Halloween Recipes

Skull Cake for Dia de los Muertos

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Halloween is over, but please don’t put away those sweet teeth just yet! We’re still in the midst of celebrating Dia de los Muertos (the Mexican holiday honoring those who have died), and here in Los Angeles, the party is happening all weekend. So why not take a break from eating that leftover Halloween candy…

Doughnut Hole Monster Eyeballs

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Don’t look at me like that. Haven’t you ever seen eyeball-shaped doughnut holes arrayed on a fur pelt before? Live a little, darlings. See, what happened was that my doughnut holes were larger than expected after frying. (Story of my doughnut life.) So I decided that they weren’t just doughnut hole eyeballs, they were doughnut…

Brain Cupcakes

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This one goes out to all the zombies out there—I brought you brains, sweet braaaaaiiiiins. Although, in full disclosure, I served these to some friends who weren’t sure whether they were brains or intestines. And I have to admit, I can see the intestines comparison too—so think of these as the disgusting food blogger version…

Spiderweb Cupcakes and Chocolate Spiders

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Halloween is next week, eeeeee! I wasn’t always the biggest Halloween enthusiast (although I always did like the candy…) but since becoming a parent, I’ve gotten into it in a weird way. I think it’s because I now have a small person I can force into whatever cheesy costume I can dream up. Last year…

Pumpkin Layer Cake and #SavorTheSavings with KitchenAid

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Thanks to KitchenAid, Sears, and Mami Innovative Media for sponsoring this post. I finally cracked and opened my first pumpkin can of the season. I tried to stay strong, you guys. But it’s the third week of October and it’s still in the mid-80’s here and our AC isn’t working and I am sweating like…

Sugar Cookie Pinwheels

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Happy Halloween! You may be wondering why I’m sharing a Halloween cookie with you today, when you have next to no chance of actually making them on Halloween. Well, friends, it’s call “procrastination” and “poor time management.” Stick around awhile and you’ll find plenty of both. On the bright side, these sugar pinwheel cookies don’t…

Chocolate Cockroaches

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If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably said to yourself, “Self, Halloween candy is all well and good, but I wish it was grosser. I’m sick of all this candy that looks delicious. Give me something that looks nasty!” Your wish is my command. These charmingly disgusting chocolate cockroaches couldn’t be simpler: pecans (or dates)…

Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

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I didn’t mean to post another pumpkin recipe so soon. “Play it cool, Liz,” I thought. “Space them out so people don’t think you’re a pumpkin freak. How about a nice vanilla cake recipe?” But then the sky split open. After a cloudy Sunday morning and a mostly-clear afternoon, a monstrous rainstorm just swooped in,…

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