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Key Lime Habanero Cheesecake

Nadia G's Key Lime Habanero Cheesecake is dessert with a kick, the perfect Halloween trick and treat.

Nadia G's Bitchin' Kitchen: Cookin' for TroubleNadia G serves up food with attitude in her new cookbook, Cookin’ for Trouble. Nadia G has transformed her crazy comedy-cooking show Bitchin’ Kitchen into print, complete with rocking recipes, beautiful photos, helpful “Nadvice” and a much-needed Italian slang dictionary for the uninitiated. A cookbook like none other, it’s as fun to read as it is to cook from, with chapters for all of life’s occasions, from (Dysfunctional) Family Pizza Night and Girls’ Night In, to a Veg-Head Extravaganza section balanced by a chapter called Happiness = Bacon.

A Nonna Recipe Showdown chapter and Makeover Meals are sure to be favorites, with irresistible recipes like Nonna’s Penne al Forno and Meatloaf w/ Awesomesauce. Plus a chapter devoted entirely to turkey (Nadia G was deprived of turkey as a child growing up in an Italian family) is sure to come in handy for Thanksgiving. (Da Bird recipe headnote: “Behold the turkey! Now attack it with your face.”)

Nonna Recipe Showdown

Nadia G collected some "grandma-tastic" recipes, not just from her grandmas, but from some random grandmas, too.

This Halloween, we tapped Nadia G’s party know-how — you can put her hot Halloween cocktail party playlist and top recipes to use this weekend. Add a few sample recipes from her new cookbook to get your party rolling (or pick up a copy of Nadia G’s Bitchin’ Kitchen: Cookin’ for Trouble to find her complete “Bitchin’ Party Guide” and DIY vodka bar how-to).

You can give these sample recipes a whirl right now:

Buttermilk Popcorn Chicken

Nadia G's Buttermilk Popcorn Chicken makes great finger food for informal get-togethers.

We’re giving away five copies of Nadia G’s Bitchin Kitchen: Cookin’ for Trouble! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment telling us what you’ll be making this year for Halloween.

You must include your email address in the “Email” field when submitting your comment so we can communicate back with you if you’re a winner. (But do not post your email address into the actual body of the comment.) We’re giving two copies away to two very lucky, randomly selected commenters.

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited. Only open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. All entries (comments) must be entered between 4:00 p.m. ET on October 25th and 5:00 p.m. ET on October 31st. Subject to full Official Rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $22.00. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a/ Cooking Channel, 75 9th Ave., New York, NY 10011.

So, tell us, what Halloween treat (or trick) will you be serving this year?

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Comments (1167)

  1. cheri posted 10/31/2011

    pumpkin and black bean stew (serving it in a pumpkin) and pumpkin cheesecake…yummmm

  2. Maria posted 10/31/2011

    I am making the "kitty litter cake". It's an oldie but a goodie…it always looks so real that people are hesitant to dig into it! I use the new litter box and cat scoop for a real litterbox effect!

  3. Serey Sabarre-Altarejos posted 10/31/2011

    I love Tiramisu, so the Tiramisu cupcakes will be perfect to have for myself and share with others…. :)

  4. Denise posted 10/31/2011

    I'll be making chicken and dumplings for dinner and a pumpkin cake. Now I have Nadia G. on my DVR!

  5. Theresa posted 10/31/2011

    I'll be making gingerbread pumpkin bars. I hope. Time willing. :)

  6. Natalie Maples posted 10/31/2011

    Chocolate Chip Pumpkin cookies with Maple Glaze….yummmy!

  7. Susan posted 10/31/2011

    I got completely "freaked" out when I saw her recipe for Tiramisu cupcakes. Showed it to the hubs and it got 2 thumbs up!!

  8. Vicky Smith posted 10/31/2011

    Deviled Eggs!! Turkey Chili!!

  9. Pat posted 10/31/2011

    I am making Mrs. T's pierorges. Love to try the cupcakes

  10. Sarah posted 10/31/2011

    All American apple pie…yummie!

  11. Sarah posted 10/31/2011

    I wanna make the Tiramisu cupcakes from Nadia G.'s new cookbook. They look to die for!!!

  12. ram1121 posted 10/31/2011

    I really love Nadia G!! I'm going to try the Buttermilk Popcorn Chicken! Anything with Chicken is good!

  13. Rocky posted 10/31/2011

    I'm making ricotta filled meatballs. It's my personal specialty. You would LOVE them!

  14. Jenny posted 11/01/2011

    meringue ghost cookies!

  15. Maxine Thomas posted 11/01/2011

    Nothing goolish this halloween. but it will be spooktacular! Meatloaf, macaroni & cheese and steamed broccoli. Then out for the candy….

  16. Tanya posted 11/01/2011

    I will be making halloween chicken fingers :)

  17. Vicki posted 11/01/2011

    I absolutely love Tiramisu, it is my all time favorite dessert, can't wait to try the cupcake recipe.

  18. Eric Gross posted 11/01/2011

    I made Chile Verde, Beef Short Ribs braised on the BBQ, and French Onion Soup.

  19. Trish posted 11/05/2011

    My grandsons and I are making chocolate chip pumpkin cookies this weekend.

  20. Brian Burt posted 11/06/2011

    I want this… for display, 'cause Nadia's SO Bitchin'! Seriously, it' s my NEW favorite freakin' show!

  21. G Keane posted 11/16/2011

    LOVE the show!!! Its is fun and well, my 4 year old granddaughter loves Nadia and wants to know where she can meet her, so she can cook with her. I have a up and coming foodie on my hands! Thanks you Nadia for entertaining her… she loves you!

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    popcorn balls

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