Jules Corriere is a playwright and theater director. She has written over 40 plays, one of which was performed at the Kennedy Center in D.C.
The Best Recipes For Your Harry Potter Party
Aragog's children. Wormtail's Pinky Fingers and Professor Telawney's Eyes-- these are are just a couple of recipes on the menu. Do you Love the magical creatures and characters, as well as the fanciful food from the Harry Potter Books? This lens is filled with recipes inspired by Aragog the Spider, the Basilisk, Pixies, Professor Snape, Dumbledore, Dementors. You'll also find the best recipes for Butter Beer and Pumpkin Juice.
Step by step instructions and illustrations will help you create an awesome Harry Potter Halloween Party. Check back often, as new recipes will be added each week!
BASILISK CALZONE - Bite into this, before it bites into you!
EASY TO MAKE CALZONE
1 can refrigerated pizza dough
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
31 slices peperoni, divided
1 egg white
1 drop green food coloring
2 green olives with pimento
1 cup pizza sauce
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.
Roll out pizza doll into rectangle.
Cut one slice pepperoni into a snake tongue.
Mix mozarella and ricotta cheese together.
Place 1/2 the pepperoni on the dough rectangle, leaving 1 inch border on all sides.
Spoon 1/2 cheese mixture on pepperoni.
Spoon remaining cheese mixture on top.
Roll up dough "jelly roll" style, starting on a long side, and then pinch together.
Place roll, seam side down on a greased cookie sheet. Form in the shape of an "S"
Beat egg white with fork. divide in 2. Brush dough with egg white. With other half of egg white, add green food coloring and brush over the dough giving it a "snaky" appearance.
Place the pepperoni tongue at one end to make it's mouth. Place olives (you can use toothpicks if necessary) to make the eyes.
Bake 30-35 minutes.
Heat pizza sauce and serve it on the side.
Thanks to Kraft for this idea.
Professor Trelawney's Eyes
1 Tomato, Sliced
Fresh Mozzarella (6 small pieces)
6 Green Olives, sliced in half
6 Basil Leaves
Lay a basil leaf on a cracker or piece of toast. Drizzle with Olive Oil. Add a slice of tomato. Top with two pieces fresh mozarella, and top each of those with olive slices to form eyeballs. Eat and Enjoy...if you dare!
2 cups light or dark brown sugar
4 tablespoons water
1 1/2 Sticks butter
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup heavy cream, divided
1 teaspoon rum extract
8 12-ounce bottles cream soda
In a small saucepan over medium, combine the brown sugar and water. Bring to a gentle boil and cook, stirring often, until the mixture reads 240 F on a candy thermometer.
Stir in the butter, salt, vinegar and 1/2 cup heavy cream. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
Once the mixture has cooled, stir in the rum extract.
In a medium bowl, combine 4 tablespoons of the brown sugar mixture and the remaining 1 cup of heavy cream. Use an electric mixer to beat until just thickened, but not completely whipped, about 2 to 3 minutes.
To serve, divide the brown sugar mixture between 8 tall glasses (about 1/4 cup for each glass). Add 1/4 cup of cream soda to each glass, then stir to combine. Fill each glass nearly to the top with additional cream soda, then spoon the whipped topping over each.
What Is Your Favorite Magical Creature from Harry Potter
So many creatures to choose from.
THREE BROOMSTICKS FEAST - Food You Can Eat With Your Hands. (Hagrid Loves This!)
OVEN BARBECUED CHICKEN AND CORN ON THE COB
1 Chicken, cut up into pieces
1/2 Cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 Cup butter
1 Bottle Barbecue sauce
8 Ears of Corn
1 Stick Butter (For Corn)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Line a baking pan with foil. Melt 1/2 cup butter in pan while oven is preheating. (Do not scorch.)
Remove skin from chicken. Rinse in cold water and drain on paper towels.
Mix flour, salt, pepper and paprika in large zip lock. Add chicken to bag and shake to coat.
Place chicken in pan of melted butter. Cook for 30 minutes.
Turn chicken over. Coat with Barbecue Sauce and cook an additional 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
During last twenty minutes of cooking, shuck corn. Place ears in a large pot of boiling water with 1 teaspoon salt. Cook 5 minutes or until crisp tender. Drain most of the water. Cover with lid to keep warm until chicken is cooked.
Allow stick of butter to come to room temperature, so your guests can easily coat their ears of corn.
INFERI FINGERS - Beware As You Reach Into the Dip...They Are Reaching Back!
1 Carton Sour Cream
1 Pkg. Hidden Valley Ranch Dip
1/2 Cup Blue Cheese Dressing
In a serving bowl, mix together sour cream, ranch dip and blue cheese dressing.
Using 5 peeled carrots, add a dab of dip and a slivered almond to make a fingernail on each of the carrots. Arrange as fingers sticking out of the dip.
Serve with a platter of carrots.
HINT: You can make all of your carrots into Inferi Fingers by adding alond slivers to each with a dab of dip.
THE SNITCH - Let everyone catch the snitch with this treat!
Easy to assemble, fun to give out. Set these in a bowl at your party and everyone scores.
All you need is some gold foil covered chocolate candies and some paper.
Create a simple wing stencil.
Cut wings out and attach two wings to each foil covered candy with a glue dot or double sided tape.
Quick, easy, no mess.
Wormtail's Pinky Fingers
1 Package Sliced Ham Lunchmeat
1 package thinly sliced Swiss Cheese
For each pinky, place one slice cheese on top one slice ham. Roll up. At one end, place a slivered almond to make a fingernail.
Gilderoy Lockhart's Blue Pixie Punch
1 package Blueberry Flavored Kool Aid
1 (2) Liter Bottle Lemon Lime Soda
1 (64 Ounce) Bottle White Cranberry Juice
1 Cup Sugar (Or to taste)
8 Scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
In large punch bowl, mix together blue drink mix, soda, juice, and then add sugar to taste. Float scoops of ice cream on top. The ice cream will melt a little into the punch, turning it a delightful Pixie Blue.
Fiery Baby Dragon Wings
1 pound chicken wings
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
3-4 tablespoons tabasco or hot sauce
2 tablespoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoon jalapeno peppers, chopped
1 Jar Blue Cheese Dressing
Carrot and Celery Sticks
Preheat oven to 350Â°
Combine tomato sauce, seasonings, peppers in bowl.
Dip wings in sauce and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, basting occasionally with sauce.
Serve with Blue Cheese with Carrot and Celery Sticks
Who Is Your Favorite Professor
We know some of them for a season, and others for the entire series. Which Professor stood out to you?
PROFESSOR SPROUT'S CAULIFLOWER BRAIN PLANT - Straight From Her Biology Class's Garden
1 Cauliflower head
1 Can Beets, diced
Steam cauliflower until tender.
Cook beets until warm and crisp-tender.
Place Cauliflower in a serving dish. Add beets around bottom of cauliflower. Pour some of the beet juice over the cauliflower head to give it a nice brainy color.
ARAGOG'S CHILDREN - Eight Legs Never Looked So Good. Devilshly Delicious.
6 Eggs, hard boiled
2 teaspoons sweet relish
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
Hard boil eggs. Peel. Slice eggs in half.
Scoop yolks into bowl. Add mayo, mustard, pepper, salt. Mix well.
Spoon mixture back into egg whites.
Slice 6 black olive in half. Place 1/2 olive in the middle of each yolk.
Slice olive strips to make legs. Place four strops on each side of the Olive half to make a spider.
Chill and serve.
Harry Potter Lives
Please let me know, I'd love to hear from you.
What Harry Potter Recipe Would You Love To Have? - Did you like the ones you found here?
Prd on June 08, 2018:
Deborah Minter from U.S, California on January 20, 2018:
These look fun.
Linda L Paquette from New Hampshire/ Massachusettes on October 31, 2017:
how wonderful! I loved reading this and will be sure to try a few of your recipes. Thank you for the information.
anonmouse on June 10, 2017:
anonymous on January 15, 2013:
Such a FUN lens to stop by again. I tell ya' that grandkids would go nuts over these recipes. :)
Jules Corriere (author) from Jonesborough TN on November 04, 2012:
@AstroGremlin: About a tablespoon for the whole batch.
AstroGremlin on November 03, 2012:
Curious how much vinegar goes into the Butter Beer?
Pinasheart on October 25, 2012:
I'm going to try this butter beer. lol.
WriterJanis2 on June 29, 2012:
My son is a huge HP fan. He'll love this food. Blessed!
jazziyarbrough on June 08, 2012:
I love aragog's children. I love the recipes I found here. My son loves Harry Potter, but he is too old now (or at least he thinks so) wait till I whip out some Harry Potter recipe's on him! Absolutely amazing and unique. Thanks for sharing a great lens
KateHonebrink on May 14, 2012:
These were some absolutely amazing ideas! Great job!!!
Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on April 11, 2012:
Wow! These are all really cool recipes and would be great for a Harry Potter party!
sweetstickyrainbo on March 04, 2012:
cool idea. definitely the oddest thing one has put into one's mouth
DesignedbyLisa LM on March 03, 2012:
These are great!
anonymous on February 28, 2012:
great lens :) I must try some of the recipes :)
Tolovaj Publishing House from Ljubljana on February 24, 2012:
Great idea for kids and all fans of magic. We can all use a pinch of magic in our lives, don't we?
anonymous on February 21, 2012:
This is a great lens. I'll have to try your recipe for butter beer. We tried one that we found and it was just way too sweet. I'm going to have to plan another Harry Pottter Night with my kids.
InSearchOf LM on February 17, 2012:
These are so creative and fun. I've bookmarked to return and try them.
anonymous on February 17, 2012:
These recipes are very creative and innovative, you definitely have put a lot of effort in making them. I loved the pictures, they resemble Harry Potter movie characters.
Margaret Schindel from Massachusetts on February 16, 2012:
Your interpretation of butter beer is simply ingenious! These are wonderfully inventive recipes that would delight any Harry Potter fan. Seriously clever, and they sound tasty, too! Congratulations on having it selected as the LOTD and the #1 Community Favorite Lens of 2011 - well deserved honors!
Edutopia on January 31, 2012:
These are some great recipes. I'm particularly interested in trying to calzone one.
SteveKaye on January 21, 2012:
I'd have to close my eyes while eating some of these meals.
VillaDejaBlue on January 11, 2012:
KonaGirl from New York on January 09, 2012:
I was here before but wanted to come back to congratulate you on being one of the top 11 for the Top Lens of 2011! This lens has also been added to My Squid Angel Wings to the "Voted the Top Squidoo Lens for 2011" module.
MaartjeJepsen on January 09, 2012:
These Dragon Wings look yummy!
anonymous on January 07, 2012:
A terrific lens! Congratulatons on being in the top 11 for 2011!
Laraine Sims from Lake Country, B.C. on January 04, 2012:
Congratulations, Top winner - Your lens is exceptional that is for sure.
nursecraft on January 03, 2012:
Great recipes! Very creative lens!
Loraine Brummer from Hartington, Nebraska on January 02, 2012:
Congratulations on being in the top 11 of 2011. I loved reading the Harry Potter books and your deviled egg recipe looks great.
kathysart on January 02, 2012:
ALL of them I cannot choose. Wonderful lens and congratulations.
manicnymph on January 01, 2012:
Winner winner chicken dinner! Congratulations!
Lynne Schroeder from Blue Mountains Australia on January 01, 2012:
These all look fabulous. Congratulations on making it to the 2011 monster board
Coreena Jolene on January 01, 2012:
Congrats on your lens for 2011! Very creative, someone is sure to have some great parties from this. Happy New Year!
Debbie from England on January 01, 2012:
Many congratulations on being on the Squidoo Monster board 2011! ~~Blessed~~
Sheila from Omaha, NE on January 01, 2012:
Hey, congratulations on winning the Top 100 for 2011 contest! Your lens is very creative and definitely deserves the honor! Good luck in 2012! And a happy new year to you.
Dianne Loomos on December 31, 2011:
What great looking Harry Potter food! Congrats on making the top 100!
Auntiekatkat on December 31, 2011:
Congrats on being nominated for Community Favorite Lenses of 2011. A wonderful lens. Fortunately we both share one thing it was easier to vote than for most as mine was my "why-I-am a- vegetarian was nominated as well. A proud moment for all of us. Good luck in the voting.
JoyfulReviewer on December 31, 2011:
What a delightful lens, especially for Harry Potter fans. Congratulations on being one of the final 100 favorite Squidoo lenses of 2011!
Nancy Tate Hellams from Pendleton, SC on December 31, 2011:
I am not a big Harry Potter fan but enjoyed your Harry Potter Recipes. Very creative. Congrats on being in the Top 100 Community Favorites.
Marie on December 30, 2011:
I love Harry Potter and what a delicious lens! Congrats on making the Community Favorite Lenses list too :)
itgraphix on December 23, 2011:
Thanks for good lens
Treasures By Brenda from Canada on December 12, 2011:
Excellent lens. I'll be assembling some chocolate snitches for my Quidditch playing son and his friends.
darciefrench lm on December 07, 2011:
Too fun! I might have a Harry Potter party just for myself :)
love4randomness1 on November 30, 2011:
Love this lens! I love Harry Potter and all those recipes are so creative! "Liked"
Srena44 on November 17, 2011:
akidplace on November 14, 2011:
Awesome! My 15 year old daughter is a HUGE Harry Potter fan. I will email her this link as she is just getting started on getting in to cooking. Perhaps we can make some of these recipes together for a fun afternoon. Thank you!
KokoTravel on November 11, 2011:
Very well done! Love the recipes!
AlisonMeacham on November 09, 2011:
What a lot of very innovative ideas! I love the Harry Potter books and movies, and am fortunate enough to be able to visit Wizarding World regularly. Squid Angel Blessings to you.
costumesngifts on November 05, 2011:
This is quite the interesting lens and should be a staple in all Harry Potter parties! thumbs up!
spartakct on October 31, 2011:
fugeecat lm on October 29, 2011:
I so needed a butter beer recipe thanks.
moonlitta on October 29, 2011:
Missed the day when this was LOTD, but still find it lovely! Blessed!
jinggaberseri on October 28, 2011:
really, that's a unique recipe.
Joan Haines on October 28, 2011:
Such treats! Lovely, lovely stuff.
backdropexpress on October 28, 2011:
yummy and creative lens! Love all the recipe presented. Thanks!
bames24 lm on October 28, 2011:
lovely lens... :)
pramodbisht on October 27, 2011:
congrats on lotd
KimGiancaterino on October 27, 2011:
I just bought some olives and am definitely going to make those deviled eggs. Congratulations on LOTD.
AliciaMae on October 27, 2011:
Congrats on LOTD - very timely :)
Raiscara Avalon from Maine on October 27, 2011:
Congrats on LOTD! :) These recipes look cool, and I'm not even a big HP fan. :)
mrducksmrnot on October 27, 2011:
Great lens and Congratulations on LOTD. Most of these Recipes sound delicious considering the ingredients but a few look pretty horrible. Children would probably run from some of these but most adults would love em. Great treats that others would think were tricks leaving the cook with plenty to eat.
Julia Morais on October 27, 2011:
This lens is awesome. Recipes are so easy and creative. Congrats on LOTD
zimbali2011 on October 27, 2011:
I really enjoyed your lens! Love it all!
Susan300 on October 27, 2011:
I don't like spiders, and I don't like olives; but those "Aragog's Children" are so cute!! :)
Erin Hardison from Memphis, TN on October 27, 2011:
Awesome lens and great recipes. I'd be up for the butterbeer, but some of them look so realistic that I might be a little grossed out. :) Congrats on LOTD!
Peggy Hazelwood from Desert Southwest, U.S.A. on October 27, 2011:
This food is gross looking. Good job!
Faye Rutledge from Concord VA on October 27, 2011:
I love these...my favorite is Aragog's Children. Easy to do, too! Congratulations on LotD!!
elyria on October 27, 2011:
Congrats on lotd with such creative and delicious lens! Those little spider eggs look amazing, I have to try it!
cheryl-wright on October 27, 2011:
Great lens - fun and creative!
Dragon 40 on October 27, 2011:
Congrats on LOTD - you deserved it!
Bill from Gold Coast, Australia on October 27, 2011:
I would never eat any of these creations, but they are all very creative and the photos are awesome. Well done on a great page and congrats on LOTD as it is well deserved.
sujen on October 27, 2011:
Aragog's Children has to be my favourite here, they look really effective. Not so sure about the "brain". Great lens by the way.
PiccadillyPunkin on October 27, 2011:
What a creative lens! Love it!
JennySui on October 27, 2011:
Congrats on LOTD!
FreelancinFran on October 27, 2011:
This lens was awesome. So creative!
therealstig86 on October 27, 2011:
This food looks delicious. I don't know if I could take it to work in my tuck box though. I came here when I saw it on Lens of the day.
kwj on October 27, 2011:
These look great. My grandkids would love them. A well deserved lens of the day.
LasgalenArts on October 27, 2011:
I'm in the mood for chicken so I'd love to have the 3 Broomstick Feast. Fun lens!
dannystaple on October 27, 2011:
I love that professor Trelawny's eyes one. Eggs + Olives... mmm.
privresearch on October 27, 2011:
very fun lens! I like it
DebMartin on October 27, 2011:
Who knew there was a Harry Potter Cookbook. Love your recipes but need a way to substitute all the olives. lol! Fun lens.
NevermoreShirts on October 27, 2011:
Brilliant! Congrats on LotD!
JoshK47 on October 27, 2011:
Congratulations on Lens of the Day - very much deserved for this fun (and often creepy!) lens!
anonymous on October 27, 2011:
Congratz on your LOTD!
kjbranch77 on October 27, 2011:
Congrats on LOTD. Really fun lens!
mistersquidoo_here on October 27, 2011:
very creative...i hope i can eat one of those.. :D
BarbaraCasey on October 27, 2011:
Already copied down the chicken recipe. And the deviled eggs are a trip. Congrats on LOTD!
Renaissance Woman from Colorado on October 27, 2011:
Fabulous collection of Harry Potter Halloween recipes. Those fingers are so realistic! Congrats on LotD! Great fun here. :-)
Surfer83 on October 27, 2011:
Congrats on LOTD and thank you for sharing those very interesting recipes.
I'm sure it will make the Halloween more awesome and WORMTAIL'S PINKY FINGERS is my favorite. =)
cocomoonbeams on October 27, 2011:
Congrats on LOTD! I had to check it out the creepy fingers, while they look disgusting the recipe sounds good!
agoofyidea on October 27, 2011:
Congratulations on LOTD! These recipes are awesome. I especially like the snitch. Simply yet perfect. Who wouldn't want to receive one. Great lens!
Sue Mah from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on October 27, 2011:
Ooh I love the pinky fingers. Great Halloween lens. Congratulations on LOTD.
hamshi5433 on October 27, 2011:
Creepy recipes! pinky fingers ewww! Congrats on Lotd
andreaberrios lm on October 27, 2011:
What great ideas for Harry Potter on Halloween. Excellent lens!
Lee Hansen from Vermont on October 27, 2011:
Love the recipes and presentation. Congrats on LOTD - Happy Harry Halloween!
dogface lm on October 27, 2011:
:D Professor Trelawney's eyes are way too hilarious!
Frank Edens on October 27, 2011:
Soup with BLACK noodles :)
Rom from Australia on October 27, 2011:
Those chicken wings made me hungry!
The Snitch looks cool!
arisarachelle on October 27, 2011:
Great Work this is awesome lens
Hana4 on October 27, 2011:
I love the egg spiders, even though I'm not a fan of HP or halloween, I think I'll make couple of them just to scare my family :)