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Treats That Scream Halloween

It's that time of year when everyone wants to outdo each other in the scare factor. We wouldn't want you Foodies to feel left out. Here are some awesomely creative recipes for making foods that simply scream "Halloween!" 

4 Most Beautiful Smoothies

Smoothies have taken the food world by storm, and for good reason. They are easy to make, and taste like a fruity explosion in your mouth. Smoothies are also great for getting those micronutrients into your body in one delicious sip after another.

Coconut Quinoa Bowl

I'm looking at the photo I'm posting here, and realizing it looks like a good number of bowls I've posted in the past. But the photo doesn't tell the whole story, so I hope you'll look at it with fresh eyes. What you're looking at is a quirky, unique bowl of quinoa, with a couple of secrets. Show More Summary

5 Cocktail Potions to Spice Up Any Halloween Party

Every Halloween party needs a themed cocktail to match.  If you are tending to a large crowd, spiked punches, like the witches brew, are a great idea because you do not need a bartender to serve drinks up individually.

Kitchen Secrets Video: How to Make an Old Fashioned Cocktail

An Old Fashioned Cocktail. A simple beverage made up of only three ingredients. Learn how to balance this classic cocktail at home. In this episode of Foodista's Kitchen Secrets follow John, Head Bartender at Monsoon, as he shows you how to create this iconic cocktail. 

Helga's Meatballs and Gravy With Carrot-Apple Mashed Potatoes From 'Marcus Off Duty'

There's a reason why these meatballs have a permanent place on the menu at Marcus Samuelsson's Harlem hotspot, Red Rooster, and why they get mentioned in nearly every review of the place: his grandmother was on to something. In an act of kindness, he shares the recipe—her recipe—in his new cookbook, Marcus Off Duty, and it's a winner.

Hey Chef, What Can I Do With Curry Paste?

Curry paste is good for plenty more than making curry. Chefs around the country tell us how they use it for Mexican sauces, steamed fish, a coconut dessert, and more.

The Best Bites We Ate in October

This month, we ate ridiculously good gelato in Rome, fresh scallops in Oslo, and a stellar apple tart in New Jersey.

How to Crack Eggs Like a Badass

For the most part, the best way to proceed in the kitchen is carefully and deliberately. But there are times when you need to get a big job done, and fast. Or maybe you just want to show off a little pro-style flair to impress your friends (we don't judge). Show More Summary

Make-Ahead Quinoa Salad With Cucumber, Tomato, and Herbs

Loosely based on Middle Eastern tabbouleh salad, this easy make-ahead salad combines grape tomatoes (sweet and ripe any time of year) with cucumber, parsley, mint, and quinoa for a bright and refreshing make-ahead salad that's hearty enough to serve as a light meal.

Hooters Buffalo Shrimp and More Copycat Recipes

21 hours agoFood & Drink / Cooking : Foodista

Copycat recipes are the answer to family that don't want to have to go out to eat in order to taste their favorite foods. Some of these recipes are close enough to be satisfying, while other are spot on exactly like the actual restaurant type.

Caramel Apple Sangria and More Sexy Halloween Cocktails

21 hours agoFood & Drink / Cooking : Foodista

After hours of following all the ghosts and goblins, it's finally time for the parents to sort through the candy for the chocolate, and put up their feet with a delicious cocktail. We found some more fantastic choices with a Halloween theme.

Quick and Easy Halloween Pizza Pot Pies

21 hours agoFood & Drink / Cooking : Foodista

Transforming an ordinary meal into a celebratory Halloween one is as easy as pizza pot pie.   Ground beef is browned and combined with a thick marinara sauce along with onions, mushrooms, and bell peppers.

How to Make Jack Skellington Cookie Pops

This is Halloween, This is Halloween, Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!....No Halloween celebration is complete without watching Tim Burton's classic The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Bourbon Brown Butter Apple Cake

There are many ways to enjoy apples in the fall. From baked apples to apple pie, I am a fan of every single one of them. This Bourbon Brown Butter Apple Cake is one more that you can add to your list of ways to showcase apples this season – and it is absolutely delicious. This...

Bubbling Chocolate Cauldrons and More Horrifying Halloween Treats

Halloween is a time to exercise your creativity and make something scary.

Salmon in a Sea of Coconut From 'Marcus Off Duty'

Marcus Samuelsson is downright obliged to love salmon, having grown up on the coast of Sweden. And he has a thing for the flavors of Southeast Asia, choosing the foods of that region to be his desert-island pick, so to speak. In this dish from his new cookbook. Marcus Off Duty, he combines both cuisines into one weird and weirdly wonderful bowl.

Bites from other Blogs

There are lots of scary desserts that you can serve up on Halloween, but none are scarier than the Jello Teeth that The Jello Mold Mistress recently made, since the look exactly like your grandmother’s dentures – only jiggly! The teeth are molded in a silicone ice cube tray that is designed to give you...

9 Great Food-Friendly Imperial Beers

As the weather chills, and what you eat becomes more indulgent, so can what you drink. These beers can bring out harmonies in food flavors, tame spice, cut through richness, and cleanse your palate, all matching the intensity of anything on your plate.

Use Your Potato Masher To Break Up Ground Meat in the Skillet

For years I used to do it the way you're probably doing it now: by painstakingly trying to cut big chunks of meat into smaller pieces with the aid of a wooden spoon. It's tedious, time consuming work that doesn't even deliver the best end results. These days, I turn to a different tool: the potato masher.

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