31 Satisfying Vegetarian Recipes

In celebration of National Vegetarian Month, which begins October 1, we’ve compiled an entire month of dinners, so you won’t even have to think about what’s on the menu.   

10 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

It seems like the months go by faster and faster… and before you know it, it’s October 30. And you know what that means: Halloween is only a day away—and you don’t have anything to wear. Sure, you might have planned to go as a pineapple, an astronaut, or even just a witch. But as the days passed, you just never got around to getting to the costume store to buy that ensemble. It happens to the best of us, which is why our editors have anticipated your dilemma and come up with some last minute halloween costumes that you can pull together in a snap. No trip to the store required—just a trip to your own closet. Even when the party is just hours away, you don’t have to be that person without a costume. Just grab a T-shirt and harness the holiday spirit with one of the funniest Halloween costumes ever. If you’re a little shy, recruit a friend or family member to don one of these simple halloween costumes with you so you won't have to dress up alone. No need to thank us when your last minute halloween costume wins the top prize at the costume parade.

1 Recipe, 4 Fun, Homemade Cupcakes

Start with one simple base, then stir in some mix-ins for quadruple the cupcakes.

No-Bake Salted Dark Chocolate Cookie Bars

Like a fresh-from-the-oven chocolate cookie, only better, these no-bake treats combine the most delicious aspects of a few different desserts. Is it a bar? A cookie? A sea-salt truffle? All of the above. First, you’ll blend a chocolate-wafer crust and press it into a pan. Top that layer with melted chocolate chips mixed with a chocolate spread, before sprinkling the top with flaky sea salt and letting it firm up in the fridge. Cut into bars and serve with a bit more sea-salt sprinkled on top, if desired. These sophisticated bars keep in the fridge for five days (though we doubt they’ll last that long).

20 Easy Cake Recipes

Baking a cake from scratch doesn’t have to be daunting—try one of these easy recipes for crumb cake, cheesecake, chocolate cake, and more.

5 Mini Pies Made in a Muffin Tin

These individually-sized pies are the perfect addition to your holiday spread. They’re made with easy press-in crusts or prepared pie dough so assembly is a cinch. All you’ll need to consider is whether to serve whipped cream or ice cream alongside (but we think it’s OK to have both).

Potato, Egg, and Avocado Hash

Hold the toast this 
a.m. Instead, use your avocados to top this one-skillet vegetarian crowd-pleaser.

How to Stack and Frost a Layer Cake    

Get our tips and tricks for stacking and frosting a beautiful, professional-looking cake every time.