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Deviled Chicken Lollipops

Happy Halloween from all of us here at Food Network. Now go make some scary-good eats.

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Red Velvet Brains Cupcakes

Bite-size brains cupcakes are the ultimate Halloween sweet treat.

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Sweet and Spicy Pepitas Popcorn Balls

Cinnamon-cayenne caramel coats these crunchy festive snacks.

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Paula's Cheese Ball Goblin

This ghoulishly good cheese ball will be the talk of your party.

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Wicked Witch Cupcakes

Turn your chocolate cupcakes into wicked witches by adding colored frosting, wafer cookies and candy eyeballs.

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Pecan-Caramel Spiders

Make spider bodies out of caramel and almond clusters, then add licorice legs and top with melted chocolate.

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Pumpkin Lasagna

It's the perfect time of year to turn your classic lasagna recipe into a pumpkin-flavored treat.

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Chicken, Sausage and Peppers

This quick-fix meal is ready in 35 minutes. Add sweet Italian sausage to the skillet or make it chicken-only.

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Alton's Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Pumpkin seeds are for more than just roasting. Turn them into delicious and crunchy candy brittle.

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Pumpkin Waffles With Trail-Mix Topping

Puree fresh pumpkin and add to waffle batter, then top with baked pumpkin seed trail mix for a fall breakfast or brunch.

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Pulled Pork Jalapeno Poppers

Stuff seeded jalapenos with cheddar, cream cheese, pulled pork and chili powder, then cover them in breadcrumbs and fry until crispy.

Get the Recipe: Pork-Bellied Poppers

Bow-Tie Pasta With Broccoli and Potatoes

Fill your pasta bowl with crunchy broccoli, grated cheese and chuncks of potatoes.

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Homemade soup in under an hour? Yes, please. This recipe will warm your tummy in no time.

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Buffalo-Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

Toss onion, celery and hot sauce into your rotisserie chicken-filled macaroni casserole. It tastes just like barbecue wings.

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Pork Chops With Apples and Garlic Smashed Potatoes

For an autumnal take on skillet-cooked pork chops, sauté them with chunks of apples and a splash of apple cider.

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Slow-Cooker Texas Chili

Start your slow cooker in the morning and your meal will be ready by dinner.

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Crunch Top Apple Pie

Turn freshly picked apples into Paula's minimal-prep pie. It's topped with a lattice crust and a sugar crumble.

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Pumpkin Bars

Paula's rich and buttery pumpkin bars are smothered in cream cheese frosting. They're the perfect fall treat to eat all weekend long.

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Hot Artichoke-Spinach Dip

Bake this lightened-up dip until golden brown and bubbly. It uses low-fat mozzarella cheese and creamy cannellini beans, so everyone can have seconds.

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Sausage-Cauliflower Spaghetti

This simple but hearty fall dinner features sweet Italian turkey sausage and crispy cauliflower. Toss with spaghetti and drizzle with olive oil for dinner in a flash.

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Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

Turn in-season sweet potatoes into a crispy dinner side dish. The secret ingredient? Brown sugar.

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Fastest-Ever Enchiladas

Use rotisserie chicken to cut down on time for this cheesy enchilada dinner. Make dinner even easier by picking up store-bought salsa.

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Swedish Meatballs

Alton's take on the classic '60s party staple is perfect for snacking on during Sunday games. Bake these meatballs in the oven, and serve them smothered with gravy.

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Apple Crisp

Turn your afternoon of apple picking into a weekend of baking with Pat and Gina Neely's apple crisp, topped with pecans, brown sugar and cinnamon.

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Chili in a Biscuit Bowl

Make Paula's mini biscuit bowls, and fill them with hot and chunky beef chili for weekend entertaining. You can make these ahead of time, or let guests fix their own.

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Paula's Best Zucchini Bread

With more than 700 reviews and five stars, Paula's recipe is the best bet for bread. Serve it after dinner tonight or for breakfast tomorrow morning.

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Skillet Rosemary Chicken

Coat chicken with rosemary leaves, garlic, lemon and olive oil, then top with potatoes and cook until the chicken skin is crisp and golden brown.

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Chili-Corn Casserole

Use store-bought or leftover chili to create a corn and cheese casserole that can keep in the freezer until you're ready to eat.

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Greek Dinner Salad

Make it a meatless Monday with this Greek salad that gets great crunch from sliced cucumbers and fresh flavor from feta and olives.

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Chile-Rubbed Wings

Hot, hotter or hottest? You pick your wing temperature, then marinate the hand-held bites and bake them for a Sunday football crowd.

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Gorilla Bread

Stuff store-bought biscuits with cream cheese to make Paula's sweet and sticky breakfast bread that tastes just like a cinnamon bun.

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Bobby Flay's Hot Wings With Blue Cheese-Yogurt Sauce

Coat chicken wings in a honey-butter sticky sauce and serve them with a cool blue cheese and yogurt dip. This dish will be the star at any tailgate.

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Banana Bread With Chocolate Chips

Take banana bread to a whole new delicious level by mixing chocolate chips into the batter and topping your freshly baked bread with a chocolate glaze.

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Oven-Fried Chicken

Crispy rice and bagel chips make a crunchy coating for this healthier alternative to fried chicken. Complement the delicious flavor with a light sparkling wine.

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Slow-Cooker Split Pea Soup

Cook this soup with smoked turkey for robust flavor and a warm, comforting dinner. Serve it with a dollop of creamy yogurt and crusty whole-grain bread for dipping.

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Six-Layer Dip

Add this easy and delicious dip to your pre-game football regimen. Layer beans with Cheddar cheese, mashed avocados, creamy yogurt, lettuce and tomato, then serve with your favorite tortilla chips.

Get the Recipe: Six Layers and a Chip Dip

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