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Let's talk about Halloween FOOD! I found a few cool recipes around the internet — you've got your caramel toffee fruit dip, meringue ghosts, and candy corn cupcakes right here, but this list is HARDLY exhaustive. There's a whole world of Halloween eating goodness out there! After you've read these and been inspired, leave your favorite recipes in the comments and share the spooktacular knowledge.
It's Fall where I live, and I have three bags of frozen, homemade, pumpkin puree in my freezer. Obviously it was time to use it. I started digging through my recipe box and came upon this gem. Pumpkin AND chocolate? Count me in…
I make this every year for cheap-but-wonderful Christmas presents for family and friends. And I always make sure that there is enough made so that I can keep at least six jars for myself. This is brilliant on cheese sandwiches, in a chili, or to pep up some chicken wings.
I LOVE pickles. Love them. I love them so much that I have been on a mission for years to find a great pickle recipe that did not include canning. Then I found this crazy easy refrigerator pickle recipe, and all I could do was thank the pickle gods for finally smiling down on me.
So the first "meal" I ever learned to cook by myself was Hawaiian-style meatballs. It was my favorite food when I was a kid, but my mom took hours to make it the traditional homemade way. I discovered this way in college when my three roommates and I went shopping… hungover. It takes all of 8-15 minutes.
Knekkebrød, or crisp bread, is a staple food in the average Norwegian household. It is a form of flat bread, but probably resembles more of a seeded cracker. It is simply made with various (i.e. whatever you have on hand) seeds and grains, water and salt for taste. That's it. An entire recipe of knekkebrød can be made in 30 minutes or less, including 20-25 minutes of baking time.