the 1800s brought with them the traditions of a
harvest festival originated by their Celtic ancestors
2,000 years before. Pumpkins, native to America,
replaced turnips and beets, and groups of costumed
revelers walked their neighborhoods at night showing off their fanciful attire. Neighbors awarded treats
to those whose costumes were exceptional. And the
lively, whimsical American Halloween was born.
Today, Halloween is a night full of amusement,
neighbors and most definitely fun. It’s a time to
indulge in eating a few sweets, dressing up in
the absurd, and filling the night air with laughter.
After all, as most trick-or-treaters have learned,
laughter is truly the best way to shoo all those
naughty spirits away.
Christie Meacham’s Carrot Salad page 50
Erika Feuer’s Gardenburger Meatballs page 50
Shelby Snider’s Molasses Baked Beans page 51
Nabisco Oreo Peanut Butter Frogs page 51
Milton’s All-American PB&J page 51
Celestine Johnson’s Sweet Potato Pudding page 52
Christy Hall’s Pam’s Caramel Corn page 52
Halloween Tips and Treats