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Roasted pumpkin seeds have a nutty flavor and are packed with protein and fiber. Pumpkin seeds are delicious toasted and salted, but they're even better flavored with sweet and savory spices.

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

  1. Rinse pumpkin seeds under cold water and pick out the pulp and strings. (This is easiest just after you've removed the seeds from the pumpkin, before the pulp has dried.)
  2. Place the pumpkin seeds in a single layer on an oiled baking sheet, stirring to coat. If you prefer, omit the oil and coat with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and bake at 325 degrees F until toasted, about 25 minutes, checking and stirring after 10 minutes.
  4. Let cool and store in an air-tight container.

Why Carve Pumpkins?


The story of the Jack o'Lantern comes from Irish folklore. Jack was a crafty farmer who tricked the Devil into climbing a tall tree. When the Devil reached the highest branch, Jack carved a large cross in the trunk, making it impossible for the Devil to climb down. In exchange for help getting out of the tree, the Devil promised never to tempt Jack with evil again. When Jack died, he was turned away from Heaven for his sins and turned away from Hell because of his trickery. Condemned to wander the Earth without rest, Jack carved out one of his turnips, took an ember from the devil, and used it for a lantern to light his way. He became known as "Jack of the Lantern."

This was taken from Allrecipes.com

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  posted at 10/25/2007 11:40:00 AM  
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3 Comments:
At October 25, 2007 at 12:09 PM, Anonymous Jodi said...

We baked out seeds last night... Mmmmmm

 
At October 25, 2007 at 12:43 PM, Blogger Trista said...

Sounds good but I'd be the only one to touch them, LOL.

 
At October 25, 2007 at 8:07 PM, Blogger teachermomof2 said...

Pumpkin Seeds are a favorite at our house. DH soaks them for a few days in a salt water solution and they come out great!

Thanks for sharing!
Lisa

 

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