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Sunday, October 28, 2012


As gorgeous as what fall is in Maple Tree country with the rainbow of colors and wet fallen leaves scenting the air,  
one of my favorite things will always be the  
 and the treats within them.

The kids can have the Jack-O-Lantern carving all to themselves, and I will gladly head to the kitchen with the seeds.

For being small-time gardeners, we were pretty happy with our 56 pumpkins that came out of our garden this year.  All of the GrandLoves were tickled too.  But me?, I was happy to know of the good things to come.

I will be baking off plenty of the pulp for tables full of baked goods, but those seeds, those glorious seeds, they immediately were put to use as a snack. 


I've made them sweet, spicy, sweet and spiced, even cayenne-hot!
This first batch was sweet and spiced for the growing palates.
                            Seasoned Pumpkin Seeds

spray cookie sheet with nonstick spray and spread with the  pumpkin seeds 
 melt half a stick of real butter and pour over seeds
sprinkle with Lawry's Season Salt 
sprinkle with garlic powder
stir around to cover the seeds with spices

Bake: 350 degree oven - center rack - 15-20 min., turning once, 
cool seeds, save in sealed jar., (IF they last that long)

This time I also sprinkled sugar on the seeds AFTER removing from the oven.  I have found that sugaring them before baking, increases the chance of burning them before they are crispy.  If you do choose to sugar them first, just be sure to turn them another time and watch them carefully.    ENJOY!

This is my own recipe, as I rarely use exact measurements when just ' throwing together a treat.'  I CAN tell you this,
                              ~THEY ARE LONG GONE~

Now, go carve a pumpkin for the kids, throw the seeds in a pan and bake up some fun.  Thanks for stopping by.


Muffy's Marks said...

I never thought to add seasonings to the pumpkin seeds. Thanks for the tip!!

jack69 said...

WELL I NEVER! Thought about eating pumpkin seeds. You are so ingenious. I know they are good. I think youare a lot like my mama. A natural feel for how much to add or use to make the right taste.
Anyway thanks for the recipe. IF we get a pumpkin, I just might try this.

Good stuff. Love you girl. Hug Bill for us.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

56 from your garden is a true bounty. Pumpkin really is so versatile. Every bit of it can be used for something fun and yummy! Nuts and seeds of all varieties are readily available here and we most always have pumpkin seeds on hand. Your seasoned ones sound yummy! Wishing you a wonderful new week. Tammy

imac said...

Great pics and post, but sorry, I don't like Pummpkin,lol.

Suz said...

I'm a purist....give me the salty ones

Cher' Shots said...

Yummm....pumpkin seeds! We must come from the same gene pool ~ oh that's right, you're one of my sisters! You sure ended up with a nice harvest. Have a 'wickedly wonderful' halloween!
'love & hugs from afar'

Fred Alton said...

Dar, I'm tempted to try it. That's not sayin I WILL but I am tempted. Thanks for the recipe. I've seen them for sale in the store alongside the sunflower seeds (which I love) but have never tried pumpkin seeds. I'm sure they would be a tasty treat to have along on a hike.