Traditional Halloween Food Recipes

Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes
Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes

Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes

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Delicious, light and fluffy! These taste of Fall, and the crystallized ginger gives then a lovely little zing. Even people who don't like pumpkin love these cupcakes. These disappear as fast as I can set them out!
Candied Apples
Candied Apples

Candied Apples

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This recipe uses black currant syrup, the type used to flavor drinks, to give the candied apples a beautiful red candy coating.
Good New Orleans Creole Gumbo
Good New Orleans Creole Gumbo

Good New Orleans Creole Gumbo

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With a slow cooked roux and gumbo file powder flavoring the shrimp, crabmeat, and andouille sausage, this gumbo is an authentic creole meal.
Old Time Popcorn Balls
Old Time Popcorn Balls

Old Time Popcorn Balls

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A favorite treat, very popular with my family, hope it's just as popular with yours.
Iced Pumpkin Cookies
Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Iced Pumpkin Cookies

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These wonderful iced pumpkin spice cookies are a great fall treat made from canned pumpkin and drizzled with glaze.
Pumpkin Waffles with Apple Cider Syrup
Pumpkin Waffles with Apple Cider Syrup

Pumpkin Waffles with Apple Cider Syrup

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These waffles contain two of our favorite seasonal flavors: pumpkin and apple cider.
True Bangers and Mash with Onion Gravy
True Bangers and Mash with Onion Gravy

True Bangers and Mash with Onion Gravy

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Irish-style bangers (sausages) and mash (potatoes) are served with a red wine-onion gravy for a traditional and comforting meal.
Granny Kat's Pumpkin Roll
Granny Kat's Pumpkin Roll

Granny Kat's Pumpkin Roll

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A sweetly spicy, pumpkin-flavored cake is spread with a silky rich cream cheese filling and rolled up like a pinwheel. For easy lifting, line your baking pan with parchment paper. Chill the cake to set before slicing.
Dirt Cake I
Dirt Cake I

Dirt Cake I

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This is a great conversation piece at parties. Adults love it as much as the children do. Get a new garden trowel, medium sized flower pot and artificial flower at a craft store for full effect.
Peanut Blossoms II
Peanut Blossoms II

Peanut Blossoms II

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Peanut butter cookies are baked for 10 minutes, topped with a chocolate candy kiss, then baked until golden. Great for cookie trays!
Caramels
Caramels

Caramels

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Satiny-smooth, homemade caramels are a snap with this easy recipe! Just be sure you have a candy thermometer on hand as you simmer sugar, corn syrup, evaporated milk, whipping cream and butter. Cool in a pan, then cut into squares.
How to Make Perfect Polenta
How to Make Perfect Polenta

How to Make Perfect Polenta

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Creamy, cheesy polenta is a side dish that goes great with all kinds of meats and sauces. You don't have to stir it constantly with Chef John's technique.
Kitty Litter Cake
Kitty Litter Cake

Kitty Litter Cake

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Great Halloween cake! You'll need a new kitty litter box, box liner and litter scoop as "props" to get the full effect with this cake!
Chef John's Pita Bread
Chef John's Pita Bread

Chef John's Pita Bread

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Mix up a simple dough, let it rise, and experience the true taste of homemade pita breads from your own kitchen.
Chocolate Candy Bar Cake
Chocolate Candy Bar Cake

Chocolate Candy Bar Cake

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I made this once for a family gathering and now everyone insists that it be at every gathering! It's so easy; you use a box cake mix! For chopping the chocolate bars, I put them in the freezer, then hit them with a hammer while still in the wrapper
Halloween Bloody Baked Rats
Halloween Bloody Baked Rats

Halloween Bloody Baked Rats

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This is a fun, inexpensive, creepy Halloween entree that will gross out and impress your dinner guests. It is mini meatloaves baked in tomato sauce that are shaped like rats with cheese in the middle. When you cut it open, gooey cheese will come oozing out. Garnished with a spaghetti noodle tail and carrot ears, these pests are sure to be a devilishly delectable dinner.
Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

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Homemade pumpkin cupcakes with a cinnamon-cream cheese frosting are delicious in the fall, or any other time of the year.
Chef John's Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Chef John's Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Chef John's Buttermilk Fried Chicken

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While it may not be traditional for "Southern" fried chicken, I love the tangy tenderization that the buttermilk provides. After the buttermilk soak, dredge the chicken pieces in seasoned flour, and fry them in hot oil until crisp and golden.
Quick and Almost-Professional Buttercream Icing
Quick and Almost-Professional Buttercream Icing

Quick and Almost-Professional Buttercream Icing

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Our favorite creamy and fluffy buttercream frosting that is still perfect for piping and decorating. Tint with food coloring for any occasion.
Black Magic Cake
Black Magic Cake

Black Magic Cake

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Super spooky dark chocolate cake. Suitable for all your black magic get-togethers.
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