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Weekend Project: Candy Corn Cookies

Nutella Cheesecake
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Halloween!
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Oh, candy corn: every September, I get so excited about it, and then I eat a few handfuls and spend the afternoon with a disgusting waxy sugar headache, cursing the day it was created. I’ve been trying to steer clear of candy corn this year, but cookies are a whole different story, and I love the idea of translating the charming, iconic candy corn design into a festive sugar cookie. So cute. [Sweet Sugar Belle]

12 Creepy, Delicious Halloween Party Treats

Remember when they used to bring out the gummy worm and crumbled Oreo “dirt” cake at elementary school Halloween parties and it was, like, the greatest thing ever? I might have been particularly enthusiastic because I was eating a lot of actual dirt in my day-to-day life (my brothers and I used to play “restaurant” out in the garden and it was considered quite rude not to take a bite of a freshly-made mud pie), and Oreo dirt had a much more pleasant flavor. Anyway, the point is that just because we’re adults doesn’t mean we can’t still cook up some spooky Halloween-themed food. I found recipes for everything from puff pastry intestines to shrunken head cider (and check out the Dexter blood slide candies up on the top right! So cool). Click through to check ‘em out…

Halloween!
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Halloween Corgis
corgis in halloween costumes
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Pumpkin-palooza! 15 Recipes For Pumpkin Desserts, Drinks, And Treats

So, at this point I’ve done quite a few recipe roundups, for all kinds of culinary indulgences from crazy-delicious cookies to gooey macaroni and cheese, and I can honestly say none of them has triggered such dramatic, drooling side effects as this pumpkin-palooza. I pored over pumpkin recipes with my mouth hanging open, every once in awhile yelling at my boyfriend to come into my office, grunting and gesturing at a photo of chocolate pumpkin marble cake or pumpkin caramel bread pudding, at which point he would sit down next to me with his mouth hanging open and we would both just stare at my computer screen, a low “Mmmmm” emanating from our throats. Pumpkin, you guys. It’s way better than porn.

Also, see the photo up there on the left? Those are pumpkin pie vodka shots. Yeah. Click through to get all the delicious pumpkin recipes you’ll need for fall….

10 Easy, Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes For Fall

It’s officially autumn, which means it’s time to bust out the crock pot. We love these one-pot wonders because they make meals that taste like they were slaved over for hours but really just require a few minutes of prep time. Plus, as a Frisky reader recently pointed out, slow cookers are a great gadget for college students. No kitchen? No problem! All you need is an outlet and you can get cookin’. From pulled pork to enchiladas to lasagna, we rounded up 10 delicious recipes to get you started. Click through to check ‘em out…

Comfort Food Hall Of Fame: 10 Mouthwatering Mac And Cheese Recipes

Funny story: I was planning to do a roundup of all different kinds of comfort foods, but then I asked my Twitter followers for their favorite comfort foods, and pretty much everyone said “MAC AND CHEESE,” and I was like, damn, I guess I need to do a whole post dedicated to cheesy pasta deliciousness. So that’s what I’m doing. Click through for 10 mouthwatering mac and cheese recipes, from classic to gourmet to vegan(!), and stay tuned for more comfort food favorites in the coming weeks…

Weekend Project: Bellini Rose Petal Lollipops

We were totally obsessed with boozy popsicles this summer, but once the weather cools down, we’re going to have to put down our cocktails-on-a-stick and reach for a treat that won’t give us a brainfreeze. A worthy replacement for fall? Homemade lollipops! These bellini-flavored lollipops would be perfect for wedding favors, party treats, or just as an exceedingly glamorous way to get your afternoon sugar hit. Let the licking begin! [Etsy Weddings]

Cookie Orgy: 12 Mouthwatering Recipes To Share (Or Not)

Even if you’re not headed back to school this week, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy a classic after-school snack, because whether you just made a presentation to the board of directors or aced a chemistry test, it’s always a good time for cookies and milk (in related news, I am totally getting “It’s always a good time for cookies and milk” tattooed across my chest). If you’re looking to branch out from tried-and-true chocolate chip, click through to check out 12 crazy delicious recipes utilizing unexpected flavors and ingredients, and then go ahead, treat yo self.

Nasty Cookie
EW: a chocolate chip cookie grilled cheese sandwich. Read More »

Brown Bag It: 10 Weekday Lunches You’ll Actually Want To Eat

Let’s set the scene, shall we? It’s 1 p.m., you’re sitting at your desk, your stomach starts to growl, and your thoughts turn to the limp, soggy PB&J crammed into your bottom desk drawer. You’ve been trying to save some money and pack your own lunches, but now the corner deli is calling your name. What’s an extra 10 bucks, really? Operation Brown Bag It has failed again.

But don’t give up on packed lunches just yet! I found 10 easy, delicious recipes for sandwiches, salads, and wraps that will have you reaching for your lunch bag at 10:30 (hey, ain’t no shame!). Click through to check ‘em out…

10 Party Foods Guaranteed To Make You Popular

I spend most of my life thinking about food, but as soon as I get an invite to a party that includes the phrase, “Please bring a dish to share,” my mind goes completely blank. For someone who loves to cook, I’ve showed up at way too many parties sheepishly holding a store-bought cold cuts platter. But you know what? I think it’s finally time to tackle the party food challenge. I sought out 10 crowd-pleasing treats that are easy to make, easy to eat, delicious, and–in certain cases–downright adorable (grilled cheese bites, anyone?). Click through to check ‘em out, but beware: these recipes could cause your social calendar to fill up very quickly…

The Aurora Borealis Cocktail Is The Coolest Drink Ever

Want to know a neat trick? Apparently if you add pink lemonade concentrate to gin (or vodka) and tonic, you’ll have a pretty pink cocktail that turns into a crazy bright aquamarine OUTER SPACE DRINK under a black light. So round up your friends, mix up some of these Aurora Borealis cocktails, re-watch the footage of the Curiosity landing, and play a rousing game of “Pin the mohawk on Bobak Ferdowsi.” Cheers! [Boing Boing]

Meteor Wine?!
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NASA's Mohawk Guy
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