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Caramel Apple Bar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup shortening
1 3/4 cupsGoldMedal®all- purpose flour
11/2 cupsquick-cooking oats
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
4 1/2 cups coarsely chopped peeled tart apples (3 medium)
3 tablespoons Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 bag (14 ounces) caramels
1. Heat oven to 400 °F. Mix brown sugar, butter and shortening in large bowl. Stir in 1 3/4 cups flour, the oats, salt and baking soda. Reserve 2 cups oat mixture; press remaining oat mixture in ungreased rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches.
2. Toss apples and 3 tablespoons flour; spread over mixture in pan. Heat caramels over low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted; pour evenly over apples. Sprinkle with reserved oat mixture; press lightly.
3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown and apples are tender. For 36 bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows while warm. Store covered in refrigerator.
Recipe from Betty Crocker
Pumpkin Muffin and Chocolate Drizzle
1 15 oz can of pumpkin puree
1 box of spiced cake mix
1 bag of Hershey chocolate caramel Kisses
1/2 cup of milk
Mix pumpkin puree and cake mix together. Bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes.
Unwrap Hershey’s Kiss and mix with milk in double boiler till thick liquid consistency.
Drizzle chocolate on muffins once cooled. Makes around one dozen muffins.
Recipe from the fruglegirls.com
Caramel Apple Cider
4 cups apple cider
3 tablespoons caramel syrup(the ice cream topping)
1/2 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
4 tablespoons sweetened whipped cream (optional)
Mix it all in together—stir, and cook on low for about 4 hours.
Recipe from Crockpot365.blogspot.com
1-2 cloves roasted garlic (see #1)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons water
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
⅔ cup pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
½ teaspoon finely minced fresh rosemary (more to taste)
salt to taste
1. To roast the garlic, I like to simmer the peeled cloves in a small saucepan with olive oil for 15-20 minutes over low/medium heat. The garlic gets the roast-y flavor and then you get some bonus garlic infused olive oil out of the deal. Bam.
2. Puree all ingredients except rosemary in a blender or food processor until smooth. Add more oil or water as needed. Stir in the rosemary (I found that the blender didn’t really like the tough rosemary pieces in there so I just stirred it in at the end).
3. Serve with warm naan, apple slices, crackers, carrots, wheat toast, roasted vegetables, pita bread and/or anything in the world.
Recipe from PinchofYum.com
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Linfield hosts annual Trick-or-Treat Tour
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Deep into the night, people rest in their apartments longing for a night of much needed rest. Not knowing of the history behind what used to stand on the land before being torn down leaves a sense of unknowingness to the situation.
Long before, there was a children’s hospital that had mysterious figures lurking around in the mist. The high hill that it sat on left an ominous feeling for the surrounding community.
Inside of windows there shadows staring blankly out.
Many children passed away in the time that the hospital stood. Now that it is torn down, the lost souls of children wander the area looking for their way to escape being lost.
If a person walks around at night, the voices of the children screeching for help can be heard in the eerie sound of the wind. Some can spot children wandering around looking for nothing that can be seen.
The chilling gust of wind that passes by, is just an assertion of the supernatural beings that remain on the land.
These children aren’t there to hurt you but find a place to escape and free their souls.
They lost themselves in that hospital that once sat on a hill excluded from all that is around, haunted by the souls of the lost children.
Haunted Places around Oregon
Lafayette Cemetery (Layfayette)
In the cemetery is a witch’s grave and some have seen the witch that was hung haunting the area. The legend is that she cursed the town saying that it will burn completely down three times and so far it has twice. People have said the witch chased them and have scratches on their back.
Newberg Grafic (Newberg)
The newspaper for the town is located in a building that is extremely haunted. There have been sightings of strange time lapses and other apparitions.
Williamette River (Portland)
There has been an abandoned rowboat sighted on the river and no one is ever seen to be on the boat. However, whenever the coastguard tries to go get it, it disappears right in front of them.
Elsinore Theater (Salem)
A boy was technically murdered in the men’s bathroom and his blood is sometimes seen on the mirror when people walk in. On the balcony the daughter of the owner fell and some say that her soul lurks the area that the incident occurred.
Sackett Hall in OSU (Corvallis)
In Room 121, there has been many sightings of things being thrown across the room and fires randomly starting. She was accidently killed by a drunk frat boy and her spirit roams B-long in the form of a dust cloud.
Ebenezer Chapel (Dayton)
Within the chapel there are sightings of spirits that lurk the cemetery and chapel. Spotting of mysterious things occurring have been reported.
MACK Theater (McMinnville)
People have felt cold spots in the women’s restroom that is located by the entrance to the theater. There is also a sense of being watched.
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By Wendy Donahue/ Chicago Tribune (MCT)
For Halloween 2011, zombies are battling vampires for hearts and minds. The peacock is the new black swan. And Monster High’s Frankie Stein is challenging Hannah Montana in the ‘tween popularity contest.
Along with the classics, a new generation of pop-culture heroes and villains inspire Halloween costumes each year. This time around, influences range from AMC’s grisly hit TV show “The Walking Dead” to the elegant bird who fled the Central Park Zoo in August to strut his stuff in Manhattan.
For younger girls, Mattel’s doll-faced Monster High clique fills in the generation gap left by dusty Dracula and fogey Frankenstein. Comic book heroes who leapt to the big screen are big for the boys.
Many of the trendiest characters require special attention to the face to achieve the desired effect. The good news is, once you’ve got that down, the rest of the costume is likely already in the closet.
“Zombies are the biggest costume category for 2011,” said Ressa Tomkiewicz, spokeswoman for Party City. “That’s partly because vampires are falling out of fashion a little bit. Consumers are looking for the newest dark creature to personify.”
Part of the appeal of zombie looks, which are proving popular among adults and boys, is that any character can be zombified nurses, rockers, day traders, teachers.
“This is where makeup comes into play,” Tomkiewicz said.
Costume stores have expanded makeup kits for Halloween. But the face is such a focal point this year that some adults are calling in professionals.
“We’ve already started booking up,” M.A.C. Cosmetics senior artist Jane McKay said in September. “The Saturday night parties will be crazy.”
ADULTS: GASHES AND LASHES
“Halloween is becoming more and more popular for adults,” Tomkiewicz said.
According to a National Retail Federation report released in September, Americans will spend $1 billion on children’s costumes in 2011, up from $840 million last year, and $1.21 billion on adult costumes, up from $990 million last year.
About 68.6 percent of Americans plan to celebrate Halloween, up from 63.8 percent last year and the most in the federation’s nine-year survey history.
Adults like to buy a la carte items to create costumes that are both economical and can be customized, Tomkiewicz said. So Party City added more mini-kits this year containing, say, peacock wings and a mask, or peacock clips for shoes, to which some adults might add a tutu, leggings, blue and green makeup and false lashes, which abound in a rainbow of colors and embellishments at beauty stores such as ULTA as well as M.A.C.
“Lashes can be used for creating a lot of characters,” McKay said. “Many times you want your features larger than life. Lashes help achieve that.”
Everyday toiletries can add up to some of the most dramatic looks. The pale skin of a zombie can start with sunscreen containing zinc, McKay said. “Then you have to create the gore.”