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How To : Prevent Carved & Uncarved Pumpkins from Rotting

Pumpkin carving and decorating is a favorite October pastime. After you've carved an amazing design or face into a pumpkin or two, you want to show it off through your window or set it out on your porch for the neighbors to see. But, without knowing the tricks to save your ho ...more

How To : Carve Polyhedral Pumpkins

Halloween is coming up, so many of you may have a need or desire to carve a pumpkin and turn it into a Jack O' Lantern. This week we are going to explore carving our pumpkins into interesting geometric shapes. In this post, we will carve the pumpkins into spherical versions of ...more

How To : Carve Fractals and Stars on Pumpkins

Fractals and stars are two of the most beautiful and complicated-looking classes of geometric objects out there. We're going to explore these objects and how to carve them on a pumpkin. Unlike the last one on carving polyhedral pumpkins, where we used the entire pumpkin to car ...more

News : Zombies and Demons Carved Out of 1,818.5 lb Pumpkin

Internet famous pumpkin carver Ray Villafane recently nabbed the world record for carving the world's largest pumpkin. Inhabitat attended the carving event, held at the New York Botanical Garden, and captured some great photos. The pumpkin weighs in at 1818.5 pounds!

How To : Cook fresh pumpkin flowers

To cook pumpkin flowers you need some pumpkin flowers and some of the smaller more tender leaves from the pumpkin patch. First thing is to take off the little spiny things from the base of the flower. Then you want to pop the top of the flower off at base of the stem. Remember ...more

Link Roundup : 15 Guides To Pumpkin Carving

Halloween just isn't Halloween without Jack O'Lanterns. Below, anything and everything you need to know on the art of pumpkin carving. 1. Prepare a Pumpkin for Carving Serious Eats' video demonstration is for true novices: "This video is for you unlucky souls who never got t ...more

How To : Carve a pumpkin that smokes

Learn how to rig your Jack O'Lantern so smoke pours from its mouth! This is a simple and inexpensive Halloween pumpkin project. You need putty and incense to create the smoke special effect for your Jack'o'Lantern. Then light the incense inside the carved out pumpkin and it wi ...more

How To : Make Pumpkin Spicy Soup

This Halloween, make a delicious soup dish using the innards of the pumpkin you carved into a jack-o'-lantern! This video recipe will show you how to make a delicious pumpkin spicy soup. The fact that you can pick a chicken or veg stock makes this great for vegans who want to ...more

How To : Make a Halloween pumpkin bong

This video is a tutorial on how to make a Halloween pumpkin bong. Dubage McNicholson, the self-appointed Bong Master, demonstrates an easy method of creating the perfect bong that also serves as a Halloween Jack-o-Lantern. The objects and equipment required for this purpose ca ...more

How To : Carve a pumpkin portrait for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner! Check out this instructional carving video that demonstrates how to carve a portrait on a pumpkin for Halloween. This is part of an instructional tape made in 1997 that reveals pumpkin carving techniques with a portrait of Marilyn Monroe as ...more

How To : Paint Halloween pumpkin nails

Begin by painting your full nails orange. Any orange will work for this design; just keep in mind that more than one coat of nail polish may be needed to get a bold and opaque shade. I did two coats of orange to get the coverage shown in the photograph. Using a liner brush li ...more

How To : Carve Elvis into a pumpkin

Halloween is just around the corner! Check out this instructional carving video that demonstrates how to carve the details of an Elvis Presley portrait onto a pumpkin. This tutorial provides advanced carving techniques and assumes previous carving experience, but beginners can ...more

HowTo : Pac-Man Pumpkins

David Adams' Pac Man themed pumpkins are so cute, you're definitely going to want to preserve them as long as you can! Specific instructions aren't included, but David has outlined his process and it's simple enough to emulate: "Pac Man, ghosts, pellets, and cherries. The Pa ...more

How To : Make pumpkin shaped cupcakes for Halloween

We've got a little secret to share with you: Being a master cupcake chef doesn't require you to be a baking whiz or even have a degree from a famous culinary school. When it comes to good cupcakes, decorating yours to pro standards is easier than you think. If you don't belie ...more

How To : Know when to harvest pumpkins and squashes

In this tutorial, Martin Fish from Garden News explains how to harvest pumpkins and squashes. Learn how to tell when your pumpkins and squashes are ripe and ready to be picked as well as the proper method for harvesting them with this how to video.

How To : Carve the Perfect Halloween Pumpkin

It's not too late to carve yourself the perfect pumpkin for Halloween. This year, be fully equipped with the know-how on picking out the right pumpkin from the local pumpkin patch, having the right carving tools, tracing a stencil onto the pumpkin before carving, and keeping y ...more

RECIPE : Pumpkin Pie Made with Vodka

Pumpkin pie is one of my favorite desserts and of great mystery to me. I've made it with fresh pumpkin and homemade crust. I've made it with canned pumpkin and frozen crust. They came out nearly identical. Yet I've had fluffy, perfect to-die-for pumpkin pie at Los Angeles' wid ...more

How To : Make homemade pumpkin honey wine

Don't know what to do with all those extra pumpkins in your back yard or do you want to try a new type of wine? Then try this homemade pumpkin mead recipe. Part 1 of 3 - How to Make homemade pumpkin honey wine. Part 2 of 3 - How to Make homemade pumpkin honey wine. Part 3 of ...more

How To : Make Vietnamese pumpkin soup

This video is a demonstration of how to make pumpkin soup the Vietnamese way. The ingredients are 1/2 pound of ground pork, scallions, fresh pumpkin, salt, pepper, sugar and fish sauce. Prepare the meat: mix the pork with 2 teaspoons of sugar, half a teaspoon of salt, some pep ...more

How To : Cut a whole pumpkin like a chef

Check out this video cooking tip from The Chef's Toolbox in Australia. Watch this tutorial to learn how to cut a whole pumpkin like a chef. Cutting a whole pumpkin for recipes is easy with a little know-how, see how to do it right here. Points to remember for cutting a whole ...more

How To : Carve Frankenstein into a pumpkin

Halloween is just around the corner! Check out this instructional carving video that demonstrates how to carve the details of a Frankenstein portrait onto a pumpkin. This tutorial provides advanced carving techniques and assumes previous carving experience. Follow the instruct ...more

How To : Carve a Halloween Pumpkin or Jack-O-Lantern

While many of us carved pumpkins when we were younger, pumpkin carving is a seasonal skill, only needed around Halloween. If you're looking for a refresher course on how to carve a pumpkin, this tutorial will walk you through the process. Be sure to pick out the best pumpkin a ...more

News : No, You May Not Pumpkin All the Things [DEBATE]

Guys, this has got to stop. It's not funny anymore. I'll defer to one of my all-time favorite people when it comes to my feelings on this unsavory subject: I would like to see the pumpkin spice craze drowned in its own blood. Quickly. — Anthony Bourdain (Reddit AMA) Somehow ...more

News : Watch a 1,169-Pound Pumpkin Flatten a Pontiac Sedan

The place: Hee Haw Farms, Pleasant Grove, Utah. The players: A record-holding 1,169-pound pumpkin, a four-door Pontiac 6000, and a 175-foot crane. The cause: Just 'cause. The result: Something you'll want to see for yourself. Carnage in the Beehive State. Previously, Vaporizin ...more

How To : Make a blueberry and pumpkin pie

The video shows Chef Doug Miller and Chuck love in their take on doing a sumptuous blueberry and pumpkin pie or a Blumpkin pie. The duo chefs shows us a different take on a blumpkin pie by showing two different sets of blumpkin pie, a chocolate crust and a graham cracker crust ...more

How To : Paint Mini Pumpkins as Angry Birds Decorations

The little pumpkins you can buy at the store can be great decorations at the house around Halloween time, but why not make them a little more interesting? This time lapse will show you how to paint the familiar avian faces from Angry Birds onto them. As a bonus to the red bird ...more

News : Carvable Pumpkins Mod 1.7.10

Video: . The Carvable Pumpkins mod is a brilliant new mod that lets you craft a new kind of pumpkin. One that can be manually carved. You no longer have to settle for the same old pumpkins in Minecraft, now you can carve your own. You simple create the new pumpkin, place it d ...more

How To : Make 3D Origami Halloween Pumpkin

Halloween pumpkin can be an interesting model for beginners, even if Halloween was a few weeks ago. In the video below are detailed instructions that also includes a small map to see how are triangles assembled. You will need 198 orange, 36 light brown, 22 yellow and 5 dark b ...more

How To : Needle felt a Halloween pumpkin

Needle felted pumpkins make a for a nice Halloween decoration, and are simple to make with the step by step instructions in this how-to video. You will need wool batting, orange roving, green roving, a felting needle, and a felt pad. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to ...more

How To : Make a Flaming Pumpkin

Make a flaming pumpkin—great for your Halloween party! Watch the video for a step-by-step guide to create a really cool flaming Jack o' Lantern! Video: .

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