OREO truffles for Halloween

Eek! OREO truffle beasties for Halloween

I’ve never lived anywhere with heavy trick-or-treat traffic, but I imagine that as you hurl fistfuls of candy corn or whatever onto the porch at your neighbors’ kids, you want to come back inside to something better than the fun-size mediocrity you’re pushing. Maybe that’s the real Halloween trick—dispensing pouches of individually-wrapped “meh” masquerading as treats while you’re inside chowing down on, …

Jack-o-lantern peppers from Spabettie

To the Nines: Halloween roundup 2012

Leaping lasers, you guys, it’s October. What?! I’m pretty sure it was mid-March when I went to bed last night. Do you feel it? That old come-on-I-JUST-put-my-winter-clothes-into-storage-like-YESTERDAY feeling? It’s too rainy around here to feel the crisp bite of autumn yet, but the calendar (and by calendar I mean the tool-tip that appears when I hover over the clock on my desktop) says …

Spider? I hardly know her

I don’t usually decorate for Halloween. I love Halloween, and I love holiday decorating, but Halloween decorating doesn’t really suit my style. When I decorate for a season, it’s to invite more beauty and sparkle into my home, not so I can pee my pants every time I walk into the living room and see a scarecrow standing there pretending …