Halloween Treats and Desserts

Frankenstein Marshmallos for Halloween

Here are a few adorable and tasty Halloween treats that are super fun for kids or ideal to bring to a party. The truth is, I'm not really into Halloween. (GASP!)  Sure, for the past 11 years, since my first son was born, I've rallied and done everything from painting my face, to making homemade costumes.  I even have a … [Read more...]

Pecan Crusted, Salted, Spiced Caramel Pumpkin Pie {Gluten-Free Recipe}

October 14-pumpkin pie

With Halloween only days away, and pumpkins on my mind, I'm preparing my Thanksgiving menu!This is no an ordinary pumpkin pie, my friends.This is the yummiest pumpkin pie ever!It's delightfully smooth and incredibly rich . . . and the flavor is beyond belief!  (Am I building up the hype here too much?  And … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Almond Cookies for Halloween and Thanksgiving

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Yesterday my six-year-old son asked me if next year we could please get some "gory" and "really scary" Halloween decorations.Apparently our current decorations are "cute."The truth is, I love "cute!" Gory and scary . . . not so much.  For me Halloween is simply a fun part of fall -- it's harvest time, it's … [Read more...]

Halloween Recipe: Spooky Spider Chocolate Truffles

Halloween Recipe: Spooky Spider Chocolate Truffles | Cooking On The Weekends

Halloween and I are not a match made in heaven.  I'm not a big fan of gooey candy. I hate horror flicks.  Ghosts, vampires and goblins are not my thing!  (Shhh! Please don't tell my kids!)(My best Halloween may have been when I was nine -- and a very petite little girl.  So naturally, I dressed up as the Incredible … [Read more...]