The perfect snack, roasted pumpkin seeds are high in protein, low in calories and can be made in a variety of ways, whether it's with sugar and cinnamon or salt, pepper and a bit of garlic. To learn how to make them, see our post on how to roast pumpkin seeds.
We've all heard of peanut brittle, but what about pumpkin seed brittle? It's as simple as using dried, roasted pumpkin seeds instead of peanuts in any peanut brittle recipe, such as the one by Foodland Ontario.
If you have a sufficient amount of land—at home or the cottage—try growing your own pumpkins. It may not be as hard as you think, but it will take some patience. Save the seeds you get from carving this year's pumpkins and begin planting them in the spring (usually after the final frost). The garden bed, made of compost and soil, should be a couple of inches deep and five inches wide. Make a hole in the soil with your finger, drop in the seed, and cover with a bit of loose soil. Space each bed several feet from one another and water well.
The fun doesn't have to end when the pumpkin carving is over. You can also try repurposing them into an art project like the one above. Check out this site for more fun pumpkin art ideas, including a flower pin made from pumpkin seeds and pumpkin-seed paintings.