Halloween might have been yesterday, but I'm guessing that many of you still have a party or two in your weekend plans. This means another chance to gross out your friends with a tray of "blood"-rimmed Manhattan cocktails, bowls of frog egg pudding, and even a crunchy marshmallow spider or two! When you're ready to take off the costume, come home to a warm bowl of spiced lentils topped with a baked egg and a leftover peanut butter cup of your very own.
It's a tradition in New York for me: I buy a bunch of Halloween candy for trick-or-treaters and nobody ever shows up. So what to do with the all the leftovers? This 7-layer dip takes your candy to a whole, new decadent level.
I started yesterday morning by devouring a few thick slices of Pan de Muerto with my morning coffee. If you haven't had this treat, imagine an airy Portuguese bread topped with an orange powdered sugar. It's a thing of beauty. But as I stuffed it into my mouth I paused and realized, "D'oh! It's already Halloween."
If the hallowed day caught you by surprise yesterday too, maybe you can make up for it today with a impromptu Dia de Los Muertos celebration. Fridays are better for parties anyway. Here are some tips and recipes to help you celebrate tonight.
Don't feel like drinking your candy corns or sipping on a snickers bar? Me either, so this Halloween, I gave one of my favorite cocktails a holiday makeover that makes drinking something spooky a little easier to swallow. If you still have a Halloween party or two in your weekend plans, make sure this cocktail is on the menu.
Although I'm well into my 30s, my mom still sends a Halloween package each year. It usually includes candy corn, holiday M&M's, See's truffles (a California tradition) and a festive hand towel or candle. And while I'm not one to generally buy these sweets for myself at the store, I look forward to the package each year. Halloween, it seems, is an easy excuse for adults to sneak in a treat, too.
Ready, set, go! It's Halloween, which makes it likely that dinner tonight is going to be squeezed between work/school and festivities. Whether you're attending a party after work or taking your children trick or treating after school, you're likely in need of a quick and easy (yet hot and filling) dinner tonight. Here are ten ideas from The Kitchn that won't take a lot of time or a special shopping trip:
We all have one. You know, a recipe that you're probably a little ashamed of, either because it is unglamorous or unhealthy (or both). Candied Apple Dip is one of those recipes I wish I didn't know existed. Because, quite simply, it is absolutely delicious, even if it is just plain wrong.
Halloween in many ways kicks off the holiday season. It is a time for fancy dress, a time of ghost stories and pumpkins, a time to party. You probably have your costume all sorted, but what about the wine for your spooky Halloween gathering? In keeping with the spirit of this spooky holiday let’s see what fun, bloodthirsty wines we can find.
Happy Halloween, folks! Are you throwing some spectacular spookfest? A creepy cocktail party? Maybe you're just taking the kids trick-or-treating and then enjoying dinner together at home. Whatever your plans, if you're looking for a quick table decor idea, these cute downloadable printouts of black cats, owls, and bats are just the thing!