Mummy Cupcakes

Makes 24 cupcakes Carefully piping on icing is the secret to making these adorable Halloween cupcakes. Ingredients For the cupcakes: 1-1/2 cups water 1 cup cocoa powder 2 cups sugar 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon kosher salt 4 large eggs, room temperature 3/4 cup vegetable or … Continue reading Mummy Cupcakes

Healthy Halloween Snack Mix

Makes about 3 cups 1 hour Ingredients 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 2 teaspoons spice blend, such as curry powder, garam masala, chili powder, divided (optional) Kosher salt and ground black pepper 1 3/4 cups raw pumpkin seeds, cleaned and drained, but not patted dry 3/4 cup dried cranberries, … Continue reading Healthy Halloween Snack Mix

Smoked Salt, Dried Apricot and Almond Chocolate Bark

Makes 1 pound This sophisticated candy from Portland author Diane Morgan makes an outstanding holiday gift. There are only four ingredients, so make sure your nuts and fruit are fresh, and that you use a good-quality chocolate. The tempering process, which gives the chocolate a glossy finish and the proper snap when broken, isn't complicated, … Continue reading Smoked Salt, Dried Apricot and Almond Chocolate Bark

Citrus Pumpkin Meringue Pie

Makes 8 servings 1 hour 15 minutes (20 minutes active) This Thanksgiving pie is deliciously deceptive. Until you cut into it, it looks like your classic lemon meringue pie, piled high with billows of whipped and toasted egg whites. But once the knife slices through that sweet topping, the real deal is revealed. Hidden under … Continue reading Citrus Pumpkin Meringue Pie

Scarecrows Historically Speaking

For thousands of years, scarecrows have helped humans save their crops from crows and other hungry mouths and provided an outlet for human creativity. Scarecrows are as old and as mysterious as human nature and have been useful friends to humans since the mists of early time. A Brief History of Scarecrows Scarecrow genealogy is … Continue reading Scarecrows Historically Speaking

The Witches Gossip Corner

In Wicca, they define Witches as any individual drawn towards the Craft. Even you as readers and those drawn to the benefits of Spellwork are Witches. However, those who are new to the Craft will fall under specific types of practitioners. In this series, you will uncover the 7 main types of witches, continue reading … Continue reading The Witches Gossip Corner

Family Samhuinn 2016 | Beltane Fire Society

The Family Samhuinn 2016 organisers are Cat Somerville and Clara Koenig You can get in touch with them by email at Family Samhuinn is a spooky invitation to children and their fa… Source: Family Samhuinn 2016 | Beltane Fire Society

Samhuinn Fire Festival 2016 | Beltane Fire Society

What? Samhuinn Fire Festival 2016 When? 9pm on Monday 31st October 2016 Where? This year we’re returning to our traditional home! We will be processing down Edinburgh’s historic Royal M… Source: Samhuinn Fire Festival 2016 | Beltane Fire Society

Autumn ~ The Time Of The Crone

Spirited away, my energy gently glides above the treetops like a down feather blown within the circling wind. Below, I see the quilted workings of Mother Earth in the patches of green grass, freshly plowed ground and fields of grain ready now for the harvest. The air is sweet and cool as it moves around … Continue reading Autumn ~ The Time Of The Crone

Opal ~ October Birthstone

Opal gemstone: History and Properties "Opal...Made up of the glories of the most precious gems, to describe it is a matter of inexpressible difficulty: there is in it the gentler fire of the Ruby, there is the brilliant purple of the Amethyst, there is the sea-green of the Emerald, all shining together in an incredible … Continue reading Opal ~ October Birthstone