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"Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold."
-Girl Scout Song-
"Family traditions are the glue that binds one generation to another"
One of my sister-in-laws and I were talking one day about family traditions. She said that every Halloween while her son's were growing up they had pizza and brownies for dinner. A simple tradition but one that is so delicious! Guess where her son's gather with they're families every Halloween? You guess it and I bet some day my nephews will start that same tradition in they're own homes with they're children and grandchildren.
One of our family traditions is to make Spicy pumpkin seeds at Halloween. We have been making them for years. It's a recipe that is very tasty and easy to make......
1 medium pumpkin
5 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Pinch of cayenne pepper, to taste
1/12 tablespoons peanut oil
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut pumpkin open, removing seeds with a long handled spoon. Carve a Jack-O-Lantern from the pumpkin. Separate the pumpkin flesh from the seeds. The pumpkin should yield one cup of seeds. Spread seeds on parchment paper in an even layer. Bake until dry, stirring occasionally, about one hour. Let cool.
In a medium bowl combine 3 tablespoons sugar, salt, cumin, cinnamon, ginger, and cayenne. I do use a pinch more of the spices than the recipe calls for so the spices are more prominent than the sugar. Heat peanut oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add the pumpkin seeds and remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar. Cook until the sugar melts and the pumpkin seeds begin to caramelize, about 45 to 60 seconds. Transfer to the bowl of spices, and stir well to coat.
Let cool. These may be stored in an airtight container for up to a week.
Brownies and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds are delicious and would be nice to serve on any Halloween tea table.
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With warmest regards, Carol