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These ideas are epic and easy to pull off.From Country Living
Decorate pumpkins outside or do a virtual costume contest, new CDC guidelines suggest, but don't drink alcohol or go on hay rides with non-housemates.
Once fall rolls around, it can seem like all good things must start with canned pumpkin. Not only is canned pumpkin pantry-stable and super easy to use, it's also a great base for building an array of different autumnal desserts. You can bring the flavor of the iconic PSL home with Pumpkin Chai Snickerdoodles and Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes, or try some fresh twists on classic pumpkin desserts with Easy Pumpkin Pie Squares, Pumpkin-Praline Pie, and Chocolate Marble-Pumpkin Spice Bread. Welcome crisp autumn weather (and look forward to Halloween) with our collection of decadent pumpkin desserts that celebrate the best of fall's favorite edible gourd.
And by "ugly" we mean kinda, sorta, actually cute.From Delish
It’s officially fall. Summer produce has been replaced by decorative gourds at roadside farm stands. Halloween is coming. And thankfully, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just released their guidelines for Halloween 2020, which is chock-full of useful suggestions about how to celebrate this year. As you probably expect, a lot of fun-sounding activities are verboten, per the list. But it’s worth a read — both for your personal safety, and because it gets… kind of funny? The CDC breaks up the usual, textbook Halloween activities into three separate tiers: lower risk, moderate risk, and higher risk. Pumpkin carving, decorating your house, having a virtual Halloween costume contest, and hosting an outdoor scavenger hunt (don’t worry, the CDC provides a very specific definition for this one) are all low-risk activities that are unlikely to spread COVID-19.Under moderate-risk activities, the CDC names: “Going to an open-air, one-way, walk-through haunted forest where appropriate mask use is enforced, and people can remain more than 6 feet apart.” I, personally, have not been to a haunted forest before, and though it sounds a little freaky, I can picture what they’re talking about. But then they add, “If screaming will likely occur, greater distancing is advised. The greater the distance, the lower the risk of spreading a respiratory virus.” Okay, CDC employees! What kind of Halloween party is this?Jokes aside, the advice tracks: Screaming — and talking too loudly — projects more respiratory droplets into the air. And if those droplets contain the virus that causes COVID-19, that’s definitely not good news. Visiting pumpkin patches and orchards, and throwing outdoor parties, are also labelled “moderate risk”.The highest-risk activities for spooky season are some of the most traditional ones: door-to-door trick-or-treating, crowded indoor costume parties (which Shannon Sovndal, MD, also called one of “the biggest mistakes” you can make this Halloween), indoor haunted houses (again, especially scary ones that might make you scream), and even going on hayrides. Just to really drive the point home, the CDC created a whole separate bullet point in the “higher risk” list for this: “Using alcohol or drugs, which can cloud judgement and increase risky behaviors.” I’m not going to mince words. For true Halloween lovers, this sounds like a bit of a bummer. But really, a Halloween where you can just order the candy you like (rather than raiding your kids’ or cousins’ trick-or-treat bags and hoping for the best), call your tie-dye sweatsuit a costume, and hang out on the couch, watching scary movies or “participating” in a Zoom party? It could be a lot worse. Hopefully by 2021, you’ll be able to enjoy October 31 in all the ways you wish you could: bobbing for apples, sharing a punch bowl, and wearing a costume that doesn’t strategically feature a mask. But for now, let’s focus on staying safe. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Is It Safe To Celebrate Halloween?Every New Halloween Movie Coming Out In 2020What To Know About Holiday Travel In 2020
Bonus: They can also pull double duty as Halloween party décor. From Country Living
We're here to give you pumpkin to giggle about.From Country Living
If you're someone who practically goes out of your gourd for pumpkin-spiced everything, the idea of putting actual pumpkin on your skin is likely nothing new . . . or, at the very least, sounds tempting. But, even if your love ends with its scent, Sephora has something to cover both those bases this fall. There are new treats that will make you wish your screen was scratch and sniff, plus other beauty goodies infused with the fruit's enzymes and powders to help your complexion, too. Ahead, check out the best pumpkin products at Sephora - now, orange you glad it's almost Halloween? Related: Here's the Sephora Makeup Your Halloween Needs (Even If It Happens on Zoom)
Finally a fall product that actually shows up during fall!
The best part? They don't melt!From Country Living
This is how Disney does Halloween.From Country Living
When I say I eat pumpkin everything during the fall, I really mean it. Pumpkin breakfasts!
Fall under the spell! From Good Housekeeping
It’s no secret that Trader Joe’s excels when it comes to pumpkin products, but you may want to bypass these seasonal empanadas in lieu of their other autumnal offerings.
Your home will be the talk of the town with these bewitching ideas. From Country Living
This creamy pasta takes on a new, autumnal flavor profile.
I want them all!
These seasonal decorations will take you all the way through fall. From Country Living
The spooky Food Network staple is back.