Roasted Pumpkin Seeds


Carving pumpkins is a fun fall activity, but don’t let those delicious pumpkin seeds go to waste! Using a large spoon, scoop out the insides out and put them in a bowl of water to separate the seeds from the pulp. Pull out the seeds and place them in a colander, rinse under cold water and shake dry.

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Toss pumpkin seeds lightly in oil and a pinch of salt to taste.
  • Place seeds in a single layer on baking sheet.
  • Bake for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.

Include the kids! This is a great way to teach children about cooking, and how fruits grow from and produce seeds.


Father’s Day Gift from Child – Painted Elephant

For Father’s Day, I always get a gift for my husband from me, as well as a special gift from my son. This year, my son painted this ceramic elephant as a sentimental, artistic display of love for his dad.

The inscription says,

“Daddy, No matter how tall I grow I will always look up to you.”


Michaels sells an assortment of ceramic animals. Then you just need some paint and brushes and let your little one have some fun being artistic! I used a fine point sharpie pen to inscribe the message.

Happy Father’s day to all the fantastic Dads out there!