It makes perfect sense we kick off fat season (holiday season – it’s here, Michaels says so too) with a holiday all about CANDY.  Could I be any happier?

I’m off to Atlanta this weekend, so I had to celebrate a little early. 80 degrees + sunny outside, and I spent the weekend binge watching Harry Potter movies and Halloween baking myself silly to have some of my co-workers over Sunday night. Basically, the best weekend ever – I choose a sugar high over a tan line any day.

I guess you could say I went a little overboard, as per usual. I started getting ready last week, when every day after work, I came home and made homemade candy. They last a while (and you can freeze them!) so it’s the perfect thing to start prepping in advance with. Snickers, butterfingers, peppermint patties, tootsie rolls, reese’s cups and almond joy – the only one on my list that didn’t make the cut this year was a kit lat bar, but I have to save something for next year 😉

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Candy is dandy, but definitely not enough to please the trick or treaters that are my coworkers. They’re my biggest fans and toughest critics, so I had to be sure to add a little variety with some pumpkin cake truffles, monster munch, caramel apples, monster smores (that the kids who came could decorate themselves), popcorn balls and gummy skewers.

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The Halloween diet is 99% candy, 1% real food, and even I can admit you gotta have some salty in between those sweets, so here’s some shots of the savory spread.

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I wanted a show-stopper-edible center-something, and my red (in this case, orange) velvet white chocolate cheesecake is always the winner. I’m on a bit of a monster kick, and love using ‘eyes’ for Halloween. Reese’s pieces and oreos (mini, and regular sized) did the trick.

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…And every party has to have a favor. Perk of being a med student’s wife: infinite latex gloves.


Happy Halloweening!

One comment

  1. Elisr says:

    Your talent never ceases to amaze me and this time is no different. My only regret is that I was not there to EAT some of the treats!!!!

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