Call your neighbors, break out the rakes, and tackle the fallen leaves as a team. Afterward, celebrate with a family-friendly open house.
Pumpkin Pie Cutout Cookies
Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Cutout Cookies
Bake the cookies up to five days ahead, and store in an airtight container. To make our wind cookies and leaf cookies, we used round cutters and swirly piping to represent the wind, and various sizes of leaf-shaped cutters for fluttering foliage.
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Slow-Cooker Turkey Chili with Quinoa
Healthy and hearty, this quinoa chili will become a family favorite. The recipe calls for a bottle of beer; use your favorite seasonal brew to amp up the flavor. The alcohol will evaporate as the chili simmers in the slow cooker.
Recipe: Grape-Apple Cider
Fresh grapes sweeten the cider and turn it a beautiful amber hue. For an adult brew, stir in 1 cup rum just before serving.
Sugar-and-Spice Caramel Popcorn
Recipe: Sugar-and-Spice Caramel Popcorn
Old Bay seasoning is our secret ingredient. It's the perfect savory balance for the sweet caramel.
Butternut-Goat Cheese Mushrooms
Recipe: Butternut-Goat Cheese Mushrooms
Stuff the mushrooms a day ahead. Top with breadcrumbs and bake just before company begins to arrive.