So what are you wearing for Halloween? I love animal masks. The fox mask and tiger masks above are from the lovely Etsy shop BHBKidstyle. (I think my dog wears them the best.) My daughter is going to be Little Blue Riding Hood. We had fun shopping for a blue cape and a dress at vintage shops. Our neighbors will be coming over for our annual pizza dinner before trick-or-treating. Should be fun to see the kids all decked out in wild costumes. The older they get the more imaginative they become.
I will be carving a pumpkin today after school. Not sure what design we'll make. But I know we will roast the seeds. Yum! Check out my recipe at the end of the post.
I have tried a variety of pumpkin seed recipes over the years. I prefer the simple recipes that the kids can help out with. Depending on the personalities of your kids, making the recipe and separating all that pumpkin goop from the seeds can be lots of fun.
Whole Foods Market has a recipe that includes boiling the seeds before you roast them. I haven't tried that recipe yet, but I do like the Whole Foods ideas for making spicy pumpkin seeds:
For spicy pumpkin seeds, mix 1/2 teaspoon each garlic salt, cumin, coriander and cardamom with seeds and oil before roasting. For sweet pumpkin seeds, mix 1 teaspoon each ground cinnamon, cloves and ginger and 1 1/2 tablespoons dark brown sugar with seeds and oil before roasting.
Here is my favorite recipe—just three ingredients. Pretty foolproof :)
Three-Ingredient Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
- 1 1/2 cups raw whole pumpkin seeds
- 2 teaspoons butter, melted
- 1 pinch salt
(For extra spice, trying adding one of the flavors listed above.)
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
Toss seeds in a bowl with the melted butter and salt. Spread the seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet with edges so seeds do not fall off. Bake seeds for about 45 minutes or until golden brown. Stir occasionally.
Recipe makes about 1 1/2 cups.
Image: M IS FOR MASK photo art by me, Chris Olson, and features the masks by the Etsy shop BHBKidstyle. ROASTED PUMPKIN SEED RECIPE is by me. Feel free to Pin them on Pinterest with a link back to this post. Thanks!
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