Displaying Halloween Candy

October 20th, 2016

Simple Autumn Decor

Ghost Gourd Candy Dish

Your door is decorated, the mantel is decked out for the season, and even your table is looking festive for Halloween. Now it’s time to ready the candy, for trick-or-treaters and of course, yourself.

Trick or Treat . . .

Have fun with your candy display by putting chocolates, lollipops or candy corn in a decorative apothecary jar or glass vase. For unwrapped candy, a container with a cover is best, but for individually wrapped pieces, an open bowl or dish will do just fine.

Dallas, TX: Melissa & Guillermo

Trick or Treat . . .

Single containers can be placed throughout your home for festive (and indulgent) flair, or a candy station can be prepared with all of your favorite treats. Use a serving tray or utility board to corral canisters and jars, and craft labels for each type of candy that can be removed after Halloween has passed.

Give me something good to eat!

When trick-or-treaters arrive at your door, a big bowl or pumpkin basket is a tried and true way of distributing sweet treats to the ghouls, superheroes, goblins and princesses who stop by. Make this candy more exciting by putting it in cute gift boxes, like this Kitty Paper Gift Box, or tie bat cutouts on pixie sticks and lollipops for a spooky look.

What kind of candy do you put out at Halloween? Share your favorites, and your candy displays with us!

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Weekly Spotlight: Web Exclusive Mason Cash Bakeware

October 19th, 2016

Now is a great time for doing inventory on your bakeware and cooking supplies, before you start making holiday meals and goodies for friends, family and yourself. If you find your kitchen collection is in need of another casserole dish, baking stone or other accessory, here are five stoneware web exclusives to keep you cooking and baking all year long.

Terracotta Baking Stone: Make indulgent cookies or your favorite pizza.

2 Quart Casserole Dish: Ideal for deep dish meals, pasta, chili or soup.

11″ Large Oval Dish: For pies or quick and easy casseroles.

Cane Flour Shaker: Prevent flour from packing when you need to sprinkle over a pastry mat or desserts.

Baking Dish: Available in 11″ Rectangle and 9″ Square for baked goods or casseroles.

Mason Cash has a long standing tradition of making quality stoneware, ceramics and earthenware products for kitchens around the world. Their mixing bowls, baking stones, pie dishes and other items have stood the test of time, in terms of durability and changing kitchen designs. You can find more of their accessories and other quality kitchen essentials on our website.

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Decadent Chocolate Cupcakes

October 18th, 2016

It’s Chocolate Cupcake Day, so of course we are celebrating with a chocolate cupcake recipe. The secret to these cupcakes is the addition of ground coffee, and we recommend adding semi-sweet chocolate chips for enhanced indulgence! These are delicious plain, but for more flavor try our Cream Cheese Frosting or classic Peanut Butter Frosting.

What you’ll need:

  • Chocolate Cupcakes1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened
    cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground coffee
  • 3 tablespoons
    butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups semi-sweet
    chocolate chips, if desired


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease muffin tin or line with cupcake liners.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa and salt. Add ground coffee and combine well.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugar. Add eggs and mix in vanilla.
  4. Add the flour mixture and milk alternatively, beating well until all ingredients are combined. If using chocolate chips, add now and mix with a spoon or rubber spatula. Spoon into the muffin tin, filling each cup about 2/3 of the way full.
  5. Bake for about 15 minutes, until a toothpick or knife inserted into the middle of the cupcakes comes out clean. Serve warm, or wait until cool before frosting.

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