A Pumpkin Pampering: Facial, Manicure, and Pedicure

A Pumpkin Pampering: Facial, Manicure, and Pedicure

As if I didn’t already love fall for its pumpkin flavors – - -I am enamoured with it even more!  The can of pumpkin has so many wonderful uses…… and now with a little discovery, the REAL THING is so versatile!  One Jack-O-Lantern project or recipe can give you a snack & some spa time! This one’s easy folks – pumpkin guts = moisturization mask!  Coat your face, rub in your cuticles, and massage your feet with it! Add honey or yogurt if you can’t stand the slime (They will make it more creamy).  The guts will firm up a bit as they dry on your skin.  Rinse clean! Save seeds for a snack! Chop up pumpkin & bake, or use it in any other recipe you have that requires pumpkin! Thanksgiving doesn’t need to be so...

Candied Bacon Recipe

Candied Bacon Recipe

The sweet, salt, and crunch of this accessory can turn a dish into something spectacular!  Whole slices, broken up, or hammered into bits could change the game for your entree!   Salads, sundaes, cookies, or snacks – - – it’s an all-purpose treat!   What you need: Bacon Slices (however many you want) – Opt for the Maple kind if you want an added flavor! Gluten-free? Get GF bacon! Brown sugar (1 TBS for every 4 slices) A pan that is lined with aluminum foil.  (This will do a number on your pan if you don’t!) Preheated oven to 400 degrees   1. Lay the bacon on the pan – close together so you don’t lose as much sugar. 2. Sprinkle brown sugar  - (see above ratio)  thinly covering them. 3.  Put in oven –...

Sweet & Spicy Tandoori Pumpkin Seeds

Sweet & Spicy Tandoori Pumpkin Seeds

Pie Pumpkins are a special variety of pumpkins that are usually available in the stores right about now.  They have way more uses than jack-o-lanterns…….If you’re making a recipe, you might as well save the seeds for this tasty snack.  Also – you might even save the guts to try your hand at a little pumpkin pampering with a Pumpkin facial, manicure, and/or pedicure!   Sweet & Spicy Tandoori Pumpkin Seeds Fresh Pumpkin Seeds (extracted from a pumpkin….) PAM or spray oil Tandoori seasoning Sugar 1. Preheat the oven at 400 – Get a cookie sheet – cover with foil & spray with oil. 2.Cut off the pumpkin’s stem & cut the pumpkin in half. 3. Spoon out the guts into a different bowl. 4.  Extract the seeds...

Pumpkin, Bacon, and Gorgonzola Salad

Pumpkin, Bacon, and Gorgonzola Salad

This has been the neatest blog project!  A reader asked for some ideas for a full-fledged fall flavored salad to go with the Pumpkin Apple Spice Vinaigrette I blogged about a few weeks ago, and I had some pretty cool discoveries! After this one blog project I had a healthy salad in my fridge, a new homemade healthy snack for the week, AND……. a manicure, pedicure and facial in less than an hour!  (Links to all of this coming soon!)   The Stage:  I used a spring mix for the purple pop!  I chopped up purple onion & tossed both with the Pumpkin Apple Spice Vinaigrette till thoroughly coated. The Main Actress:  Pumpkin fries seasoned with indian tandoori spice. (or just oil & salt; or salt, cumin, & coriander; You could coat with...