Today is Halloween, which means of course that tomorrow we start counting down to Thanksgiving. Have you started to think about what you'll be cooking? Last November I had fun sharing my ideas for a South Beach Diet Thanksgiving, and I'll be back with more things for the menu this year. There's no doubt the Reduced-Sugar Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake shown above was my favorite new recipe last Thanksgiving. Before I tried that, I hadn't ever been too much of a pumpkin fan, but now I'm a convert. If you want to see how many other good things you can make with pumpkin, check out Cooking with Pumpkins which I wrote recently for Blogher. I've seen more good pumpkin recipes popping up since I posted it, so if you have a good pumpkin-cooking idea, leave it in the comments.
Halloween is definitely not the best day of the year if you're a third grade teacher with 28 students, but at least I did manage to come up with a unique costume. When I was attending the Blogher Conference this summer, Blogger.com was giving away free T-shirts with the Blogger logo and the word Blogger across the front. It was even a slightly Halloweenish color combination. So for the school Halloween parade today, I'm going to wear my Blogger t-shirt, some sweat pants and house slippers, camera around my neck, Blogher Conference badge, carry my laptop, and go as a Blogger! What are you dressing up as this Halloween?