Bite-Sized Candy Corn Cookies

[Editor's Note: I'll admit it: Candy corn is a strange little kind of candy. (Same goes for those little pumpkins made the same way.) I happen to love them, but that's not true for everyone. Happily, this recipe provides all the adorableness of candy corn with a delicious cookie flavor, which means it's perfect for those who want all the festiveness, but not the actual confection! --Genie] ...more

Bake Up Some Ninja Cookies

[Editor's Note: Who says the kids are the only ones who get to wear costumes at Halloween? With this recipe, your cookies can dress up as ninjas for the holidays. Stay sharp...or you might find they come and go with nary a whisper. --Genie]...more
Love these! Will have to whip some up this week for the family.more

Spooky Specimen Jars

[Editor's Note: Every Halloween should include one really, really spooky food item, and these edible specimen jars more than fill the bill. They're creepy enough to please the kids in your life, and cute and inventive enough to wow all your fellow parents. Try them out for a particularly happy Halloween! --Genie] ...more

How to Convert a Pumpkin Into a Drink Dispenser

[Editor's Note: Take your party to the next level with a pumpkin drink dispenser. Kim from Tales + Tips shares this fun tutorial on her blog just in time for any last minute Halloween parties. I happen to also think this idea would be fantastic for Thanksgiving. With every great party it is all in the details and this pumpkin drink dispenser is sure to be a crowd pleaser. - Jen]...more

Halloween Treat: Poisoned Caramel Apple Bites

[Editor's Note: Who says all the Halloween treats have to be appropriate for kids? These boozy little numbers are perfect for all the costumed adults in your life...don't be scared...give them a try! --Genie] ...more
@Genie Gratto LOL! Sometimes even just a little naughty goes a long way.   :)more

Make Perfect Candy Apples At Home

[Editor's Note: Caramel apples are one thing—they involve a fairly easy melting of caramel and a quick dip—but candy apples are generally considered to be a little trickier. Luckily, these instructions are clear and simple, and should be no trouble to recreate just in time for a happy Halloween! --Genie] ...more
great ideamore

Bacon and Green Onion Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

[Editor's Note: I've made twice-baked potatoes many times, but have never considered combining that technique with sweet potatoes—it's an innovative idea that sounds incredibly delicious! This could be something served as an everyday dish, but I've got it on the shortlist as a Thanksgiving side dish. It would work for those of us here in the U.S., or, this weekend, for our Canadian food-loving friends to the north! --Genie] ...more
looks delish!!!more

Dessert for Breakfast: Black Forest Pancakes

[Editor's Note: If you know any fans of Black Forest Cake, they're likely to adore this particular recipe. It takes all the flavors and the spirit of that German cake recipe, but results in a decadent plate of pancakes. This is one I'd definitely break out for a special occasion! --Genie] ...more

Dates Stuffed With Pistachios

[Editor's Note: This is an easy Middle Eastern dessert that's not too filling, but offers a sweet nibble at the end of the meal. And though this recipe goes with a single filling, there are many options that you can consider—get creative as you're planning these delicious bites! --Genie] ...more
@BlogHer NEVER overfeed your date.more

Dulce De Leche Ice Cream Pie with a Bacon & Graham Cracker Crust

[Editor's Note: I'm not a fan of desserts that are too sweet, so this pie, which combines the salty flavor of bacon with sweet dulce de leche, has the kind of less-sweet edge that sounds perfect to my palate. It's a great option for those late-summer meals, when the light's starting to fade earlier and earlier but the nights are still plenty warm. --Genie] ...more