When it comes to Halloween eats, I usually prefer trick over treat. That is, I prefer to style things (food, decor, etc.) on the scary side vs the funny. Instead of going more the classic orange and white (the colors of pumpkins and ghosts), I like to go black and red…the colors of night and blood. Bwa hahaha. But I don’t like to go off the deep end. No, no Rob Zombie stuff here…that’s too extreme for me. I prefer to go for scary sophisticate a la Martha Stewart, as evidenced by Foodie Halloween party yesterday.

I didn’t get as scary with the eats at yesterday’s party as I like to, but there’s still time to celebrate Halloween!

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Here’s a good example of a black and red food combo that is a bit nerve-wracking at the looks, but delicious to the taste buds.

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I served some of the leftover meatballs and tomato sauce from the party over some black spaghetti.

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Your imagination can run wild with dark names for this dish, but it’s really just spaghetti and meatballs.

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The pasta is colored with squid ink.

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My total feast was not so scary looking as the individual dish. Had I served this at a dinner party, I’d try to make the sides more scary-themed, too.

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And don’t look now but a particular creepy-crawly has it’s beady little eyes on you.

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Another fine black and red color combo here.

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These spider cupcakes almost look like they could jump off the table at you!

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In fact…there were a lot more of these guys yesterday. Wherever could they have all run off to? Hmm…

What are your favorite Halloween color combos?