10.31.2007

Trick or Treat?

No tricks here today, just yummy treats! :o) For any festive visitors who stop by this post and comment you'll be entered to win a pair of handmade earrings by little ole me. I'll draw one name from the comments on Friday November 2nd. I just love the holidays!

In a couple of hours we'll be taking the kiddos trick or treating. This will be Sugar & Spice's first time! They're going as a flower & butterfly. Awwww. :o)
Of course Mr. Smarty Pants is going as, what else, an army soldier. No surprise there, eh?

So we started carving our pumpkin last night but unfortunately ran into a bit of a snag. Mr. Smarty Pants wanted a pirate ship like on the package(see pic below) but half way through both the teeny-weenie, and quite delicate imo, saws that came with this kit broke! Sooooo, I still need to finish it...somehow. Not sure if that's going to happen at this point since Honey still isn't home from work, but here's what we have so far....





We did have alot of fun doing this Halloween craft.
Can you tell which one's supposed to be me? :oP



Lastly, we made roasted pumpkin seeds. Mmmmm, yummy!



*~* Sugar & Spice Roasted Pumpkin Seeds *~*

Ingredients
1 cup raw pumpkin seeds, rinsed and dried
6 tablespoons white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons butter



Directions
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F(120 degrees C). Spread the pumpkin seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast for about 30-45 minutes, until a nice golden brown hue. In a large bowl stir together 2 tablespoons of the white sugar, salt, and pumpkin pie spice and then set aside. Heat the oil & butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pumpkin seeds and sprinkle the remaining sugar over them. Stir with a wooden spoon until the sugar melts. Pour the seeds into the bowl with the spiced sugar mix and stir until coated. Allow to cool before serving. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.




Hope everyone has a BOOtiful Halloween! :o)

18 comments:

Sherry said...

Oh I love treats!! And the sunflower seeds look so yummy!! Hope you had a great time going out for trick or treat!!

Happy Halloween!

vivian said...

trick or treat!!
mmmmmmm! those pumpkin seeds looks sooo good! I have a ton of pumpkins but did not carve a single one!! I thought maybe they would last until thanksgiving if I didnt carve them!
happy halloween! stop by and meet me at my halloween blog!

Jo Anne Owens said...

Yummmmm...those pumpkin seeds look wonderful! Thanks for sharing them! Hope you and yours had a great evening!

Sandra Evertson said...

These look Delectable!
Happy Halloween!
Sandra Evertson

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Interesting recipe...I will be giving it a try. Happy Halloween. Susan

Cre8Tiva said...

thanks for the seeds...and the resipies...have we danced yet...hope you're having a ghoulish day...blessings, rebecca

somepinkflowers said...

thanks
for the yummy pumpkins seeds!

:-)

we are still dancing
over here
at the Blog Halloween Party!

come on over...

Birdie said...

Those seeds look so good. May I have some please?
Happy Halloween!

Scrappy Moments said...

Love The Treats, How did the Pumpkin turn out? I knew I was forgetting Something Today, I have a bag of Refridgerated Pumpkin Seeds oops, never quite made it to the baking sheet.

What a Fun Post & Love Your Blog too~

Thanks for stopping by my blog,Please visit again :)

Angie

AmandaMay said...

mm, yummy pumpkin seeds! I wish I had seen this before I threw mine out! Happy Halloween to you!

Debb said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. My socks are all colors ,I have orange ,black orange and white , black & white , gray, I have so many. I went to the doctor office with my husband and one of the nurse told the other one go over there and see her socks. Everyone gets a kick out of them.I belong to swap- bot too. Maybe soon we be partner who knows? Have a Happy halloween or I hiope you did.

Ninnie said...

I love treats and they all sound good. I must try the pumpkin seeds.

Paul-ene said...

I haven't had pumpkin seeds like in FOREVER! Thanks for the recipe...I should make them soon.

Thanks for sharing! Love your blog/wonderful pixs and so fun!

Happy Hallows Eve

Erin said...

You are so festive! Looks like you had lts of fun!

PEA said...

Happy Halloween to you too:-) I ran out of time to visit everyone at the Ball last night so I'm continuing to party this morning! hehe I've always just roasted my pumpkin seeds with salt so I'll have to try it your way next time!! xo

Whimsy Pink said...

Yummy pumpkin seeds!We didn't carve ours this year, maybe next time I'll make some or for thanksgiving :)

Steph said...

Oh pumpkin seeds, yum! They never last too long here!

Petite Fashionista said...

I'm going to try that recipe, thanks!