STAFF BLOG EVERYDAY GOURMET Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bars
These pumpkin bars are as delicious with whole wheat flour as they are when made with all purpose flour! There are not too many recipes that I can say that for, but this one is really true. Of course,... Posted on 10/31/13 at 8:58 AM
PARENT INFORMATION CENTER 5 Safety Tips When Carving Pumpkins
A child waits for this time of year to dive tUse extra caution when your child dive their hands into a messy, gooey, slimy pumpkin. Be sure to use extra precaution when your child dives into carving t... Posted on 10/28/13 at 2:27 PM
MIDDLE AGED PLAGUE If Pumpkins Were Money, I'd Be Rich
Before we get started, allow me to say that I've changed my name from Middle Aged Plague to This Woman Writes, where I will eventually be transferring my posts and writing. Please, if you are a regula... Posted on 1/17/13 at 5:21 PM
STAFF BLOG IN THE SPIRIT My favorite Halloween things
Hauling out my Halloween decorations each year always brings to mind the 23 years I worked in the features department at the Grand Forks Herald. For most of those years, one of my colleagues was Carol... Posted on 10/31/12 at 10:22 AM
THE DIRT: THE REAL DIRT ON GARDENING FROM A MASTER GARDENER IN MOORHEAD, MINNESOTA My new favorite
Another thing I was able to check off my list this past weekend was putting up some Pumpkin Preserves--if you have never had these, they are well worth the effort. Delicious!
I came across this recip... Posted on 10/19/12 at 4:10 AM
In the dark of the night she comes, carrying pumpkins and gourds for her friends and family members. She arranges the festive fall gifts in a little display along their front steps and leaves without a word.
There may be a few more Jack-O-Lanterns smiles this year as many Minnesota and North Dakota pumpkin farmers say the crop has been extra fruitful, enough for at least some Minnesota growers to ship pumpkins out-of-state.
Fall is finally here, arriving sometime Saturday.
And appropriately, it was accompanied by the season’s first hard frost Sunday morning, although the leaves have been changing color, and we’ve been experiencing cool, crisp weather for a couple of weeks.
What began as an ordinary pumpkin patch has become a labor of love for a Voss, N.D. family. The patch has become the core of a fundraiser called “Pumpkins for Pat.” The campaign is named for Pat Mach, 42, of Minto, N.D., who was killed in a snowmobile accident in February.
In a tradition going back to 1969, juniors and seniors from Chagrin Falls High School near Cleveland take pumpkins to the top of a hilly street, smash them on the pavement and use the mess to slide down on sleds or trash can lids.
Third-graders at Salem Hills Elementary School in Inver Grove Heights, Minn., nursed seedlings into producing a handful of pumpkins they were excited to harvest this fall. The kids even named one of them Pump.
But this month, thieves nabbed all of their pumpkins -- including Pump.
South Dakota farmer Kevin Marsh of Parker, S.D., knows his 1,674-pound pumpkin isn't pretty — it won an ugliest pumpkin award at a Colorado event. But it's also only 51 pounds shy of the world record listed by the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth.
The next time you have any leftover buttercup squash, Herald Food Editor Jeff Tiedeman suggests using it in quick bread recipes that call for pumpkin or the like at Chef Jeff, the Red River Valley's newest food blog of fun, at Chef Jeff.
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