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  • Recipe

    Toffee-Style Brittle

    This boiled candy is a good one to have in your repertoire because it’s so versatile. Depending on your add-ins, it can be classic or offbeat, sweet or spicy. Be…

  • Recipe

    Turkey and Butternut Squash Chili with Apple-Cilantro Garnish

    With its orange color, this slightly sweet, mild chili is ideal for Super Bowl parties or Halloween, and it will please adults and kids alike. For variation, you can use…

  • Article

    Witchy Fingers to Scare Even the Bravest Trick-or-Treaters

    These knobby-knuckled witch finger cookies are as spooky as they are delicious.

  • Recipe

    Coconut Curry Caramel Corn

    This is the recipe to think about if you are going to a party—it would make a great gift instead of a bottle of wine. I recently prepared this as…

  • Recipe

    Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Cinnamon Cream

    Traditional whoopie pies (with fluffy domed chocolate cakes and marshmallow filling) are a New England specialty, though they’re now popular all over the country. There’s not a kid in the…

  • Recipe

    Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

    While these take some time to set up and fill, they’re pretty fabulous and have a nice bit of goosh to them. If you really want to go the distance,…

  • Recipe

    Dark Chocolate Pretzel Clusters

    Chocolate with a salty crunch is all the rage now—even the mass market candy makers have caught on. But some of us are long-time devotees. Dark chocolate-covered pretzels have been…

  • Recipe

    Drambuie Caramel Apple Cider

    You haven't had warm apple cider like this before. It's festive and sweet, and the caramel and warm spices make it the perfect dessert cocktail for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any…

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    Venezuelan Chocolate Chile Chicken

    There are very many versions of chocolate chile chicken, but I chose to include this one as it’s fantastically quick and easy to make. I can’t promise it’s authentic, but…

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    Trick-or-Treat Without Leaving the House

    Ashley from Not Without Salt offers her homemade version of a classic Halloween candy.

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