Try these fun recipes after trick-or-treating this year

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Happy Halloween! It is that time of year for all the ghouls, goblins, princesses and superheroes to frolic around the neighborhoods. With all that fun, let us also be safe with a few Halloween safety reminders:

•Make sure children travel in groups and/or with an adult.

•Give children flashlights for added visibility.

•Accessorize with glow-in-the-dark necklaces or bracelets, or use reflective tape.

•Check collected items before allowing children to eat them.

•In addition to eating candy, try these fun and easy recipes for after the bewitching hour:


Pumpkin Dip


3 tablespoons canned pumpkin

1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt

1 tablespoon orange juice concentrate

½ teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon maple syrup


Mix all ingredients together.  Use dip with graham crackers.


Witch’s Brew Recipe


1 24-ounce bottle cranberry juice cocktail

1 can frozen orange juice

½ gallon apple juice



Mix cranberry juice cocktail, frozen orange juice, and apple juice together in a cauldron (punch bowl) and serve in clear plastic cups, with Grenadine “blood” dripping down the inside of the cup.

For added fun, float funny face ice cubes in the brew. Half-fill and freeze ice tray with water, garnish each cube with blueberry eyes and a mandarin orange smile. Then, fill the rest of the tray with water and freeze again.


Forestry Fall Webinar Series: Waterfowl Identification

The third series of the Forestry Fall Webinar Series is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the Carroll County Extension Office. The topic is Waterfowl Identification and it is being presented by Tom Barnes, University of Kentucky Wildlife Extension professor.

With waterfowl season fast approaching, this webinar will cover the field identification characteristics of Kentucky’s ducks and geese.

For hunters it will serve as an update on their identification skills and for bird watchers it will aid in what characteristics to look for when identifying waterfowl. For the average citizen it will showcase the variety and diversity of waterfowl that visit our state.

Due to an illness of the presenter, “Waterfalls of Kentucky” had to be rescheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Extension office.

For information, please contact the Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service at (502) 732-7030.


Dates of Interest

  Nov. 6: Carroll County Agricultural Development Council Meeting, 7 p.m., Carroll County Extension Office.

Nov. 12: Forestry Fall Webinar Series: Selling Timber, 7p.m., Carroll County Extension Office.

Nov. 19: Forestry Fall Webinar Series: Waterfalls of Kentucky, 7 p.m., Carroll County Extension Office.

Nov. 25: Carroll County Cattlemen’s Association Annual Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Carroll County Extension Office.


Christin Herbst is the Carroll County Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources. Call her at (502) 732-7030 or send e-mail to Christin.Herbst@uky.edu.