Thursday, October 11, 2007

Newsstand Alert - Martha Stewart Holiday: Halloween

The Halloween issue of Martha Stewart Holiday is available, and this issue is double the fun! One half is the Good Things, flip the issue over and you’ll find the Bad Things.

Good Things include recipes for candy corn cookies, candy jar clip art labels, instructions for gourd people, adorable pumpkin treat bags, and some great ideas for ways to use pumpkins, beyond carving faces in them. How about using one as a drinks cooler? Or maybe to hold the candy for the little ghouls and goblins who come to visit on Halloween night?

In the Bad Things section, you’ll find ideas for creepy containers that can be used as votive holders, instructions for a garland of bats to hang on your mantel, turnip jack-o-lanterns that can add a bit of scare in places where a pumpkin won’t fit, and frightening food ideas, like tomato soup with mini mozzarella ball “eye balls.”

I made the pumpkin “pie” potpourri this past weekend, and am saving it to light this weekend when we have company for dinner. I made the holes in the sides of the pumpkin as diamonds instead the circles, and just used a little paring knife to cut them. I’m sure it will fill the house with the scent of Halloween!

The magazine is a collection of Good Things and Bad Things that have been featured in Martha Stewart Living magazine. I love these holiday collections, because they assemble all the fun recipes, crafts, and decorating suggestions in one place. No combing through back issues from the past fifteen years to find which ideas to use this year!

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