Halloween? Just a week away, but it isn’t too late to add some spirit to your holiday. We are bumping up the holiday spirit with food of course. If you’re not having a party, try adding some fun to your meals that day. These are also great recipes to teach basic kitchen skills, so get the kids involved.

Olive & Cheese Kebabs Serves 8

32 Black Olives
4 oz Hickory Smoked Cheddar
8 Skewers (themed if you can find them)

Cut your cheddar into small squares about the size of an olive. Layer olives and cheese onto the skewers. The coloring adds to the Halloween theme and if you can find themed skewers they can go add more theme. This is also a great treat to break up the sugar.

*This can teach counting, basic knife skills and patterns.

Halloween Shaped Pancakes

Our Broadbent Pancake Mix with a little help from your favorite Halloween cookies cutters can bring the Halloween theme to the breakfast table. The both the shapes and anti-shapes to achieve the look. All you need is our Pancake mix and stir in water until it reaches your desired consistency (easily pour-able).

*The best skills pancakes teach us is patience, set a timer or count down with your child to flipping and removing. Let them cut out their own shapes and decorate them with various toppings.


Bacon Jalapeno Dip in a Baked Pumpkin 

2-3 lb. pumpkin, cleaned out

16 oz. cream cheese
2 C. Monterrey jack or Mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 T. finely chopped jalapeno
2 T. finely chopped onion
1/2 C. cooked and crumbed Broadbent Hickory Bacon
3/4 C. Salsa Verde

Heat oven to 350. Place the cream cheese in a large microwave safe bowl and soften
on high for about 1 minute. Stir in the remaining ingredients.

Place the dip in the cleaned pumpkin and place it in a baking dish with 1 inch of water. Lightly cover the pumpkin with foil. Place the pumpkin and baking dish in the oven and bake for about one hour or until the dip is hot and beginning to bubble around the edges. I put the top of the pumpkin in the oven for the last 20 minutes so it looked baked too.

*Let your children draw and decorate a small jack-o-lantern to store the dip inside. Let them shred the cheese, and don’t be afraid to them mix things up with their clean hands! Cream cheese is a great texture experience.

Kids in the kitchen always adds fun, passing on the love of food and cooking is a family tradition at Broadbent. Show us how your family spends time together in the kitchen. Pictures are loved and appreciate whether in the comments or on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.

Broadbent B&B Foods

Broadbent B & B Foods, have been producing Old Fashioned Country Hams since 1909. A Truly American Food that has been on this continent since colonial days, it was a staple that sustained many of our first settlers as they moved west. The climate had to be just right to cure hams in the days before electricity, and Kentucky's climate fit the bill! Therefore, the Broadbent family brought those traditions with them and used them to dry cure and preserve their pork. Today, we are still dry curing Country Ham, Bacon, and Sausage like our forefathers did. In modern cuisine, country ham is far from a Staple. It is found on the menus of ritzy restaurants across The United States. While it is still, in fact, Country Ham, it is often cut paper thin, and labelled as Prosciutto; which is used as the center piece for many Charcuterie Boards.