- Southern Living | Shine Food | Tue, Oct 23, 2012 11:03 AM EDT | Comments
Give a subtle nod to the Halloween classic It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and serve this sharp-cheddar cheese ball with a pepper kick.
The Great White Pumpkin Cheese Ball
- 2 (10-oz.) blocks extra-sharp white Cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
- 2 (4-oz.) goat cheese logs, softened
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Braided pretzel, muscadine vine and leaf
- Crackers and assorted vegetables
Stir together first 4 ingredients. Shape mixture into a ball to resemble a pumpkin. Smooth pumpkin's entire surface with metal spatula or table knife. Make vertical grooves in ball, if desired, using fingertips. Press pretzel into top of cheese ball to resemble a pumpkin stem; place muscadine vine and leaf beside pretzel. Serve with crackers and assorted vegetable
- Wed, Oct 17, 2012 3:16 PM EDT | CommentsNothing helps get me into the Halloween spirit more than putting a brightly colored orange and black wreath on my door to great guests and trick-or-treaters. And you don't need to shell out a ton of money to decor your door -- you can easily make a ton a fabulous wreaths at home. I've made a few Halloween wreaths in my day, and they are so, so fun! I've pulled together a collection of 10 to inspire you - click through to see them! - By Amy Anderson
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- Galtime.com | Parenting | Wed, Oct 17, 2012 11:47 AM EDT | CommentsAs we get closer to Halloween, entertain your little goblins with fun (not frightful!) activities by turning a chilly fall day into a "crafternoon." Try these four DIY projects at home for kids of all ages.
1. Create a candy pumpkin character. Gather an assortment of candies so the kids can create a sweet and spooky face by gluing or taping each item onto the pumpkin! Remind them that the glue-covered candy is not edible, but the leftover candies are!
For an even lower-tech version, use a simple-to-apply sticker kit like this one from Paper Source for $8.95.
2. Decorate trick-or-treat bags. Round up craft items such as markers, colored pencils, cardstock, glue sticks, stamps or stickers and spend a few hours with your kids creating their goodie bag.
3. Trace iconic Halloween silhouettes o...Read More »
- Dailycandy | Parenting | Wed, Oct 17, 2012 5:59 PM EDT | Comments
Head to the nearest patch with your little pumpkin pickers in tow. From Maryland to Texas, we've got the perfect spots for cider, corn mazes, and fall fun.
Bostonians know Belkin Family Lookout Farm does fall in a big way. Scale the hay pyramid, wander the burlap maze, and then break for apple cider and donuts.
89 Pleasant Street South, South Natick, MA (508-653-0653 or lookoutfarm.com).
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Cinderella would have hightailed it early from the ball if she'd known a carriage like the one here awaited. Fairy tale-themed houses and 50,000 gourds and squashes make up the elaborate displays at Dallas Arboretum. That's how they do it in Texas.
8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX (214-515-6500 or dallasarboretum.org).
At Fishkill Farms - about 90 minutes from Manhattan - pumpkin and apple-picking seasons conveniently coincide. After finding a jack-o'-lantern-worthy gourd, pluck Golden Delicious ...Read More »
- Thu, Oct 18, 2012 11:16 AM EDT | Comments