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Fall Family Fun for 2011: The Master Guide

Fall Family Fun for 2011: The Master Guide

Fall Fun: Apple Picking Farms in Connecticut, including Fairfield County, Litchfield County, and New Haven County Fall Family Fun: Corn Mazes--Corn Mazes in Western Connecticut including Fairfield County, Litchfield County, and New Haven County Halloween 2011 activities!--all of Halloween in ...

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What to do with Kids and Teens

Macaroni Kid is your resource for things to do with kids and teens! Keep up with great local happenings by subscribing to our weekly newsletter. The calendar is full of fall activities for families, kids, and teens. Check out October ...

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Halloween 2011 Family Fun: Events, Crafts, Recipes

Halloween 2011 Family Fun: Events, Crafts, Recipes

Halloween Events for 2011 Click here for Halloween Events and activities for this weekend, October 21, 22, 23, and through the week. Click here for Halloween Events and activities for Halloween Weekend 2011. Disclaimer: I try to give hints about ...

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Halloween Events 2011: Have a Haunted Halloween!

Halloween Events 2011: Have a Haunted Halloween!

Haunts (many for teens): Trail of Terror in Wallingford, CT--for teens The Haunted Corn Maze at March Farm in Bethlehem, CT--for older kids The Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce in Bristol, CT-for older kids Nightmare Fair: Trails from the Crypt ...

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Halloween Events 2011: Have a Haunted Halloween!

Halloween Events 2011: Have a Haunted Halloween!

Haunts: The Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce in Bristol, CT-for older kids Trail of Terror in Wallingford, CT--for teens Nightmare Fair: Trails from the Crypt at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, CT--for older kids, Friday and Saturday calendar entry Nightmare ...

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Fall Is in the Air and on the Trees

Fall Is in the Air and on the Trees

I love every season in Connecticut. I admit that Fall is one of my favorites. The air becomes crisp and before you know it, you are surrounded by a canopy of golden leaves. It's time to pick apples, take hay ...

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What to Expect when Apple Picking at an Orchard

What to Expect when Apple Picking at an Orchard

Never been to a commercial farm before? Perhaps you are a city dweller heading into the country for the day. Maybe you've moved to Connecticut after a stint at a more urban location. If you've never been apple picking before, ...

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Apple Picking Farms in Connecticut!

Apple Picking Farms in Connecticut!

There is nothing like the crisp, fresh taste of an apple picked right from the tree. Connecticut's farm-land is alive and well. These orchards are open for apple (and even other fruit) picking in September and most of October. Always ...

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Fall Family Fun: Corn Mazes in Connecticut

Fall Family Fun: Corn Mazes in Connecticut

Select Corn Mazes in Fairfield County, Litchfield County, and New Haven County Castle Hill Farm 40 Sugar Lane Newtown, CT 06470 (203) 426-5487 Hours: 11 am - 5 pm weekends, 2 - 5 pm weekdays Admission: $8 Along with the ...

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Pumpkin Pickin' Time

Pumpkin Pickin' Time

The very best place to purchase a pumpkin is at a pick-your-own pumpkin patch! Here are a few of Macaroni Kid tried and true ways to assure that the pumpkin is fresh for the season! A fresh-off-the-vine, pick-your-own pumpkin farm ...

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Pumpkin Carving Tips

Pumpkin Carving Tips

1. The Bigger the Better...or easier to carve. Pumpkins with a light colored skin are softer and easier to cut. Shy away from bruises and or moldy stems 2. Don't create your lid by cutting straight down or it will ...

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Family Friendly Fall Cooking

Family Friendly Fall Cooking

Fall is certainly a buffet for the senses. Beautiful scenery, the sound of crickets, the smell of fallen leaves, and the scent of favorite fall foods cooking in the kitchen remind us that winter is just around the corner. Nearly ...

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Apple German Pancakes Recipe

Apple German Pancakes Recipe

Once you pick all of those tasty apples, here's a delicious way to use them! 3 peeled and sliced tart apples ( I like honey crisp or pink lady, granny smith works well too)1/4 cup unsalted butter1/4 tsp. cinnamon1/4 tsp. ...

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Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Bars

Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Bars

Pumpkin Spice BarsIngredients:Bars 4 eggs 2 cups granulated sugar 1 cup vegetable oil 1 can (15 oz) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix) 2 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 ...

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Apple Dumplings

Apple Dumplings

Apple Dumplings Combine in a large pot: 2 24 oz jars of applesauce -; one chunky 1 original (you can also cut up fresh apples) ½ cup brown sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 4 tablespoons butter Bring all of the above ...

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Lime Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Lime Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

These are delicious sprinkled on soups and salads, and eaten as a snack. Ingredients: 6 tablespoons of lime juice 1 teaspoon of salt 2 cups of raw pumpkin seeds Directions: In small bowl mix lime juice and salt until salt ...

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Mighty Oaks From Little Acorns Grow

Mighty Oaks From Little Acorns Grow

Is it just me, or is it fun to create something different from otherwise ordinary ingredients? Plain Jell-o won't do it for me, we must cut out shapes. And just Rice Krispie treats won't work either, we must instead use ...

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Make Colorful Fall Leaves: A Craft for Fall

This craft was shared with me by an awesome teacher! She does a great craft with her students at least once a week. Thanks for sharing, Julie! What you need: Watered down watercolor paints Leaves cut out of large coffee ...

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Leaf Lacing Craft for Little Hands to Welcome Fall

Leaf Lacing Craft for Little Hands to Welcome Fall

The first day of Fall is Friday, September 23, but if you look around New England, the leaves are already changing. Here's a perfect activity to welcome Fall.Up until this point, we have kept our distance from lacing cards. Although ...

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You've Been BOO-ed!

You've Been BOO-ed!

Last year was my first October in Georgia, and I was still growing accustomed to the traditions of the South....the warmer weather, the SEC mania, the grits (okay, I'm still not used to those!). Imagine my surprise when my doorbell ...

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Meringue Ghosts: A Halloween Recipe

Meringue Ghosts: A Halloween Recipe

Meringue Ghosts are fun and easy to make for Halloween. They are also good for people who can't eat flour! I tend to use vanilla extract but have considered trying another flavor this year. Note: Requires electric hand mixer (or ...

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Mummy Dogs! Fun Halloween Food

Mummy Dogs! Fun Halloween Food

Several years ago we had a Halloween party and a friend brought these! They were a big hit, especially with the kids! Hot dogs Bisuit or crescent dough or Mustard and/or ketchup Preheat oven to 375'. Roll out dough and ...

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Marshmallow Ghosts: A Simple Halloween Craft

Marshmallow Ghosts: A Simple Halloween Craft

These are cute and easy here is what you need: Pretzel bags -; I got mine at Joanns in the cake baking section Black permanent marker Bag of mini marshmallows ( one bag made approx 10 ghosts ) Some cute ...

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Halloween Craft: A Jack O'Lantern that Stays Fresh

My daughter recently started to notice all the Halloween and Fall decorations on display at the grocery store and gas stations and... well pretty much everywhere we go so we couldn't put it off any longer; it's time to start ...

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Spiderweb Orb: Halloween Craft and Decoration

Spiderweb Orb: Halloween Craft and Decoration

We came up with this fun variation of a paper mache craft. We also used colorful spiders; you can use any kind of spiders you want! what you need: * balloon blown up (not with helium) to a size you're ...

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Ghostly Craft

Ghostly Craft

Ghost feet! This is fun and easy. You can use as much or as little decorating as you want with these. Materials: White paper Pencil or marker to trace Googly eyes (or black marker) Children's feet! glitter, crayons or anything ...

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Free Admission to Select Museums on Sept 24th

The Smithsonian Magazine has encouraged museums across the country to join in Museum Day. Museum Day allows two people from a household to get free admission into participating museums. You can print out the tickets after filling out a form. ...

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