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fun recipes for
ghost pizza bagels
8 slices mozzarella
8 mini bagels
1/2 c. marinara
4 black olives
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut
mozzarella slices into ghost shapes using
a paring knife. • Spread a thin layer of
marinara over pizza bagel and top with
ghost. • Bake until cheese is melty, 10
minutes. • Meanwhile, cut olives into
little pieces for eyes. Dot the ghosts and
spooky grilled cheese
8 slices pumpernickel or dark rye bread
4 slices cheddar cheese
1. Using a Halloween themed cookie
cutter, take four slices of the bread and
cut out the centers.
2. Heat butter in a griddle or skillet over
3. Cook the cut side pieces of bread and
the whole pieces of bread in the saute
pan for 3 minutes. Flip the whole piece
of bread, cover with a slice of cheese and
top with the un-cooked piece of cut-out
bread cooking an additional 3 minutes or
until the cheese is melted.
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fun Things to do
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The Katy Wine Fest is a must for any wine lover! Highlighting
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Along with a fantastic selection of wine, the Katy Wine Fest
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and barley, craft beer will be available for sampling. Live musical entertainment, a
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OCTOBER 9 TH -NOVEMBER 28 TH ,
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OCTOBER 23 RD , 12 PM - 10 PM
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fun crafts to do
1. Start with the right pumpkin.
Choose one that's fresh, with a sturdy stem, no bruises, and a
flat bottom so it won't roll while you carve.
2. Cut from the bottom, not the top. Michael
Natiello, pumpkin carving pro and creative director for The Great
Jack-o'-Lantern Blaze, says cutting your "lid" from the bottom of
the pumpkin helps prevent the sides from caving in later.
3. If you do carve from the top, cut out the lid
on an angle. This way it won't drop inside the pumpkin
when you put it back on top, like it would with a straight upand-down
cut. A boning knife should work well for this.
4. Scoop out all the pulp (and then some). You
can buy a special "claw" for pumpkin gutting, but an ice cream
scoop will do just fine. Thin the inner wall of the "face" area to
1¼-inch thick, so it will be easier to pierce the shell.
5. Sketch out your design on paper first. If you
draw your jack-o'-lantern face to size, Natiello says you can
use it as a pattern: Just tape it to the front of your pumpkin
and use a fork or pencil to poke holes along the lines you want
to carve. (Or save yourself from creative blocks by getting a
pumpkin carving kit, complete with a marker, scraper, cutting
tools, and pre-made patterns.)
6. Hold the pumpkin in your lap. It's easier to create
features when the face is gazing up at you. Natiello suggests
using a serrated kitchen knife or an X-Acto knife for carving,
but to make intricate designs, you could try using a small saw.
Just don't cut on a slant — clean up-and-down slices look best.
How to carve a pumpkin
7. Start by making simple rough cuts. If you get
the big pieces of pumpkin out of the way first, you can go back
and clean up the edges of your design later.
8. Use your scraps creatively. Make a tongue, pipe,
or hair accessories out of a discarded piece of pumpkin shell,
9. Keep your pumpkin fresh. Natiello recommends
spreading petroleum jelly on the cut edges to seal in moisture.
If your pumpkin still shrivels a few days later, you can revive it
with a facedown soak in cold water for up to eight hours.
10. Create a chimney. First, leave the lid on for a few
minutes while the candle burns. Then make a small hole where
the lid has blackened. Or, save yourself the stress and go with
battery-operated votives instead.
11. Sprinkle cinnamon inside the lid. That way,
when you light the candle, your jack-o'-lantern will smell like
a pumpkin pie. Yum.
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Hanging Bat Craft
Here’s a simple hanging bat craft for kids using empty toilet paper rolls. These
adorable cardboard tube bats are a great way for kids to help decorate for
fall or Halloween. They also make a great activity to go with the children’s
book, Stellaluna! (Free bat wing template is provided on website www.
Materials for Bat Craft
Cardboard tube (We used an empty toilet paper roll.)
Tempera paint (black or brown) and paintbrush
Construction paper (black or brown)
Black pipe cleaners
Single hole punch (This is my favorite! It can punch through multiple
sheets without making your hand sore!)
Marker (We used black and silver Sharpies.)
Bat wing template (optional)
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of the foot to make a hook for hanging.
8. Hang your bat up for fall or Halloween!
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