Tag: Pumpkins & Jack o Lanterns

Oct 24

Pumpkin – Its Versatility in Savory Recipes

Pumpkins are not just for making pumpkin pies and carving into scary faces at Halloween. In fact, there are lots of savory pumpkin recipes including classic pumpkin soup, pumpkin stew and you can even use this tasty squash family vegetable in salad recipes. Read more of Pumpkin – Its Versatility in Savory Recipes here…

Oct 18

Fun and Sophisticated Simple Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Halloween party food can be really fun to make, it’s the time of the year when you can make your food look unappetizing and people will still want to eat it. Children love the thrill of eating what they think is dismembered body parts and ordinary food that has been dyed fun colors. If you …

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Oct 05

Traditional Halloween Recipes

It is difficult to think of Halloween as being anything other than a purely commercial holiday.  However, there are many traditional recipes associated with Halloween that reveal the holiday’s history and importance.  Many of these recipes can be made with one sole source—the pumpkin!  One of the essential components of Halloween, the pumpkin is the …

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Oct 03

10 Inspiring Halloween Painted Pumpkin Ideas on Instagram

Looking for some inspiration for Halloween pumpkin decorating this year? Then check out these amazing painted pumpkins on Instagram: See 10 Inspiring Halloween Painted Pumpkin Ideas on Instagram…

Sep 27

Halloween Crafts: Using Stencils to Paint Pumpkins

Pretty soon the little ghosts will be arriving on your doorstep. That means it’s time to get all those Halloween Crafts started too. Decorating pumpkins for Halloween is a longtime tradition. However, recent years have brought about some exciting changes to the tradition. Folks are becoming much more creative and putting an artistic touch to …

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Sep 20

20 Spooktacular Tips For a Green Halloween

Back in the day, we celebrated Halloween the eco-friendly way before we knew what eco-friendly meant. Costumes weren’t bought in a bag, they were made. Halloween treats were usually homemade and gobbled up as soon as they were dropped into our Halloween sacks (aka pillowcases). We would bob for apples, snack on popcorn balls, tell …

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Sep 19

Creative Pumpkin Carving Using Stencils

Can you imagine Halloween without a funny faced pumpkin on the porch? That’s just my point. Pumpkin Carving is the main event that makes it feel like Halloween. And as far as Halloween crafts go, it’s most likely the only one that a lot of families make time for. So it’s very special not to …

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Sep 10

Pumpkin Decorating Ideas for Halloween

Halloween is nearly here once more, and if you’re like many people, you’ll be making a Halloween pumpkin lantern. Carved vegetable lanterns, or Jack O’Lanterns as they’re often known, are part of an ancient tradition that originated with the Celts. However the original lanterns made by the Celts in Europe were usually made from turnips, …

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Sep 09

The Halloween Pumpkin: Jack-O-Lantern Legends And Facts

The pumpkin lantern, also known as the Jack-o-Lantern, is today synonymous with Halloween. However, this was not always the case – not only is the use of pumpkin relatively recent, but the Jack-o-Lantern did not used to be associated with Halloween either! This article discusses some of the history of the Halloween lantern. Read the …

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Sep 06

Halloween Gourd Friends

Fall has arrived and pumpkins have arrived with it but today, I’m not really looking at the pumpkins.  Instead, I am looking at the cute little bags of gourds that are lining the produce section of your local grocery store. Usually, these little treats are found in a bag of about 12 gourds.  They are …

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