There's the fun of dressing up, tons of goodies to snack on, scary movies to watch, and best of all I love getting creative in the kitchen.
You might be thinking that I mean baking candy apples or caramel popcorn, but I actually mean getting creative and cooking dinner!
A friend told me how she was at a party that served upscale Halloween food for adults. There was everything from squid ink pasta with shrimp and a spicy red pepper sauce to pumpkin stuffed tortellini with blackened cod.
Hearing about those treats made me excited and I knew I had to get creative in my kitchen this year. I took a slightly different route with my own ideas, but I might try one of those treats in 2012!
Black Sesame Crusted Fish with Pumpkin Gnocchi and Fried Green Tomato "Eyes"