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Jessica is the NH.com Editor and Producer. She has a BA in Creative Writing from Chester College of NE, and a M.Ed. specializing in Adult Education from Plymouth State University. She is happily married and a proud mama of two perfect little boys and is motivated to alert New Hampshirites to the hottest goings-on in the state. Her interests include cracking the spine of a good book, writing, painting and cuddling with her babies on the sofa while some terrible reality TV hums in the background.

Autumn In NH: Seasonal Family Fun, Pumpkins, Recipes, Halloween, & More

Monday, September 23, 2013

Autumn is here. The air is somehow notably crisper and cinnamon scented.

The fall is hands-down my favorite season. I love the weather, the colors, the flavors (pumpkin EVERYTHING), and the extra hour of sleep we shall soon receive!

New Hampshire is the perfect venue for everything fall. Our turning leaves offer ambiance for harvest fairs and festivals, and our spooky winds howl through bare branches for more Halloween fun!

If you're looking for some fall fun in New Hampshire, the NH.com Fall Fun Page at NH.com/Fall-Fun has everything from pumpkin picking to haunted houses, corn mazes to hayrides, delicious fall flavor recipes, scarecrow building tips, trick-or-treat information, and more!

Our Haunted Houses, Corn Mazes, and Hayrides map offers location and attraction information for New Hampshire's myriad of autumn activities. Check out our pumpkin picking tips and click on the Pick-Your-Own link to find a pumpkin field near you!

We will start filling our New Hampshire Trick-Or-Treat times list soon! So visit often for updates! Our Fall Fun page also includes a list of trick-or-treat safety tips for kids!

Preview Halloween events from the NH.com events calendar. From spooky-parties to ghoulish-dances and everything in between, we have all of the events that are sure to make you scream this Halloween season! Spook-tacular events are already cropping up; find events near you to make your terrific Halloween plans!

One of my favorite autumn elements is baking. The summer sun rolls low, my windows are still open, but the air is cooler, and the oven heat swirls through the breeze with spicy notes. If you are like me, and need a good recipe to get into the seasonal baking mood, check out the autumn dishes listed on our fall fun page! Here is a sneak preview for Pumpkin Cookies, find more recipes for pumpkin seed snacks, pies, and apple brownies at NH.com/Fall-Fun! And if you're in the mood for some apple favorites, check out our NH Apple Season Feature, for area farms, apple pie in a jar, and other recipes!

Pumpkin Cookies
*Consider adding raisins for a fruity twist on this fall favorite!

Ingredients
3 cups sugar
3 ¼ cup flour
1 can pumpkin (2 cups)
4 eggs
1 cup canola oil
2/3 cup water
1 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp soda
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt

Directions
1. Mix dry ingredients.
2. Add the rest and mix in large mixing bowl.
3. Pour into 2 loaf pans.
4. Bake at 375 for 50-60 min.


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