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Halloween Cooking Corner

Sarah Kronner, A&E Editor

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Sure it smells like fall, but does it taste like it? Here are two Halloween recipes that are fun to make, and go great together. Follow the steps below to try them out for yourselves!

Pumpkin Seeds: Nothing says fall like pumpkin seeds do! This fun activity can be done with friends, family or even by yourself! In addition to getting a delicious snack, you can also use the pumpkin to make a spooky jack-o-lantern for Halloween.

Directions:
1. Find the perfect pumpkin: You can grow it yourself, buy one at the store, or go to your local pumpkin patch! Make sure the pumpkin is big, but not too big (be careful not to discriminate too much, any pumpkin will work.)
2. Find a large knife or alternative carving tool: Slice a hole in the top of your pumpkin and remove the top.
3. Step 3 is where things get fun; If you’re not willing to get your hands dirty I recommend using a large spoon or asking for help on this step. Scoop all the flesh, guts and seeds out of the pumpkin (make sure to save excess guts for arts and crafts.)
4. This step is optional: carve a face or celestial shape into the pumpkin and make it into a jack-o-lantern. If you don’t wish to do this you can feed it to the deer instead.
5. Separate the seeds from the flesh. Try not to get discouraged with the difficulty of this step, it’s worth it for the end result. Rinse the seeds in a strainer and dry.
6. This is your chance to be creative. Add some oil and whatever seasoning you please to the seeds and mix them up in a bowl.
Roast at 300 degrees for about 45 minutes.

Apple Cider: This season is dry and exhausting, making hydration more important than ever. What better beverage to do that with than apple cider. This is a classic and the only thing better than apples is making them into a drink.

Directions:
1. Pick or buy 10 apples.
2.Place the apples in a large crockpot, and fill with enough water to cover the apples. Add ¾ cups of white sugar, 1 tablespoon of allspice, and some cinnamon sticks.
3. Boil uncovered for an hour. then reduce heat to a simmer for 2 more hours (in this time you could watch The Texas Chainsaw Massacre twice.)
Strain the mixture, and refrigerate.

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Sarah Kronner, Arts and Entertainment Editor

Sarah Kronner is a senior at Hellgate High School. It’s her first year writing for the Lance and she’s looking forward to adding her perspectives to...

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