I know lots of you who read this are on Pinterest and are enjoying all that it has to offer just like me. However, I can tell from conversations with some (probably-very-wise!) friends that there can be a hesitancy to join another social networking site. I totally get that. I'm finding it can be a temptation for me to waste time there. I'm finding it can be a temptation to discontentment. I don't want to be thoughtless about these things and I want to hold them in the balance with the good ideas Pinterest offers and the ways it can be used to serve my family, others, my leisure time, etc.

ANYway, because I've been thinking about that some lately, I've been endeavoring to make sure that I'm actually utilizing Pinterest as a tool to produce and create and organize. I thought it would be fun to post here about ideas that actually come to fruition and try to make sure I'm not just pinning my life away to no real end! Feel free to join me if you have a blog; I would love to read about it.

That said, I pinned some pumpkin seed recipes recently and Dave and I had a relaxing night in the kitchen yesterday evening cleaning out pumpkins and trying different flavors of roasted seeds. I'm posting what we made. The ranch were my favorite and neither of us were crazy about the curried ones.

Curried Pumpkin Seeds
1 egg white
2 teaspoon curry powder
scant 1/2 teaspoon fine grained sea salt
1 cup fresh pumpkin seeds
Cinnamon-Sugar Pumpkin Seeds
1 1/2 cups pumpkin seeds

2 tablespoons melted butter (or olive oil)

2 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon salt
Ranch Pumpkin Seeds
melted butter
sea salt
ranch dressing mix
raw pumpkin seeds, rinse well
Spiced Pumpkin Seeds
3 c. pumpkin seeds, washed

1/2 c. butter

1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1/4 tsp. each seasoned salt, onion salt and celery salt

1/3 tsp. garlic salt


  1. I love Pinterest! However, it can be very addicting/time consuming. That is why I have to be very intentional of having a time limit spent on the site. I have found it to be more good than bad. I made donuts! Maybe those are more bad than good ;) It also frees up space in my "favorites". I might have to try the pumpkin seeds...I am not a fan, but the girls would love it.

  2. We carved pumpkins tonight, and I was JUST looking around for pumpkin seed roasting ideas! So glad you posted these :)