Category: Pumpkins & Jack o Lanterns

Oct 23

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. The next time you make a salad, why not chop some small …

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Oct 02

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: 1. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Fall porch. #greatpumpkin #snoopy #pumpkins #paintedpumpkins #butternutsquash #flyingace #linus #charliebrown #pinspiration #halloween #frontporch #babyfoodjarlids #handpainted #walmartforthewin #squirrelsgoaway #shouldhavedonehouseworkinstead A photo posted by Valerie Fischer (@8littlefisch) on Sep 30, 2016 …

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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 18

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 17

Complete How-To Guide for 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 15

Halloween: Pagan Holiday or All in Fun?

Pagan Holiday or All in Fun? Halloween has Something for Everyone Trick or treat, kids and adults dressed up in costume, candy apples and haunted houses, today’s Halloween is not quite the same as Halloween of olden times. It wasn’t always as fun or as innocent as it is today. Halloween traces its origins back …

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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 10

Creating Simple, No-Carve Halloween Pumpkins

Are you fed up with cutting, scooping and carving your pumpkins every single Halloween? Do you think pumpkin carving demands the knife proficiency associated with an Iron Chef? Here are a few tips for some simple decorated pumpkins without requiring the sloppy mess of this usually labor-intensive task: Using Japanese Washi Masking Tape to Make …

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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. The Legend …

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Oct 25

3 Minute Pumpkin DIY

Pumpkin carving has become a traditional activity used to celebrate the upcoming of Halloween for many years now. The uprising of pumpkin patches in local neighborhoods and grocery stores have made finding a perfectly plump pumpkin an easy task. However, the actual carving part is another story. Cutting through a meaty, bulky pumpkin can be …

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