Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Cookies – Double the Fun!

Halloween Pumpkin cookies

These Halloween Pumpkin Cookies are the perfect treat for your family or neighborhood friends. They have a cute pumpkin face and are filled with rich chocolate frosting. I love this time of the year.  Our neighborhood kids are out playing most of the time, and it is a lot of fun to treat them to…

Candy Corn Martini Recipe – Halloween Cocktail with Three Layers

Are you looking for a drink that takes the flavors of a favorite Halloween candy and puts them into an adult beverage? Try this candy corn martini. This fun Halloween cocktail uses candy corn to make and infused vodka and then pairs it up with pineapple juice and cream for one delicious drink. Candy corn…

Halloween Plants – 21 Spooky Plants to Set A Scary Mood

It’s time to get your spook on – with creepy flowers, Halloween plants and all sorts of growing things that are sure to make you feel a Halloween mood. Traditional Halloween decorating is done with just a few plants and colors. This time of the year is cold and plants in most areas of the…

Halloween Cross-Stitch patterns – Crafting Spooky Embroidery Designs

Yarn, pillows and Halloween cross stitch projects.

These Halloween cross-stitch patterns are a great way for those who love to embroider to celebrate the holidays with their craft. If this is you, stitch one up an embroidery design today! Difference between cross-stitch and embroidery Some people use the two terms to indicate a similar technique, that of stitching a pattern on a…

Decorating with Indian Corn for Thanksgiving – Indian Corn Decorations

Indian Corn Decorations

Fall is the time for decorating with Indian corn. These rustic ears of ornamental corn are the perfect addition to any Autumn decorating project. Rustic and colorful, this variety of corn has been around for centuries. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Some of the links below are affiliate links. I earn…

Pumpkin Carving Tips and Tricks – Carve a Pumpkin Easily

Skeleton head inside another carved pumpkin

These pumpkin carving tips will bring out the artist in any budding Halloween decorator and give you a fun decor item to share in your home. If you have tried your hand at pumpkin carving, you will know that an easy Jack o Lantern design is not too difficult. But attempting more elaborate designs may…

Knucklehead Pumpkins – Why do Pumpkins Have Warts?

2 Knucklehead pumpkins on a wire reel.

Knucklehead pumpkins, as the name suggests, are covered with warts that are reminiscent of the knuckles on your hand. This type of pumpkin, along with heirloom pumpkins of various colors and shapes, are all the trend right now for decorating. Have you ever headed to to pumpkin patch to get your pumpkin to carve only…

Crow’s Blood Halloween Drink – Champagne Cocktail Recipe

Crow's blood Halloween drink with black candle, skull hand and eyeball.

It’s time to pick your poison! This Crow’s Blood Halloween Drink is a champagne cocktail that is made even more gruesome with the addition of the lychee eyeballs that garnish the bloody looking brew. Halloween is the beginning of three months of non stop cooking, decorating and entertaining for me. My garden is being put…

20+ Halloween Cocktail Garnishes – Special Effects for Halloween Drinks

Trio of colorful Halloween cocktails with garnishes

The best cocktails for Halloween are those that are made by invoking an eerie mood with special effects. From weird and wonderful Halloween cocktail garnishes to fall-inspired layers, to the use of special effects and color changes, learn how to create show-stopping drinks that will both charm and frighten your guests. Setting a mood with…

Antipasto Platter Tips – 14 Ideas for the Perfect Antipasti Platter

Antipasto party platter

An antipasto platter is a delicious combination of cheeses, vegetables and meats, usually served with good wines. It’s a great way to start an evening with friends and is very easy to put together. The holidays are filled with opportunities to gather with friends. What better way to start a party than with an antipasto…