Halloween Recipes

Caramel Apple Recipes – Toffee Apple Desserts & Treats

Caramel apple desserts

These caramel apple recipes feature the regular toffee apple snack as well as bars, cookies and other desserts that deliver the fabulous taste of this traditional fall treat. The recipes show that the caramel apple flavor is more than just a snack on a stick. Did you know that October 31 is National Caramel Apple…

Halloween party tips – Budget Friendly Ghoulish Fun for Halloween

Halloween party tips

I love this time of the year.  The heat of the summer is almost gone and the leaves are starting to turn color.  And, more importantly, it is the beginning of three months of non stop parties and entertaining. If you are planning on having a scary get together for Halloween, these budget friendly Halloween…

Pumpkin Chili for Fall – Crock Pot Healthy Pumpkin Chili

Turkey chili with pumpkin puree

I use pumpkin a lot in the fall, both for decor and in my recipes, but most of the recipes that I have made in the past have been sweet pumpkin desserts. This tasty pumpkin chili uses pumpkin puree to make a more savory dish that your whole family will enjoy. Pumpkin season is heading…

Tips for Making Perfect Fudge Every Time

Making fudge is a holiday tradition, until yours does not set well. Follow these 15 tips for making perfect fudge and yours will turn our great every time. thegardeningcook.com

How are your fudge making skills?  Do you end up with beautifully set fudge that forms nice little parcels, or do you find it a challenge?  These cooking tips for making perfect fudge will have you getting wonderful results every time from now on. Tips for making perfect fudge One of my favorite things to do…

Pumpkin Cake with Toasted Coconut Frosting

This pumpkin cake is moist and delicious and has a crunchy toasted coconut frosting.

My mother died a year ago so she missed out on our last Thanksgiving and Christmas. One of her time honored traditions was to serve a pumpkin cake each year, for both of these holidays, with her special toasted coconut frosting.  She is not here this year, but that does not mean the cake will…

Candy Corn Pretzel Balls

Candy corn pretzel balls

Time to celebrate the holidays with these candy corn pretzel bites. Ah yes….fall.  My favorite season. There are so many reasons to look forward to fall.  The cooler temperatures…all the gorgeous colors in the leaves, pumpkin decorating and oh yes…candy corn!  These candy corn pretzel balls are a delicious bite of sweet, salty, creamy fall…

Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Cookies

Halloween Pumpkin cookies

Scare up a Sweet Treat with These Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Cookies. 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 fun Halloween cookies.  There is something about the cooler temperatures here in NC that brings people…

Spooky Witches Brew Halloween Cocktail

Spooky Witches Brew Cocktail

It’s Halloween and that means that it is time for some spooky cocktail recipes.  The leaves are falling, the temperatures are getting colder and the holiday season is approaching again. Where on earth does the time go? This Witches Brew Halloween Cocktail is the perfect way to get your holiday party started. Set the Scene…

Witch Brew Cocktails – Halloween Witches Brew Recipes

Witches brew cocktails

I love drinks that really set the mood for a Halloween Party. These witch brew cocktails are spooky and eerie and downright fun. They make use of color to tell us in no uncertain terms that Halloween is here.  Time for a witches brew! Some of these drinks are kid friendly, so that the young ones…

Spooky Halloween Mouth Apples

Spooky Mouth Apples - a Halloween healthy snack

Healthy Halloween Snack – Spooky Apple Mouth Treats This is the beginning of months of temptations for both young and old alike.  Why not tempt your child with one of these healthy apple treats instead.   Kids love peanut butter all the time and these spooky treats will make the snack even more tempting.The treats will…

DIY Halloween Owl Cookie Treats

Halloween Owl Cookie Treats

Hoot Hoot:  Do It Yourself Owl Cookie Treats. These adorable owl cookie treats would be the perfect thing to send to your child’s Thanksgiving or Halloween party. They are fun to do and the kids will love them! To make these cute owl cookie treats, you will need the following supplies: Graham Crackers Regular Sized…

Witches Broomstick Treats

Witches Broomstick Treats

Treat Yourself to a Witches Broom Stick Sweet These adorable witches broomstick treats are so easy to do and the kids will love. They are simple enough to let your child complete most of the project. Assemble your supplies.  For each broomstick, you will need a peanut butter cup, a straight pretzel, and a bit…

Halloween Rice Krispie Bars

Halloween Rice Krispie Bars

Printable Recipe – Halloween Rice Krispie Bars This recipe for Halloween Rice Krispie Bars takes the traditional sweet treat recipe and dresses it up for Halloween. The bars are easy to do and the kids will love the cute colors.  Just sprinkle Halloween cake sprinkles over the bars before they set and cut into squares.…

Easy Halloween Decor Ideas

DIY Halloween Easy projects and decor ideas

Decorate Your House for Halloween with one of these Neat and easy DIY projects. It is that time of the year when all the spooks, goblins and black cats come out for the month.  There are tons of store bought Halloween decorations but why not try making some of our own with one these easy…