Cinnamon Candy Apples

The first Halloween costume I can recall wearing was a scarecrow. My mother worked hard on it, using some of my dad’s worn garments, an old broom stick, and hay she found on the cheap somewhere. The long sleeves and pant legs, drooped on my kindergarten-aged frame, but once the broom stick was inserted through […]

Creepy Cake

  I’ve been growing pumpkins since 2004. I’ve grown them on acreage and in smaller backyards of suburbia. I think the thing about pumpkins that is most appealing to me is they are prolific and their seed (when properly stored) lasts for years. Why it was just last year, in the growing season of 2010, […]

Dandy Little Addiction

I knew I had to make it from the moment I saw the photo. The recipe was promptly bookmarked. Two years have passed since I first gawked at the homemade Cracker Jack from friends Cheryl & Adam Barnes—the powerhouse duo behind Picture-Perfect Meals. Cheryl is the voice and recipe developer that makes up half of […]

Up The Ante

    In recent years a ritual has emerged in our house. For All Hallows Eve, the dinner of choice has been a pumpkin pizza to fill us up on a night of frolicking about the neighborhood for tricks and treats. A time or two I’d shape the pizza to imply the chilling silhouette of […]