With 72 Days Until Banned Book Week I picked up my second banned/challenged book from my local library as part of my summer reading challenge.  I decided to keep it light this time and chose a children’s book called Witches, Pumpkins and Grinning Ghosts—The Story of Halloween Symbols.  Halloween is my favorite holiday so I am a bit biased…but I really enjoyed this quick read, which was chocked full of tidbits about the origins of Halloween.

Where did the symbols of witches, Jack-O-Lanterns and black cats originate?  I’ll leave that to you to discover when you read the book.   The book did say that cake and breads were a big part of the Halloween tradition hundreds of years ago.  Hmm… Check back in a couple of days.  I’ll bet I have a recipe that fits this bill.