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Last-Minute Halloween Ideas from Pinterest

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

From mummified doors and ghoulish treats, these last-minute Halloween ideas will be fun for you (and the kids) to put up all around the house. Click to see what else we’re pinning before All Hallow’s Eve arrives!

Last-Minute Halloween Ideas from Pinterest | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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Sweet Halloween Recipe Ideas

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

We’ve rounded up three tasty treats that will be delicious and decorative at your Halloween party this year. Share your spooky, cute and sweet ideas in the comments below!

Black & Orange Whoopie Pies

Bring the colors of All Hallow’s Eve to your dessert table with this recipe, or add food coloring to our whoopie pie recipe.

Marshmallow Ghost Cupcakes

These cute cupcakes are simple to make, and you can even try out our vanilla-almond buttercream frosting on the top!

Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

A twist on the classic peanut butter blossom cookies, this cookie recipe is charming and spooky.

Whoopie Pies by Flickr user JoyPeanut Butter Blossom Cookies

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Holiday Sangria Recipes

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Cranberries

December 20th marks National Sangria Day, so here are three sangria recipes to help you celebrate this holiday season and the rest of the year (each recipe makes 6-8 servings).

Cranberry Sangria

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 2 750-mL bottles of Malbec, or a fruity red wine
  • 1/2 cup Cointreau or Simple Syrup
  • 1 medium Gala apple, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 small orange, halved and thinly sliced

Directions:

  1. Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan to make simple syrup, bringing to a boil over high heat. When the sugar has fully dissolved, remove from heat.
  2. Add cinnamon sticks and set aside to cool completely. Combine cinnamon and simple syrup with cranberries, cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  3. Combine wine, Cointreau, the apple and orange in a container with a lid. Add strained cranberry-cinnamon mixture to taste; cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Garnish with cranberries, cinnamon
    sticks and fruit slices if desired; serve and enjoy!

Spiced Citrus Sangria

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced
  • 1 large orange, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups spiced rum
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 750-mL Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1 cup orange juice

Directions:

  1. Chill fruit and liquid ingredients for at least 2 hours. Place the fruit in a large pitcher, and add rum and sugar. Stir gently and refrigerate for at least 2 more hours.
  2. Add the wine and orange juice to the pitcher, stir. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

White Wine Sangria

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 750-mL bottle Pinot Gris, or other dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup granulate sugar
  • 1 lime, sliced thick
  • 1 lemon, slicked thick
  • 1 medium Granny Smith apple, cored and sliced
  • 1 bunch green grapes
  • 1 cup lemon-lime soda

Directions:

  1. Combine white wine, brandy and sugar in a large pitcher, stirring until sugar is mostly dissolved. Chill for at least 2 hours.
  2. Add lime, lemon, apple and grapes. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving. Top everyone’s glass off with lemon-lime soda. Enjoy!

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