Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

How is it already the end of October? Time has been going so fast and then I saw last time I posted and couldn’t believe that either. So here I am! I needed to get back to this site because I forgot how I weirdly enjoy blogging…and hopefully that term hasn’t changed either since I’ve been on here.

Any who, it’s my favorite season. Pumpkins, apples, sweater weather, boots (my downfall), leaves, Halloween (#cantstandcreepy), baking and more baking. I found this yummy pumpkin recipe while perusing good ol’ Pinterest. Because where else do we go for a quick recipe check right?

What caught my eyes was the name of this recipe titled, Spiced Honey Roasted Pumpkin Seeds by Chunky Chef. The best thing is, you make it all in a CAST IRON SKILLET! Just in case you were wondering, some of my favorite meals are made in skillets. I had to share this one as it has a little kick of spice but then a yummy ingredient to help give it a sweet flavor.

If my pictures don’t do justice, I’m so sorry. It is just so good! Just in case you didn’t click the link, I’ll have the recipe below for you too. It isn’t that hard either, which is even better!

You’ll need:

2 c pumpkin seeds

2 tsp olive oil

1 tsp chili powder

1/4 tsp smoked paprika

1/8 tsp garlic powder

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

2 1/2 TBl honey

Sea salt to taste

How Do I make It?

• Preheat oven to 325°

• Boil Seeds is water for 2-3 minutes. Drain, lay out to dry pretty well on paper towel.

• Add oil in skillet (oven safe), warm on medium heat. Add seeds and all spices until light golden brown. And honey and stir. ( Gets pretty sticky so use rubber spatula).

• Put in oven and roast for 30-40 minutes stirring every 15 minutes. She mentions to cook until crispy throughout, which I agree.

• When done, spread out on parchment or wax paper and sprinkle sea salt. Then, enjoy snacking away…and you won’t be able to stop eating them!


Whats your NYE style for 2013?

Can you believe in just a few days we will be ringing in the New Year to 2014????? I cannot, this year has flown by. I am excited for whats in store for 2014 for us. Lots of fun things happening. What is everyones plans? Typically, parties- large or small. Going out for the night, going to a friends house, keeping it local at your own home?

For us, we are bums. We enjoy just staying put. Banging on pots & pans, letting off sparklers, sometimes even falling asleep before midnight…(whoops) and sipping on my favorite…NA Sparkling Cranberry Juice. Its delicious. Really.

So with that, it is fun to get spruced up a little bit. Not necessarily like you’re headed to the Grammys, which would be fun, but just to do a little something. I have some fun hair styles, make up ideas & fashion ideas to get your brains working. Yes, even if it is just you and your significant other at home, or the kids are in bed, it’s okay to get dolled up somewhat. But staying in your pajamas is completely understandable too!


About this site

Another blog has appeared in the world. You see so many of them. So many are over the top which fascinates me- I wish I knew how people had so much time and dollars to do it. (I wish I could). But what’s someone to do that works out of the home with a full time job and a family? Obviously, I don’t have time for that…and neither do you. This is where Brushes & Burpcloths came to be. My goal is to share my ideas & inspirations from hair trends, to do it yourself projects (as well as failures, because let’s be real, those are fun to look at too) and life as a busy mom.

I welcome you to Brushes & Burp Cloths. I hope I am able to help motivate you to be more creative & efficient in your busy lives. Thanks for stopping by!