  1. Vic says:

    That finger is gross! What is it?
    Oh…and good poem too.
    And love the orange word color! You’re so clever!

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  2. What a wonderful recipe, Donna! Perhaps we’ll have it at my house for dinner. If I can find some werewolf snot 🙂 Great poem and entertaining story! Thanks so much for joining in the Halloweensie fun!

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  3. What a wonderful recipe, Donna! Perhaps we’ll have it at my house for dinner. If I can just find some werewolf snot 🙂 Great poem and very entertaining! Thanks so much for joining in the Halloweensie fun!

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  4. jdewdropsofink says:

    I’d like a Slimes R Us in my neighborhood. On second thought… Nice job.

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  5. Yum – cookies!! Oh, wait – never mind. I think I’m allergic to werewolf snot…

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  6. menomama3 says:

    No recipe is complete without a hairy werewolves snot. The texture is absolutely essential as is the essential boil oil of a troll in some recipes.

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  7. cvarsalona says:

    From a home baker’s standpoint the recipe gets 5 stars. This is a clever take on preparing for the holiday. Off to Slimes-R-Us for me.

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  8. Don Royster says:

    So that’s where you find the snot.

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  9. Lyn says:

    LOL you truly are a crazy lady — I say this with the greatest of love 😀
    Here in Oz, we don’t celebrate Halloween, but of course over the last few years, the stores have decided it’s a wonderful money maker. So now you’ll get half a dozen or so kids knocking on your door at Halloween every year.

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  10. Janet Smart says:

    Like everyone else – the werewolf snot got me going. Ewww! I think I’ll pass on the cookies.

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  11. I hope the Slimes-R-Us had the werewolf snot! Very gross and perfect for Halloween. Nice fingers 🙂

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  12. Catherine Johnson says:

    That is a deliciously gross story.

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  13. I love the premise for this story…and the snot, haha! Good luck in the contest. 🙂

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  14. SL Eastler says:

    Loved it! Hairy werewolves snot’ and Slimes-R-Us are great details! New take on a familiar situation…

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  15. Kudos for getting in snot–always makes for a winning recipe! 🙂

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  16. Nina Kozain says:

    Love the costume too! Good sensory details on the poem – yuk!

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  17. Katie says:

    Nice job! I really wonder what else Slimes-R-Us carries…

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  18. Stacy S. Jensen says:

    Very gross and cute!

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  19. Rupali says:

    what a recipe. A dose of fear, great. Thanks for sharing. (yes, by the way WHAT IS That finger?)

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  20. Samantha says:

    What a great costume!! 🙂

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