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Black and Orange Halloween Whoopie Pies

Black and Orange Halloween Whoopie Pies

Halloween celebrations come in all shapes and sizes, from massive haunted houses that attract visitors from all over to small parties that involve friends, family and costumes. Some elements of Halloween are always the same, no matter what size party you are throwing, and that includes the fact that black and orange are unquestionably the signature colors of the holiday. Adding a splash of black ... Read More »

Baked Apple Fritters

Baked Apple Fritters

Apple fritters are one of my favorite fall treats. A good apple fritter consists of a lot of apples that are barely held together with a tasty, eggy batter and deep fried until they are golden and crisp. The finished fritter could be glazed, dipped in maple syrup or sprinkled with powdered sugar. Any way you serve them up, they’re delicious. Apple fritters can be ... Read More »

One Bowl Pumpkin Bread

One Bowl Pumpkin Bread

The smell of pumpkin bread baking in the oven is one of the best fall smells out there. Pumpkin pie is close, but pumpkin breads tend to be even more aromatic, and their long baking time means that there will be plenty of time for the smell of pumpkin, cinnamon and other spices to fill up the kitchen. A good pumpkin bread should be moist, ... Read More »

Cinnamon Cookie Bones and “Blood” Dipping Sauce

Cinnamon Cookie Bones, served with "Blood" Dipping Sauce

Halloween is the perfect holiday to play with your food and I try to take full advantage of that by coming up with creative, delicious desserts that are both a trick and a treat! My Vampire Cupcakes are a great example of a spooky snack that is a lot of fun to make and even more fun to eat. These Cinnamon Cookie Bones and “Blood” ... Read More »

5 Minute Pumpkin Bread Pudding in a Mug

Easy Pumpkin Bread Pudding in a Mug!!

My regular pumpkin bread pudding is perfect for entertaining, and is a great alternative to pumpkin pie for holiday dinners. It serves a big crowd and you’ll get plenty of leftovers, so you can eat a piece for breakfast or a snack the next day. The problem with the recipe is that you don’t always need a huge batch. When you’re in the mood for ... Read More »

Salted Dark Chocolate Count Chocula Candy Bars

Salted Dark Chocolate Count Chocula Bars

I always get nostalgic when I see Halloween cereals hitting the shelves. I remember the ads for Count Chocola, Booberry and Frankenberry from my Saturday morning cartoon days all too well, so they really are part of the season – even if I don’t eat as much of them now as I did back then! These days, I’m always looking for something a little more ... Read More »

Candy Corn Mini Cakes

Candy Corn Mini Cakes

Halloween is a great excuse to have some fun with your baked goods. This could include everything from throwing a bunch of leftover snack-sized candy bars into your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe or creating some elaborately decorated cakes. I’ve found inspiration in vampires and in swamps before, but this time around I found inspiration in a classic Halloween candy and used its subtle flavors ... Read More »

Low Fat Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Low Fat Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

There are really two kinds of pumpkin cookies: chewy cookies and cakey cookies. It’s not impossible to make crispy pumpkin cookies, but since pumpkin is such a moist ingredient, it makes much more sense – and, usually, a better tasting cookie – to bake it into a form where its moisture will be an asset. Cakey cookies are cookies that are fluffy and tender, like ... Read More »

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