Pumpkin Carving Day & Roasted Pumpkin Seeds [video]

Imagine twelve people hard at work carving pumpkins with patterns, tools and pumpkin innerds scattered all across a very large kitchen and dining area.

You have successfully pictured our family pumpkin carving day!  Don’t forget to add the loud banter and taunting of who will have the best pumpkin.

Once the kiddos were done, the “big” kiddos took over.  (You’re doing great, dads!)

Laughing happened too. 🙂  She got everyone really cool Halloween socks too!

Don’t forget all the eating…

I didn’t carve a pumpkin (see below) but I did weed through quite a bit of pumpkin seeds (and my sisters dug out all their seeds for me!)  I roasted a batch right then for everyone to try.  It’s so easy, the hardest part is separating the pumpkin from the seeds!

My pumpkin.

Roasting pumpkin seeds is something so easy and simple you can do it while the rest of your family finishes the carving!

I did hear someone mention they weren’t sure how to go about roasting these seeds so I decided to share a recipe so we can all enjoy them!  Be careful…they can be extremely addicting.  It’s not just the flavor of the spices and the unique texture of the seeds, but I like the CRUNCH it makes.  It’s odd I know, but I love a good crunch!

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds:

2 cups of pumpkin seeds, cleaned and dried

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 tbsp. mixture of your favorite spices, including but not limited to:

  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • chipotle spice
  • ancho chili powder
  • cinnamon & nutmeg

Lay cleaned and dried pumpkin seeds on a baking sheet and preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Pour olive oil and sprinkle spices over seeds, stirring with a spatula.  Stirring with a spatula every 10 minutes, bake until golden brown and crispy, in my oven it took about 40 minutes.  Allow to cool and enjoy!

We made another video too:

Oh!  I almost forgot!  The winner of the giveaway for the Alaea Hawaiian Seasalt is…

Karlis Badger!

Thank you all so much for your support.  I appreciate you!

Did you have a family pumpkin carving day?


23 responses to “Pumpkin Carving Day & Roasted Pumpkin Seeds [video]

  1. This looks great! I have been searching for a good pumpkin seed recipe. I ADORE them. Once of those things that once I start eating them I just cannot stop. I am planning on doing pumpkins next week so I will have to try out the seed recipe!

  2. I love carving pumpkins and roasting seeds. Looks like you had loads of fun! I just may have to go pumpkin shopping! .

  3. I haven’t had home roasted pumpkin seeds since I was a kid! And your spices make these even more wonderful than the plain salted version from my childhood. What a fun family you have~

  4. Ah this is brilliant. I love it. They have just started selling the carving pumpkins here in Oz, it really wasnt a thing we did down under. I love it, looks like so much fun. Great vid. Cant wait to get in on the Halloween action this year. You rock sista. Great post!

    • I think if I really got into it (I’m usually obsessed with what is going on in the kitchen) I would love to carve a pumpkin. I’ll want to do it after Halloween. That’s just how it works lol!

  5. What fun! Cool that you did a video on this-makes us all want to get in on a carving party. Great post.

  6. sometimes i don’t know why we aren’t neighbors! this looks like soooooo much fun! kinda wanna throw an impromptu pumpkin carving party this weekend too!

  7. Very cool – I like your video tutorials. 🙂

  8. It is difficult separating the seeds from the pumpkin.. but such a wonderful and healthy snack it is. And I don’t think I’ve heard of Halloween socks before.. lol cute. Love the pumpkin day 🙂

  9. What a fun pumpkin carving time and the seeds look amazing! The video was GREAT!

  10. That carving party sounds like so much fun. And good for you for harvesting all of the seeds so that nothing went to waste. The roasted seeds sound delicious!!

  11. That is a serious pumpkin carving party right there. We are still in up in the air if we are even carving pumpkins this year or not. I hope we can squeeze it it! I love your videos. It is so cute when you and Taylor team up.

  12. Thank you for your excellent post and video! I did have trouble loading the page I just wanted to let you know. I am subscribing via email so I can be the first to know about new recipes that you find! I hope to hear from you soon!

  13. I like your recipes and your resources. Thank you for everything you do. I am a new subscriber and I cannot wait to see what you share next!

  14. Its like you read my mind! This is something I have been wanting to figure out and you saved me time! I’ll definitely be back.

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