Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Halloween Special



News flash: Halloween now ranks fifth as America’s largest food holiday for home cooks!

Right behind Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and the Super Bowl! In 2010, Halloween-related traffic to Allrecipes rose 17% in year-over-year growth. Anything and everything pumpkin was key to Halloween recipe searches.

TOP 10 HALLOWEEN RECIPES: With hundreds of Halloween recipes to choose from, which spooky favorites made the treat list? Watch the slide show and check out the recipes!

1 – Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
2 - Spooky Witches Fingers
3 - Best Ever Popcorn Balls
4 - Caramel Apples
5 - Iced Pumpkin Cookies
6 - Granny Kat's Pumpkin Roll
7 - Great Pumpkin Dessert
8 - Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies III
9 - Black Halloween Punch
10 - Spooky Halloween Eyeballs
TOP 10 PUMPKIN-RELATED SEARCHES: What to do with all those pumpkin seeds? Searches for recipes containing “pumpkin” rose 6% from 2009 to 2010.

1 – Roasted pumpkin seeds
2 – Pumpkin breads
3 – Pumpkin cookies
4 – Pumpkin pies
5 – Pumpkin muffins
6 – Pumpkin soup
7 – Pumpkin rolls
8 – Pumpkin fudge
9 – Pumpkin bars
10 – Pumpkin cheesecake

(Source: Hitwise, October 2011)

TOP 10 HALLOWEEN-RELATED SEARCH TERMS: Halloween party planners looked for ingredients to create the perfect ghoulish gathering!

1 – Halloween recipes
2 – Halloween cookies
3 – Halloween punch
4 – Halloween cakes
5 – Halloween punch recipes
6 – Halloween treats
7 – Halloween cookie recipes
8 – Halloween drinks
9 – Halloween drink recipes
10 – Halloween party recipes

From morbid munchies to ghastly goodies and strange brews, even homemade face paint made with pantry staples, hundreds of easy party tricks and treats to feed hungry ghosts and goblins are created and shared by Allrecipes’ community of fun-loving home cooks. Plus printable Halloween cookbooks and pumpkin carving templates to inspire even more scary Halloween fun. Even a ‘how to’ video about decorating Halloween cupcakes! Find all your favorites in Allrecipes’ Halloween Collection!

About Allrecipes.com 
Allrecipes, the world’s largest food site, receives 650 million annual visits from home cooks who discover and share food experiences through recipes, reviews, photos, profiles, and blog posts. For 14 years, the Seattle-based site has served as a dynamic, indispensable resource for cooks of all skill levels seeking trusted recipes, entertaining ideas, everyday and holiday meal solutions and practical cooking tips. Allrecipes’ global, multiplatform brand provides insights into the kitchens and cooking passions of home cooks everywhere with 17 websites, 9 mobile apps, and 13 eBooks serving cooks in 23 countries and 11 languages. Allrecipes is part of Lifestyle Communities @ RDA, a division of The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. For additional information regarding Allrecipes, please visit allrecipes.com

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Stephanie Robinett  
Director, Communications