Saturday, October 26, 2013

Jack-O-Lanterns Stay Fresh

Here's a little trick to keep your Halloween Carved Pumpkins looking great for weeks. Not sure if it
works in the Arizona heat but will try it this year!

Don't forget to save the pulp of your pumpkin (or buy canned pumpkin) for Great Pumpkin Cookies. Recipe in Tastes & Treasures cookbook.

After you scoop out and carve your pumpkin, dip it in a large container of bleach and water (use a 1 tsp:1 gal mix). The bleach will kill bacteria and help your pumpkin stay fresh longer. Once completely dry, (drain upside down), add 2 tablespoon of vinegar and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to a quart of water. Brush this solution onto your pumpkin to keep it looking fresh for weeks.”