How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Arguably the best October snack around, pumpkin seeds are easy to make. Of all the steps in this recipe, the most complicated is separating the seeds from the pulp, but if you keep at it, you’ll be golden. Here’s what you’ll need: That’s it! Not pictured is the olive oil. I always forget to include…

October 24, 2016

A Fall Squash Cheat Sheet

The bounty of summer is long gone but fall brings its own special harvest to the table. Squash is in full-force right now at grocery stores and farmers markets. These nutritional power-houses are packed with vitamins and fiber. They can be used to lighten-up recipes by replacing starches such as pasta and potatoes. They can also be the…

October 29, 2014

Reston Farm Market: Fall Family Fun Right Here in Town

With all the fall festivals happening in Northern Virginia this month, families are making the trek into the countryside to be surrounded by pumpkins, fall colors, and children’s entertainment. What you might not know is that there is a great spot for fall excitement right here in Reston. The Reston Farm Market is a colorful autumn…

October 10, 2014

Butterscotch Frosted Pumpkin Cookies

These cookies are an October tradition for my family, and I look forward to them at least as much as Christmas cookies. The world needs more fall cookies! These pumpkin treats are absolutely delicious, with a soft, fluffy texture and decadent butterscotch frosting. I got this recipe years ago from my sister-in-law, who got it from her mother,…

October 9, 2014