Roasting Pumpkin Seeds!

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. Wash seeds, toss seeds in a bowl with extra virgin olive oil and salt. Spread the seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for about 45 minutes or until golden brown; stir occasionally.

Chili and cheese on rice, veggie tray, hot apple cider

Pumpkin Cheese Bread

Prep 20 min., cook 1 hour 20 min., ready in 1 hour 40 min.
"This is the best pumpkin bread you'll ever eat.  I have been making this recipe for years and I always get asked for the recipe.  It has a yummy cream cheese filling in the middle of the loaf."
Recipe by: Tina Andre'Fox
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 egg
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1.  Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).  Lightly grease two 8X4 inch loaf pans.
2.  In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, 1 egg and orange zest; beat until smooth.  Set aside.  Sift together 1 2/3 cup flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and pumpkin pie spice; set aside.
3.  Place pumpkin, vegetable oil, 2 eggs and 1 1/2 cup sugar in a large bowl; beat well.  Stir the pumpkin mixture into the flour mixture just until combined.  Fold in the pecans if desired.  Pour 1/2 of the pumpkin batter into the loaf pans.  Spoon cream cheese mixture on top of this layer and then pour on the remaining batter.
4.  Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean.  Cool bread in pans for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Pumpkin Pie Dip

15 oz can of pumpkin
3/4 cup brown sugar (can use splenda)
1 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or more to taste)
6 oz fat free greek yogurt
8 oz cool whip (I used a little less)

Serve with apples or bananas, or ginger snaps or vanilla wafers or what ever makes you happy.

If you would like to make your own pumpkin pie spice:

Mix together:

1 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp nutmeg

Movie:  Hocus Pocus, The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, Harry Potter, the Halloween Tree, ET, and Hefalump

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