Dear September,


The first day of autumn is Monday, September 23rd. I thought the first blog post I write should be about fall traditions. Personally, a tradition for my family and me is to make jack o lanterns,  take the pumpkin seeds out, toast and salt them.  It is an enjoyable and delicious experience; I am going to insert a recipe from Tastes Lovely.


Roasted Spicy Seasoned Pumpkin  Seeds 


    • 2 cups raw pumpkin seeds (if from a pumpkin,  all pumpkin membrane removed and rinsed)
    • 2 tablespoons salted butter
    • 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (for medium spicy use 1/4 teaspoon, for hot spicy use 3/4 teaspoon)


  • Instructions: 


  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a microwave safe medium size bowl, melt the butter for 30 seconds in the microwave. Add in the lemon pepper, garlic powder, salt and cayenne pepper. Stir to combine. Add in the pumpkin seeds and toss so all the seeds are evenly coated. Spread the seeds out in an even layer on the baking sheet and roast for 1 hour, stirring the seeds halfway thru. Allow to cool for a few minutes before eating.
  • Share your traditions with me below. 


Written by Ni’Asia Griffin