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Lemon Ginger Heaven!

26 Mar

I’ve been looking for some good Easter Sweets to share with my family over the holidays and since I have such a huge love for Ginger, I decided to bake Lemon Ginger muffins from this recipe.  I also found the adorable cups at this art store that I used to work at which is locally owned, called Richard’s.  I try to support them whenever I can because they always took such great care of me and all my art supplies throughout high school and college 🙂  They have an awesome assortment of home decor and DIY products.  My mom and I spent yesterday baking some fun treats and she’s a great helper!  She helped me get my lemon zest and cubes of ginger from the root.  Neither of us have ever cubed our own ginger but it was actually pretty easy!  Note to self: don’t eat raw ginger, it’s SO spicy and not anything like pickled ginger.  However, it left a great after taste.  Happy Monday!

They had many different colors and designs but these were the perfect Spring cups for the muffins we made.

Peeling the ginger!

The lemons came from the tree in my parents backyard and were sooo delicious!  I squeezed the juices into the glaze on the final muffins and it was so good.

I filled the cups about 3/4 full.

After they cooled and had been glazed.

I love baking with my mom.  She always is baking pies or breads so she was the perfect person to help me perfect these Spring time treats!  I highly recommend this recipe and picking someone to bake with, especially on a rainy day!

My favorite Fall snack!

3 Oct

I love pumpkin flavored everything.  Pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie and one of the easiest to make Pumpkin Seeds!  Last year Ian and I made some delicious Pumpkin seeds and we decided to make some more this weekend.  I wanted to share this easy snack recipe!

First you must pick out two large pumpkins to get a decent amount of seeds (approx 6-8 serving sizes)

You will need a knife or Pumpkin carver and a big spoon for scooping the insides out (this way your pumpkin will last longer for decoration purposes).

The pumpkin should look like this on the inside.

You must then separate all the seeds from the stringy insides.

Scoop out the entire inside of the pumpkin.  Last year we learned if you leave any scraps, the Pumpkin will rot very quickly.

Wash the seeds then place them on aluminum foil on a cookie sheet.  Place whatever seasonings you like on seeds.  My personal favorites are Garlic Salt and Lemon Pepper.

Set oven to Bake at 350 degrees.  Then simply place seeds in oven and cook to liking.  We cooked our probably about 40 minutes because we like them a little more crunchy.

This is one of my favorite snacks!