Spooky Season Recipes

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

  • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds, rinsed and dried
  • 6 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Spread pumpkin seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet (cover baking sheet with tinfoil for simpler clean up!). Toast for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until dry and toasted. In a large bowl, stir 2 tablespoons of white sugar, salt, and pumpkin pie spice together. Set aside. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pumpkin seeds and sprinkle the remaining sugar over them. Stir until the sugar melts, about 45 seconds. Pour seeds into the bowl with the spiced sugar and stir until coated. Allow to cool before serving. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. These sweetly seasoned seeds make a light and delicious snack for the holiday season!


Pumpkin Pie

  • 1 can pumpkin
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Whisk pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, spices and salt in medium bowl until smooth. Pour into crust. Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F and continue baking 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted 1 inch from crust comes out clean. Enjoy with cool whip or as otherwise desired!


Guac-Puking Pumpkin Nachos


  • 1 large pumpkin
  • 1 tray of corn chips (approx 14oz)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup guacamole
  • 1/2 cup sour cream 

Scoop all the insides out of your pumpkin and carefully carve the style of face you want. Arrange chips on a tray and evenly top with cheese. Pop in the oven at 350 F for 10-15mins or until the cheese is melted. Pour over salsa, then sour cream and top with guac (making sure it’s coming out of the pumpkin’s mouth). Enjoy!

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