Halloween

Recipe: Molten Midnight Brownies — Easy Dessert Recipes

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Despite all the fun-sized candy bars, peanut butter cups, and gummy worms eaten with abandon this time of year, I argue that we still need more chocolate. And that's not just because I am a chocolate fiend (which, if you're curious, I am) — it's because Halloween would be infinitely better with these brownies.

They are as dark and decadent as they come. They're insanely moist, rich, and chewy, speckled with chunks of melty chocolate that pool into hot puddles of your favorite chocolate as they bake.

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Recipe: Molten Midnight Brownies — Easy Dessert Recipes

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman/The Kitchn)

Despite all the fun-sized candy bars, peanut butter cups, and gummy worms eaten with abandon this time of year, I argue that we still need more chocolate. And that's not just because I am a chocolate fiend (which, if you're curious, I am) — it's because Halloween would be infinitely better with these brownies.

They are as dark and decadent as they come. They're insanely moist, rich, and chewy, speckled with chunks of melty chocolate that pool into hot puddles of your favorite chocolate as they bake.

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8 Ingenious Ways to Decorate Pumpkins (Without Carving!) — The Great Pumpkin

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Creating a killer pumpkin doesn't have to require whipping out your sharpest cutlery. This Halloween, craft a standout gourd with hot glue, paint, balloons (seriously!), and a few other random supplies.

Here are a few ingenious ideas to inspire you.

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The Best and Easiest No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas — The Great Pumpkin

Creating a killer pumpkin doesn't have to require whipping out your sharpest cutlery. This Halloween, craft a standout gourd with hot glue, paint, balloons (seriously!), and a few other random supplies.

Here are a few ingenious ideas to inspire you.

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The Best Halloween Couples Costumes at Party City — Shopping

Part of the fun of dressing up for Halloween is having someone who's in on it with you, which is why we're big fans of couples costumes. This year, if you want to channel your favorite combinations of foods, Party City has a bunch that are cute and affordable.

Finally, you can prove to everyone once and for all that you and your beloved go together just like bacon and eggs!

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To Carve Pumpkins Safely, You Only Need These Two Tools — The Great Pumpkin

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While those inexpensive pumpkin carving kits you see at the grocery store may seem appealing (they promise everything you need — and when is the last time a plastic saw ever hurt anyone?), they're actually not your best bet.

"I don't use them," says expert pumpkin carver Hugh McMahon, who heads a team that makes 300 jack-o'-lanterns a season (including portraits of Michael Jackson and Albert Einstein!). Not only do those chintzy orange knives break too easily, but they'll also never give you very detailed results. They're not always the sharpest, and you know what they about using dull knives (they're more dangerous than sharp ones!).

Instead, McMahon says there are only two tools you need to carve a pumpkin safely.

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