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Halloween

  • Recipe

    Coffee Blondies

    These chewy cookies have all the classic features that you love in a blondie—toasted nuts and chocolate chips—plus a caffeinated boost from coffee. To make sure the flavor shines through,…

  • Recipe

    Pumpkin Bars with Brown Butter Frosting

    These cakelike bar cookies use elements that are both traditional and fancy: a simple pumpkin cake base topped with a nutty brown-butter frosting.

  • Menu

    A Mexican Day of the Dead Party

    Skip the usual Halloween tricks and treats, and take a cue from Mexico's Day of the Dead celebration.

  • Recipe

    Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges with Harissa Fry Sauce

    Harissa, a North African hot sauce, adds a bit of complex heat to a simple “fry sauce” (a mixture of ketchup and mayonnaise) and perfectly offsets the sweetness of the…

  • Recipe

    Double Chocolate-Tahini Skillet Cookie

    Tahini (sesame paste) adds a welcome savory element to this brownielike cookie.

  • Menu

    An All-Ages Halloween Party

    A festive black bean soup, spicy nibbles, savory cornbread, and sweet treats.

  • Recipe

    Pale Ale Pulled-Chicken Sliders

    The bitter, herbaceous, hoppy flavor of pale ale adds depth to both the chicken and a quick-pickled red onion topping.

  • Recipe

    Apple Cornbread Skillet Cobbler

    Honey, cinnamon, and coarse sugar lend a sweet sparkle to the topping on this rustic cobbler. A few McIntosh apples in the filling break down during baking to form a…

  • Recipe

    Chocolate-Chile Truffles

    Just a smidge of chipotle powder is all you need to add tingling heat to dark chocolate truffles. Mezcal adds a smoky flavor; you can use tequila, but the flavor…

  • Recipe

    Chocolate Cake with Candied Ancho and Pepitas

    This cake has long been a favorite of mine; the sugar and pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds) on top conspire to make a slightly crackly topping while the cake itself is…

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