Pumpkin Seeds

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I finally carved my pumpkin.  I’m much more concerned with the seeds than the face.  🙂


I made my two favorite seeds:


Sugar and Spice Pumpkin Seeds (for 1 pumpkin’s worth):


  • Two heaping spoonfuls of brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon
  • Two tablespoons of water


Original Pumpkin Seeds (for 1 pumpkin’s worth):


  • 1/2 –1 1 tablespoon salt (to taste)
  • Drizzle olive oil


To make these simple yet delicious pumpkin seeds, just mix ingredients with cleaned seeds.  Spread out the seeds on the bottom of a greased glass casserole dish and bake at 380 for 25 minutes.  Stir together occasionally throughout. Note that the brown sugar ones will caramelize stick together (yum!).


And then I decorated.  Up went the pumpkin:


On the front door, the paper towel ghost family:


In other news…


I slept through most of the afternoon 😉 and rose to eat:


Soup and grilled cheese and spinach sammie!




Off for dinner and to get ready for Megan’s party!  🙂



How do you do pumpkin seeds?  There’s so many easy ways to roast them!



  • Diana October 31, 2009, 5:53 pm

    I’ve never made pumpkin seeds and honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever seen pumpkin seeds 😡 We buy chunks of pumpkin to cook (mostly soup) so I’ve only seen whole pumpkins for sale, never at home. It’s not a huge thing here as it is there. 🙂

  • Matt October 31, 2009, 5:54 pm

    Lol I don’t think I have ever had pumpkin seeds! Maybe in trail mix or something, but never buy themselves.

  • Evan Thomas October 31, 2009, 6:07 pm

    I do them bought! Hha, that sounds bad, but I’ve got a good amount from a little bakery that I’m working on

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 31, 2009, 6:12 pm

    I have just roasted them plain – but your sugar ones look amazing!

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl) October 31, 2009, 6:17 pm

    I love your ghosts haah adorably festive!

    I’ve never had pumpkin seeds– I actually didn’t even realize you could eat them!

  • Liz October 31, 2009, 6:25 pm

    Have another awesome night! That grilled cheese looks fantastic. I have really been craving one lately!

  • Katie October 31, 2009, 6:34 pm

    I have never made pumpkin seeds before! They sound good though! I love the paper towel ghost family 😉

  • Madeline @ GreensAndJeans October 31, 2009, 6:35 pm

    I do your “classic” way and I also make spicy ones with cayenne pepper! Perfect for salads and for munching!

  • Jenna October 31, 2009, 6:39 pm

    wow those brown sugar carmelized seeds look great!
    have fun tonight 🙂

  • Jess October 31, 2009, 6:43 pm

    I only carved my pumpkin for the seeds too! I’ll have to get my post up later though, cause it’s time to get ready for our par-tay!

    Have fun!

    PS. Love the ghost fam!

  • Andee (LAEasyMeals) October 31, 2009, 6:50 pm

    I like them spicy-mix olive oil, cayenne pepper and salt. Yum!

  • Jessie (Vegan-minded) October 31, 2009, 7:09 pm

    I love pumpkin seeds! I usually just do olive oil, salt, and pepper. Your cinnamon sugar mix looks great though!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) October 31, 2009, 7:41 pm

    I usually just do salt and then roast them – but I haven’t done it in ages! Yours look good!

  • Sana October 31, 2009, 7:53 pm

    neat! i have never eaten the seeds!

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee) October 31, 2009, 8:59 pm

    I haven’t roasted my own pumpkin seeds before, but love to munch on them. I also haven’t really carved a pumpkn in a few years – maybe not since high school? I need to do that!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) October 31, 2009, 9:24 pm

    Plain old roasted with salt is my favorite. That was my favorite part of pumpkin carving every year.

  • Erica October 31, 2009, 9:56 pm

    The sugar and spice seeds sound fabulous! Great idea. I didn’t carve my pumpkin tonight! Maybe manana. Hope you had fun tonight

  • Juli October 31, 2009, 10:06 pm

    Roasted mine today as well. Put some cajun seasoning (Tony’s) on ’em with nothing else. They were still a little wet from the rinse so the seasoning stuck to them without any added oil. Yum yum. Husbands having them right now, said they go well with the American Ale he’s nursing.

  • maria October 31, 2009, 10:21 pm

    I actually prefer mine just plain, cleaned, and baked. Sometimes a little salt and EVOO is good, too.

    The papertowel ghosts are adorable.

  • angieinatlanta October 31, 2009, 10:58 pm

    I always do my pumpkin seeds with salt and red pepper! Spicy!

  • Emily October 31, 2009, 11:33 pm

    Your grilled cheese looks phenomenal!

  • SweetiePotato November 1, 2009, 1:02 am

    i’ve never thought of adding spinach to a grilled cheese, i always just put tomatoes on mine… gotta try that one!

  • Whole Body Love November 1, 2009, 1:25 am

    I always just baked my Pumpkin Seeds with a little EVOO and some sea salt…how very beige of me.

  • Emily November 1, 2009, 4:07 am

    I’ve been reading you since the trip. 🙂 I haven’t commented because I’ve been lazy, but I just wanted to say how much I’m enjoying it!
    The pumpkin looks great. I like spicy-maple pumpkin seeds.

  • Stacey November 1, 2009, 8:07 am

    I helped one of the kids I babysit carve his pumpkin, but the deal was he had to give me the pumpkin seeds haha 🙂

  • Jenny November 1, 2009, 9:28 am

    It’s sad living in new york right now and not getting trick or treaters! I forgot to even buy a pumpkin 🙁

  • Jen November 12, 2009, 1:41 am

    Gahhh! In running back and forth between the computer and kitchen, I misread “1/2 tbsp cinnamon” for “1 tbsp cinnamon”. Yes that’s a lot of cinnamon and a warning *should have* gone off in my head. *However*, they still turned out delicious and healthy and I even cut down on the sugar eversomuch. I had to pull them away from the Husband. Thanks for the recipe!

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