Last week, we asked for your best apple recipes. The winner was Felicia Lee with her piece recalling how becoming a pastry chef made her change her strict childhood ideas about apples and enabled her discovery this delicious recipe for a bacon-apple-onion tart. We also had three category winners: Diana Adams with her Winter Angel cocktail, Linda Shiue with her spicy green apple salad and Lucy Mercer with her classic apple dumplings. Honorable mentions went to the great entries from Fusun Atalay, Sheba Marx, Grace Hwang Lynch, Theresa Rice, Janice Wood and Gary T. Czerwinski. Be sure to check out Francis Lam's full wrap-up of the challenge here.
This week, we're getting into the spirit of the spooky season. Halloween is fast approaching with all its creepy costumes, scary decorations, sweet candy and rotting teeth. So we're looking for your best recipes for Halloween candy, or what to do with all that sweet loot once you've stolen -- err, collected -- it from your kids. For a bit of inspiration, take a look at Francis Lam's recipe for candied bacon.
Be sure to tag your posts SKC Halloween candy and blog them by Monday, October 25th at 10 a.m. ET.
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