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All Hallows E'en 
Oct. 23, 2013 9:02 pm 
Updated: Oct. 27, 2013 6:03 pm
'Twas all Hallow's Eve with a moon in the sky,
A night to revere saints and martyr's gone by,
Folklore is unclear as to what it will mean...
Or when witches and ghosts first came on the scene.

No demons or devils in time long ago
Before children dressed up and readied to go,
To knock on doors for goodies and treats
As they walked up and down the darkened streets.

From above as the children wandered with glee,
Witches and warlocks heald breath so to see,
As cauldrons did bubble with broth for a child,
Who knew of a recipe, oh so wild?

Demons, devils, ghosts and the like
Wander in shadow 'tween the day and the night,
So remain in the light if  you wish to be safe,
It is between light and dark, that the evil awaits!
Oct. 24, 2013 3:42 am
good morning stevie, cute ...ha ha i live far off the main road so i haven't had trick or treat here...oh the kids always had fun with Halloween,hope you are doing well love you new pic, guess it's safe to say you had a good evening at the well friend judy
Oct. 24, 2013 6:53 am
Good morning stevie, love your poem. Most of the kids are grown and gone from our area so we do not get many trick or treats, we had 12 last year. Joys of country living. Have a great day.
Oct. 25, 2013 4:56 am
We won't have trick or treaters either. We are way out in the country!
Oct. 26, 2013 5:36 am
Very cute Halloween poem. We have many trick or treaters. I live in a subdivision and it is so much fun seeing all the creative costumes the kids will show up wearing.
Oct. 26, 2013 10:04 am
I feel bad for kids today, for safety sake, so many rules and regulations have made trick or treat a different experience than when we were kids.
Oct. 27, 2013 5:22 pm
Hello Stevie- cute poem! I have already started with making Halloween cookies. My 5 year old granddaughter is so excited for Halloween.
Oct. 27, 2013 5:51 pm
Judy, while we live in the "metro/downtown" area, we never know if we'll be visited by goblins or princesses... One year crazy lots, next, none at all... Time alone will tell!
Oct. 27, 2013 5:52 pm
manella, perhaps the "bewitching hour" will bring a little on or more to your door! Glad to hear from you!
Oct. 27, 2013 5:54 pm
Cat, raised in the "city" I have fond memories of years ago... I guess country folk spend the eve with their family..?
Oct. 27, 2013 5:57 pm
Candice, love your pic! Have a great night as the kids come and go! Don't know if we'll leave a light on, but I'll be Jason will "man the door!"
Oct. 27, 2013 5:59 pm
BigShotsMom, I know what you mean... In my day you could accept goodies from anyone without fear... now it's all about shopping mall events and the like! How things have changed!
Oct. 27, 2013 6:03 pm
Lela, sometimes my "muse" still appears... Hope you and your little one(s) have a great halloween!
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About Me
Started cooking many years ago, and learned as I went. First meal may have been "steak & chips" at age 15, in Birmingham England, where I lived for several years. Mostly grew up in MI, transplanted to the desert 30yrs ago, or so. Favorite cookbook is "Better Homes", also enjoy "Great British Cooking, a well kept secret." Hesitate to call myself "expert," but friends do rave...
My favorite things to cook
Italian has been my "specialty" for some time, and my "signature" meal is Lasagne, salad, garlic bread, which I first made 20yrs ago... from SCRATCH, very first time I made it. (Never again, folks...) Now start with a big jar of sauce!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanks to my heritage, I have enjoyed trying foods from different cultures. We still have beer battered fish, and chips of course; ground meat dishes often, chicken occasionally, pork too. I would love to submit a bean dip recipe, however, my ex who gave me the original has passed, and I have no way to verify that it didn't come from another source! I also enjoy British cooking (with a few yankee twists) and once made Plum puddings, also known as Christmas puddings, as far as I know... what an ordeal that was, but well worth the effort. Today, there is mail order!
My cooking triumphs
Greatest triumph was not too long ago, when I held a sit down dinner for 12, Lasagne being the entree. It was a fund raiser I chose to sponsor, and am proud to say that "we" raised over $1000 from that meal alone, minimum donation being $25. All proceeds collected were donated; my partner and I provided the meal and beverages.
My cooking tragedies
MEATLOAF of all things! Went through a stage of "winging" it each time, and I pulled one after another out of the oven that were almost unedible. As yet, not too big on baking... no sweet tooth here! Have dabbled, but find doughs/pastries especially difficult, perhaps as it's 90 degrees in my kitchen much of the year.
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