Need a quick fall snack? I've got just the thing. Pepitas! Also known as pumpkin seeds, these are super simple to make and delicious to snack on for days (keep in an air tight container). You can season or flavor them however you'd like, I just thought I'd take them in a bold direction with Tandoori! I followed this exact step by step from The Pioneer Woman and used sea salt, a teaspoon or so (maybe 1.5) of Tandoori Spice, and a few pinches of smoked paprika. Click "Read More" to see my step by step photos and final product!
Ohhh guys...I'll be honest, making these this morning was pure torture. I had already pureed my pumpkin last night but I should have mixed the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet ingredients in another bowl last night. Because here's the thing... I like to eat as soon as I can in the morning. Sometimes it's okay and I can wait about a half hour or so but generally I like to eat at least a little something right away. This morning I woke up famished. As I've mentioned before, I'm training for a marathon (Disney 2013!) and yesterday was my long-run day. I ran a whopping 12 miles. The furthest I've ever run on my own (i.e. not in a half marathon with 1000 other people). So, although I ate enough yesterday, my body still wanted fuel 18 hours later, and sitting there mixing ingredients to make waffles was torture. Next time, I'll make things the night before so I can go ahead and pop em right in the waffle iron. I've also been dying to test out my waffle iron that I got months ago on sale at Williams-Sonoma. It's so shiny!
So I know it's been awhile... I've been crazy busy. I also know that I've told y'all that like 10 times so from now on I'll just assume that you all know this and won't judge small spurts of absence! Anywayyy Thanksgiving is right around the corner and it is one of my very favorite holidays. Turkey, stuffing, PUMPKIN PIE, and seeing the family are on the list of things I'm looking forward to! So when the first day of Fall rolled around, my good friend Leila asked me if I was going to making any Fall cocktails. What kind of friend would I be if I didn't oblige this request?! That's what I thought... So to get a little inspiration, I headed over to the liquor store, where I found these charms: