Monday, October 31, 2011

How to preserve Pumpkin seed for next year and Shutterfly Christmas cards giveaway

Mimi got this beautiful pink Heirloom pumpkin and i wanted to save the seeds for next year.

Here is how you do it:

Get your seeds out of the pumpkin and wash the flesh out in your bowl.

When seed are clean. pad them with a washcloth or paper towel.

Let them dry for 6 weeks on parchment paper in a dry area.

After 6 weeks place the seed in a plastic bag with paper towel and label your bag with permanent marker.


Friday, October 28, 2011

Witch tea party and French cookies i grew up eating in France

I made this very easy tea party for the kids. I wanted them to know some of the cookies i grew up eating in France.

Joining the Witch party at Frosted Petunias

They can't wait...Playing already...

We had lots of cookies and cupcakes from the store.
I used some fabric for the center of the table. Easy.

The cupcakes have witches' hats

We had hot coco. It is getting cooler here...

Black and white Toile China

Here are the cookies from my childhood:

LU. Pim's
World table. Rasberry tartlette
Milano melts. Dark classic creme.

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pumpkin cupcakes tutorial

Those are so cute and very easy!
Pillsbury has the funfetti cake mix around Halloween and the matching icing.
I used Twizzlers for the pumpkin stem.
I thought black cupcake liners would be great. 

One box of cake mix makes all the cupcakes. Use a mini bunt pan for the tops. Butter and flour so the cakes don't stick.
Follow the directions for the temperature on the box.

You will get very fluffy cakes. Cute them flat.
Use your icing and glue them together.

With your icing pipe make a "spider".

Dip the cupcake in sprinkles.
Add a piece of chocolate Twizzlers for the stem.

Yum and so pretty on your tower.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

French pumpkin soup recipe

It all starts with a pumpkin.
French Pumpkin soup

1 small pumpkin, (for pies, i used the flesh of a big one before it works too)
1 potato per person (here 6)
2 leeks (freeze if you get more)
1 sausage package,
1 tablespoon Chicken powder or 2 broth cubes.

Garnish: croutons, Swiss cheese. Essential here.

Cut your pumpkin. Cut the skin off too. You want chunks.Use half and freeze the rest for more soup later.

Cut your potatoes,
In a non stick pan, brown your sausage.

Cut your leeks and add to sausage. cook for few minutes.

Add your potatoes and pumpkin. Cook for few minutes.

Add water to cover everything and add the broth cubes or powder.
Cook until potatoes and pumpkin are tender.

Serve with croutons and Swiss cheese. 
Beyond yummy!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Mabey's pumpkin patch trip in South Jordan, Utah

We found the coolest pumpkin patch in South Jordan, Utah...Why the coolest? You will have to read at the end of this post!!

It is open Monday through Saturdays,

from 10 am to 8 pm.

The address is

10090 South 1000 West, South Jordan, UT 84095.

First, it is pretty big...
You can see the kids at the end of the path...They were exploring for the best pumpkin!

Then, it is fun and beautiful. There is a tractor and an area with hay and lots of pumpkins to take pictures.

You also have the South Jordan Temple in the background.

They have wagons for your convenience.

And if you look around you will find the coolest pumpkins:
With warts
Lots of heirlooms

Mimi got a pink one.

This stripe one is pretty cool!

This one is huge!

They all got pumpkins and they were pretty happy!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Cute Halloween Teacher's gift. Halloween caramel popcorn treat

 This is very easy to make and My kid's teachers will love it. Great gifts also for friends and family.
You will need:
Orville Redenbacher's caramel popcorn,
Variety of Halloween candy and 1 bag of mixed nuts to your taste.
Treat boxes,
Plastic favor bags,

Pop the popcorn. Follow the instructions for the caramel.

Add your nuts and candy to the caramel popcorn.

Place your plastic bag in box. Fill with popcorn mix.

Tie a bow.

Happy Halloween!

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