Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

One of my favorite parts about pumpkin carving (or cooking) is getting to toast the seeds. I love scooping seeds out of a pumpkin and rinsing them because they get so slimy!! It’s a fun activity to do with kids after carving a jack-o-lantern, and it’s fun for me to do by myself. I also love snacking on the finished product. After scooping your seeds out of the pumpkin (a grapefruit spoon helps a lot with this part), put them … Continue reading

Squirrely Stella

Stella’s Halloween costume is all ready for her! She is going to be her squirrely alter-ego, Nutella. This costume is very appropriate because Stella really has a lot in common with squirrels. In particular, Stella and squirrels both have very bushy tails, like to run, and like nuts. Stella’s favorite nuts are almonds, but she also has a thing for acorns. When she finds them on the sidewalk, she picks them up in her mouth and carries them down the … Continue reading

Halloween Cat

This is Greasey. She is nuts. My dad found her as a baby kitten living in a tire outside of his work. Greasey’s full name is Grease Ball because that’s what she was when we got her. She also had fleas. She is a very lovable girl except that she terrorizes many of her family members. My sister really loves her, so we keep her around. She also has an enlarged nipple. Greasey is a beautiful cat. I think she’d … Continue reading