Monster Cookie Recipe

Monster Cookie Recipe

This monster cookie recipe is the best strategy we’ve found for prying leftover Halloween candy away from our kids. Halloween Candy Excesses It seems to be a peculiar Los Angeles thing, perhaps because so many people here work in Hollywood and entertain for a living, to be obsessed with Halloween. We’re talking enormous spiders spinning … Read more

Ghost Cupcakes

ghost cupcakes

These ghost cupcakes have a vanilla base with a fudgy chocolate frosting, some oreo dirt, and some ghostly spirits. Celebrating Ghoulishness We first visited our current neighborhood a few weekends before Halloween and were struck by how obsessed the residents seemed to be with the holiday. Our previous house had been on a busy street … Read more

Halloween Black and White Cookie Recipe

Black and White Cookie Recipe

A few drops of orange food coloring transform these iconic New York cookies into a Halloween treat. Enjoy this seasonal New York black and white cookie recipe! A Short History of the Black and White Cookie Recipe Much ink has been spilled on the topic of New York City’s iconic black and white cookies. While … Read more

Pumpkin Surprise Muffins

Pumpkin Surprise Muffins

These small batch pumpkin surprise muffins make for a perfect halloween breakfast – all treat, no trick! About This Recipe This recipe is really an elaborate excuse to use up that half can of pumpkin you have in the fridge from some of your other fall baking. Has anyone else noticed the annoying tendency of … Read more

Pumpkin Swiss Roll

Pumpkin Swiss Roll

We’re sticking with October’s Halloween theme with a light and fluffy pumpkin swiss roll. Halloween in Southern California Halloween in Southern California is always characterized by unseasonably hot weather. This means that our carved pumpkins tend to melt (and melt is a cute word for mold), our children sweat through their costumes, and we need … Read more

Brownie Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies

Brownie Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies

Can’t pick between a brownie and a cookie? We understand; that happens to us, too. This recipe combines them both into delicious brownie mix chocolate chip cookies. About this Recipe This recipe takes a homemade brownie recipe and dollops it into chocolate chip cookies. This makes a brownie more convenient (less crummy fingers) and more … Read more

Spookiest Halloween Dirt Cake Recipe

Halloween Dirt Cake

This Halloween Dirt Cake Recipe is the star of our Halloween celebrations. It’s rich and chocolatey, and very, very silly. It’s Halloween Baking Month!!! Guys! It’s that time of year. Halloween is coming. Do you know what the best thing about Halloween is (other than pets in totally ridiculous costumes)? Halloween Desserts! We’ve been stockpiling … Read more