Knott’s #ScaryFarm 2016 Preview

The kids are back to school, which means one thing – fall is just around the corner. And fall means another thing! Not just pumpkin spice everything, but Halloween. And that all means that Knott’s Scary Farm is just around the corner.

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Just a day ago, Knott’s released all the information on this year’s shows, mazes and scare zones. It’s gonna be a fun one. I’m not gonna lie, a scary one too, but very fun!

Knott’s Scary Farm is the largest, most haunting Halloween experience in Southern California, with endless mazes and shocking surprises in store for 2016. New this year, the legendary Headless Horseman and his army of undead creatures ready to unleash a reign of terror in the new scare zone, The Hollow. Fight off demon samurais within the depths of purgatory in the latest maze, Shadow Lands. That’s right, a samurai maze! Check out this samurai sword for sale to fight off the bad samurais.

Fiesta De Los Muertos

Elvira, the legendary Mistress of the Dark, returns to Knott’s Scary Farm in a spectacular nightly show, Elvira’s Danse Macabre. Knott’s Scary Farm and Elvira go together like PB&J!

La Llorona

A maze we really enjoyed last year and that’s back again with new surprises is Paranormal Inc. Guests follow an all new investigation at a haunted abandoned asylum. The detail and surprises in this maze had never been seen before at Knott’s Scary Farm. We can’t wait to see what this year holds.Paranormal (no background)

With 13 haunted attractions and more than 1,000 monsters roaming the park and lurking in the fog, whatever you’re imagining, it’s here…at Knott’s Scary Farm.  Visit for tickets and join the conversation using #ScaryFarm

Knott’s Scary Farm is a separately ticketed event on 24 nights September 22 through October 31.  Due to the explicit and frightening nature of the event, it is not recommended for children under 13. If your kids are like mine and love the Paranormal Activity films and all the Halloween movies with Michael Myers, they will do just fine here!


Beat Bugs Rock Out on Netflix #StreamTeam


The Beat Bugs, an original Netflix series now playing, follows this inspiration with five friendly bugs who learn about the world around them together with music.  Thanks to Jay, Kumi, Crick, Buzz and Walter, the 5 main characters, families can “come together” with this family-friendly show. Plus, not only is the show entertaining and fun, each episode is full of Beatles music played by famous musicians including P!nk, Sia and Eddie Vedder. These energetic bugs will get the whole family grooving, dancing and singing. What a great way to introduce them to great music from a by-gone era!

Below is small preview of this great new show. I bet your family will be rocking out just like ours did!




Disclosure: I am a #StreamTeam member and receive perks associated with this affiliation. All opinions expressed are my own.

Slow Cooker Hatch Chile Carnitas #HatchChile


This Carnitas Recipe is sponsored by Gigasavvy. However, all opinions are my very own.

I love summer for so many reasons. I think one of my favorite reasons is all of the fresh produce that is abundant during this season. It’s Hatch Chile season and I want to incorporate them into every single one of my dinners. They are absolutely delicious!


They’re definitely in season and can be found at your local Northgate Market until the end of the month. Northgate Market will be hosting roasting events every weekend in August at select stores. I used my roasted chiles to make a super easy and delicious slow cooked carnitas. They’re so easy to make!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4 pound boneless shoulder pork roast
  • 1 pound of roasted hatch chiles (I roasted mine over the stove top)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cunim
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano


Mix together salt, garlic powder, cumin, oregano,  and cinnamon in a bowl. Coat pork with the spice mixture. Place the bay leaves in the bottom of a slow cooker and place the pork on top.  Cut the chiles in small slices after roasting. Place evenly among the pot. Pour the chicken broth around the sides of the pork, being careful not to rinse off the spice mixture.

Cover and cook on low for 10 hours. Turn over after 5 hours. Remove from crockpot and shred. Serve with warm tortillas and salsa. Mmmmm good!

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Here is a list of the roasting events at Northgate Markets in the area.


  • Anaheim #16: 929 S Euclid St, Anaheim, CA 92802
  • Anaheim #40: 2030 E. Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA
  • Chula Vista #27: 1058 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91911
  • La Puente #6: 831 N Hacienda Blvd, La Puente, CA 91744
  • Norwalk #24: 11660 E. Firestone Blvd, Norwalk, CA
  • Pico Rivera #4: 9101 E Telegraph Rd, Pico Rivera, CA 90660

August 21


  • Anaheim #40: 2030 E. Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA
  • Culver City #41: 4700 Inglewood Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230
  • Los Angeles #37: 425 S. Soto Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033
  • Norwalk #24: 11660 E. Firestone Blvd, Norwalk, CA
  • San Diego #36: 5403 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92105

August 27


  • Anaheim #40: 2030 E. Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA
  • El Monte #20: 3828 N Peck Rd, El Monte, CA 91732
  • Hawthorne #25: 3930 W Rosecrans Ave, Hawthorne, CA 90250
  • Los Angeles #38: 944 E. Slauson Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90011
  • Norwalk #24: 11660 E. Firestone Blvd, Norwalk, CA

August 28


  • Anaheim #40: 2030 E. Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA
  • Norwalk #24: 11660 E. Firestone Blvd, Norwalk, CA
  • Long Beach #39: 4700 Cherry Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90807
  • Long Beach #42: 2038 E 10th St, Long Beach, CA 90804
  • Santa Ana #18: 770 S Harbor Blvd, Santa Ana, CA 92704

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