Boo-licious! Try Giada’s tasty Halloween recipes

Looking for something different to make this Halloween? Giada recommends beef and pumpkin stew, macaroon lollipops and more!

Hibiscus tea with vodka and citrus
Servings:

Serves 4 to 6

Ingredients

    • 4 cups water
    • 2 cups (2 ounces) dried hibiscus flowers or dried rose petals (can be found at specialty Latin markets)
    • 1 3/4 cups sugar
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon lime juice
    • 1 cup vodka, chilled
    • 1 cup ice

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Beef and pumpkin stew
Servings:

Serves 4 to 6

Ingredients

    • 1 - 11 ounce pumpkin, clean and seeded
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
    • 2 pounds stew beef, cut into 2-inch cubes
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
    • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    • 1 cup dry Marsala wine
    • 1 pound pumpkin cubes, cut into 2-inch cubes
    • 1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
    • 2 1/2 cups beef broth
    • 1 can black beans with juice
    • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped flat-leaf parsley (optional)
    • Crusty bread, for serving

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Black forbidden rice with peaches and snap peas

Ingredients

  • Rice

    • 3 1/2 cups water
    • 2 cups black forbidden rice (recommended: Lotus Foods)
    • 1 (1 1/2-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
    • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • Shrimp

    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • Peaches and snap peas
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 2 1/2 cups (8 ounces) snap peas, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
    • 3 peaches, stone removed and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • Dressing

    • 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
    • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
    • 3 tablespoons honey
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

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Macaroon lollipops
Servings:

Makes 8 to 12 lollipops

Ingredients

  • Macaroons

    • 1 cup blanched slivered almonds
    • 2 large egg whites, at room temperature
    • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon pure almond extract
    • Zest of 1 medium orange
    • Orange food coloring, as needed, optional
    • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • Filling

    • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, recommended Ghirardelli
    • 1/4 cup heavy cream, at room temperature
  • Equipment

    • 12 wooden popsicle sticks

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