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Halloween – Learn about the Origin

Halloween is the night of October 31 where is celebrated by dressing up in costumes. It originates from when the Celts dressed up as ghosts and others would offer them sweets to appease them, thus the concept of dressing up and trick or treating.  “It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts”. In the eighth century is was called All Saints Day to honor saints that incorporated traditions of Samhain.

Halloween Recipes – Go ahead, pick your poison

Carmel Apples:

  • Get red apples
  • Purchase Carmel candy
  • Melt candy in a pot over fire till it forms a liquid
  • Stick a wooden stick into the center of the apple and dip apple into Carmel
  • Wait for Carmel to cool

Peanut Butter cup Brownies

  • Heat oven to 400° F.
  • Melt the butter and chocolate in a pan over low heat.
  • Using a mixer, beat the eggs and sugar until pale yellow and fluffy. Lower speed and pour in the melted chocolate and vanilla. Mix in the flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Fold in the peanut butter cups.
  • Scrape into a buttered 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Bake until the tip of a knife comes out clean, about 35 minutes.

Sweet and Salty Pumpkin Seeds

  • Heat oven to 300° F. Spread the seeds on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until dry throughout, 50 to 60 minutes.
  • Increase oven temperature to 350° F. In a large bowl, toss the seeds with the butter, sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Return the seeds to the baking sheet and toast, tossing occasionally, until golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes.

Halloween Costumes- Dress up as your favorite character

Minnie Mouse

  • Red dress
  • White Stockings
  • Mouse Ears
  • Black Gloves
  • Black shoes
  • Drawn on whiskers

Kim Possible

  • Army green pants
  • Black long sleeve shirt
  • Brown belt
  • Black gloves
  • Boots

Thug

  • Black shirt
  • Chain
  • Sweatpants/boxers
  • Bandana
  • Tattoo makeup with eyeliner (teardrop, finger tattoos etc.)

Bumblebee

  • Black shirt
  • Yellow shorts
  • Antennae’s

By Dana Kosber

Sources: http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/sweet-and-salty-pumpkin-seeds