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TREAT OF THE DAY

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Farms in NY, NJ, and CT
UPDATED FALL 2015: With Halloween on the horizon, October is the perfect month to take an adventure to the farms and fields for a little pick-your-own family fun. Spend a day in the pumpkin patch and bring home gourds small and large for painting, carving, and cooking. Many of the locations listed here also offer corn mazes, hayrides, and tons of other fall activities. Please note: Dates and availability are subject to change due to weather and demand. We recommend calling ahead before visiting these farms. (read the story...)


More Halloween Treats

No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas
Let's face it, Halloween just isn't Halloween without jack-o'-lanterns. But with little kids in the house, carving pumpkins might be on your "to avoid" list. We've gathered our favorite no-carve pumpkin ideas that kids can do or help with to make your own Halloween decorations. (read the story...)
7 Creative Pumpkin Recipes from a Celebrity Caterer
Celebrity caterer Andrea Correale presents recipes for 7 creative pumpkin dishes, including dinner recipes for pumpkin lasagna, pumpkin seafood chowder, and pumpkin ravioli, and dessert recipes for pumpkin pie trifle and pumpkin ice cream sandwiches. (read the story...)
Little Green Monster Cupcakes
Make your favorite cupcakes and decorate them with smiling green monsters for a not-so-spooky but oh-so-festive Halloween treat. The little monsters are mostly marshmallow, but a few simple tricks turn them into mini Frankensteins! (read the story...)
Chomping Vampire Cookies and Vampire Cupcakes
Try these ghoulishly easy Halloween recipes for chomping vampire cookies and vampire cupcakes. If you're short on time, use ready-to-bake cookie dough and pre-made cupcakes, then decorate away to turn them into festive Halloween desserts. (read the story...)
Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Pound Cake
This festive fall-inspired cake pairs fresh pumpkin with decadent chocolate. Add a simple cinnamon-infused glaze over top and you have a perfect dessert for your next holiday get-together. (read the story...)
Mini Pumpkin Pie Spice Donuts with Maple Glaze
Add a pinch of pumpkin pie spice to this basic donut recipe to make a fall-flavored treat. For some extra sweetness, top the mini donuts with maple, vanilla, or mocha glaze. (read the story...)
Baked Apples with Pumpkin Seeds
This recipe for baked apples features crunchy pumpkin seeds and warm notes of honey, cinnamon, and orange zest. Add some dried cranberries, and you have the perfect dessert for fall. It's also an easy dessert for a crowd, as it can be served warm or cold. (read the story...)
Pumpkin Seed and Panko-Crusted Chicken
This easy recipe for chicken breasts crusted in panko and whole pumpkin seeds makes a great family dinner in the fall. You can also try this recipe with your favorite fish filet in place of the chicken. (read the story...)
FunBites Makes Mealtime Easier with Freaky Fun
FunBites is an easy kitchen tool that cuts sandwiches, fruit, and more into fun shapes for toddlers and kids. Assemble the pieces into holiday-themed masterpieces your kids will love to admire and eat. (read the story...)
Oven-Roasted Butternut Squash With Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
This recipe pairs butternut squash with another fall favorite: pumpkin seeds. After you've carved your pumpkin, toast up the leftover seeds and add them to this delicious side dish that also features kale and dried cranberries. (read the story...)
Tofu Pumpkin Bread Recipe
This recipe for tofu pumpkin bread results in a fragrant loaf loaded with cinnamon and ginger. The secret ingredient is soft tofu, which lowers the saturated fat content but keeps the bread moist. (read the story...)
Safe and Fun Pumpkin Decorating with Mr. Potato Head
Safety and fun are key with this Mr. Potato Head pumpkin decorating kit that takes sharp blades out of the equation and puts all of the fun into Halloween decorating with the whole family. (read the story...)
Cater Your Very Own Graveyard Bash
Be the ghostess with the mostess this Halloween and throw a wickedly wonderful spooky celebration. The entertaining experts from the Wilton Test Kitchen know all the tricks and give some expert advice and kid-approved recipes here so you can make plenty of treats for hosting a bone-chilling blast that will have friends and family shrieking with delight. (read the story...)
Fun and Funky UNICEF Trick-Or-Treat Boxes for a Cause
Each year UNICEF partakes in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, a program which encourages kids to give back to those less fortunate on Halloween. Learn more about their new box designs, a fun contest, and the UNICEF Halloween initiatives below. (read the story...)
Kiwi Crate Brings Creativity To Your Doorstep
Kiwi Crate drops ready-to-create projects at your doorstep, providing a month's worth of exciting DIY fun for you and your kids. (read the story...)
Monster High's New DVD Ghouls Rule Is Spooktacular
Hitting stores nationwide on Oct. 9, this brand new DVD from Monster High will encourage kids to be themselves, even as they dress up in costume for Halloween. (read the story...)
Dress Up Your Pets: Skeleton Costume by Martha Stewart Pets
While planning your trick-or-treating adventure this Halloween, don't forget to include the family dog in on the fun. The Martha Stewart Pets collection at PetSmart has some great costumes that will give your pet spooky style. (read the story...)
PopCap Games and ADA Partner to Give Away Free Video Games
PopCap Games and the ADA partnered to provide free video game downloads for adults to hand out to trick-or-treaters this Halloween instead of candy. This campaign, "Stop Zombie Mouth," is an effort to promote good oral health in children across the U.S. (read the story...)
The Monster Eater Eases Bedtime Woes
Spooky monsters in the closet or under the bed can turn bedtime into its own nightmare. Ease children's minds with a companion who will make them feel safe and in control of bedtime. Learn more about Einar The Monster Eater below. (read the story...)
PopCap's Plants vs. Zombies is 50% Off Through November 1
PopCap's Plants vs. Zombies game is on sale for Halloween -- buy now through November 1 and get a 50 percent discount. (read the story...)
Disney Releases 'Jake and the Never Land Pirates' DVD and Soundtrack
Disney releases "Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Yo Ho, Mateys Away!" on DVD, including seven adventure-filled episodes from the series, along with a new album featuring 18 swashbuckling songs by The Never Land Pirate Band. (read the story...)
Snap Supercandy is a Low-Calorie, Natural Alternative for Your Sweet Tooth
SNAP Infusion Supercandy, which is made with natural ingredients and no artificial sugars or high-fructose corn syrup, introduced five new low-calorie candies to satisfy sweet tooths on Halloween and beyond. (read the story...)
Save 25 Percent on Color-Changing Shirts from Quagmire Kids
It's not your eyes playing tricks on you -- these Colorfusion shirts from Quagmire Kids change color when you apply heat, making them a treat to wear. (read the story...)
Look Cute as a Pumpkin in Jessie Steele's Seasonal Apron
Catch the spirit of the Halloween when you don this pumpkin apron designed by Jessie Steele, the perfect clothing complement to fall activities like pumpkin carving with the kids and cooking up an autumn-inspired feast (or at least looking like you did!). (read the story...)
Torani Pumpkin Spice Syrup and Pumpkin Spice Cappuccino Recipe
This Pumpkin Spice Cappuccino is an easy-to-make treat (no espresso machine required) that's perfect when sipped in the brisk fall weather. (read the story...)
Sweet Sally's Offers Mail-Order NYC Treats
Sweet Sally's Bakeshop, a Kosher bakery that specializes in mail-order desserts, makes classic New York City desserts that can be shipped anywhere in the U.S. (read the story...)
Barefoot Contessa's New Pumpkin Cupcake Mix is Perfect for Fall Parties
The Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten, has introduced a new easy-to-make fall dessert: Pumpkin Cupcake and Maple Cream Cheese Frosting Mix, the perfect ending to an autumn get-together. (read the story...)
Raskullz Bike Helmets Keep Kids Safe and Looking Cool
These kids' bike helmets from Raskullz keep little noggins safe from bumps and bruises while adding a touch of awesome to your child's safety gear. (read the story...)
Glow-in-the-Dark Skeleton Pajamas for Kids are Frighteningly Cute
These glow-in-the-dark skeleton pajamas for kids will add just the right amount of frightening fun to your child's bedtime routine, whether on Halloween or any night of the year. (read the story...)
Orange & Pumpkin Smoothies for All!
The Happy Family® brand, popular for their organic squeezable baby foods, has introduced the new Happy Squeeze line of fruit smoothies, perfect for every member of the family, not just the tots. (read the story...)
Holiday Cocktail Recipes, for Kids and Adults
As the temperature drops, spice up your next dinner party with a festive beverage or cozy in with a family-friendly mocktail. Check out these drink recipes courtesy of author and style expert Colleen Mullaney to celebrate the fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas. (read the story...)
Caramel Apple Pumpkins Recipe
Here’s a treat that turns an apple-y tradition into a seasonal delight! (read the story...)