And the National Retail Federation expects us to show our love by spending a record $9.1 billion this year. I understand why we are shelling out so much cash because Halloween is a hoot. It allows us to feel like a kid again. Halloween parties tend to be the most creative in the form of costumes and culinary creations. With that in mind, I whipped some fun Halloween fare.
Fall is my favorite time of year and it’s probably when I create my best recipes- at least if my readers are any indication. From now through December, I receive the largest amount of recipe feedback from readers and I love it. Today, I am bringing back some of my most popular autumn desserts from the past few years. If you missed making these, now is your chance. Aside from being delicious, these are all incredibly easy sweets so you can have limited cooking skills and still master them.
When autumn arrives, winter squash is on my menu. I like different varieties, but this week I am dedicating my column to butternut squash- one of my favorites. Butternut squash is versatile and great in sweet or savory recipes. It pairs well with a variety of flavors such as cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, rosemary, thyme, curry powder, Thai-style coconut curries, heavy cream, sausage, maple syrup, bacon, and more.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".