Thursday’s Show Links – 10/08


PhotoMath is the app Kayla suggested Sam use when he’s helping the kids with math!  It’s available for iPhones, Androids, and Windows phones.

Baby Pumpkins

Real Simple tells us how to pick the best pumpkin and how to make it last –>

Set yourself up for carving success by selecting a pumpkin in its prime. Choose one with an intact stemthe greener the better. “The stem is the lifeline to the pumpkin, providing moisture and nutrients even after it’s been cut from the vine,” says Marc Evan, of “A missing stem or one that’s brown and brittle means your pumpkin won’t last as long.” Keep your uncarved pumpkin out of direct sunlight and as cool as possible, and don’t carve it until right before your Halloween party or the big night itself. While an intact pumpkin can easily last a month or more, once you carve it, you’re looking at a life expectancy of as little as three days to maybe three weeks. “It is a piece of fruit,” Evan says. (For maximum longevity, he stores pumpkins—carved or not—wrapped in plastic wrap in a cool basement or refrigerator when not on display.)

CLICK HERE for more from Real Simple like how to CARVE the perfect jack-o-lantern!

WOW!  This is THE Ultimate Tipping Guide!  We had no idea we were supposed to tip the people who deliver appliances and furniture to our houses…

We’ve gone pumpkin crazy!  Today’s recipe is…

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 (15 oz) can Pumpkin puree
1 box spice cake mix
1 bag of chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 35o degrees. Combine the pumpkin puree and spice mix until blended.  Stir in the chocolate chips.  Drop by the spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake until done – anywhere from 8 – 14 minutes, depending on the size of the cookies.  Cool and serve.

CLICK HERE for all of our pumpkin recipes (including Jodi’s famous pumpkin bread!).

Thursday’s Podcast Show – 10.08

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