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How to roast pumpkin seeds

The best time to make pumpkin seeds is Halloween when you have all of those seeds outof your carved creation. So, the question is… What do you do with all of those seeds?!

Roast them! It is very simple recipe to follow!

The instructions:

pumpkin seeds

Clean off those seeds once you have them out of the pumpkin. Then place them in a large bowl and mix a little bit (a tablespoon or so) of melted butter on top of them. Mix them up really good, you want to get a light coat of butter on all of the seeds, then sprinkle a little bit of salt (to taste) in the bowl and mix.

Put the oven on a low temp to roast them. About 300º for about 40 minutes should do the trick. Just keep an eye on them, you want them to be golden brown.

Thats it! Enjoy your roasted pumpkin seeds!


Twizzlers Candy Flavor

Halloween is coming up, so let’s talk about the flavors available to you in Twizzlers candy.  Twizzlers are a licorice candy made by Hershey’s.  They were originally made by a licorice company named National Licorice Company – created in 1902.  This company eventually merged with Hershey’s, putting Twizzlers out under their name.

Licorice is not everyone’s favorite candy.  It has a very distinctive flavor that only appeals to some people.  It is very chewy.  The black colored Twizzler is the only true licorice flavor, and many would describe it as very bitter tasting, as licorice is an anise-flavored candy.

With all that said, twizzlers flavors include 1.) strawberry 2.) cherry 3.) true black licorice, and 4.)chocolate flavor.

Candy Corn Flavors

One of the most popular flavors of halloween is candy corn!  Candy corn is a sweet sugary candy that’s made specifically around Halloween from honey, corn syrup, and sugar by Brach’s Confections.  Traditional candy corn is the shape of a cone and has three colors – the bottom part is yellow, the middle part is orange, and the top part is white. Indian candy corn is another popular common variety which is brown orange and white. Although some people claim the colors taste different, in fact, all the colors have the same flavor.

Candy Corn is soft and chewy and tastes very sweet. The flavor it so appealing, that according to the manufacturer, so much candy corn is eaten, that if you lined them up end to end it would circle the earth 4.5 times.

Retailers are starting to sell gourmet candy corn which comes in different flavors including: chocolate, cinammon, pumpkin spice, blackberry cobbler, cherry, green apple, and many many more flavors.

Flavored pumpkin foods for halloween

Halloween is almost here!  You see all the pumpkins in the store and want to buy them, but besides carving them, what can  you do with pumpkins?  Well, there are a number of foods that can be flavored with pumpkin to make tasty halloween treats.  So, in honor of the October season, here are some pumpkin flavored foods for you to try…starting with:

Pumpkin beer or Pumpkin Ale – a favorite halloween flavor, pumpkin beer comes around in droves once a year in October.  Depending on the beer quality, it can range from tasting like pumpkin pie to just faintly hinting of pumpkin.

Pumpkin Soup – Pumpkin soup actually has a very pleasant flavor that is good for all of fall.  Made with coriander, chicken broth, curry powder, heavy cream, and of course pumpkin – the smooth-tasting soup is a favorite of many.

Pumpkin Pie – need I say more?  Pumpkin pie flavor cannot be beat – it is mild and subtly sweet.  With a dollop of whip cream, you can’t beat it.

Pumpkin Bread – Leftover pumpkin goes great when baked into a loaf.  The bread turns out moist and spicy and is a healthy-flavorful treat.

Pumpkin Pancakes – Made like regular pancakes but with pumpkin spice and puree, this morning treat has a mild flavor you’ll love.

Pumpkin Doughnuts – MMMMmmmmm…..

Pumpkin Marmalade – Marmalade isn’t for everyone, and certainly the kind flavored with this squash isn’t, but if you want to try something a bit different, try making some marmalade with your leftovers…makes for a great holiday snack.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese – You’ll start to see it in stores…the flavor of the cream cheese mixed with the squash is delicious.