Some Enchanted Autumn

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Some Enchanted Autumn by Linda Andrews is an excellent gift idea for the Halloween season. Vampires, skeletons, spiders, witches… they are all here – but this is definitely not a children’s book. One town, founded by the same wagon train during the pioneering days of the North American continent, holds a secret that could destroy […]


Carving The Perfect Pumpkin

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One of the most time honored Halloween traditions is the carving of the pumpkin to place on the front porch. Many families make it a part of their fall traditions to drive out to the local pumpkin patch, pick out the perfect pumpkins, and then come home to carve creepy or funny faces into all […]


You Know Boo Is Coming So Bake A Cake

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If you are having a Halloween party this year, you might want some other dessert besides fun sized candy bars. A Halloween cake makes a great dessert, and can also be a fun centerpiece on your dinner table while the meal is being served. Here are two creative Halloween cakes that you can try on […]


Halloween Meal Planning

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So you’ve decked the house out in creepy accessories, and picked out the perfect costume. The candy is ready to go for the trick-or-treaters and the music for your Halloween party is downloading into your MP3 player. What else could you possibly do for the holiday? Why not come up with some fun Halloween items […]


The Inn At Kristofer S In Sister Bay Wisconsin Offers A Great Dining Experience

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Door County, Wisconsin is a popular destination for tens of thousands of travelers every year. Small villages with populations of less than 500 people swell to large crowds during the summer weekends as people head to Door County for some rest, relaxation, time on the water, and good food. The Inn at Kristofer’s, located on […]


A Colorful Plate Year Round

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Our family is in the habit of going to a local farmers’ market during the summer and fall to get farm-fresh fruits and vegetables. I admit that I have to work a bit harder during the off- season, when seasonal produce is less plentiful, to make sure that my plate is just as colorful. For […]


Giving A Cheesecake As A Gift Your Buying Options

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Each year, millions of Americans must buy gifts for specials occasions, which may include birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, and popular holidays. In fact, a number of Americans also give gifts to those that they love just because. If you are in the market for a gift for a special occasion or even for no reason at […]


What S Thanksgiving Without Pumpkin Pie

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Pumpkin pie is standard fare at most Thanksgiving feasts. Many of us look forward to eating it for dessert once a year. However, if you are tired of that thick, sweet piece of pie at the end of this already-filling meal, consider these interesting alternatives. Pumpkin is a very nutritious fruit — not a vegetable […]


Halloween Crafts

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The only bad Halloween craft project is the Halloween craft project that takes too long. You know the ones. The craft projects that have so many steps that you’ve lost the attention of your kids before step 2. Give these easy Halloween craft ideas a try. They’re short; they’re sweet; they’re fun and the end […]


Halloween Activities For Toddlers Pumpkins

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Halloween inspires all kinds of activities to do with your toddler, especially pumpkin fun! Visiting the pumpkin patch together, shopping for (or making) Halloween costumes, and decorating the house. But one of the best Halloween activities is doing art projects together. Here are two very simple pumpkin crafts that every toddler will enjoy. Prepare for […]


Pumpkin A Super Food

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Think of the word pumpkin and images of jack-o-lanterns and whipped cream covered Thanksgiving pies will probably pop into your mind. Pumpkin is traditionally considered a holiday food and is a staple in our kitchen pantries and freezers during that festive time of the year. However, did you know that pumpkin now heralded as one […]


Pampoenmoes South African Food

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Pumpkin is one of South Africa’s favourite vegetables. Most restaurants serve pumpkin and spinach as vegetable side dishes with main meals and all mothers buy it for their families. There are many ways in which you can serve the great varieties of pumpkin available like butternut squash, herbert squash, “boer” pumpkin or red pumpkin, to […]


How To Prepare Pumpkin Seeds

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Here are some good recipes for preparing pumpkin seeds for eating…and what a treat they are! If they are toasted and salted properly they are wonderfully crunchy and easy to eat. It helps if you are going to eat them with the shells on if you use seeds from sugar pumpkins, somewhat smaller than the […]


Enjoy Carving A Pumpkin

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I am surprised how many people I talk to that have missed out on some of the most foundational experiences of childhood. I love counseling couples and families and helping them find creative ways to spend family time together and to enjoy the smallest things in life together. So as I worked with a family […]