Spooky Tips for Your Halloween Party

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Shrimp look eerie on a black pot filled with ice.

Halloween is right around the corner — are you ready? There are so many fun Halloween traditions. Do you take the kids out trick-or-treating? (More importantly, do you dress them up in food costumes?) Or do you dress up and have everyone over for a costume party at your place?

Whichever way you decide to spend your Halloween night, we hope you have tons of great food around! Here are a few easy ways to add some chills to your Halloween spread.

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Spooky Spirits: Halloween Cocktail Recipes

Vampire Bite Cocktail

Vampire Bite Cocktail

Halloween is my favorite holiday! Here are my Halloween-inspired “Spooky Spirits.” These cocktails are my creepy twists on classics that can help set a spooky mood for your Halloween festivities — they’ll give your guests something to scream about.

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Beet, Walnut, and Herb Dip Recipe from Love Beets

beetwalnutdipOur friends over at Love Beets sent us this recipe to serve at your next party.

Beet, Walnut, and Herb dip

Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 10 mins

Ingredients:
• 8.8 oz vacuum-packed beets
• 1-2 cloves garlic, crushed
• 1 small bunch each of cilantro and parsley
• 2 oz shelled walnuts
• 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
• 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
• Salt & freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Roughly chop the beets and herbs and put in a food processor with the walnuts and garlic and process until you have a course paste.
  2. Add the oil and vinegar and season generously with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Taste to check the seasoning — you may need to add a little more vinegar if the beets are particularly sweet.
  3. Serve with pita chips, crackers, etc.

Hail to the Kale Caesar Salad Recipe with Chef Anne Burrell [Video]

Kale salad with homemade dressing and croutons?! This recipe will seriously up your kale game. Serve this as a side to your lobster or for non-lobster lovers, simply add rotisserie chicken, salmon, or steak to make this salad a meal. Check out Chef Anne Burrell’s recipe and how-to video after the jump.
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FreshDirect Summer Solution: 6 Easy Ways to Shop for Your Summer Share

Shopping for 12 and splitting the bill?  Feeding a share house can be rough. Just one evening’s meal can require a day’s worth of errands – picking up the seafood, picking out produce, and lugging cases of beer – meaning you miss precious poolside time. And then there’s the dreaded splitting of the tab, which usually requires you to have a math degree to figure out.

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Impress Your Guests with Easy Carve Australian Leg of Lamb

Hosting Passover or Easter at your house and need a meal that will wow your family and friends? Our exclusive Australian Leg of Lamb is sourced from the town of Junee, located in New South Wales, Australia.  Junee is famous for its signature landscape of rolling hills where lambs graze freely on pasture. FreshDirect is the only retailer that has this specific leg of lamb conveniently available to you….

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