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Dorm Room Dish: Halloween on Pinterest

By Janet Lee

Special to the Chronicle

Once the season changes from summer to fall, the main talk on Hofstra’s campus is, “What are you going to be for Halloween?” Well, that time is finally here. It is the perfect time to scare others, dress up (and not be judged), attend Halloween parties and eat as many Halloween candies as you want without feeling guilty.

For people who do not have special plans for Halloween, you should check out Pinterest's Halloween pins. It offers so many simple and creative recipes so you can enjoy your favorite spooky sweets without making you feel too guilty. And the best part is, you can make them in your dorm.

Here are some recipes:

The first recipe is the easiest and perfect for a scary movie night with your roommates. All you need is a bag of popcorn, a bag of pretzels, and a bag of Halloween themed mini M&M's or your favorite chocolate! Once you have all the necessary ingredients, grab a bowl and toss it all in, mix the three components and enjoy. It is the best way to get the salty and sweet sensation at the same time. You can even find all the three things on campus at Bits & Bytes or the Student Center!

For those people who are not the best bakers, this next recipe is just for you.

For this recipe, you will need a plastic knife, a package of Nutter Butters or vanilla cream sandwich cookies, frosting and chocolate chips. Once you have all the ingredients, open all of the packages and lay them out. Once you have done that, grab the plastic knife and a cookie. Scoop a generous amount of frosting and spread it, covering 3/4 of the cookie. Finally, add two chocolate chips eyes at the top of the cookie and you have a spooky ghosts!

Now, this recipe is a perfect way to have dinner and bonding time with your roommates.

You will need:

- 16x11 baking sheet

-1 tablespoon of olive oil

-1 pound of pizza dough

-3/4 cup of jarred tomato sauce

-8 ounces of sliced mozzarella cheese

-10 olive slices

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 475ºF.

Step 2: Brush the olive oil onto the baking sheet.

Step 3: Press down on the dough and stretch the dough evenly so that it fits onto the baking sheet.

Step 4: Spread the tomato sauce over the dough.

Step 5: Bake the dough for about 15 minutes until the bottom of the dough is golden  brown.

Step 6: Using your creativity, cut out silhouettes of ghosts from the slices of mozzarella cheese.

Step 7: Top the pizza with the ghost shaped cheese and bake again for another 5  minutes.

Step 8: Place the slices of olives on each piece of cheese for the eyes

Step 9: Let the pizza cool for a few minutes and ENJOY!

Happy Halloween!

Best dressed

Staying warm on Halloween