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Holiday Pumpkins: A Collection of Inspired Recipes, Gifts and Decorations
     

Holiday Pumpkins: A Collection of Inspired Recipes, Gifts and Decorations

by Georgeanne Brennan, Penina (Photographer)
 

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The holidays of autumn are rich with festivities and fruits of the harvest. Halloween, Thanksgiving, and harvesttime are celebrated by serving an array of tantalizing dishes, and by the creation of many special decorations for the home. ""Holiday Pumpkin" is a wonderful guide to some of these most beloved tastes and traditions of Fall.

Filled with over 30

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The holidays of autumn are rich with festivities and fruits of the harvest. Halloween, Thanksgiving, and harvesttime are celebrated by serving an array of tantalizing dishes, and by the creation of many special decorations for the home. ""Holiday Pumpkin" is a wonderful guide to some of these most beloved tastes and traditions of Fall.

Filled with over 30 recipes, "Holiday Pumpkin" offers both the old favorites as well as new dishes that will quickly become standards in any household. Traditional recipes range form Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Pie to Pumpkin Soup, Honey-Grilled Pumpkin Slices to Pumpkin Bread. Creative twists on this "new world" vegetable result in creations such as Sautééd Pumpkin, Red Peppers, and Greens with Polenta, Pumpkin Blossoms with Goat Cheese Filling, and Pumpkin Cheesecake in a Gingersnap-Walnut Crust.

In addition to this delectable offering of recipes, "Holiday Pumpkin" presents over 30 decorating projects that use all sizes and colors of pumpkins. Here are directions not only for carving out a perfect jack-o'-lantern but also for creating lovely Pumpkin Candle Holders, Painted and Appliquéd Pumpkins, and a Pumpkin Wreath. Some of these projects are perfect to do with kids, and all of the projects and recipes will add to the enjoyment of the autumn holidays, Halloween, and Thanksgiving.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765108159
Publisher:
Smithmark Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Series:
Holiday Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
8.72(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.73(d)

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The following is just one of the many crafts featured:

Pumpkin Wreath

Pumpkins are easily incorporated into a celebratory, seasonal wreath by attaching them firmly using a glue gun and hot glue

You will need:
3 to 5 fresh raintree branches (available at floral suppliers)
Glue gun and glue
12-inch wire wreath frame
13 to 15 mini pumpkins, as small as possible
2 to 3 stems of fried Chinese lantern (available at floral suppliers)
Wire or ribbon for hanging

To make:

Remove the raintree blossoms from their branches and glue them on to the wire frame to form the mat. You should have some blossoms left over.

Glue the pumpkins directly onto raintree blossoms in varied clusters and angles. Add touches of Chinese lantern.

Add short pieces of raintree branches to the outside of the wreath frame in various spots to create little tendrils, then fill in the wreath with the remaining raintree blossoms to make it look full and to add dimension.

To hang the wreath, attach a piece of ribbon or a twisted wire loop to the back of the wire frame.

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