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Baking Pies

Baking Pies in the Fall warms the kitchen and my belly!  Apple and Pumpkin are my favorite…

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October 16, 2010 Posted by | Apples, Autumn, Baking, Fall, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

How to Carve a Pumpkin

How to Carve a Pumpkin with the help of About.com

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October 14, 2010 Posted by | Halloween, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

I’m in the Mood to Bake – Pumpkin Muffins!

I’m in the mood to bake… Pumpkin Muffins!

Pumpkin Seeds - Wyscan                                                                  Wyscan – Flickr.com

Halloween is over – but Fall is still here and soon Thanksgiving Day will be upon us.  With cooler days and Pumpkins galore – what better time to bake some Pumpkin Muffins – CLICK – here to view recipe fromwww.FoodNetwork.com

Pumpkin Pie Cupcake - norwichnuts                                                                Norwichnuts – Flickr.com

November 1, 2009 Posted by | Autumn, Baking, Fall, Thanksgiving, The Food Network | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

HGTV – Exclusive Pumpkin Carving Templates

Jack-O-Lantern's - Joe Shlabotnik                                                                Joe Schlabotnik – Flickr.com

                                    From HGTV – Exclusive Pumpkin Carving Templates ~ CLICK ~

Jack - O - Lantern - Plutor                                                                   Plutor – Flickr.comJack-o-Lantern - Micky with a star in front

October 4, 2009 Posted by | Halloween, HGTV, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Thanksgiving Fun – Gobble, Gobble!

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A Thanksgiving Alphabet

T…Turkey, table spreads, being together,

H…Happiness and homes, to protect us from all weather,

A…Aunts and uncles, a reunion in Fall,

N…Nieces and nephews, family members all!

K…Kind-hearted kin coming over for dinner,

S…Surely you’ll have fun, but you won’t get thinner!

G…Gourds and pumpkins, mouths open wide.

I…Indians and Pilgrims we remember with pride.

V…Very special times – there could even be snow.

I…Imagine what it was like on Plymouth long ago.

N…Never forget how the settlers led the way.

G…Giving Thanks and blessing this special day.

There are many more Thanksgiving poems to be read.

Also, a great holiday movie and one of my family’s favorite, A Christmas Story, has a very funny scene where the dad tries to sneak a piece of delicious Turkey – but never makes it due to the neighbors dogs getting to it first!

A Yummy recipe from Jen’s Blog on Homegood’s site:

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

1-15 oz can pure pumpkin

– 4 eggs, beaten

– 1 cup oil

– 1/2 cup cold water

– 3-1/2 cups flour

– 3 cups sugar

– 2 tsp baking soda

– 1-1/2 tsp cinnamon

– 1/2 tsp nutmeg

 – 1 tsp salt

– 2 cups chocolate chips

Combine pumpkin, eggs, oil and water.  Mix flour, baking soda, sugar, spices and salt in a separate bowl and add pumpkin mixture.  Mix well.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Place batter into 2 well greased loaf pans and bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour or until done.  Making 2 loafs allows you to share one enjoy the other!

 pumpkin-choc-chip-cake-jslanderjslander – Flickr.com

I have so very much to be Thankful for – my family, our health, my and my husband’s job, my country (because I KNOW we will come out of this and be even stronger!), my friends, and my HOME. I am also Thankful for all my past clients that I have assisted in finding their home – where they will have many Holidays, making wonderful memories.  AND – I look forward to my future clients and helping them to find a Home for the Holidays as well!

holiday-home-preciouskhyattPreciouskhyatt – Flickr.com

November 25, 2008 Posted by | Fun Post, Home, Homegoods, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

More Halloween Fun!

Halloween – shortened for “All Hallows’ Eve” – has been around for centuries and is one of the most popular and enjoyed holidays of the year.

For some “Creepy” fun, check out the Headless Horseman site – I dare you!

And I Double Dare you to read the 6 Terrifying Tales of Halloween on About.com

                                                  

A great site with lot’s of Halloween and Fall info – PUMPKIN PATCHES AND MORE.ORG – like…

Hmmm??  Wondering if I should “Dress Up” during my showing for the month of October?

I big “BOO” – I mean Thanks to GOOGLE IMAGERY and ClipArt.com

October 13, 2008 Posted by | Fall, Fun Post, Halloween, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Halloween

It’s Halloween time!!  “OOOOOOOOOO” Click here to learn about the History of Halloween – if you Dare!

Where do you go for Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, Hayrides and more – Click Here on PUMPKIN PATCHES and MORE.org in New York and in ConnecticutCLICK HERE.

Also from PUMPKIN PATCHES and MORE.org – Some tasty recipes using Pumpkins, Apples and more! 

HGTV has some GREAT ideas for your “Spooktaculish” party –

                                                   

Scare up some fun with more Halloween Ideas! DIY has lots of Halloween Decorating and Recipe tips

                                                                                

Editor’s Picks Halloween Books for more ideas.

From Evite.com, their music picks for some terror-ific listening: 

  1. Werewolves of Londonby: Warren Zevon
  2. Living Dead Girl by: Rob Zombie
  3. Somebody’s Watching Me by: Rockwell
  4. Spellboundby: Siouxsie and the Banshees
  5. Don’t Fear the Reaper by: Blue Oyster Cult
  6. Tubular Bells by: Mike Oldfield
  7. Devil Inside by: INXS
  8. People Are Strange by: The Doors
  9. Possum Kingdom by: The Toadies
  10. Bela Lugosi’s Dead by: Bauhaus

Thanks to GOOGLE IMAGERY and CLIPART for these great Pics!

October 11, 2008 Posted by | Connecticut, Halloween, NY, Putnam County, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment