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Trick or Treat...Karo Gave Me Something Good To Eat 
Oct. 31, 2012 6:57 pm 
Updated: Nov. 2, 2012 9:45 pm

Ah….Halloween.   It has always been one of my favorite times of the year.  And, no…it wasn’t just because of the hordes of candy we used to collect and bring home in our overflowing pumpkin buckets.  Well, as a child maybe that was part of it. ; )

I like everything about Halloween.  I love the cool weather, scary movies, and the adrenaline rush you get from a great haunted house.  You can completely transform yourself and let your inner “super-hero or “super-villain” come out for a night.  It is probably the only time you might see a fairy princess and flesh eating zombie in the same room and not give it a second thought.

Although, I like to pull out all the stops for Halloween, October is a very hectic time in my office and leaves very little time for planning and preparation for a party.   As an Allrecipes Allstar Brand Ambassador we were fortunate to have Karo as a brand sponsor this month.  I was pleased with how quick and easy the Karo recipes were for someone who was limited on time.   I made three of the Karo recipes and they were all easy to prepare and well received.  

I made the individual pumpkin pies which where a big hit with my husband.
The second recipe I tried was for the individual vanilla cheesecakes.   These literally only take 20 minutes to cook!
My favorite though was for the creepy mini pizzas (by Fleischmann’s Yeast – a Karo brand affiliate).   This is a fantastic idea for kids of any age.  You basically start with a clean slate and let their imagination take over.  I think this would be a perfect idea for a sleepover, not just for Halloween, but, any time of the year.
Thanks, Karo for helping this busy month be less stressful and more enjoyable during one of my favorite times of the year!
I am an Allrecipes Allstar Brand Ambassador (a voluntary position) and I am not compensated for my work with Products received from advertisers are only used for experience-based reviews by myself. The reviews, contents and opinions expressed in this blog are purely the sole opinions of Beckie Bergeron.
Individual Pumpkin Pies
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Individual Vanilla Cheesecakes
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Creepy Mini Pizzas
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Oct. 31, 2012 9:26 pm
Hello, I have been trying to catch all of the Halloween blogs. You write very well. I also really like this time of year too. Happy Halloween!
Nov. 1, 2012 4:08 am
Thank you! I didn't get to do as much this year as I usually do, but, it was still fun!
Nov. 2, 2012 7:57 pm
Hope you weren't bothered too much by the storm. Thanks for sharing, happyschmoopies!
Nov. 2, 2012 9:45 pm
No..we really didn't get anything, but, some rain. My niece goes to college at the NC coast and they had terrible storms and wind. Nothing like we are seeing in NY though. Hopefully, all our AR friends in that area are ok.
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Growing up I wasn't allowed to do too much cooking in the kitchen. By the time I was out on my own I realized I didn't know how to cook and considered it a chore. Every time I had a dinner party - what should have been fun turned into a stressful event for me. I followed recipes, but, it seemed they never turned out. When I got married , I learned my husband is one of those cooks who never follows a recipe and just seems to "know" what goes together and it turns out wonderful. After watching him, watching all those cooking shows, and this site I suddenly discovered what used to be a chore was now something I loved to do. I found a style of my own and discovered it really is ok to put your own spin on a recipe. My husband used to do most of the cooking and now I cook every night and love it!
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I like to cook just about everything. Probably my favorite things though are pasta (so versatile) and desserts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Most of our family food traditions revolved around holidays. We always had enough food to feed an army and there was always extra plates set out for friends or coworkers that couldn't be with family. I try to continue that tradition today.
My cooking triumphs
I love to bake - particularly cakes! It's very rewarding when someone takes their first bite of something you made and has the "Oh, yum" face! My cooking triumph was being able to master my Father's favorite cake his Mother used to make him - a Lane cake. I now try to make that for him on Christmas or his birthday.
My cooking tragedies
Probably my biggest problem is with red meat. I used to be a vegetarian, so, trying to cook something very basic like a steak or even a hamburger is very difficult for me. I seem to always overcook them and then they are dry, dry, dry. For now - that may have to stay my husband's job!
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