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Taste of Home Ultimate Halloween Giveaway


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Many of you know that my favorite food magazines to get recipes and ideas from is Taste of Home.  I also love their other magazine called Simple and Delicious.  Well, the folks at Taste of Home recently sent me a copy of one of their latest collection of Halloween ideas and recipes – Taste of Home Ultimate Halloween 2012.  It is currently available on newsstands from now until Novemeber 6 and it retails for $9.99.  I have bookmarked a bunch of stuff in it that I can’t wait to try.

The folks at Taste of Home also sent a copy for me to give to one of you!  Look at what it includes:

  • Fun and Games Party section for kids and grownups
  • Ghoulish Grub Creepy food, spirited drinks and sweet treats fit for the season
  • Boo-rrific Beverages Festive drinks
  • Ghostly Getups Easy costumes for youngsters, teens, adults, and even the family dog!
  • House Haunters Simple Decor ideas, craft projects and more!
Taste of Home Ultimate Halloween 2012 | realmomkitchen.com

To enter this giveaway for a copy of Taste of Home Ultimate Halloween, just leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite Halloween tradition is. You have have until Wednesday September 24 at midnight (MST) to enter.


Jerrica Parrott September 25, 2012 - 8:26 am

Well, this will be my second year having Halloween with my own child – she’s 14 months. But this year, we plan to take her trick-or-treating, for a little (kid-friendly) spooky park play, and them home to fiddle with all of the goodies. We’re already buying things to decorate for her and are certainly looking forward to it.

Patricia Crowley September 25, 2012 - 6:52 am

My favorite Halloween tradition is that every family member creates their own headstone for the family plot (front yard)…we come up with some hilarious sayings to put on them!

Kathleen September 24, 2012 - 10:30 pm

I LUV Taste of Home!
Would love to add this to my collection.

Marci Landry September 24, 2012 - 8:27 pm

I surprise the kids with a Halloween themed meal and then taking them out trick or treating!

Doreen September 24, 2012 - 6:28 pm

My house is all decorated and then come the baking of fun treats!

Lisa Johnson September 24, 2012 - 4:09 pm

Decorating pumpkins and haunted houses! Love this time of year!

Barb September 24, 2012 - 1:51 pm

Making homemade pumpkin seeds

meagan cooper September 24, 2012 - 12:00 pm

My favorite halloween tradition is making new treat bags. Every year i make new trick or treat bags, with iron ons, paint, and stuff. So fun

Kim B September 24, 2012 - 10:56 am

My favorite Halloween tradition is every year getting together with our friends for Homemade Corn Dogs and carmel apples. Then we see who can do the most funniest, scariest or just delicious appetizers or other deserts. We started this when we had a few kids. Now those kids have kids.

Stacey Wright September 24, 2012 - 10:04 am

Halloween is my favorite, favorite. Every tradition we have is my favorite, but I really love painting pumpkins with my kids at the start of the month and then we carve them up at the end. Hooray for my favorite holiday coming up!

Jennifer Bunderson September 24, 2012 - 10:03 am

My favorite Halloween tradition is the Halloween party I do each year for my immediate family and inlaws. It is so fun to get together and eat festive food and dress up. On Halloween, I always make chilli and take the kids out trick-or-treating. My favorite holiday for sure!

Laura September 24, 2012 - 9:39 am

We love getting pizza and eating orange chocolate chip cookies and then watching a older scary movie while we eat them.

Kristen September 24, 2012 - 9:15 am

Going to the pumpkin patch and picking pumpkins with the kiddos!

Jenny September 24, 2012 - 9:09 am

Our tradition is to make homemade french fries in the dutch oven instead of handing out candy on Halloween.

Jenny September 24, 2012 - 8:55 am

Our tradition is instead of giving out candy on Halloween we make fresh french fries in the dutch oven. It is a huge hit!

Rikki September 24, 2012 - 8:10 am

My family comes together during Halloween time and we carve pumpkins. Not just a couple….Last year we carved 20 pumpkins and lined my mom’s flower garden with them. We lit each one and took a group picture of them all glowing. They were awesome! With family living all over the area it’s a great time to get together and hang out!

Audrey September 24, 2012 - 7:49 am

Love the kids in costumes and excitement of getting candy!

Diane September 24, 2012 - 7:45 am

I just love handing out candy…and eating some myself of course

Cassi September 24, 2012 - 7:27 am

We set up a Halloween party for a large group of local kids from toddlers to high schoolers… a haunted house in the barn, food and drinks, and games. It’s hard to make events that all of the kids will love, but it is so much fun!!

wanda September 24, 2012 - 7:00 am

Making halloween shaped sugar cookies and decorating them with the kids!

Joy R. September 24, 2012 - 6:54 am

My favorite traditions would be sipping warm apple cider, riding on a hayride, telling spooky stories, and pumpkins.

HilLesha September 23, 2012 - 9:48 pm

My favorite Halloween tradition is taking my son trick-or-treating.

Ali K September 23, 2012 - 9:04 pm

Carving pumpkins with my girls!
I guess I started them young carving their own because I’ve had carving parties with their friends now that they’re a bit older and no one else seems to have ever carved their own before, we either started early or no one else does it anymore.

Rachel J September 23, 2012 - 8:58 pm

We love decorating for Halloween- we did it this week to prepare for the the whole month! And of course we have to decorate or carve pumpkins!

Dean September 23, 2012 - 8:47 pm

We watch Halloween movies multiple times a week, beginning Oct 1 (or even the end of Sept), starting with ‘The Nightmare before Christmas’.

Tonya September 23, 2012 - 7:37 pm

Its gotta be carving the jack-o-lanterns

Angela September 23, 2012 - 4:54 pm

I love carving pumpkins and baking the seeds!

Tina September 23, 2012 - 1:51 pm

We like decorating pumpkins. We carve some and use decorations that I found at Target for the others.

Amber L September 23, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Every year we have a halloween party/hantedhouse its so much fun everyones dresses up we have lots of candys and treats for the kids. Spookie drinks for the grown up’s…lol its alot of fun

Debbie Jackson September 23, 2012 - 12:10 pm

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Shanna September 23, 2012 - 11:24 am

I love going to the pumpkin patch, dressing up as a family, and chili with breadsticks before trick or treating!

Lauren September 23, 2012 - 10:50 am

My daughter always has a sleep over and I make “frightful” food. It is so much fun finding new things every year. The girls LOVE it and look forward to it every year.

Nancy L September 23, 2012 - 9:05 am

Making frosted sugar cookies in Halloween shapes!

Liza Robbins Theuman September 23, 2012 - 8:34 am

My favorite tradition is going to the local festival called Apple Umpkin which is about an hour drive. We look for something new for our Halloween decorations. On the way home we stop for various squash to cook, pumpkins to carve and decorate and of course picking up the apple cider and fry cakes. We make quite the day and evening out of it.

Kathy @ The Sugar Queen September 23, 2012 - 7:44 am


Sarah G September 23, 2012 - 7:21 am

Making a Halloween themed dinner and the going trick-or-treating with my kids! I wasn’t allowed to growing up so that is my favorite part!

Dezi A September 23, 2012 - 7:16 am

Mine is coming up with a crazy Halloween dinner that we eat a few nights before Halloween.

crystal September 23, 2012 - 5:15 am

A cake walk on our tiny town’s main street.

Christy September 22, 2012 - 10:40 pm

Favorite Halloween tradition-trip to the local pumpkin patch with
all the kids!! Sooo fun!!

Leslie W September 22, 2012 - 9:55 pm

Decorating the whole outside porch area and inside hallway 2 weeks before Halloween is my favorite tradition. I love decking out my house for Halloween and always have fun trying to out do myself every year!

Janelle Belka September 22, 2012 - 9:31 pm

My favorite Halloween is making chili and cornbread for my family. It’s wonderful to eat something warm and yummy before we head out trick or treating.

Kathy S September 22, 2012 - 9:18 pm

I love to decorate the house. I’ve collected quite a few cool things over the years.

Kim B. September 22, 2012 - 8:52 pm

My favorite Halloween tradition is having all my family over for pumpkin stew which is stew that I actually do bake in the pumpkin 🙂 I also make a lot of fun Halloween themed items for the kids too! After dinner my parents hand out candy while my hubby & I take the kids trick or treating.

Marty September 22, 2012 - 8:08 pm

Now that I have kids, our favorite tradition is making some kind of fun and spooky treat–like bat shaped sugar cookies–and watching “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!” on t.v. They’re still young, so all aspects of Halloween are really fun for all of us 🙂

Chriss September 22, 2012 - 7:16 pm

Dressing up to pass out candy for trick or treat night.

Deb September 22, 2012 - 6:53 pm

Spending endless hours trying to decide what treats to make for the Halloween Party.
Picking out and deciding on the best costume … putting it all together for a fun evening with friends. It is a great time of year!

TrishInFL September 22, 2012 - 5:01 pm

Trick or Treating, dressing up and pumpkin carving!

shirley elizabeth September 22, 2012 - 4:37 pm

We throw an awesome party on Halloween every year and try our best to come up with a fun theme for our costumes.

mckenzey September 22, 2012 - 4:30 pm

costumes trick or treating and pumpkin carving

Joan September 22, 2012 - 4:21 pm

I love Taste of Home and Simple & Delicious! We enjoy handing out candy to the neighborhood kids.

Emily Adams September 22, 2012 - 4:15 pm

I love decorating and making crafts with my daughter for Halloween!

Mallory September 22, 2012 - 3:56 pm

I love decorating and seeing all the kids come to the door in their costumes!

Kara White September 22, 2012 - 3:36 pm

My favorite tradition is going to the pumpkin patch and picking out a pumpkin for everyone to carve, and then carving them that evening.

Katie September 22, 2012 - 3:31 pm

We have trunk or treat at our church. So much fun for the kids.

Andrea D. September 22, 2012 - 3:14 pm

We dress up and take the kids trick or treating. They have so much fun doing that.

Kim September 22, 2012 - 2:56 pm

Potluck w/ all our neighbors & then the kids go trick-or-treating. Also, we traditionally carve a pumpkin & roast the seeds.

Camille September 22, 2012 - 2:05 pm

I love getting out the Halloween decorations–the creepier the better!

Ally September 22, 2012 - 1:05 pm

We love sitting outside, drinking mulled cider, and watching people walk by in their costumes (:

Joy September 22, 2012 - 12:32 pm

Our favorite Halloween tradition is to make popcorn balls! My great-great grandmother started the tradition, so this goes waaay back. My first grandchild was born a month ago, so he starts the 7th generation Halloween tradition (wow- the first time I’ve actually counted that up)! 🙂

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Angela September 22, 2012 - 12:09 pm

A tradition since my kids are teenagers is to go out to dinner on Halloween night and maybe to a movie….I know it’s not “scary”, but it’s something we enjoy!

Crystal September 22, 2012 - 12:01 pm

It’s hard to pick one, but we love to carve pumpkins & make homemade sugar cookies with frosting & candy corns!

Kamy September 22, 2012 - 11:54 am

Our favorite tradition is getting together with friends for a potluck and trick or treating around the neighborhood

melaniej September 22, 2012 - 11:46 am

I love making caramel apples!

Valerie September 22, 2012 - 11:44 am

Making caramel apples with my girls.

Lori Summers September 22, 2012 - 11:36 am

My favorite halloween tradition is dressing my kids up and taking them to our church carnival then trick or treating in our neighborhood and my grandparents’ neighborbood.

tina phillips September 22, 2012 - 11:25 am

So many things about halloween I love! Every year we go to a church outing called Hallelujah Hoedown….sooo much fun!!! It’s in a ig open field and the kids can do hayrides, inflatables, face painting, games and they have tons of free food….basically a huge party….my kids love it and I love that I can safely turn them loose while I sit and socialize…..lol. They come home with so much candy they don’t even miss trick or treating, altho we do usually take the youngest one out when we get home 🙂

Kim September 22, 2012 - 11:20 am

My husband loves scary movies. So each year we host a scary movie marathon with a bunch of our closest friends. I figure safety in numbers right?!

joanna September 22, 2012 - 11:08 am

Watching all the trick or treaters of the neighborhood!

Melanie September 22, 2012 - 11:07 am

Pumpkin carving, Trunk-or-Treating at our church and our special pre-trick-or-treating meal!

Kristi Romspert September 22, 2012 - 10:40 am

I love making a Halloween inspired dinner. We have mummy dogs and some fun sides. I got an ice mold of a hand to put in punch for a fun drink.

Mandi September 22, 2012 - 9:08 am

My favorite tradition is a recent one that I just started a couple years ago. I have lots of siblings and nieces and nephews but since we are spread out all over town and we each have to take our kids out trick-or-treating, my nieces and nephews don’t get to come trick-or-treating to my house. Two years ago I started making caramel apples for all of them. I decorate them with Halloween sprinkles and put them in Halloween treat bags. I take them to my parents’ house so when each grandkid goes trick-or-treating there, they can pick up their special treats from Auntie Mandi. This year I think I might make black and orange mother goose popcorn instead, but it will still be something different from mini candy bars.

Winston September 22, 2012 - 8:51 am

My favorite tradition is one that no longer exists – making treats for the trick-or-treaters. I remember our favorite handouts were all home made: popcorn balls, candy apples and cookies. Too bad people have just become afraid of their neighbors.

Linda September 22, 2012 - 8:46 am

handing out candy to the trick or treaters

Becky B September 22, 2012 - 8:45 am

I love when my mom serves chili in a pumpkin.

Maralea September 22, 2012 - 8:30 am

Carving pumpkins and dressing up!!

Chris Dingman September 22, 2012 - 8:22 am

Pumpkin Carving!!! When I moved to FL, I met friends who had never carved a pumpkin before! I had a blast introducing them to it and they were awesome at it!!!!

Laura F. September 22, 2012 - 8:20 am

Halloween is one of my favorite days of the year! I love everything about it- carving pumpkins, baking pumpkin goodies, and giviing out candy to all the cute little kids in their costumes!

Elizabeth Ann September 22, 2012 - 8:16 am

Dressing up!!!!

Ashley R. September 22, 2012 - 8:05 am

Since it is only my husband and I, we like to carve pumpkins. When we have kids, I’m sure we’ll have lots more ways to have fun with Halloween.

Heather Spooner September 22, 2012 - 7:47 am

Our favorite tradition is pumpkin carving. Love to see what the kids’ imaginatons create.

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