Inspired by the chili-roasted peanuts I like to buy in India, I decided to mix the pumpkin seeds up with ghee and a few different spices -- garam masala, turmeric and chili powder -- and then bake them.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably noticed pumpkin products are popping up everywhere. One thing is for sure: I'm loving the trend! Act fast -- pumpkin is only in season from September through November, so start stocking your pantry now.
You don't have to be a five-year-old to love pumpkin carving. It's one of those fun Halloween parties that doesn't require costumes, but also provides a great activity to incorporate earlier in the evening, before haunted houses are entered and/or heavy drinking commences.
I admit, I've gone a little overboard on the pumpkin flavored desserts lately. I made these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, after making the Pumpkin Cake Trifles and then also a Pumpkin Apple Streusel Cake!