What to do with all that goo? Pumpkin goo, that is. After carving a pumpkin, you’re left with a heaping mess of membrane and seeds. Most people throw them away. Alas, they can be used for tasty treats! We’ve scoured the net over (actually, just allrecipes.com) for some easy recipes that use pumpkin or pumpkin seeds. Enjoy!
So you like to bake? These Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins are a great start to plenty of pumpkin-filled projects! Easy ingredients like cream cheese, eggs, and your basic baking items (vanilla extract, sugar, flour, etc.) mean you probably already have a majority of these ingredients in your pantry. What’s better, this recipe includes a homemade streusel frosting, including crunchy pecans and comforting cinnamon. If you plan on serving this at a party or some function, consider cooking them in Teacupcake molds for a unique presence and some extra compliments.
Maybe pumpkin isn’t enough holiday spirit for you. Why not try Pumpkin Gingerbread? Imagine the intoxicating aromas of both pumpkin and gingerbread throughout your humble home, the feeling of holidays all around, all warm and cozy. Plus, it sure beats fruit cake! And when you use these Heart-shaped Measuring Spoons, the love you filled it with will be that much more obvious. (Hey, we can be cheesy from time to time!)
And for those pumpkin seeds, we have a bath of Worcestershire sauce, butter, and seasoned salt– that’s it! This recipe for Toasted Pumpkin Seeds could not be easier and oh-so-addictive! Just be ready to practice some self-discipline because, trust me, it’s gonna be a challenge to keep from eating them all in one sitting! As a distraction, you could read the fun facts on this Equal Measure Measuring Cup. For example, you’ll need as many pumpkin seeds for this recipe as 20,000 grains of rice! See? A fun fact for some delayed gratification!
Think you’ve got an even tastier, even easier pumpkin recipe? We’re all ears!