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The Golden Arm spooky story

The Golden Arm – A Scary Story for Campfires and Halloween

Put to paper by Mark Twain in “How to Tell a Story” (originally published in 1897), Twain reports that the Golden Arm was a “Negro ghost story” and showed to great effect how important a pause is within a story. Retold for generations, the Golden Arm is one of the first stories to terrify children […]

Eats & Treats

Fried Pickles Recipe

Batter Fried Pickles Recipe

Fried pickles is a weakness of everyone in the family but me. Unfortunately, the appetizers at restaurants are extremely expensive and more fried pickles than the rest of the family can eat. So I came up with a fried pickle recipe on my own so my family can have fried pickles anytime without the restaurant. […]

Quick Kitchen Hack: Biscuit Cutter

Quick Kitchen Hack: Biscuit Cutter

There are as many different biscuit recipes as there are people…and probably more. But one thing that almost all of the recipes call for is cutting the biscuit dough into circles before baking. Now, there are a lot of biscuit cutters out there. Some cheap (that usually break really fast), others fairly expensive that last […]

Lifestyle

Teal Pumpkin Project Halloween Treat Ideas

Ten Teal Pumpkin Project Halloween Treat Ideas

Candy, candy, and more candy is about all you get at Halloween these days. Most of it is not really the “good” candy either but the cheap stuff folks can give out in bulk. Not only does this disappoint kids who can eat the candy but kids with food allergies often wind up with a […]

Entertainment & Travel

Scary Reading List Top 5 Picks

Halloween Reading List: Top 5 Spooky Stories for Halloween

Halloween is the time for spooky right? So curl up by the fire and read by the light of a candle until you are too scared to sleep with these picks for our Halloween reading list! 5. Call of Cthulu From Supernatural to Scooby Doo, it seems EVERYONE is on the Cthulu geek train. Isn’t […]

Bachelorette Interview-Patrick Jagodzinski

Meet Patrick Jagodzinski of The Bachelorette

Patrick Jagodzinski was one of the bachelors vying for the attentions of Andi Dorfman on the latest season of The Bachelorette. While he didn’t receive Andi’s final rose, he did have a memorable experience being on the show. Here he shares some of his thoughts about how things panned out, what he thinks of some […]

Photography & Technology

MPix Review by Hubadub

You are likely to get a lot of funny looks when you first mention Mpix to those unfamiliar with them but once they try MPix as their photo lab. “M-What?” is the most common reaction. But they quickly forget the initial name confusion once they try out Mpix. Mpix is a full service consumer photo […]

fallphototipstitle

Fall colors are a great subject for photography. Sure, there are tons of photos out there of Fall foliage but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy taking your own photos. So check out these Fall photo tips and go capture some great fall photo memories! Plan for the Color Change Leaves change color in the […]