I'm not advocating eliminating candy all together. A treat or two every so often is fine. What I am arguing is that we should find ways to make it more balanced -- to bring a few fun and healthy Halloween treats and tricks to the party.
The Italian approach to life has been well-chronicled in bestsellers such as Eat, Pray, Love and Under the Tuscan Sun, but we shouldn't overlook the valuable lessons the Italian approach to food can teach our children.
Often what's fast is unhealthy and unsatisfying. In the end, the time you save just won't be worth it. That's why I've made it my mission to make recipes that are speedy -- for the benefit of my family and any other parent who feels the mealtime frazzle like I do.