With all the candy and all-around junky food that we'll all be eating tonight (and probably for days to come), I thought I'd post a recipe for something healthy. Lord knows I need it. I had to re-up on my Halloween candy this afternoon because I ate my way through most of the original stash. Darn you Starbusts! Curse you Reese's cups!
This is a frugal and healthy recipe. It starts with stuff you'd normally throw away: pumpkin seeds from your jack-o'-lantern. Scoop out the seeds, removing as much pumpkin pulp as you can. Place the seeds in a strainer and rinse with cool water until they are clean.
Pat the seeds dry with paper towels and place in a pie plate. Add some olive oil and seasonings. I used cayenne pepper, but you could use salt, black pepper, or even sugar and cinnamon--whatever floats your boat. Place in a 350 preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until toasty and golden brown. Stir occasionally. Spreads the seeds on a paper towel-lined plate to cool. Snack at will.