COOKING VIDEO: How Is Candy Corn Made

October 30th is National Candy Corn Day. According to the National Confectioners Association, more than 20 million pounds of candy corn are sold during the Halloween season. The iconic Halloween confection was created in the late 1880s by George Roniger of the Wunderlee Candy Company, in Philadelphia. The first three-layer candy, it was made laboriously,…
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COOKING VIDEO: Spicy Vietnamese Soup

  Next week’s Top Pick focuses on a ready-made base for for phö—one of the world’s great soups. But if you’ve got time on your hands this weekend, you may want to make some from scratch. This recipe starts with beef shanks, oxtail, onions, ginger and star anise in a stock pot. Sliced beef and…
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COOKING VIDEO: Fun Halloween Food

  Eyeball food is fun Halloween food. These Halloween Eyeball Bites will have everyone eating more veggies, too—a counterbalance to all the candy. Using favorite veggie slices—cucumbers, carrots and cherry tomatoes, for example—you only need to add cream cheese and olive slices. For a more sophisticated flavor, substitute fresh goat cheese for cream cheese. The…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Radish Eyeballs For Adult Halloween Food

How about some “eyeball” nibbles with your Halloween cocktails? This healthy hors d’oeuvre or snack uses a radish base for the white and “veins” of the eyeball. The pupil and iris are a pimento-stuffed olive. All you have to do is peel the radishes and insert the olives (buy large radishes and small olives). Fun…
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COOKING VIDEO: Halloween Spooky Food (Would You Believe Quesadillas?)

  Spooky quesadillas? Sure, and they’re easy-to-make Halloween food—a light dinner for trick-or-treaters or for anyone staying at home who wants some Halloween fun (adults: enjoy them with a pumpkin ale). Watch the video below to see how the Food Network’s Sandra Lee turns a quesadilla into a “spookadilla,” using tomato-basil tortillas. (Look for tomato-flavored…
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