It’s almost Halloween, and that means it’s almost time for my family’s annual debate about the merits of candy corn. (For the record, I’m pro, especially if you include those marshmallow pumpkins in the mix.) But I understand candy corn is a divisive food, so I always feel guilty when I make a Halloween dessert that features it prominently. This year, I wanted to find a festive dessert without candy corn for the holiday, and I think I’ve got a winner in this Melting Witch Poke Cake. It’s not perfect, but it still will make people happy.
Ghosts, goblins, skeletons, black cats and eerie illuminated jack-o’-lanterns inhabit our world at Halloween. This is the holiday when spooky and scary and downright creepy are sought out and celebrated. Here are a few ideas for turning your house into a domicile in which the Addams Family would feel right at home.
Horror films are having a moment. Once cheesy and cheaply made, horror films have become a popular, year-round genre that generated $733 billion in ticket sales in 2017. Here are 10 of some of the most popular.
This year, Halloween most likely will look different than other years. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun at home. Turn on “Hocus Pocus,” put on your comfiest costume and get ready to munch on these sweet treats. Because this year has been tough enough, we chose treats that are Pinterest-pretty without the hassle.
This month, I learned to never question Martha Stewart when it comes to baking. When I picked this Halloween Whoopie Pie recipe and started making it, I was skeptical. The applesauce in the batter made it look grainy and weird. I didn’t think the recipe called for nearly enough filling. I was positive my cookies were going to come out misshapen.
My favorite Halloween costume is the costume that wasn’t. When I was a toddler, my mom spent a ton of time making me an elf costume for Halloween. (She is not a sewer, so this was a huge deal.) But when the big day rolled around, I absolutely refused to put it on. I ended up going trick-or-treating in my parka and still telling everyone who asked what I was dressed up as that I was an elf. I am a far more accommodating person now, but 2-year-old Alison had a lot of spunk. (Sorry, Mom!)
Around Halloween, the only treat I feel like eating is candy. Unfortunately, you can’t always show up with a bag of candy in hand and hope it suffices as bringing a dish (though, if you’re coming to my house, disregard this because yes, you totally can).
Every fall, usually in October, I head to a cabin in Hocking Hills for a weekend with my girl gang. The annual cabin trip started about a year after we graduated from Ohio University. And we’ve kept the tradition going over the last seven years through job relocations, marriages and growing families.