Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: Favorite Holiday (and a Recipe)

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A pumpkin covered in dew sitting in grass covered in dew. There is an orange leaf leaning up on the pumpkin.Halloween is my favourite holiday!

I love the magic of that season for so many different reasons.

Halloween candy is a delicious smorgasbord of flavours and textures. I love everything from candy corn to dark chocolate.

There are tons of creative costume ideas out there. It’s wonderful to see what folks come up with. I once knew someone who dressed up as a wedding cake for this holiday. How cool is that?

Seeing kids trick-or-treating makes me smile. It’s such a nice way to encourage neighbours to spend time together and be kind  to friends and strangers alike.

Halloween is also one of the rare times of the year when graveyards are mentioned a lot in pop culture. I don’t actually find cemeteries frightening at all. They’re often peaceful, beautiful places to visit in real life.

As far as a recipe goes, why not try something simple like roasted pumpkin seeds?


  • 1.5 cups of raw whole pumpkin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons of butter, melted (margarine or other fats can work well, too)
  • 1 pinch of salt


Preheat your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit (150 Celsius)

Toss the seeds in a bowl with the salt and melted butter until every seed is coated.

(This step is optional if you’re like me and also hate scrubbing oily dishes) Put a sheet of tin foil on a baking sheet.

Spread the seeds in a single layer on the baking sheet.

Bake for roughly 45 minutes. Stir occasionally. When the seeds are golden brown, they’re finished.


It’s healthy, easy, and delicious. I also find crunchy, salty things like this to be a nice break from all of the sugary foods of the season.


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18 Responses to Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: Favorite Holiday (and a Recipe)

  1. We don’t celebrate Halloween here in SA. Although it feels a bit like a real life Halloween horror show at the moment. I believe celebrating Halloween can be fun yes!

    My favorite holidays are Christmas. I love the tree and ornaments and planning the table and everything.

    We love pumpkin seeds, eat them raw mostly! But I will try your recipe too.

    Elza Reads

  2. I haven’t had roasted pumpkin seeds since I was in second grade. Lol! thanks for sharing.

  3. A nice simple recipe, and a great holdiay.

  4. Halloween is actually my least favorite holiday! It’s probably because I’ve never been much for dressing up and I’m kind of a party pooper in general 🙂 I do enjoy Halloween candy, though, as well as the fun of having my whole neighborhood out and about on Halloween night talking to each other and having a good time.


  5. Halloween is my favorite holiday too. And I love homemade seeds although I’ve only actually dug the seeds out of the pumpkin and made them from scratch only once.

  6. I enjoy Halloween, but it’s not my favorite holiday. But, I LOVE roasted pumpkin seeds! My mother used to make them when we were little. Thanks for the memories!

  7. I love Halloween too, there’s just something about thr atmosphere of it. Maybe doesn’t hurt that it’s in the autumn too and I tend to like that time of year, the cooler temps and bare trees.

  8. I agree about Halloween and graveyards. The wedding cake costume must have been something to see! Pumpkin seeds are so delicious.

    • Yes, it was amazing! It was made of cardboard and fabric and all sorts of other things.

      I’m glad you like pumpkin seeds, Halloween, and graveyards.

  9. That’s something I’ve never tried, so I’ll have to.

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