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Zombie Pasta for The Walking Dead Season 7 Premiere

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 28, 2016 | Categories: Food, Recipes, TV

If you know me, you know that I am a huge zombie fan. The Walking Dead is one of my favorite shows, I love zombie movies, and October is one of my favorite months, for several reasons… one of them being, all the horror movies, which of course includes zombie movies. Oh, and the Halloween candy, desserts, zombie pasta, and… candy.

I’m so excited for October 23rd when The Walking Dead season 7 premieres. I think it’s going to be a great season… I know the last episode of season 6 was intense.


I have such mixed feelings about Negan. I mean he’s going to be a very bad man and I’m going to hate him, but I’ve had a celebrity crush on Jeffery Dean Morgan for years. I’m more fond of his pre-losing weight and looking too thin (which has made him look older), look, though.

Although I love him as a good guy, I think he is going to make an excellent terrifying mean horrible bad guy with the character Negan.

To get in the spirit of October, Halloween, and all things spooky, I’ve been trying out recipes fitting for the occasion. It’s easy to come up with desserts and drinks, but entrees aren’t as easy, at least for me.

After thinking about it, I thought spaghetti would make a great creepy food for a Halloween entree recipe. The results, Zombie Pasta. Or Spooky Spaghetti, Putrid Pasta, Scary Spaghetti… you get the picture.

Zombie Pasta Recipe for Halloween or to eat while watching The Walking Dead Season 7 on October 23rd...

Zombie Pasta (Click HERE for printable version)


  • 1/4 tsp. black food coloring
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 lb. of spaghetti
  • 4 Quarts of water
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • Pasta sauce
  • 4 fresh mozzarella balls
  • 1 can black olives
  • 1 small Tomato chopped


  1. In a large pot put 4 quarts of water, 1/4 tsp. black food coloring and 1 tsp. salt.
  2. Bring the water to a boil.
  3. Add dry spaghetti and return to boil.
  4. Cook uncovered for 10-12 minutes, or until tender.
  5. Make sure to stir occasionally.
  6. Remove from heat and drain in a strainer immediately.
  7. Add olive oil to the cooked pasta. This allows the pasta not to stick together.
  8. Top the spaghetti with your favorite pasta sauce.
  9. Place to fresh mozzarella balls in the center for the eyes.
  10. Add to olives to be the pupils.
  11. Now add chopped tomatoes and mozzarella and sprinkle around the dish for body parts and blood.

NOTE: The food coloring on your pasta won’t stain your mouth and adds no additional flavor.

Zombie Pasta Recipe for Halloween or to eat while watching The Walking Dead Season 7 on October 23rd...

I hope you’ll give this Zombie Pasta dish a try; I bet your kiddos will love it this Halloween.

This recipe will be perfect to make on October 23rd for the season premiere of The Walking Dead.

Are you a The Walking Dead fan? Who do you think Negan’s Lucille kills?

3D Drawing Pen – Fun with the AtmosFlare

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 27, 2016 | Categories: Family, Fun, Gadgets, Reviews
3D drawing fun with the AtmosFlare Drawing Pen

Technology is an amazing thing, like 3D art, for example. And it’s not just something you only see on TV or in a studio, or lab, but now you can create 3D drawings in your own home thanks to brands like today’s sponsor, AtmosFlare, who give families like mine hours of fun with 3D drawing […]

Stand Up Straight, No Slouching, With the Lumo Lift

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Health and Fitness, Reviews, Technology
Stop slouching with Lumo Lift Posture word cloud

Due to the type of work I do, I sit a lot. Some days, a whole lot. I’m also a sloucher. I didn’t realize just how bad my posture has become, but years of slouching has taken its toll. I was excited to receive the Lumo Lift, a posture tracking device, in exchange for my […]

$100 Ulta Gift Card Giveaway Ends 10/7

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 21, 2016 | Categories: Giveaways
Ulta gift card giveaway

Hey ladies, I am excited to bring you this beauty related giveaway! If you’re like me and love makeup, this Ulta giveaway is for you! I’m a beauty products junkie. I love trying knew makeup and new colors. And now that fall will officially be here tomorrow morning, I can’t wait to try out some […]

How to Grow Your Blog’s Audience

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 19, 2016 | Categories: Blogging Tips
Tips on how to grow your blog audience

Are you looking for ways to turn first time readers into loyal followers? Growing your blog audience will take time and dedication on your part to ensure your reader’s needs are being met. To grow your blog’s readership is easy, but takes time, if you’re willing to invest in it. If you’ve taken the time […]

Enter to Win $125 Cash or Amazon Gift Card Ends 10/2

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 16, 2016 | Categories: Giveaways

I’m excited to bring you another giveaway! I really do love when one of my Blog By Donna readers wins something! If you could use $125 cash or a $125 Amazon gift card, and who couldn’t, right? This is such an easy entry giveaway. How to enter: There are five groups of five Twitter accounts. […]

My Favorite Onesie Pajamas – Cluck Cluck

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Giveaways, Reviews
Richard Leeds International Onesie Pajamas

This is a sponsored post for Richard Leeds International, organized by Southern Mom Loves. All opinions are my own. One of my favorite things to wear are pajamas. As a woman who works from home, I may or may not work in my PJs… all day. It’s true. I make no apologies for it. I’m […]

Save at Foot Locker on All Your Active Wear

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 11, 2016 | Categories: Coupons
Save at Foot Locker on active wear

This post is sponsored by All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies like Footlocker, products like active wear, and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement. As a family we try to keep active, whether it’s walking, playing tennis, […]

Join the Church and Dwight Private Community & Earn Amazon Rewards

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 10, 2016 | Categories: Family and Health
Church and Dwight The Fem Careonline community

This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Church and Dwight wants you to serve as a special advisor – earn Amazon Rewards each month for your participation: Are you familiar with Church and Dwight? They are the maker of a large variety of products you […]

Repair Your Dry Summer Skin with AmLactin

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 1, 2016 | Categories: Beauty
AmLactin moisturizers for extremely dry skin and for KP.

This summer has been hot, extremely dry and humid. It’s taken its toll on my skin. I’m prone to dry skin anyway, but with a summer like this one, my skin is even drier. Thanks to brands like today’s sponsor, AmLactin, for providing moisturizers, lotions, and creams to help women like me keep our skin […]