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Fall Twice Baked Potatoes (or aka Halloween scrambled brains)

Ingredients: 3 medium sweet potatoes 1 teaspoon olive oil 2  shallots, finely chopped 1/2 cup fat-free ricotta cheese 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 2 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage Instructions: Stab your scrubbed, clean potatoes with a fork and […]

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Halloween Recipe: Stuffed Mini Pumpkins

Ingredients: 4 miniature pumpkins 1/4 cup raisins, plumped 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup minced onion 1 cup cooked rice 1/2 cup slivered almonds or pine nuts 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 slightly beaten egg Instructions: Place whole pumpkins in a baking pan; pour water to about 1 inch deep in the pan to surround the pumpkins […]

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Fun Halloween Craft Ideas

Kids always have fun making crafts, especially holiday-themed crafts. Here are some fun Halloween craft ideas for your kids to make this year. 1. Trick-or-Treat bucket Supplies: ice cream bucket, construction paper, markers, crayons, glue, glitter (any craft supplies) Directions: Use construction paper to draw ghosts, pumpkins, scarecrows, etc. Cut out your decorations and glue […]

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Homemade Halloween Costume: 80s Punk Rocker

Ah, the 80s.  What a time that was.  If you have a son or daughter or who wishes to recreate that time in the form of a Halloween costume, here are some suggestions. The items needed are make-up, make-up, and more make-up.  In addition, jeans with holes in the knees, a funky shirt, some stick-on […]

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Homemade Halloween Treat Ideas

Kids love Halloween because this is the only time they really get to enjoy sweets.  Traditionally, treats for Halloween consisted of store bought candy corns, and other assorted Halloween favorites.  Dunking for apples was a favorite in our day.  Today, there are more creative ideas available than ever before. Baking is a tradition on Halloween, […]

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Halloween Snack Recipe: Sweet and Salty Pirate Caramel Apples

Ingredients: 6 Granny Smith apples 6 wooden sticks 1 (14 ounce) package individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped 2 tablespoons water 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 tablespoons coarse sea salt 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips Extra chips for decorating Instructions: Insert wooden sticks 3/4 of the way into the stem end of each apple. Combine caramels […]

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Halloween Costume: Ghost

Nothing exemplifies Halloween more than a ghost costume.  It is probably the easiest to make and can be as simple or complex as you wish.  Let’s take a look at two ideas for a ghost costume for Halloween. Traditionally, one would cut out two holes in a white sheet, for the eyes, color the outer […]

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Halloween Recipe: Munchy Mummy Appetizer Dip

Ingredients: 1/4 cup mayonnaise 3/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt 2 teaspoons tarragon vinegar 1/2 teaspoon curry powder 1/8 teaspoon thyme 2 teaspoons chili sauce 1 celery stick, chopped Instructions: Combine ingredients and chill for at least one hour before serving.  Perfect in the center of your veggie tray.  In addition to veggies, use Halloween shaped […]

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Fun Halloween Party Food Ideas

Getting ready for a howling Halloween party this year? Spruce up your party this year with some icky, but yummy party food. Here are some fun food ideas for your ghostly Halloween party: Snot cubes Refrigerate yellow and green Jello (any flavors) in ice cube trays. Serve chilled. Worms in snot Make snot cubes, as […]

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Halloween Costume: Pirate

One of the hottest recent movies is “Pirates of the Caribbean.”  With pirates growing in popularity, well, it makes sense that your son or daughter may wish to be a pirate for Halloween.  These are not only fun costumes to make, but quite easy as well.  So let’s make a homemade pirate’s costume! Here’s is […]

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