Tuesday, October 30, 2007


My First Pumpkin Carving!

I know what your thinking, that is the first pumpkin you've ever carved? Well, as far as I can remember. It was long over do and I had fun.

I also roasted the pumpkin seeds. I do know that we did roast the seeds at least once when I was a kid. My dad wanted my mom to make pumpkin pie with fresh pumpkin and that is why we had the seeds.

My mom swears she would never do it again with all the mess and not only that but she says that the pie wasn't even good. Ever since, she has stuck to "One-Pie" canned pumpkin. And I have to say, her pie is excellent!

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

1 -2 cups of raw pumpkin seeds (goop removed)
Mazola Pure olive oil spray
Course sea salt
Garlic powder(not garlic salt)

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with oil. Add the seeds to the baking sheet and spray lightly with oil. Sprinkle with salt and garlic powder.

Cook for 15 minutes, stir and reduce the heat to 300 degrees. Cook for an additional 30 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.


Jen said...

that's a fine looking pumpkin!


Anonymous said...

I should say that is a very looking pumkin,good job e' meraviglioso.BAMBOLA

Emily said...

Garlic roasted pumpkin seeds...mmmm.
I'm glad someone else likes pumpkin seeds. I haven't seen anyone else blog about them.

Annie said...

Thanks Jen and Bambola. I guess it's not half bad for my first try!

Emilie, Yeah except for you, I haven't either. I love pumpkin seeds. I brought some in to work and everyone wanted more!