Halloween recipe round-up: appetizers, snacks, and desserts

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.

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What can pregnant vegetarians eat to boost their iron levels?

I am about eighteen weeks pregnant, and I've had low iron since my iron was first checked at 12 weeks. The catch is, I really don't like to eat meat, and it appears the very best sources — in terms of easy absorption — are meat, fish, and poultry. I just bought lentils, quinoa, kidney beans, and spinach, and I am going to dig up some recipes (and I know to combine them with vitamin C). I really wonder if this will suffice — or do I need meat?

How do I sneak healthier food into my family's diet?

Confession: I have totally been known to sneak veggies into our son's food — he's two-and-a-half and generally a good eater, but some days are easier than others. Sometimes, on the not so easy days, he'll find grated carrots and broccoli on top of his cheese pizza because that's how we roll.

How can I deal with pregnancy cravings for food I'm allergic to?

I'm intolerant to gluten — I've been tested professionally and have the paperwork to prove it. I've had no problem dropping it from my diet until now… while I'm pregnant. Apparently all the baby wants in the world is wheat products — noodles, bread, pastries, etc. No junk food, just anything and everything with wheat in it.