Our Halloween was awesome! The best we've had in the last few years. Mom & Dad went to a few parties. The boys went trick or treating! Our neighbor barely celebrates, so we went to one that did with our friends. The boys made a killing. This was only half of our loot. There's another bowl of chips, pretzels & drinks that they received too.
Pittsburgh-to-Hilo). I probably should have smushed his face and added another below it, cuz he turned out kinda like a Mexican wrestling ape. Still kinda cool!
1 cup seeds (from medium pumpkin)
2 + 3 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
pinch cayenne pepper
1 1/2 tbsp peanut oil
Bake seeds in oven at 250 for 1 hour on parchment until dry, stirring occasionally. Let cool. Mix spices in bowl. Heat peanut oil in large skillet over high heat. Add 2 tbsp sugar and seeds. Cool until sugar melts and seeds begin to caramelize, about 45-60 seconds. Transfer to bowl with spices. Coat. Let cool. Store for 1 week.
* I want to try this minus the cumin, but add more cayenne pepper next time.
I followed the pumpkin pie recipe on the can of pumpkin (I've never used pumpkin guts, which is weird). Instead of evaporated milk (I didn't have any), I used 1 can sweetened condensed milk (minus a couple of tablespoons). I also added cloves. I could pretty much make a clove pie if you let me. The pie was awesome. I used a basic butter crust recipe (1 cup flour, 6 tbsp butter, 3 tbsp ice water). I know, it's funny. I buy canned pumpkin, but I think I'm the last person on Earth who enjoys making pie crust from scratch.
All in all, a fantastic Halloween!