What are Pepitas?
Jan28

What are Pepitas?

If you celebrate Halloween, know anyone who does, or have ever been near someone who carved a pumpkin, you have probably enjoyed the culinary delight that is the pumpkin seed. Pumpkin seeds are extraordinarily popular all over the world. In places like Greece, pumpkin seeds are a staple in the every day diet. Certain countries in Asia have incorporated pumpkins seeds into both their culinary traditions and their medical practices....

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Pumpkin Pie Martini Cocktail
Jan25

Pumpkin Pie Martini Cocktail

Below are recipes for 2 delicious cocktails. The first one is more akin to a Martini, while the second one is easier to make and has more pumpkin in it. Both are highly recommended! Pumpkin Pie Martini Recipe Ingredients: 1 1/2 Ounces Of Hiram Walker Creme De Cacao 1 1/2 Ounces Of Smirnoff Vanilla Flavored Vodka 1 Pinch Of Ground Pumpkin Pie Spice 2 Tablespoons Of Canned Pumpkin Puree 1 Finely Crushed Honey Maid Graham Cracker 1...

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Historic Roots Of The Jack O Lantern Face
Jan23

Historic Roots Of The Jack O Lantern Face

Although pumpkin faces are associated with Halloween, they have their roots in Celtic culture. Halloween itself was thought of as having originated from the Celtic festival of Samhain. Samhain was celebrated by the ancient Celts as the end of summer. It was their version of the New Year’s Day. The end of summer was only a celebration of harvest, the Celts believed that the souls of those departed were closest to the living world...

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Roasted and Toasted Pepitas
Jan22

Roasted and Toasted Pepitas

Pepitas, or pumpkin seeds, make an affordable, delicious, and healthy snack. The terms pepitas and pumpkin seeds are interchangeable, but some people are specifically referring to the hulled, green pumpkin seeds that grow in Oilseed pumpkins when they say pepita. Nutritional Value Pepitas are enormously healthyi. Pumpkin seeds contain an array of antioxidants, including a wide variety of vitamin E forms, zinc, manganese,...

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Healthy Pumpkin Desserts
Nov11

Healthy Pumpkin Desserts

Here are three healthy dessert recipes with pumpkin. Below is a low-fat pumpkin pie recipe, a sugarless variant and finally a recipe for vegans. Healthy Pumpkin Pie Ingredients: 1 Nine Inch Low Fat Graham Cracker Crust 1/2 Teaspoon Of Pumpkin Pie Spice 3/4 Cup Of Splenda Brand Sugar Substitute 1 Fifteen Ounce Can Of Pumpkin Puree 5 Large Fresh Free Range Egg Whites 8 Ounces Of Fresh Cold Skim Milk Information: Serving Size 8 199...

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Why You Should Not Make Your Own Pumpkin Butter
Oct01

Why You Should Not Make Your Own Pumpkin Butter

  Pumpkin butter is a type of fruit butter. Essentially fruit butters are just concentrated, caramelized sauces made from a sweet fruit. The first problem with pumpkin butter is that a pumpkin, while technically a fruit, is not sweet. They have around three times less sugar than your common apple, and because of that people usually just say screw it and dump apple cider in there with the pumpkin and call it a day. Nothing is...

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