Carving pumpkins with family or friends is a tradition that solidifies the spooky-ness of the season and, with Halloween less than 10 days away, it’s the perfect time to start carving your Jack-O-Lanterns. Every year it’s hard to determine what design to carve: a classic Jack-O-Lantern face, mummy, witch, or ghost – there are so many options! So, this year, we decided to do something a little different and add our own spin on pumpkin carving with the templates below.
Want to carve your own Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes – inspired pumpkin? Simply click on the template you like below to print the page it opens up in, sterilize your pumpkin, tape on the template and get to carving! Then, share your photos with us on our Facebook or on Twitter and Instagram using @Souplantation.
Don’t forget to save the seeds! One of the best parts about carving pumpkins is eating the seeds after you’re done! These easy-to-make snacks are packed with nutrients and can be prepared in a variety of savory ways. We’ve listed some of our favorites below:
Garlic Pumpkin Seeds Recipe from Taste of Home
This unique recipe is quick and simple. Just mix 1 tablespoon canola oil, ½ teaspoon celery salt, ½ teaspoon of garlic powder, ½ teaspoon of seasoned salt and 2 cups of fresh pumpkin seeds together to coat. Then, just pop them in the microwave for 3 minutes and voilà, your treat is ready!
Spice Pumpkin Seeds from AllRecipes.com
This recipe is bursting with flavor and will have you eating seeds by the handful. Combine 1 ½ tablespoons of melted margarine, ½ teaspoon of salt, 1/8 teaspoon of garlic salt, 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce and 2 cups of fresh pumpkin seeds. Layer the seeds on a baking sheet and cook for 1 hour at 275 degrees while these delicious treats fill the whole house with their delicious smell.
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