• Yum!

    Apparently, today is National Pumpkin Day, so I couldn't pass up the opportunity to share a seasonal twist on an old favourite. Rice Krispie treats are one of those things that never go out of style. Kids love them, and adults love them because they remember loving them as a kid.

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    As just about every parent knows, these are really as easy to make as anything you can do in the kitchen. If you are having a Halloween party this weekend, add these pumpkin spiced treats to the dessert table. They have just enough of a pumpkin flavour to make them a bit different, but you'll still recognize the familiar childhood treat. I used my homemade pumpkin butter, which worked beautifully.

    This recipe is from the website The Way to his Heart.

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    Pumpkin Spiced Rice Krispie Treats

    3 Tbsp unsalted butter
    1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
    12 oz mini marshmallows ( about 1 10oz

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  • By Sarah Haan, for SparkPeople

    Fall is as good a time of year as any to re-evaluate your weight-loss goals and plans. But before you know it, Halloween brings the focus to candy and treats that may be tempting you to fall off the health wagon. One indulgent day of Halloween treats won't hurt most people's progress, but considering that Halloween is just the beginning of a two-month season packed with party foods and desserts, try not to get carried away.

    As you're looking for ways to enjoy the season without losing sight of your health and fitness goals, pick the smartest treats, but say "Boo!" to the biggest calorie monsters.

    Here are five Halloween treats that should scare you!

    1. Fun-Size Candy Bars
    At an average of about 100 calories a pop, these popular trick-or-treat goodies may seem innocent-but that's only the case if you stop at one. It's pretty easier to eat four or five mini-bars as you take your kids trick-or-treating, and if they're eyeing you from the reception d

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  • By David Pollock for GalTime.com

    Halloween Skincare Treats

    Halloween Skincare Treats

    During October, it's easy to get lost in childhood memories of Halloween. The costumes! The candy! The scary movies!

    But when was the last time you really celebrated the holiday?

    Here's an idea - have a "Mummy" Halloween party! After the kids hit the hay, ask your friends to come on over with their favorite scary movie, candy, or drink.

    Before grabbing the popcorn and cuddling on the couch, spend some time in the kitchen brewing up Halloween skincare treats. The recipes below will transform dry skin…preventing you from feeling like a monster this season!

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    Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Sugar Face Scrub

    Did you know that you probably have one of the best natural skin healers and moisturizers sitting on your front porch? Pumpkin! It's chock full of good-for-your-skin vitamins.

    Using a small bowl, have each person mix 1 cup of raw sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Add ¼ cup of pumpk

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  • Halloween Candy

    After the trick-or-treating is over, figuring out what to do with all of that leftover candy is a daunting task. The last thing anybody wants is all of that sugar sitting in a basket somewhere just waiting to be eaten-talk about derailing any sort of healthy lifestyle. And if you do leave it sitting around, who's going to keep the kiddos away from it?

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    If you want to be green about it, we have some sweet ways to put that candy to work by recycling it with these tasty recipes.


    Snickers Cheesecake

    Snickers Cheesecake
    Crust:
    • 24 chocolate sandwich cookies (such as Oreos)
    • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


    Filling:
    • 3 8-oz. packages cream cheese, at room temperature
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
    • 3 regular-size Snickers bars, cut into 1/4-inch slices
    • 1/4 cup caramel sauce, optiona

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  • I love, love, love Halloween. Every year as a child I'd dress up as a witch, and it never got old. Actually, it still hasn't. But while my costume-wearing days are becoming fewer and fewer, my delight in Halloween parties and party food has not waned.

    Take these adorable mini ghost meringues, for example. I first made them the year after I graduated from college, when my three roommates and I threw a major Halloween bash, and I'm planning on making them again next week for a potluck with some friends. Whether you're organizing a spooktacular extravaganza or a wickedly fun get-together with a few close pals, these ghoulishly cute ghost meringues will do just the trick (or treat!).

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    Ingredients

    6 ounces ultrafine sugar
    3 egg whites
    1/2 pint heavy cream
    2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips


    Directions

    You'll find that there are loads of different meringue recipes to be found online. I like Delia Smith's method-it's simple, you can make them ahead of time, and you'll end up

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