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Get Your Tricks, Tips for Fun Halloween

Did you know that Halloween originated as a Celtic holiday? Or that people in Germany hide their knives on Halloween night because they believe that it’s the one night of the year when ghosts return to earth? Do you know why Halloween’s traditional colors are black (for the darkness of the night) and orange (for the bonfires that are traditionally lit throughout Europe)?

With just weeks to go, Halloween madness has struck – and not just children! Halloween has become a multi-million dollar industry and is enjoying increasing popularity among adults. Too mature for trick-or-treating, grown-ups are hosting Halloween parties that offer a new take on traditional autumn foods – and giving them a ghostly twist or two!

For some ideas on what to serve at your Halloween party, check out the new e-book from www.CookingClarified.com. “Tricks and Treats: Recipes & Tips for a Delicious Halloween” is available as a free download. Just provide an email address and get lots of ideas (and even more history about Halloween past and present).

My favorite recipe is probably the Butternut Squash and Apple Soup, although the tips on caramel sauce were a close second.

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Fresh Ideas on School Lunches

Even though the school year is only a few weeks old, many parents (like me) have already fallen into the school lunch doldrums. Even when they are lucky enough to have a child willing to try new things, they’re just at a loss for what to serve that’s nutritious, portable, and able to withstand the typical child’s backpack until lunchtime.

Well, fret no more because my friend (who happens to be a super-talented chef) has some ideas for you. Chef Danielle is the creator of www.cookingclarified.com and she recently put together a FREE, downloadable e-book called Lessons in Lunch that will give you some fresh, multicultural ideas to answer the question: what’s for lunch?

You may also be interested in my cameo appearance in the e-book as the author of an article on school lunches around the world.

Happy Reading! (And Eating!)

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