Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasting pumpkin seeds is something my mom always did for us when we were kids. Dad would help us carve the pumpkins and mom would roast the seeds. As a grownup, I seldom did it… until recently. Now, after each annual pumpkin party at my MIL’s, I take home a …

Crunchy Sesame Chickpeas

I came across this snack recipe (https://www.thisgrandmaisfun.com/roasted-chickpeas-recipe/) when I was looking for something to do with chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans). I’ve adapted it to use a LOT LESS oil than the original. Though I’ve only tried the sesame version, the original page has all sorts of flavor combos to try …

The Great Squash Muffin Ordeal

Two years ago (give or take), The Girl saw something on PBS about squash muffins. Ever since, she’s been asking me to make some, but I haven’t. For one, I don’t bake very well. Plus, any time she’s had anything with squash, she’s been less than enthusiastic. But, something came …