Pumpkin Carving Ideas

Here are some marvellous pumpkin carving ideas that should help you in your journey to carve some of the best looking pumpkins in your street.

1. Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas

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2. Oogie Boogie from The Nightmare Before Christmas

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3. Corpse Bride

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4. Sean from Sean of the Dead

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5. Carol from Where the Wild Things Are

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6. Stripe from Gremlins

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Looks like someone fed this pumpkin after midnight.

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7. Freddy Krueger from Nightmare on Elm Street

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8. Humphrey Bogart from Casablanca

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9. Lloyd Dobler from Say Anything…

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10. Vincent Van Gogh

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And an impressive pumpkin rendition of his “Green Wheat Fields.”

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11. Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Jim Morrison

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We’re pretty sure Bob Marley is popping his head in on the right, too.

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12. Jigsaw from the Saw movies and Chucky

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13. Kang from The Simpsons, The Joker from Dark Knight, Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland

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14. Boba Fett and Yoda

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Hopefully this doesn’t mean there’s a bounty on Yoda’s head.

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15. Eeyore and Piglet from Winnie the Pooh

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16. Elmo from Sesame Street

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17. Linus and Charlie Brown from Peanuts

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18. Agent P from Phineas and Ferb

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19. Spongebob Squarepants and another Cheshire Cat

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20. Boo from Mario games.

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This pumpkin won’t ignore you just for looking at it.

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21. Ghost from Pac-Man

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  • 22. Hello Kitty Witch
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Apple Pie Cameral Apple

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Kraft caramels
  • 4-5 large, tart apples (You can use red apples too but I like the contrast of the tart apple with the caramel)
  • 1 bag white chocolate chips or white chocolate candy melts
  • cinnamon sugar

Instructions

  1. Wash, scrub, and dry apples. This is important or your caramel won’t stick because of the coating stores put on apples.
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt caramel according to package directions.
  3. Put popsicle stick in the apple. Dip in melted caramel making sure to fully coat it.
  4. Place on parchment or wax paper that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  5. Cool in the fridge until caramel is set up. If you want a thick caramel layer, add another layer of caramel here and let it set up again.
  6. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second intervals. You can add a little shortening if the mixture is too thick.
  7. Coat the apple with the chocolate.
  8. Let it set up a little bit before sprinkling it with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  9. Cool completely in the fridge.
  10. Cut into slices and serve.
  11. These can be made up to one day ahead of time. Store in the refrigerator….Or wrap them in cellophane and give them to your friends.

Source: www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Witch’s Broomsticks

Ingredients

  • 1 package peanut butter cookie dough mix or your favorite homemade peanut butter cookie dough
  • 10 pretzel rods, cut in half
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons shortening
  • butterscotch chips, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix cookie dough according to package directions. Dough will be wet.
  3. Place pretzel rod halves on ungreased cookie sheet. Press ball of dough onto cut end of each pretzel rod. Press dough with fork to resemble “bristles” of broom.
  4. Bake about 12 minutes or until set but not brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool completely.
  5. Cover cookie sheet with waxed paper. Place brooms on waxed paper. Heat shortening and chocolate chips over low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth; remove from heat. Spoon melted chocolate over brooms, leaving about 1 inch at top of pretzel handle and bottom halves of cookie bristles uncovered.
  6. Drizzle with melted butterscotch chips or paint bristles with the melted butterscotch like we did above.
  7. Let stand until chocolate is set. To hurry the process place in the fridge.

Source: BettyCrocker

Pumpkin Scones

Pumpkin Scones

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3 tablespoons half-and-half
  • 1 large egg (more…)

Pumpkin Bread French Toast

Pumpkin French Toast

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings

Serving Size: 1-2 slices

 Ingredients:
  • 1 loaf pumpkin bread, at least a day old
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 Tbsp butter (more…)

Pumpkin Brioche Cinnamon Rolls

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Yield: 8 rolls

Time:

  • Mix pumpkin brioche: about 15 minutes
  • First fermentation, 1 hour, plus overnight (8 – 12 hours) in the refrigerator
  • Prepare pepita cream: 10 minutes (can be prepared in advance)
  • Shape: 15 minutes
  • Proof: about 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Bake: 20 minutes
  • Cool and ice: 10 minutes (more…)

Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake

This is the kind of pumpkin cheesecake recipe that will melt in your mouth. It’s full of fall flavors and spices like nutmeg and candied ginger, add in a chocolate pumpkin layer and you have a dessert that begs to be your pumpkin kick off recipe. (more…)