November 4, 2013 |
Love pumpkin? Here are some treats that go beyond traditional pie, from pancakes and bread that work well any time of the day, to a rich ice cream for a sweet after-dinner finish. Better yet? They're all vegetarian -- perfect for Meatless Monday. Pumpkin pancakes: Pancakes are an easy dish for any time of the day. This recipe uses canned pumpkin along with a medley of spices for fluffy cakes that come together in less than 30 minutes. Pumpkin bread: Serve a warm slice of this bread alongside a simple salad for an easy dinner idea.
October 31, 2013 |
He is the Picasso of pumpkins. For the last seven years, Joseph Yakovetic has chiseled intricate pieces of character art -- Yoda, Goofy, Iron Man, Jack Skellington, Alice in Wonderland -- out of squash in front of audiences at Disneyland's Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree. Wielding clay loop tools and a linoleum cutter, Yakovetic tackles simple likenesses, such as Mickey Mouse, whom he can carve in 15 to 20 minutes, and complex characters, like Davy Jones from “Pirates of the Caribbean,” whose tentacled beard takes several hours.
October 30, 2013 |
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 27 - Nov. 2, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Saturday Night Live This prime-time outing features a compilation of Halloween-themed sketches. 8 p.m. NBC The Returned The dearly departed mysteriously reappear as if nothing had happened to them in this supernatural French import. 9 p.m. Sundance Ghost Adventures Transylvania, home of the fictional Count Dracula and the historical Vlad the Impaler, is the next stop for this spook-seeking series.
October 23, 2013 |
Sure, you could carve up a jack-o'-lantern, but what did that innocent pumpkin ever do to you? The craft project of the moment is a kinder, gentler take on Halloween pumpkins that turns the gourds into succulent planters. The concept is credited to San Diego garden designer Laura Eubanks, who said she came up with the idea three years ago after buying a warty pumpkin at Trader Joe's and deciding to dress it up. Since then, the idea has taken off. “I have a workshop in my garage now, two helpers and enough business to keep me rockin' until Christmas,” Eubanks said by email.
October 23, 2013 |
Do you love Vin Scully? No, I mean, do you really love Vin Scully? Enough to declare it to all your neighbors? Enough to sacrifice any attempt to spook all the little Captain Americas and Hello Kittys that come knocking on Halloween to greet them with a pumpkin - of Vin Scully smiling back at them? It can be done! All it takes is a pumpkin, carving tools and your handy-dandy Vin Scully stencil. And get this, the stencil template is free. Brighten everybody's day with the Vin Scully pumpkin stencil: http://t.co/qaJYPxhMBC pic.twitter.com/z4bCeGJWP2 - Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers)
October 17, 2013 |
Nobody celebrates fall like Half Moon Bay, Calif., a.k.a. the World Pumpkin Capital. On Saturday and Sunday it hosts its annual (now in its 43rd year) Art & Pumpkin Festival , featuring a display of Volkswagen-size champion pumpkins, the Great Pumpkin Parade (noon Saturday) with grand marshal J.T. Snow, a San Francisco Giant fan favorite; live music; a Haunted House; a new zip line; 5k and 10k Pumpkin Runs and more than 3,000 tons of pumpkins waiting to be picked from patches around town. You can also get your fill of the orange orb with a number of pumpkin-flavored treats (new this year -- warm pretzels with a pumpkin sauce and pumpkin seeds)