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Halloween Eyeballs and Spooky Witches Fingers

Treats without the Trick, Homemade Halloween Treats

Halloween is the one day of the year that should be full of sweet treats! According to the National Association of Counties, the average person eats about 24 lbs of candy throughout the year - a lot of it at Halloween! Preparing a few delicious Halloween goodies in your own kitchen provides a healthier way to celebrate Halloween with your kids.

Pan de Muerto (Bread of the Dead)

Dia de los Muertos: Mexican Day of the Dead

Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday celebrated November 1 and 2. It is a blend of Aztec and Catholic traditions. Even though Halloween and Dia de los Muertos are close together on the calendar and have similar themes, they are not related.

Selection of common commercial Halloween Candy

Halloween Treats That Avoid Nutritional Horror, Tips and Tricks

If the thought of a bag full of sugary, high-fat Halloween treats has you spooked, here are some tips to keep your little goblins happy and healthy this trick-or-treating season.

German Beef Roulade

Turn your kitchen into the perfect Oktoberfest destination

Oktoberfest celebrations are wrapping up in many communities around the world. Many celebrate Octoberfest throughout the month of October.

A variety of winter squash: Turban, Hubbard, Carnival (Acorn), Butternut, Spaghetti Squash, Kuri and mini-pumpkins

Winter Squash, Thick Skin, Warts, Weird or Scary but Don’t Be Afraid of this Flavor Packed Nutritional Powerhouse

Autumn is the perfect time of year to try Winter Squash. Unlike the varieties of squash that are available throughout the summer, Winter Squash is known for its hard shell and odd shape. Whether shopping at a Farmer's Market or the grocery store, it's hard to miss the weird shaped vegetables that are now available in abundance.

Halloween Jack-o-lantern Pumpkin

Go Green for Halloween with Eco-friendly Candy

With Halloween just around the corner it is important to think about just where the candy comes from that is handed out to trick or treaters. By being responsible and buying candy that is eco-friendly, everyone can reduce their ecological footprint and do their part to help protect the environment.

Bowl of common Halloween Candy

When Sweet Treats Go Bad: Halloween Candy Has a Shelf Life

It's close to that time of year again of ghouls, goblins, candy and unique costumes. Halloween candy has a shelf life warn food science experts.