Have you ever wondered how the first jack-o'-lantern was created? Here is a tale of baker’s son named Garrith, who — with the help of a magic seed and an enterprising fire sprite named Jack — transformed a simple orange squash into a sparkling, magical lantern that charmed an entire town.
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sparkle kitchen halloween special: a jack-o'-lantern crust topped chicken mini-potpie
For this week's recipe, we've taken Garrith's jack-o'-lantern idea and turned it into something that a more typical baker might create: a chicken pot pie. But these pot pies have a little something extra. In a nod to the season, each one has a smiling jack-o'-lantern face grinning from the top of the crust.