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Goldfish Costume

Steps:2
A first costume should be as cute and cuddly as the wearer, and one made of feathers, wool, even scales, when sewn in quilted felt, will be just that. Use the simple soft designs here to ensure that your little one is adorable in her new skin.
Materials
  • 60-inch-long piece of kraft paper
  • 1 1/2 yards of orange wool felt
  • 1 yard of 1/4-inch-thick polyurethane foam or one bag of wool-blanket batting
  • 4 sets of Velcro fastener dots, 1/2 yard of pink wool felt
  • White craft glue
  • Goldfish costume template
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Beef Stew Recipe

Time:2 hours 45 mins
Ingredients
  • 3 pounds beef chuck, trimmed of visible fat and cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 pound medium onions (about 2), cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 pound small white or red new potatoes (about 6), well scrubbed, halved if large
  • 1 pound carrots, cut into 1 1/2-inch lengths
  • 6 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 2 bay leaves
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Slow-Cooker Garlic Chicken with Couscous

Time:4 hours
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Lighter General Tso's Chicken

Time:45 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cups long-grain brown rice
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 pound snow peas, trimmed and halved crosswise
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated and peeled
  • 3 tablespoons light-brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 2 large egg whites
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, such as safflower
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Maple Pumpkin Pie with Leaf Lattice

Ingredients
  • Pate Brisee
  • 3 large eggs plus 1 large egg yolk
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
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Old-Fashioned Apple Pie

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • Pate Brisee (Pie Dough)
  • 12 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 3/4 cup sugar, plus additional for pie top
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg, beaten
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Cheddar-Topped Shepherd's Pie

Time:1 hour
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds baking potatoes (about 4), peeled and thinly sliced
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, such as safflower
  • 6 medium carrots, halved lengthwise, quartered if large, and thinly sliced
  • 6 celery stalks, thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 pounds ground beef chuck
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp white cheddar (6 ounces)
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Pumpkin Lune with Butter and Sage

Ingredients
  • 1 small sugar pumpkin, or butternut or acorn squash (about 1 pound)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, plus more for serving
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 recipe Basic Pasta Dough
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 8 fresh sage leaves
  • 1 large Amaretti Cookie
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Pumpkin Soup with Cranberry Compote and Roasted Chestnuts

Ingredients
  • 10 fresh chestnuts, scored on one end
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 cheese pumpkins (3 pounds each), halved and seeded
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 8 cups low-sodium canned chicken stock
  • 1 cup heavy cream
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Scary Window Silhouettes

Steps:3
Instead of buying plastic pumpkins and inflatable skeletons, try this simple project.
Materials
  • White letter-size paper
  • Transparency film, for plain-paper copiers
  • Photocopy machine
  • Double-sided transparent tape
  • Fluttering bat template
  • Fraidy cat template
  • Hissing cat template
  • Jack-o'-lantern template
  • Wicked witch template
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