It’s Halloween weekend! Where did October go? One of our favorite family Halloween traditions is roasting pumpkin seeds. It’s the perfect treat after spending hours gutting, carving and crafting the perfect jack-o-lanter face.
Here is a quick recipe to roast the perfect pumpkin seeds. My family likes them plainly salted but the seasoning choices are endless! Enjoy and have a safe and spooky Halloween! 🎃👻👹
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
Rinse pumpkin seeds off in a colander
It’s okay to leave some strings and pulp on the seeds (it adds flavor) clean off any chunks.
Toss pumpkin seeds in a bowl with the 2 Tbs of melted butter, vegetable oil or olive oil.
Pour and spread the seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet.
Sprinkle on the seasonings of your choice. Try: Salt, Garlic Salt, Pepper, Cayenne Pepper (for a little heat), Cajun Seasoning, or Seasoning Salt. (We prefer regular salt and oilve oil)
Bake for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.
Store leftover seeds in an air tight container.
I can’t believe it’s almost the end of October! Where has it gone? The nights are getting longer and the temps are getting colder. Winter is on its way, which is hard to believe! Wisconsin Winters are no joke. Lots of snow, sub-zero temps and very dark days. I wanted to share one of my new favorite items to help light up your house and welcome visitors during the darkest of days…. a Scandinavian welcome light.
In Scandinavia the Winters are extremely long and dark; it is tradition to shine lights in house windows to welcome visitors and add warmth to the house. I found this carved wood light at a local Scandinavian gift shop and fell in love with it. It can be hung, by hook, in your front window. It’s a beautiful addition for the holidays but can be kept up all year round. I’ll probably find a spot for it over my nativity scene for the holidays and keep it up well after the Christmas decorations are put away.
The maker of this light is light is Kron-Lume by Nordic Connection. Check out their selection of Nordic imports. This is a great find and will bring us happiness and a warm glow on a Cold and dark Wisconsin night. Enjoy! It’s this week’s Friday Favorite!
Making mulled apple cider is one of my favorite Fall traditions. A warm steaming cup of apple cider is always my companion while taking the kids out trick or treating on a chilly Wisconsin evening. It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s oh so delicious. Here is the recipe. I hope you try it and enjoy!
Mulled Apple Cider
2 quarts of apple cider
2 cinnamon sticks
2 whole cloves
2 whole all spice berries
1 orange thinly sliced
Place all the ingredients in a large saucepan and simmer on a low to medium heat for 10 minutes. Divide the cider among 8 mugs. Garish with orange slices, apple slices and cinnamon sticks.
If you need a little more warmth, add rum. Mix 1 cup of dark rum into the pot will simmering.
Drink up and Enjoy!
My #FridayFavorite this week: A Horoscope Sign Coffee Mug. I picked up this sweet mug at my favorite store, Homegoods! (I think I could live there; the addiction is real!) What’s my sign? I’m a Taurus baby. A true Taurus. Persistent, dependable, patient, generous and loyal. I’m a bull at times, stubborn and set in my ways. I hate change unless I’m the one doing the changing. This mug is totally me and I’m ready to share it with the world!
Circling the lip of the mug are the sign attributes and a gold foiled astrological sign is hiding at the bottom of the mug. Homegoods seemed to have all of the signs available in a couple of different colors and at only $4.99, I’m sure they won’t be around for long! This was an easy #FridayFavorite pick. Now time to make a cup of tea, enjoy!
I found this sweet quote and fell in love with it !
“Autumn, the year’s last loveliest smile.” — William Bryant
Autumn is one of the prettiest seasons…. so pause and enjoy its wonderful beauty!
Here is a free printable of this fabulous quote to frame and enjoy.
Download Autumn Printable Here