Halloween is fast approaching, which means pretty soon all those little ghouls, ghosts and goblins will be out and about, trick-or-treating and laughing with delight. Whether you're having a spooky soirée or a ghastly get-together, there are so many creative treats to try this Halloween season!
We've rounded up some of the most creative, creepy and delicious dishes we could find. From a petrifying punch to some munchable mice, we've got the treats that will turn heads and make them scream with delight. The only question is...are you brave enough to try them?
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Okay, who put a hand in the punch? This Witches Brew from A Ghastly Good Halloween will really wow your guests. Serve it in a cauldron-style punch bowl and the witches will surely waltz right in. Click here for the full recipe.
Hosting a Halloween party or attending a ghoulish gathering this week? We'd love to hear about what you're making, how the kids (or you!) are dressing up and how you decorated your house!
Link up your recipes, menus, decorating ideas & costume details below... it'll be like having one BIG party!
Here's a quick & easy recipe that's just right for delighting party guests, wrapping up for trick-or-treaters or surprising co-workers during this spoooooky season.
For guaranteed giggles, add bug candies or spider sprinkles to these yummy treats!
Tangled Web Rice Pops You'll find the recipe and lots more in our Halloween cookbook, available from our online partners. Click here to learn more.
3 T. butter 10-oz. pkg. marshmallows 6 to 7 c. crispy rice cereal 12 wooden craft sticks 6-oz. pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted 1/2 c. white chocolate chips, melted
Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows; cook and stir until melted. Remove from heat; stir in cereal until well coated. Press evenly into a lightly greased 13" x 9" baking pan. Cool slightly; cut into 12 bars. Remove from pan and insert a stick in each, as shown; set on wax paper to cool. Dip in melted chocolate to coat; let cool slightly and drizzle with melted white chocolate. Immediately sprinkle with mini chips, if desired. Makes one dozen.
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Whether it's very veggie, chunky chili or a marvelous minestrone, simple soup suppers are one of our favorite dinners when we're in a hurry. Made from ingredients that are easy to keep on hand, these pantry soups and stews come to the busy-day rescue time and time again.
Today, we're sharing some of our favorite soups that are light on ingredients, but big on flavor. Served with a grilled cheese, a fresh salad or just on their own, these simple suppers are sure to satisfy.
Wouldn't it be nice to get a head start on tomorrow's breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert? Our days are busier than ever and these make-ahead recipes save us valuable prep time. Whether it's a freezer-friendly soup, a casserole that waits patiently in the fridge or another make-ahead meal, we'd love to see it today.
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What are your favorite MAKE-AHEAD recipes? Share 'em all in today's Recipe Round-Up!
Just 5 ingredients and a make-ahead method, these sweet rolls will make you the hero of any breakfast or brunch!
Whether you're baking muffins, quick bread or trying out a new pie or cake, pumpkin is always fall's favorite ingredient. Have you tried it in a savory recipe? Or, do you have a special sweet recipe that's requested at every harvest potluck? We'd love to hear all about it...
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What are your favorite PUMPKIN recipes? Share 'em all in today's Recipe Round-Up!
Would you believe this delicious fall treat bakes in your slow cooker? Keep reading...
When the air gets a little colder, the leaves start changing into magnificent colors and a sweet smell floats through the air. Cinnamon, spice, pumpkin...just about everything nice. Why not bring the fabulous scents of fall indoors?
The leaves are putting on a show of red, gold and burnt orange, so why not bring some of that color home too? One of our favorite times of year to decorate, fall is the perfect time to add some warmth to your cozy home, whether it's with a new wreath on the door or a tablescape to welcome guests all season long.
In today's slideshow, we're sharing some of the most inspiring ideas from our favorite bloggers. With so many inspiring ideas out there, we can't wait to get started!
Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin
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Leave it to Rachel of Surviving the Stores to turn something as everyday as canning jar rings into something so clever and cute. Click over to get the full tutorial and make your own Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin.
When the weather turns cool, we turn to our autumn kitchen for those tried & true favorites of the season. Using the best seasonal ingredients, we've created a collection of hearty recipes and festive fall ideas you'll love...it doesn't get much better than Harvest Homestyle Recipes!
When the leaves turn brilliant colors and there's a nip in the air, it can only mean one thing. It's soup weather! There's nothing like a bowl of warm soup or chili on a blustery day to warm you to your toes. We can't wait to put a pot on to simmer, stoke the fire and get ready to curl up with a big bowl of homemade goodness.
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What are YOUR favorite SOUPS, CHILIS & STEWS? Share 'em all in today's Recipe Round-Up!
With the first official day of fall coming up this weekend, we'd love to see what you're cooking up to celebrate this harvest season. Whether it's your favorite homestyle casserole for those busy weeknights or those pumpkin muffins that everyone raves about, we'd love to see your links this week!
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What are YOUR favorite HARVEST recipes? Share 'em all in today's Recipe Round-Up!
Fall not only brings beautiful leaves, warm cider and hayrides in the country...it also brings busy back-to-school nights, game-day get-togethers and Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. What a perfect season to put your slow cooker to work, and what better cookbook to use than our newest title, Slow-Cooker Fall Favorites?
From breakfast to soups, dinners to desserts, this cookbook is filled with the hearty slow-simmered recipes you'll love. Plus, there's an entire chapter dedicated to those warm, nostalgic memories of autumns past. Written from the heart by cooks just like you, these recollections are sure to get you in the spirit of the season. It's fall at Gooseberry Patch, so why not treat yourself to our latest homestyle collection?
All the crispy and moist stuffing, the tart cranberry sauce...and let's not forget the tender, flavorful turkey! As much as we're looking forward to tomorrow's feast, we can't help but think ahead to the leftovers! We're already getting excited thinking about what we'll make with them...how about you?
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What are your favorite THANKSGIVING LEFTOVER Recipes? Share 'em all in today's Recipe Round-Up!
This is one of Jo Ann's personal favorites. A warm, steamy soup with all the amazing flavors of Thanksgiving dinner, one bite and you'll be hooked. 1 T. olive oil 2 carrots, peeled and chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 onion, chopped salt and pepper to taste 8 c. turkey or chicken broth 1 bay leaf 1-1/2 c. roast turkey, diced 1 c. frozen peas 2 T. fresh parsley, chopped 4 to 6 c. leftover dressing, warmed
Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add carrots, celery, onion, salt and pepper. Sauté until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add broth and bay leaf; bring to a boil. Stir in turkey; reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes, until vegetables are tender. Stir in peas and parsley; warm through. Discard bay leaf. To serve, place a scoop of dressing into individual deep soup bowls. Ladle soup over dressing. Serves 4 to 6.
The big day is almost here! Can you feel it? The turkey with all the trimmings, the pies, the sweet potatoes, the rolls...our mouths are watering just thinking about it all!
Thanksgiving is definitely one of our favorite holidays, because what's better than family, food and fun? Every household has their own classic dishes served on this delicious day, and we want to hear about them all.
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What are some of THANKSGIVING FAVORITES? Share 'em all in today's Recipe Round-Up!
This recipe was shared with us by our good friend Kendall Hale from Lynn, Massachusetts. Kendall says, "This is the only turkey I'll serve on Thanksgiving. It has an absolutely stunning flavor, and it just looks so beautiful on a plate garnished with some fresh fruit and sage leaves." 1 c. butter, softened 3 T. fresh sage, chopped 8 slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled salt & pepper to taste 16 lb. turkey, thawed if frozen 3 c. leeks, chopped 8 sprigs fresh sage 3 bay leaves, crumbled 4 c. chicken broth, divided Garnish: fresh sage sprigs, parsley sprigs, fresh cherries, plums and grapes
Combine butter, sage and bacon; sprinkle with salt and pepper, set aside. Remove giblets and neck from turkey; reserve for another use. Rinse turkey and pat dry. Sprinkle inside of turkey with salt and pepper, add leeks, sage and bay leaves. Loosen skin and spread 1/3 c. butter mixture over breast meat under skin. Place turkey on rack of large broiler pan. Rub 2 tablespoons butter mixture over turkey. Set aside 1/3 c. mixture for gravy; reserve remainder for basting. Pour 1/3 c. broth over turkey. Bake turkey at 350 degrees for about 2-1/2 hours, or until a meat thermometer is inserted to the thickest part of inner thigh registers 170 degrees. Shielding with aluminum foil to prevent over browning. Baste every 30 minutes with 1/3 cup broth; brush occasionally with remaining butter mixture. Transfer turkey to a platter keep warm. For gravy, pour juices and bits from pan into large measuring cup. spoon off fat and discard. Bring juices and 2 cups broth to a boil in a large saucepan; boil until liquid is reduced to 2 cups, about 6 minutes. Whisk in reserved 1/3 cup butter mixture. Season with pepper. Serve turkey with gravy.
Ball® Heritage Mason Jars This pretty blue Heritage Collection was created for the 100th anniversary of the very first Ball jars...they remind us of the ones Grandma used. This set of 6, including rings and lids, is perfect for canning (of course), but we like them for decorating and organizing in the craft room too. Order a set (or two!) here.
Fall Pie Crust Cutters Just in time for pie and cookie season, these clever cutters are a must-have for every kitchen. Create beautiful crusts and cute cut-outs in no time with these handy helpers... the plunger pops the dough right out! Styles include two leaves, an apple and a pumpkin. Treat yourself.