Halloween

The Year’s Easiest Halloween Decorating Idea

For this year’s Halloween party, brew up some tabletop fun: Spray-paint plastic trick-or-treat buckets black, inside and out (flat-finish paint looks spookiest), to transform them into cauldrons. Coat flat-top wooden candle holders (available unfinished at craft stores) with the same paint and attach the cauldrons to their tops with hot glue. Now all that’s left to do is choose witch, er, which snacks to serve. (Not recommended: eye of newt.)

 

 

 

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Make the Most of Your Halloween Candy

Happy Halloween! We know you’re probably prepping for a night full of tricks and treats, but we’re already thinking ahead to the following days, when you’re left with more Halloween candy than you can ever possibly eat. No worries; we have some fantastic recipes that recycle your favorite goodie bag treats into something even more delicious–and homemade, to boot!

 

Here’s what you should do with that leftover…

 

Candy Corn

Melt some chocolate and sprinkle the candy corn on top for homemade Candy Corn Boo Bark.

Apples

Chop ‘em up and add them to a delicious batter for Apple Fritters.

Candy Bars

Throw them into this simple 4-ingredient recipe for Candy Bar Fudge.

Raisins

(because, let’s be honest, who is eating raisins on the sweetest, most candy-filled day of the year?)

Add them to Oatmeal-Raisin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting to satisfy your sweet tooth.

We hope you have a happy, safe, food- and fun-filled evening!

 

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Play Matchmaker with Foodpairing

Cookies and cream? Clearly. PB&J? As natural as breathing. But caramel and squid? Not the first things you’d think to pair for dinner. Yet a new app from Foodpairing (from free to $18 per month) says the combo works on the basis of compatible flavor components. In fact, the company has had a global science team analyze hundreds of ingredients and their chemical compounds, and now chefs use the tool to inspire new recipes. With civilian foodies taking to the technology, too, we decided to plug everyone’s fave fall ingredient into a search.

Photo by Sam Kaplan

 

 

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