The Best Halloween Dish from Every State
Take a look at which spooky Halloween recipe is being brewed in your neck of the woods. Here you'll find recipes for snake-shaped sandwiches, ghostly hot chocolate, Halloween nachos and more.
Hawaii: Savory Pumpkin Quiche
This quiche satisfies a seasonal craving I get for all things pumpkin. Fresh mushrooms add flavor, and I try different types like baby portobello and cremini mushrooms. —Rachel Garcia, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Idaho: Spiced Ambrosia Punch
I love this chai-inspired twist on basic spiced cider punch. It’s so easy to make, and everyone seems pleasantly surprised by the apricot and peach nectars.—Aysha Schurman, Ammon, Idaho
Illinois: Eyeball Taco Salad
Topped with creepy peepers, this tasty taco salad is packed with beef, cheese, tomato, and satisfying southwestern flavor to make everyone in your freaky family happy. —Jolene Young, Union, Illinois
Indiana: Crescent Roll Witch Hats
It doesn’t take magic to transform these crescent rolls into charming witch hats—just a few minutes and a couple of ingredients. They’re so good, you’ll want to make a double batch. —Mara Fletcher, Batesville, Indiana. Check out these things you probably never knew about Halloween.
Iowa: Spooky Joes
Dressing up an old favorite for the occasion, I made hearty Spooky Joes, served open-faced so everyone could see slices of cheese cut into Halloween shapes topping the beef. The sandwiches were accompanied by orange cheese curls and jack-o-lantern Jell-O jigglers.
Kansas: Silly Snake Sub
This slithering sub makes a fun and tasty centerpiece. Add your own zany, creative touches and feel free to mix and match the meat and cheeses to suit your family's tastes. You also can add breadsticks to make "legs" if you want the sub to look like a centipede. —Linda Overman, Wichita, Kansas
Kentucky: Owl Tree
I have been “cooking” since I was three years old. Now I cook for my two teenage sons and bake decorated cakes for family and friends. I came up with this for an online contest. It was a hoot! —Tammy Baker, Bowling Green, Kentucky
Louisiana: Gouda Mixed Potato Mash
Everything's better with cheese, right? This cheesy two-potato mash is no exception. If you cube the cheese, you’ll discover delicious pockets of melted cheese throughout the dish. —Shelby Goddard, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Maine: Glazed Apple-Maple Blondies
My six-year-old son and I conjured up this recipe to use up the last of the apples we picked from the local apple orchard. Serve it with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream. —Heather Bates, Athens, Maine
Maryland: Apple Corn Bread Crisp
With its hearty ingredients and quick prep time, this warm apple crisp makes a smart dessert for any fall night. It reminds me of the recipe my grandmother would serve after our big family seafood dinners. It's absolutely wonderful topped with ice cream. —Julie Peterson, Crofton, Maryland