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Halloween? Love it. Plastic jack-o’-lanterns and ketchup blood? Not so much. “Festive” doesn’t have to mean “cheesy” (unless we’re talking about a fall-inspired cheese board). Presenting 16 refreshingly non-tacky Halloween party recipes to elevate your table.

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1. Pumpkin Soup in Mini Pumpkin Bowls

Orange is the new black.

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2. Fall Harvest Quinoa Salad

Show off the farmers market provisions.

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3. Pumpkin Spice Caramel Apples

Don’t worry, you don’t have to bob for these.

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4. Peanut Butter Candy Corn Blondies

How adults trick-or-treat (thanks for showing us how it’s done, Maria Lichty).

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5. Butternut Squash and Bacon Deviled Eggs

Aren’t these the cutest?

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6. Candy Corn Surprise Cake

Hint: The filling is the best part.

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7. Pumpkin Toast Seven Ways

Variety is the (pumpkin) spice of life.

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8. fig bourbon cider smash

Way classier than witch’s brew.

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9. Mini Mason Jar Apple Pies

Sweet tooth = satisfied.

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10. Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites

These will keep you going all day (and night) long.

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11. GIANT CINNAMON ROLL

So pretty, it doubles as a decoration.

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12. Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Pasta Salad

A new way to serve up some fall flavors. 

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13. CARROT GNOCCHI

Actually, let’s just make this year-round.

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14. MAPLE CREAM AND APPLE BAKED BRIE BOARD

The only kind of “cheesy” we want on our table.

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15. HONEYCRISP & BOURBON SPICED CIDER

Autumn in a glass.

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16. Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria

Get in the spirit.

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