Recipe For The Best Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Happy Monday!

It is that time of the year again! Time to carve pumpkins, and roast the seeds! Fresh roasted pumpkin seeds are one of my favorite things! I could live off of them, and once you eat one you can’t stop!

My husband and I carved our pumpkins this past weekend. We have a whole tradition for carving pumpkins. While carving, we watch a Halloween movie and have a cocktail. We also keep our pumpkin hidden from each other till the very end and then determine who’s is better. Just a little friendly competition ๐Ÿ™‚ Then we get to my favorite part…roasted pumpkin seeds!

I have tried many different ways of cooking pumpkin seeds. My Favorite recipe is plain and simple. I’m not one for all the fancy stuff. Plus, I must have my pumpkin seeds be on the dark, crunchy side! The crunchier, the better.

This year, the came out superb! Salty, crunchy, with great coloring! I can’t wait to share this recipe with you! I am hoping that many of you still have some carving to do so that you can try this recipe!

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

  • Prep Time: 5m
  • Cook Time: 1h
  • Total Time: 1h 5m

Ingredients

  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Paprika (Optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Clean and rinse pumpkins seeds of all pumpkin guts.
  3. Lay pumpkin seeds evenly on cookie sheet. I use tin foil, this is optional.
  4. Generously sprinkle salt and pepper over pumpkin seeds. If you are wanting to add a little paprika like I did, do this now.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Stir pumpkin seeds, cook for another 30 minutes
  7. When done, pumpkin seeds should be a nice brown color. Let them cool down, and enjoy!!

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After tasting these, I told my husband that we might have to get some more pumpkins just so I can get the seeds. He didn’t really like that idea. ๐Ÿ™‚ However, he did agree that the roasted pumpkin seeds turned out really great this year.

I hope everyone enjoys their last week of October, and has a fantastic Halloween! I can’t wait to see all of the awesome costumes thisย  year!

Did you have a favorite recipe for pumpkin seeds?

Cheers,

Victoria

 

P.S. I think my husband won the pumpkin carving contest this year. Here is a picture of our finished pumpkins. Mine is the first one and his is the second one.

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The Best Crockpot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

 

Crockpot Spinach And Artichoke Dip

the best Crockpot Spinach and Artichoke Dip.

As everyone knows, it is football season.I don’t really care about football…like at all. However, I enjoy the food that goes along with football games. I will gladly sit there and snack on all the food while others pay attention to the game. But more than just eating the food, I enjoy cooking it. I am always looking for appetizer recipes to cook on game day.

As well all know, chips and dip are a common appetizer for watching any sporting event. For most, the go to dip is salsa, but at my house it’s spinach and artichoke. We LOVE spinach and artichoke dip! When it’s game day my husband is asking me to make it.

I cannot eat artichokes by themselves. I don’t know if it’s a texture or taste thing, but I can’t do it. Now, when they’re mixed with spinach and cheese, I can gobble them up! Lets take a look at the best crockpot spinach and artichoke dip recipe ever!

Crockpot Spinach And Artichoke Dip

The Best Crockpot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

  • Prep Time: 5m
  • Cook Time: 40m
  • Total Time: 45m

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese. You can use full fat or light, whatever you fancy.
  • 16 ounces Sour Cream
  • 1/2 Stick of Butter
  • 1 1/2 cups Fresh Spinach
  • 14 ounces Artichoke Hearts
  • 5 1/2 cups Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • dash Minced Garlic
  • dash Salt
  • dash Pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients into crockpot and allow to heat through (about 40 minutes).

Not only is this dip recipe extremely easy, it is extremely delicious!ย  It has just the right amount of cheese, and the garlic really comes through and makes this exceptional! If you’re like me and love garlic, don’t be afraid to sprinkle a little extra in! ๐Ÿ™‚ You can serve it with the normal tortilla chips, or try something different. How about some french bread cut up and toasted? Or some pita chips and fresh veggies? Ah, it’s all so good!

Crockpot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

So, the next time you are wondering what you’re going to make for the big game or even just a little gathering, remember this marvelous spinach and artichoke dip! I guarantee people will be pulling you aside asking for the recipe!

What are some of your game day recipe favorites?

Cheers,

Victoria

 

 

 

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