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    >>> this morning on "today's whip" we are throwing in oktoberfest to highlight the best in fall for beauty, food and more.

    >> four experts are helping us out, so we'll start with music and movies. ken baker with "e news" correspondent and author of "fangirl." this movie, "pitch perfect," opening that you're excited about.

    >> you'll be excited. seen you out on the plaza for concerts and singing along. this is "glee" meets "grease" meets "bridesmaids," a really funny raunchy comedy, pg-13. people will react to this. it's been in limited release and people are really liking it. comes out today in full release. i think a lot of people will react well.

    >> a couple of animated movies getting a lot of attention. "hotel transylvania " and a new film called " frankenweenie ." i think my kids are excited.

    >> just for the name alone. "hotel transylvania " came out last weekend and made $15 million and " frankenweenie " is a tim burton directed movie, stop motion , black and white . doesn't look like that traditional pixar look that we're used to with computer animation . some are worried it won't beat "hotel transylvania " and if that's the case come monday morning you'll be putting a fork in " frankenweenie ."

    >> adele 's new release for the james bond film .

    >> adele comes out and it's classic adele , singing into a microphone in one hand and the other hand is her phone and she's talking to her therapist.

    >> sounds like it's going to be great. barbra streisand is playing at the bark lay center, a return home for her, this will be a tough ticket.

    >> people think this is a tough ticket to get. try to get barbra streisand . started a tour she did for north america last night in philadelphia, but comes to the barclay center and the reason it's significant, barbra, 70 years old, has never played her native borough.

    >> always special to see her in concert. thanks so much.

    >> now over to you, savannah.

    >> all right, david. thanks. we're talking style with a contributing style editor from " "lifestyle" magazine.

    >> fall fashion is about having a very glittery moment and it's on the booty. you can really get these from sam edelman in any shape, the heel is comfy and you look jazzy.

    >> some more glittery than others.

    >> stay on the glitter theme.

    >> from twinkle toes to the nails.

    >> these are nail finishes. there aare sequins, develop rhett.

    >> is this nail poll strategic defense initiative .

    >> nail art was really big for art and now it's all about texture.

    >> very cool. i like it.

    >> speaking of texture.

    >> wax on jeans.

    >> leather is a huge twin and whether for financial reasons or animal reasons, this is the way to get the look. i'm wearing thiel these. jeans can be expensive. we found pairs from express that are under $50.

    >> and you're wearing ox blood , the color of the season.

    >> and these are inspired by andy warhol who is having a moment, retrospective at the met. these round $60, and they are just beautiful palettes, every shade you could possibly want. they are gorgeous to keep on your boudoir and for your face.

    >> last but not least.

    >> the animal menagerie, so much fun, all different rings, necklaces, bracelets, not animal prints but the actual animals themselves. you can find real fun things. i've got a little lady bug , really fun.

    >> thank you so much. and now here's natalie.

    >> let's move on to fall decorating and entertaining. rebecca george is an entertaining expert. good morning.

    >> good morning.

    >> let's start our party off with the invitation.

    >> it's fall, why not throw a fall fiesta get autumn-inspired invitations from tinyprints.com, as little as $1.49 each.

    >> if you want to perhaps set a nice table. great for that as well. tell me how you made these pumpkins.

    >> this is so simple. what you can do at home is take your glue gun , real or faux, and glue them.

    >> i love this, such a candy corn tree. looks so easy to do.

    >> all you have to do is take a foam wedge like this, pick it up at michael's.

    >> the vase.

    >> and then hot glue your candy corn on.

    >> beautiful. something the kids can do as well and this is also something the kids might do. spray painting the pumpkins with metallic. take the metallic spray paints, spray it on and you've got a really chic pumpkin.

    >> great little gift ideas as well. tell me about this.

    >> absolutely. pick up the adorable candy jars at williams sonoma or do your own. apothecary jars, lid, and label. natalie, you're at table 2.

    >> okay. beautiful trees. how did you make this?

    >> have your kids do this. it's a great way to get them to decorate. hot glue the little leaves on, or this is such a cool idea. take construction paper, put on a tree and take a little corkscrew and dip it in the paint and make your leaves and frame them.

    >> looks like really pretty art.

    >> nice ideas . rebecca george. thank you.

    >> now back outside to al.

    >> we're going to wrap up our oktoberfest with a feast. i'm here with the host of " everyday food " with sarah carey. good to see you.

    >> good to see you.

    >> a lot of people will go apple picking this weekend.

    >> i'm going apple picking .

    >> so apple cider .

    >> i love going apple pick and making all kinds of apple dishes, but when you go apple picking they make cider right there at the farm usually.

    >> true.

    >> we have a great drink.

    >> this one is not for the kids.

    >> this is not for the kids.

    >> do a kid version.

    >> what's in this?

    >> rum, apple cider , a little bit of club soda and an apple slice for garnish. for the kids, just the cider and the club soda and the little garnish.

    >> that's cider-tastic.

    >> yeah.

    >> we're going to make the jack-o'-lanterns, stuff you can do with the pumpkin seeds .

    >> don't throw them away. they are really good for you. taste great. take the seeds out of the pumpkin and put them in the oven to dry out and remove all the powders and toss them with chili powder , cayenne pepper , salt.

    >> that's a great low-fat snack.

    >> it is.

    >> okay.

    >> bake them for 350.

    >> candy corn .

    >> this is the fun part.

    >> i hate candy corn .

    >> i do, too.

    >> my daughter loves them.

    >> what is this?

    >> aries crispy treat made in layers, basicries crispy treat with the marshmallow and butter. put a little food coloring into two of the layers to make yellow, orange and white and put it in a low of pan. you cut it up after it's set and then you just shape it into a candy corn .

    >> that's very cute.

    >> they don't taste like candy

TODAY recipes
updated 10/5/2012 8:43:19 AM ET 2012-10-05T12:43:19

Recipe: Apple-rum spritzer

  • 1 oz. dark rum
  • 2 oz. apple cider
  • Seltzer
  • Apple slice

To a glass filled with ice, add 1 oz. dark rum and 2 oz. apple cider, then fill to the top of the glass with seltzer. Garnish with a slice of apple.

Serving Size

Makes 1 cocktail

Recipe: Candy corn treats

  • Cooking spray
  • 9 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 12 cups miniature marshmallows, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine salt, divided
  • 9 cups crisp puffed-rice cereal, divided
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • Yellow and red food coloring
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest

Lightly coat a 5-by-9-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. In a large saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons unsalted butter over medium heat. Add 4 cups miniature marshmallows and 1/4 teaspoon fine salt; stir until melted. Stir in 3 cups crisp puffed-rice cereal and immediately transfer to pan. Coat an offset spatula with cooking spray and firmly press mixture into an even layer.

Rinse saucepan. Repeat step 1 twice: To second batch, add orange zest and enough yellow and red food coloring to tint marshmallow mixture orange before adding cereal, then press into pan. To third batch, add lemon zest and enough yellow food coloring to tint marshmallow mixture yellow. Press third batch into pan.

Let set 2 hours (or overnight). Run a small knife around edges of pan and invert loaf onto a cutting board. With a serrated knife, cut loaf into 10 slices. Cut each slice in half crosswise.

Using your hands, gently mold each treat into a candy-corn shape.

Note: To store, arrange treats in a single layer on parchment-lined baking sheets, wrap tightly in plastic, and keep at room temperature, up to 3 days.

Serving Size

Makes 10 candy corn treats

Recipe: Spiced pumpkin seeds

  • 1 cup raw green pumpkin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine pumpkin seeds, chili powder, cayenne pepper, coarse salt, and fresh lime juice; toss to coat. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet; bake until puffed and browned, about 10 minutes.

Serving Size

Makes 1 cup spiced pumpkin seeds

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