by Jenni Chasteen
Those little pumpkin cupcakes you found on Pinterest are adorable—no one’s going to argue that they’re not—but that’s not what Halloween is about. It’s about scary stuff like blood and skeletons and dogs dressed like Snookie. That’s why if you want to do Halloween recipes up right, you gotta follow this tutorial by Andy Oakland. (Because nothing is scarier than pretending you’re high on bath salts with a taste for human flesh.) All you need is a plastic skull, Jell-O, pickled onions, olives, and of course some meat. Oakland suggests that you don’t overdo it with the strips of meat because you’ll want your guests to make their way to the gory (Jell-O) layer underneath.