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Peanut Butter Eyeballs: These easy-to-make Halloween treats will scare everyone at first sight

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Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year, which means there's a good chance of costume parties this weekend. If you're the host, and need a quick and easy treat that speaks to the season, this Halloween version of the popular peanut butter truffle known as buckeyes is sure to be a hit.

Crafted from a creamy mix of peanut butter, butter and ...Read more

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This Halloween, conjure up spooky suppers with simple pantry staples

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Two recipes that will fortify ghosts and goblins of any age before an evening of trick-or-treating.

When Halloween falls on a weeknight, it's a mad dash to get kids home, fed and in costume before embarking on an evening of tricks and treats. But thanks to two pantry staples — ramen and a can of French onion soup — a warm, filling meal can ...Read more


Game ideas and activities for your Halloween party

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The countdown to Halloween has kicked off.

If your spooky season plans involve a cozy night in, you may want to consider some Halloween-themed games. We’ve rounded up a few the whole family will love.

Trunk or treat

Whether you’re gearing up for a night on the town, having people over or staying in with the kids, trunk or treat is a great...Read more

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Poison caramel apples: Sweet with the spirit of Halloween

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There are stories well-planned and stories spontaneous.

This tale sits at the sticky-sweet spot where these tacks collide.

My editor, Cassie Armstrong, and I have planning calls on occasion to discuss stories upcoming — and the Halloween season is a fun one for recipes. In the past, I’ve featured eyeball-studded cocktails and creative ways...Read more


Create a relaxing retreat for family and friends this fall

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There’s something about the transition from summer to fall that stirs up a feeling that it’s time to slow down. Maybe it’s the hope of cooler temps, the leaves turning color, or maybe it’s simply the adrenaline crash from activity-filled vacations and back-to-school madness that makes many of us want to hit the pause button.

Whatever ...Read more

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3 cheers (and recipes) for leftover Rosh Hashana brisket

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Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, is almost upon us. Celebrating the holiday with family and friends probably means a few sure things when it comes to dinner. There will be sweet foods like apples dipped in honey and honey cake to ensure a sweet and happy new year. The supper table also will feature pomegranates, a symbol of fertility with its ...Read more

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5 great dipping sauces for your Labor Day cookout

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Saying goodbye to summer with a final cookout over Labor Day? Yours won't be the only grill sending the tantalizing aroma of chicken or beef through the bushes and over fences this holiday weekend.

Labor Day is the second most popular day for grilling after July 4, according to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association. So chances are, if you're...Read more


Celebrate fall-favorite fruits in these fun ways

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Fall will be here before we know it, and so will be many fruit favorites. Fall fruits like apples, pears and plums often conjure up thoughts of pies, tarts and crumbles.

But, the autumnal additions...Read more