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Hump Day Snack: Creeptastic Zombie Cupcakes

Zombie Cupcakes

Have you eaten your quota of fun-sized candy bars yet? While there’s still plenty of time before October 31st, there’s no harm in getting in the spook-tacular mood early with these Creeptastic Zombie Cupcakes. They’re also ideal for a Walking Dead zombie party. The skulls, eyeballs and gooey brains that sit on top of the cupcakes start with a simple red velvet cake, broken down into crumbs and mixed with enough frosting to bind them together into cake eyeballs, brains and skulls. Dip them in white chocolate and go wild creating the brains and guts. Your friends won’t believe their eye(ball)s!

For more creepy creations to jumpstart your Halloween celebrations, check out these bone-chilling recipes from Cooking Channel:

Party in Five: Voodoo-Themed Adults’ Halloween Cocktail Party

We here at Cooking Channel love a good party. But throwing a memorable event requires more than just gathering some food and drinks. We show you how, with just five main “ingredients” (including recipes, big-impact decorating ideas and easy DIY elements), you can throw a party that feels like it has a cohesive theme — minimal work required.

Between figuring out the perfect costume, tending to needy trick-or-treaters and fulfilling regular party-planning duties, hosting a Halloween party can often feel terrifying…and not in that thrilling horror movie way. For this year’s festivities, try putting together a cocktail party that minimizes hosting stress, while still offering guests a night to remember. This voodoo-inspired bash relies on inexpensive, easy-to-find materials to set the ultra-spooky scene and a fuss-free, self-serve menu.

To host your own adults-only Halloween cocktail party, you’ll need five essential ingredients:

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Perfect Pumpkin Cakes: For Halloween and Beyond


As we give up the sunny days of summer, nature presents bright orange pumpkins to cheer us up. Much like with zucchini, there is an endless bounty to be made from these winter gourds. Here is a spiced pumpkin cake that is absolutely delicious and needs no adornment to be appreciated. But decorate it like a sugar pumpkin and it becomes a centerpiece for any fall holiday table; the addition of the words “Trick” and “Treat” turn these cakes into perfect Halloween desserts.

Halloween Pumpkin Cake

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How to Make Caramel Apples

How to Make Caramel Apples

This time of year all of the apple bins at the grocery store are framed with rows of gooey caramel apples, studded with nuts, candies and chocolate. I can’t blame my kids for being drawn in; they are irresistible. But, when you bite into them they are always just a touch disappointing. The apples are usually soft and the caramel is cloyingly sweet and tastes like it was from the previous generation.

I convinced my boys to walk by without taking one, but only after promising to make them some at home. We picked a bunch of fresh, crisp, juicy, tart apples. The caramel is easy to make and is rich, creamy, gooey and not over-the-top sweet. For a bit of contrast to the sweet caramel, you can dip the bottom in salted peanuts

Caramel Apples:

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Get Nadia G.’s Edible Blood Recipe

Nadia G.'s Theatrical Blood

Let’s talk Halloween decor. People spend a fortune on this stuff. Why? It’s so easy and cheap to turn your place into a nightmarish crypt. Nadia G.’s simple theatrical blood is pure Dexter. Just schvitz some on a table cloth or old sheet. It doesn’t get much creepier than that.

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Take a Bite Out of The Walking Dead, Zombie-Style

There are so many reasons to love October. To name a few: the crisp fall air, the beautiful changing leaves, amazing seasonal recipes, Halloween, and for a certain subset of the population, the return of The Walking Dead. Last Sunday kicked off season 3 of the cult-hit drama, which brings to life (or, er… unlife?) the same-named graphic novel about a post-apocalyptic, zombie-ridden world. (Warning: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t watched the premiere yet.)

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13 Days of Pumpkin: Spice Up Your Pepitas

The best part of carving pumpkins? The spiced pepitas you can make when you’re done!

Watch how Bill turns pumpkin seeds into a simple and delicious nibble to serve with drinks:

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Sifted: Halloween Oreo Recipes + Wacky Pizza Inventions

Halloween Cookies and Cream Ice Cream by Amy Bites

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  1. Who says ice cream is only for the summer? Amy Bites’ cookies and cream ice cream with Halloween Oreos is both festive and tasty. Plus, ice cream is always a good idea.
  2. Speaking of Oreos, this frozen hot chocolate recipe by Lauren’s Latest is the real-deal.  The name may seem contradictory, but it will make absolute sense once you try it.
  3. Pumpkin pie spice is in high demand during autumn. Sweet Remedy shows you how make your own, using ingredients already in your pantry.
  4. Jazz up your favorite pancake batter to make Everyday Southwest’s recipe for pumpkin pancakes with cajeta de leche.
  5. Pizza Sleeping Bag: Use or Lose? Buzzfeed rounded up “14 Groundbreaking Pizza Inventions.”

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Sifted: A Scandalous Butter Comedy + Spooky Halloween Recipes

Jennifer Garner stars in new comedy Butter

5 Hot Links We’re Loving:

  1. Butter-sculpting is in fact a real competition at the Iowa State Fair, and Jennifer Garner’s newest comedy shows just how intense the dairy sport can be. Seriously, it’s a “3-D re-creation of DaVinci’s Last Supper” kind of extreme. – Tasting Table
  2. There are tons of beer recipes around the blogs right now and we’re totally okay with that. Ezra Pound Cake’s beer cheese soup is high on our to-do list.
  3. Bakers Royale puts an American twist on the classic French macaron by adding Snickers.
  4. This football Sunday, grab a beer and try Domestic Fits pizza stuffed pretzel rolls.
  5. Hungry Happenings shows you how to add a touch of Halloween whimsy to your appetizers. All it takes is food coloring, a spooky stamp and a delicious recipe.

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  • Get festive this October with our fun and frightful Halloween recipes.
  • Looking for more ways to sneak your favorite candy bars into dessert? Bake them into a brownie!

Meatless Monday: Double-Decker Coffin Sandwiches

A sandwich covered in blood is frightening, even to meat lovers. Thankfully, raspberry puree makes a gory enough stand-in so you don’t have to use actual blood and guts to make Nadia G’s scary sandwich. If you left it plain, it would be a fancified cheese sandwich, but with a few slashes of the knife, this sandwich gets dressed as a blood-drenched coffin for Halloween.

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