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Last-Minute Halloween Treats!

Halloween is right around the corner! When you take a break from raising some hell this weekend and start craving sugar, leave the humdrum candy to the kids and try making something more creative. Like this Peanut Butter-and-Chocolate Ice Cream Cake I Scream Cakes shared on our Facebook wall. This eclectic cake shop was featured on the […]

Sifted: Halloween Cocktail Edition

Linkage we’re into: * 11 Sexy Halloween Cocktails, plus the INFAMOUS Bloody Brain Shooter [Food2] * Creepy Halloween Bubble Cocktails — Enjoy with straw or fork [Instructables] * Frosty Apple Bobbing Cocktail Punch — Right in the kisser [Southern Living] * Spooky Party Drinks for Kids — Just, yuck. [Squidoo] (though we may take Emeril’s […]

Sweet, Savory, Spooky: Halloween Recipe Gallery

Looking for something festive (and possibly frightful) to whip up for your Halloween party this weekend? We’ve got you covered. Go all out with this haunted Halloween Candy House or experiment with crazy recipes like Nigella’s Slime Soup. It’ll freak out your guests, but fortunately, still tastes really good (it’s pea soup with mozzarella). You could also take […]

Fall Fest: Save ’Em While You Can

We’re teaming up with other food and garden bloggers to host Summer Fest 2010, a season-long garden party. Each week we’ll feature favorite garden-to-table recipes and tips to help you enjoy the bounty, whether you’re harvesting your own goodies or buying them fresh from the market. To join in, check out It’s almost over, […]

Sifted: Get Your Food On This Halloween

Linkage we’re into: * Foodie looking for a creative costume? See what others have come up with [Food2] * Hungry? Feast your eyes on 23 food costume ideas [Chefs Blade] * Getting Serious about coming up with your food-inspired costume? [Serious Eats] * Good eats, and great costumes [Food Network] Make sure to swing by […]

Pear Butter for Chilly Autumn Mornings

Autumn’s been asserting itself in San Francisco. After a few weeks of Indian summer, full of sun and occasionally blazing heat, the mornings now break cool and grey, swathed under a scarf of silvery fog. On these chilly mornings, I find a strange comfort in the blandness of oatmeal and plain black tea, but I […]

Join Emeril at the Carnivale du Vin

When Emeril isn’t in the kitchen, he’s busy helping his native New Orleans. From after-school and summer programs to innovative partnerships and events, The Emeril Lagasse Foundation has been striving to improve the quality of young people’s lives with grants for funding to children’s charities that assist in improving education, life skills development, hospitality and culinary training since 2002.  The […]

Aida’s New Tricks and Treats

Aida Mollenkamp begins a whole new season of FoodCrafters this week. Watch her kick off the food-hunting adventures with a trip to candy makers PapaBubble, just in time for Halloween. Here’s a sneak peek at the candy tug-of-war technique behind PapaBubble’s confections:

Jamie’s Pumpkin-Palooza

Short ones, fat ones, striped ones, massive ones — we’re talking about pumpkins and squash, of course! Whether your garden has a bumper crop or if you just went overboard at the pumpkin farm (see: my kitchen counter), don’t use your bounty just for decoration. Today at 2:30 pm Jamie cooks up these butternut squash muffins (you might […]

Matt Entertains: Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Consider me late to this party — the one where chocolate and cherry shack up and everyone lives together happily ever after. It’s not that I didn’t think chocolate and cherries would be perfect together, it’s just that cherries can be oh-so-seasonal and if you blink, you miss them. Luckily my newfound love for cherries […]