Happy October! Here in Salem, Mass., October 1 means the kick-off of our city’s month of Haunted Happenings.
Now, normally, Salem, Massachusetts is a relatively sleepy little seaside city. But come October, Halloween season officially starts, with flocks of tourists arriving to get their spooky on. Click here to check out our pictures from last year and read a little bit more about Salem.
If you’re in the area, be sure to visit our friends over at The Salem Insider, who’ll be keeping us all up-to-date on the latest events.
Three Delicious Homemade Candy Treats
What better way to get in the Halloween spirit than with a little candy making? Here are three of our favorite recipes for homemade treats.
Here’s a step-by-step tutorial for making these heavenly white pillows at home. It’s easier than you might think. I usually cut mine in traditional squares, but you can pour the molten fluff into silicone moldsâ€”or use cookie cutters to carve out custom shapes.
Now sugaring season isn’t ’til spring, but maple is one of our favorite fall flavors. This fudge is a rich and creamy cousin to maple sugar candy.
These are so much fun to make at home. Take a peek at my basic recipe, then customize it to make your very own creation.
Use milk chocolate or white. Add a blop of jam on top of the peanut butter mixture for Peanut Butter & Jelly Cups. You get the idea.
You can even make a s’mores version with marshmallow fluff and graham crackers. (If you make my homemade marshmallows, save some of the fluff for these little guys.)