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Jack-o’-lantern’s and Pie Pumpkins at Nancy’s Ranch Oct 7, 2017

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Jack-o’-lantern’s and Pie Pumpkins at Nancy’s Ranch Oct 7, 2017

Come the first Saturday in October! October &, 2017 Get Jack-o’-Lantern’s and Pie Pumpkins at Nancy’s Ranch Spending an afternoon at Nancy’s Ranch pumpkin patch is what fall is all about. While all pumpkins share some similarities they’re round and orange and gourd-y ones. There’s a big difference between pumpkins used for carving and pumpkins used for baking. If you try to bake a pie out of a carving pumpkin, you’re not going to like what you end up with. Try to carve Pie Pumpkin, well… Good Luck! It’s pretty easy to tell the difference between a jack-o’-lantern pumpkins and pie pumpkins once you know what you’re looking for. So, for lovers of fall and all things pumpkin spice. Not to worry. If you need help. just ask Nancy or one of her friendly staff. Nancy’s Ranch has Jack-o’-lantern pumpkins, also called carving pumpkins, are less fleshy and easier to carve: In contrast to the flesh-packed pie pumpkin, carving pumpkins, commonly referred to as jack-o’-lantern pumpkins, are easier to, carve. Jack-o’-lantern pumpkins have a thinner shell and typically have less flesh (the insides). The flesh is grainy and stringy. The inside of a carving pumpkin tends to contain more water than pie pumpkins. Thinner shell Less flesh/insides Grainy/stringy flesh Contain more water than pie pumpkins Nancy’s Ranch has Pie pumpkins Pie pumpkins, also called sugar pumpkins, are smaller in shape than the monstrous pumpkins you’d find at your typical pumpkin patch. Pie pumpkins are commonly found in the grocery store in the produce section or at farm stands. This small, round pumpkin is packed full of flesh that makes it a good choice for cooking. The pulp also has a better texture (less grainy) and is sweeter. Compared to carving pumpkins, pie pumpkins, aka sugar pumpkins, are smaller and easier to bake: Small and round Normally found in the grocery store or at farm stands Full of flesh that’s good for cooking Pulpy, sweeter flesh on the inside Nancy’s Ranch | 25039 Magic Mountain Parkway | (661) 255-6943 |...

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Pumpkins | Nancy’s Ranch | first Saturday in October 2017

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Pumpkins | Nancy’s Ranch |  first Saturday in October 2017

At Nancy’s Ranch, Your Pumpkins will be here the first Saturday in October! Be the first to get yours… October 7, 2017     Nancy’s Ranch | 25039 Magic Mountain Parkway | (661) 255-6943 |...

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Yummy Treat for Santa Clarita | Pumpkins Are Coming Soon – Oct 2017

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Yummy Treat for Santa Clarita | Pumpkins Are Coming Soon – Oct 2017

At Nancy’s Ranch, our Pumpkins will be in the first Saturday in October! Come October… On top of the Season, Your family will enjoy these cupcakes! Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 24 minutes Yield: 1 dozen Ingredients Report this ad • 1 1/2 cups + 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour • 1 tsp baking powder • 1/4 tsp baking soda • 1/4 tsp salt • 1 tsp ground cinnamon • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg • 1/4 tsp ground ginger • 2/3 cup granulated sugar • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar • 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil • 2 large eggs • 3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp canned pumpkin puree • 1 tsp vanilla extract Frosting • 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature • 2 3/4 cups powdered sugar • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract• Directions • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger for 20 seconds, set aside.• In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, whisk together granulated sugar with brown sugar until no lumps remain. Add canola oil, set mixer with paddle attachment (one that scrapes the bowl is preferred otherwise stop and scrape bowl occasionally throughout entire mixing process) and blend mixture on medium speed until well combined. Mix in eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in pumpkin and vanilla. With mixer set on low speed, slowly add in flour mixture and mix until combined, then stop mixer and scrape down sides and bottom of bowl and fold batter to ensure it is well blended.• Divide batter among 12 paper lined muffins cups, filling each about 3/4 full and adding a heaping 1/4 cup batter to each well. Bake in preheated oven 20 – 24 minutes until toothpick inserted into cupcake comes out clean. Cool in muffin tin several minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.• For the cream cheese frosting:• In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip together cream cheese and butter until smooth and fluffy. Mix in vanilla and powdered sugar and whip until light and fluffy (at this point I recommend freezing or chilling frosting in refrigerator for a bit, returning to mixer and stirring occasionally, for a more stable consistency). Pipe or spread frosting over cupcakes then store in refrigerator in an airtight container. Bring nearly to room temp before serving.• Recipe Source: cupcake portion adapted with slight changes from Chow Nancy’s Ranch | 25039 Magic Mountain Parkway | (661) 255-6943 |...

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Fun Family Tradition of the Week: Secret Handshakes

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Fun Family Tradition of the Week: Secret Handshakes

At Nancy’s Ranch, we love any activity that brings families together! This week’s idea is something that will be unique to you and your family! Secret Handshakes: Create a secret handshake or sign that your family will know exactly what the other is thinking without any words! Upside down knuckles, a unique high five, squeezing a hand three times to show “I love you” or sign language you can show on your hand from across the room. We look forward to being part of your Thanksgiving and Christmas traditions this year! Nancy’s Ranch | 25039 Magic Mountain Parkway | (661) 255-6943 |...

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Fun Family Tradition Tip of the Week: Brinner!

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Fun Family Tradition Tip of the Week: Brinner!

At Nancy’s Ranch, we love any activity that brings families together! Here is an idea for quality family time you can do all year round. Brinner: Pancakes, waffles, sausage, and eggs, yes please! Once a week it’s fun to have breakfast for dinner…a.k.a, “brinner!” Kids especially seem to love this departure from the norm, and often breakfast foods are easier to make. Say good morning at 6pm, and have fun! We look forward to being part of your Thanksgiving and Christmas traditions this year! Nancy’s Ranch | 25039 Magic Mountain Parkway | (661) 255-6943 |...

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Need a Last Minute Easter Basket Idea?

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Need a Last Minute Easter Basket Idea?

Easter Sunday is around the corner, here’s an idea kids old and young will love! Summer Theme: Fill your child’s basket with fun stuff for summer that you’ll probably end up buying anyway: a beach towel, goggles, snorkel mask, diving toys, floaties, sunscreen, a fun summer movie, flip flops, pool snacks, sunglasses, a swimsuit, and a chocolate bunny, of course. We look forward to being part of your Thanksgiving and Christmas traditions this year! Nancy’s Ranch | 25039 Magic Mountain Parkway | (661) 255-6943 |...

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Fun Family Tradition of the Week: Grateful Jar

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Fun Family Tradition of the Week: Grateful Jar

At Nancy’s Ranch, we love any activity that brings families together! Here is an idea for quality family time you can do all year round. Grateful Jar: Get a large mason draw and label it “2017 Grateful Jar” (or “Good Things” or “Happy Stuff” – up to you!). Keep slips of paper next to the jar and a pencil or pen so that at anytime a family member can write something they’re thankful for, or something great that happened to them that day. It can be as little as “I made a friend feel better when she was sad” to “I passed my driver’s test!” Then, on New Year’s Eve, open the jar and enjoy reliving the year’s amazing experiences! We can’t wait to be part of your Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas traditions this year! Nancy’s Ranch | 25039 Magic Mountain Parkway | (661) 255-6943 |...

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Fun Family Tradition of the Week: Conversation Starters

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Fun Family Tradition of the Week: Conversation Starters

At Nancy’s Ranch, we love any activity that brings families together! Here is an idea for quality family time you can do all year round. Conversation starters: When you’re sitting around the dinner table, use the opportunity to not only ask “how was your day?” but to get to know your family a little better. Put questions in a jar that are fun for the whole family to answer. Questions like, “what was the funniest thing that happened to you today”, “what’s one thing you saw today you’ve never seen before?”, or  “what is something you hope happens tomorrow?” can spark some really interesting conversation! We can’t wait to be part of your Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas traditions this year! Nancy’s Ranch | 25039 Magic Mountain Parkway | (661) 255-6943 |...

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Fun Family Tradition of the Week: Sunday Night Dinners

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Fun Family Tradition of the Week: Sunday Night Dinners

At Nancy’s Ranch, we love any activity that brings families together! Here is an idea for quality family time you can do all year round. Sunday Dinners: With busy schedules sometimes it’s hard to get everyone around the table at the same time! On Sundays slow down the pace and involve your kids with dinner planning and creating. From an easy casserole to a gourmet fish dinner, everyone pitching in will be a bonding experience. Not to mention the educational value of your kids using measuring cups and learning real-life skills. Who knows, maybe one day those kids will be able to make dinner for YOU one day! We can’t wait to be part of your Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas traditions this year! Nancy’s Ranch | 25039 Magic Mountain Parkway | (661) 255-6943 |...

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Fun Family Tradition of the Week: Wednesday Walks

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Fun Family Tradition of the Week: Wednesday Walks

At Nancy’s Ranch, we love any activity that brings families together! Here is an idea for quality family time you can do all year round. Wednesday Walks: Now that it’s lighter later (ouch on that Monday wake-up though!), it’s time to get the family out for a walk on one of Santa Clarita’s 20+ miles of paseos. Not only will it bring your family closer, it will bring you closer to your neighbors and community. We can’t wait to be part of your Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas traditions this year! Nancy’s Ranch | 25039 Magic Mountain Parkway | (661) 255-6943 |...

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