This Halloween Get Ready to Scream

Halloween originated from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. The word “Samhain” means summer’s end in old Irish. Halloween was called hallows eve, but then it later was changed. Halloween was originally a day to celebrate all the saints. The Samhain celebrated their new year on November 1st, and believed that on the 31st of October the ghosts from the dead would come to life. Druids, known as priests, built giant bonfires where they would sacrifice animals and burn crops. They would wear costumes and dance around. Years later Halloween was introduced into the USA, and then became an official holiday.

Halloween Themed Specialties Recipes

Are you terrible at cooking? Well here are a few easy, tasty recipes you can make that are fast and simple.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Instead of throwing all those gooey pumpkin seeds away, make a radical snack. Step 1: Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Step 2: Toss seeds in a bowl with the melted butter and salt. Step 3: Spread the seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes until golden brown. Enjoy!

Marshmallow Ghosts

Ingredients – 12 ounces white candy coating, coarsely chopped. 1-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows.

Chocolate decorating gel or assorted candies.

Directions- In a microwave, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Stir in marshmallows until coated. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper; smooth and flatten into ghost shapes.

Decorate with gel or candies for eyes. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 15 servings. Enjoy!

By: Nikole Kimble

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