Leftover Jack-O’-Lantern: Field Pumpkin Puree for baking

field pumpkin puree

(Original Post Date:  November 02, 2010) Last year, our neighborhood didn’t do much for Halloween – with the exception of this one house down the street that went nuts with the lights and spooky decor.  This year, (not to be outdone by that one house again) every house in the neighborhood stepped it up, and [...]

Jack Skellington and Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

roasted pumpkin seeds

(Original Post Date:  October 31, 2010) Halloween has always been my favorite holiday of the year…  free candy, spooky decor, horror movies – what’s not to love?  This year I decided to carve a trio of Jack-O’-Lantern’s from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.  From left to right, we have:  1. The Pumpkin King,  2. Oogie [...]

Onion-Dyed Easter Eggs

Onion Dyed Easter Eggs

(Original Post Date:  March 18, 2010) Just in time for Easter… I thought I would post my favorite method for dyeing Easter Eggs without any messy food coloring or special Easter egg dye. I’ve been making Easter eggs like this since I was maybe 8 or 9 years old?  It used to be a challenge [...]