Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Johnny Pumpkin Seed



Pumpkin Seeds Two Ways




The Sweeter Side:

  • 1 Pumpkin
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 4 Tbls Vegetable Oil 
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees
-Remove seeds from pumpkin 
-Soak seeds in water for 5 minutes to clean them. The pumpkin residue will sink to the bottom of the bowl, while the seeds float
-Toss seeds with spices, sugar and oil
- Bake for 20-30 minutes, flipping them 2-3 times
-Do not let the seed burn, remove them from the oven when they are slightly golden




The Savory Side:

  • 1 Pumpkin
  • Sprinkle of Black Pepper
  • 3 Tbls Dill
  • 2 Tbl Cayenne Pepper
  • 4 Tbls Olive Oil 
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees
-Remove seeds from pumpkin 
-Soak seeds in water for 5 minutes to clean them. The pumpkin residue will sink to the bottom of the bowl, while the seeds float
-Toss seeds with oil and spices
- Bake for 20-30 minutes, flipping them 2-3 times

-Enjoy!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Pumpkin Pie vs Apple Pie: Why not both?!





Pumpkin Baked Apples



  • 4 Apples
  • 1 Can of Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/2 Cup Oats
  • 3 Tbls Melted Butter 
  • 2 Tbls Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/4 Cup Mixed Nuts








-Preheat oven to 375 degrees
-Cut off apple tops and scoop out centers to create area for pumpkin filling
-Mix pumpkin puree and spice together
-Fill apples with pumpkin mixture
-In bowl, mix oats and butter
-Top apples with oat mixture and mixed nuts
-Bake for 30 minutes until apples soft and topping is golden brown
-Top with great yogurt, mixed nuts, dried fruit, or a drizzle of honey

-Enjoy!