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5 Creative Things to Do With Your Pumpkin Seeds & Guts

5 Creative Things to Do With Your Pumpkin Seeds & Guts

There’s more to a pumpkin than just becoming a scary jack-o-lantern or festive fall decoration around the house. Whether you’re utilizing your leftover Halloween pumpkins or buying fresh ones for fun projects, the truth is that there are plenty of fun and creative things you can do with your pumpkin seeds and guts. Art projects and recipes are just some ideas for what to do with your leftover pumpkin innards, but there are many more where those came from! To start, check out the following five top creative things to do with leftover pumpkin seeds and guts.   5 Great Ways to Use Pumpkin Seeds and Guts Creatively 1. Pumpkin Facial They may look a little gross, but your pumpkin’s guts are filled with Vitamins A, E, and C, which can work wonders when used as a topical cream. To create the perfect pumpkin facial, use five teaspoons of pumpkin puree and add three teaspoons of brown sugar. Add a small bit of milk to the mixture (about a ¼ cup or less), and blend well. This should create a fine paste that you can then apply to your face. Be sure to avoid your eye area, as this skin is much more sensitive, and let it sit for about twenty minutes. Once done, wash thoroughly and enjoy fresh, revitalized, and glowing skin! 2. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Roasted pumpkin seeds are a fall staple, and they’re incredibly easy to make. This recipe from Boulder Locavore offers the most delicious roasted pumpkin seeds using a unique method! To create the perfect roasted pumpkin seeds, you’ll need: Pumpkin Seeds Salt Olive...
Last Minute DIY Easter Treats for Kids

Last Minute DIY Easter Treats for Kids

Easter is easily one of the cutest holidays. It may be the constant sugar coma or the subtle pastel colors everywhere, but it is remarkably easy to feel at ease when you’re looking into the eyes of a chocolate bunny. It wasn’t just the bunnies that make this holiday special. It’s baking cookies with Mother with her slight, sweet frown when I dipped my hand in the frosting and the joy of showcasing the cookies off to neighbors. We were always able to take the cuteness that Easter had to offer and use it to try our best to bake something new and fun. Now, the tradition continues, but it’s not just my family, but yours too. So go grab your kids and take these recipes by storm; they’re easy enough that not even Peter Cotton Tail could mess them up. Just think, simply reading this is your first step toward a fruitful Easter season. Hopefully, these easy, last-minute Do it yourself recipes will give you the chance to really embrace this holiday before it’s too late.  1. Easter Egg Cookies  1 Ah yes, the classic cookie. These are the staple of everything that is great about baking. The softly colored frosting and common Easter egg shape really help take these from simply sugar to simply fabulous. I love the look of these, and the taste is probably even better. Check out the recipe at two twenty one and get that oven preheated!  2. Spring Rice Krispies Pops  2 Rice Krispies treats are great for a quick and easy dessert, and these take that fast and simple charm but with an...
20 Delicious Crock Pot Recipes for Families On the Go

20 Delicious Crock Pot Recipes for Families On the Go

A home cooked meal is a prized possession in today’s fast-paced world, which is why many parents strive to make it to the kitchen to play chef even after a long day at work. One way they can combat this issue is by investing in a Crockpot. This slow cooking sensation allows meals to be prepared without having to be physically present for a few hours, which means you can throw in a couple chicken breasts, take Maggie to her play rehearsal, and come home to the best shredded chicken tacos in the world without having to sauté or stir! So, if you are a soccer mom on the go, or a dad in charge of the swim team carpool, then check out these 20 life-saving and delicious crock pot recipes: Tip: To find recipe’s faster click “Control/Command + F” and search for one of the following: Soups and Stews Chicken Main Dishes Beef Main Dishes Desserts   Source: Olive Garden Soups and Stews  1. Italian Hillside Garden Soup (6 servings) 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 cup chopped green bell pepper 1 cup chopped onion ½ cup sliced celery 1 can (14 ½ ounces) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano, undrained 1 can (15 ½ ounces) navy beans, drained and rinsed 1 medium zucchini, chopped 1 cup frozen cut green beans, thawed 2 cans (14 ounces each) chicken broth ¼ teaspoon garlic powder 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerator sausage or cheese filled tortellini pasta 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil * Option but delicious: grate Asiago or Parmesan cheese over the top* Steps for Preparation: Heat oil...