- Southern Living | Shine Food | Tue, Oct 30, 2012 6:12 PM EDT | CommentsHalloween decorations and don't want to let those perfectly good pumpkin seeds go to waste? Here's how to salvage the seeds and cook them.
Pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas, are actually covered by a fibrous shell (the large white things you find inside your pumpkins). While some people might enjoy eating the entire seed with the shell, we think the greenish, meatier inside is more flavorful and works better with these recipes. To get started, here's our simple roasting procedure:
1. Rinse the seeds in water, separate from the pulp, and pat dry with paper towels. Then, toss them with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and ground thyme or rosemary to taste.
2. Spread the seeds in a single layer on an aluminum foil-lined or parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
3. Bake at 350° 10 to 12 minutes or until crisp. Then, allow them to cool completely in the pan.
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- Galtime.com | Love + Sex | Tue, Oct 30, 2012 6:28 PM EDT | Comments
By GalTime.com Sr Editor Jessica Ashley
During election season, it's sometimes hard to separate the charades from the real issues. Why not set aside debates on foreign policy, health care and the economy for one eve and instead spotlight the quips, comments and silliness surrounding the presidential debates, candidates and social network response? Here's how to bring the (political) party to the (Halloween) party in 2012 without the candidate masks of elections past.
Top Political Costumes
Blue Cup, Red Cup
RED CUP, BLUE CUP, CONVENIENCE STORE COFFEE CUP
Could bad coffee wake up a nation of voters on November 6th? Convenience store 7-11 says the coffee cups emblazoned with the candidate names have accurately predicted the winner in the past. Before the results are (ahem) spilled next week, vote your choice on Halloween by dressing in a cheap cup costume.
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- Tue, Oct 23, 2012 11:08 AM EDT | CommentsHalloween: the only night you have a valid excuse with your dentist to stuff yourself with sweet things. If you're entertaining (or imitating) ghouls, zombies, firefighters or superheroes, treats like peanut butter cups, caramels, and, of course, chocolate -- will surely leave your guests believing they've been treated rather than tricked.
• Hungry for more Halloween treats? Check out the submissions for Your Best Halloween Treat.
• If you're craving chocolate, try this chocolate bundt cake.
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- Fri, Oct 19, 2012 1:44 PM EDT | Commentsby Julia Rubin, Teen Vogue
You don't have to wear a costume to get into the spooky spirit! Check out these fun pieces adorned with ghosts, jack-o'-lanterns, skulls, and more.
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- Tue, Oct 23, 2012 12:16 PM EDT | CommentsThis past weekend New York was home to the 22nd Annual Thompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade. Hundreds of dogs dressed up for this fun occasion and brought out their human friends to celebrate. We saw dogs of all sizes dressed up as everything from pop stars, political figures, popular books and some of the more traditional characters like skeletons, pirates and martians. Click through to see 7 of the best costumes from this year's Halloween Dog Parade. - By Devan McGuinness
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