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Vampire Pie 'Bites" for Halloween

Vampire Pie “Bites”

Looking for a fiendishly good treat for your favorite little ghouls and goblins this Halloween? How about some gruesome pies oozing with tart berry goodness? These little pies may look scary, but they are pretty sweet!

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"Boo" Bark - Chocolate Bark for Halloween

Celebrate Halloween with Chocolate “Boo” Bark

In a perfect world candy would be made from the best quality ingredients, corners would not be cut, and it could be something to truly be savored and enjoyed. Since the world is not perfect – yet – I make candy that I am happy to eat, and share, because I know it is made with the best ingredients. It is my little rebellion against the junk that is so prevalent on the market.

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Mummy dumplings standing up on a plate with green apples in the background

Apple Pecan “Mummy” Dumplings

These little mummies are a modified apple dumpling that uses scraps of pastry dough to simulate bandages, apple slices for the bodies, and little bits of dry cranberry for the spooky, otherworldly eyes!

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Mini Purple Sweet Potato Cupcakes

Mini “Monster” Purple Sweet Potato Cupcakes

Equally rich in color and in taste, purple sweet potatoes land on the slightly sweeter side of the flavor scale — so much so that my daughter refers to them as “birthday cake potatoes,” — which got me thinking: why not make a homemade cake batter with this wildly hued vegetable as the star? Even better, why not use the sweet potatoes to make a naturally dyed frosting, too?

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Petrifying Pecan Pumpkin Shake for Halloween

A Petrifying Pecan Pumpkin Shake for Halloween

This Petrifying Pecan Pumpkin Shake is a treat we all can get behind. It’s easy to make, includes a vegetable, and is thick and rich while still being good for you. I love the flavors of pumpkin and pecan together and it’s a perfect autumn combination for a wholesome Halloween treat.

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"Mashed Brains" Guacamole for Halloween

A Healthier Halloween (and “Mashed Brains” Guacamole)

Ah yes, Halloween. So many ooey, gooey, sticky, sugary treats, enough to make your teeth rot, which may serve you well if you’re thinking of dressing up as a zombie. But if zombie teeth, weight gain and diabetes aren’t the result you want from this ghoulish holiday, check out some of my favorite ways to get the same “frightening” look and taste without the Frankenstein ingredients!

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