Exciting stuff going on here today! Not only am I posting about my favorite part of pumpkin season (pumpkin seeds) I have a major giveaway to share with you all.
A group of 12 bloggers and I teamed up to bring to you a collection of our favorite cookbooks.
Savory Simple The Culinary Life Pineapple and Coconut Bakeaholic Mama Pass The Sushi Cooking with Books Farmgirl Gourmet Foodness Gracious Tammilee Tips CopyKat Recipes Crunchy Creamy Sweet The Grommom
There are few cookbooks I swear by. To be honest I do a lot of my recipe hunting online. I keep only the classic books and books written by blogging friends on hand. There was a time I had a huge collection but after many many moves I tired of packing them all up and having to find a place to store them... so I donated them all to Good Will. I still cry a little when I think about it... there were some old cookbooks in there that I will probably never find in print again.
The only three books to make it out of that massive book donation years ago was my copy of Better Homes and Garden (It was a gift from my mom when I was 12), Hershey's Recipe Collection ( a give from my Nana when I was a kid), and Mastering The Art Of French Cooking by Julia Child, Simone Beck and
I am pretty sure every kitchen MUST have a copy of Mastering The Art Of French Cooking. I can not count how many times I have referred to it for the basics.
Obviously, this is the book I chose to giveaway as part of Our Favorite Cookbooks Giveaway. Not only will one lucky person win a copy of my favorite classic cookbook, but they will also receive the other eleven books listed above!
For the full details of how to enter and the rules follow the directions on the widget below.
How silly is it that I am posting about giving away my favorite cookbook about French Cooking, but I'm posting a recipe that includes some Mexican flavors? Because ya know... the French love their limes and pumpkin seeds. How's that for good planning today?
Cumin and Lime Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
1 cup of raw pumpkin seeds, rinsed well
The juice of half a lime
1 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp sea salt
Preheat oven to 350.
In a bowl toss seeds with lime juice and seasoning. Place on a baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes, stir and return to oven for another 8-10 minutes. Careful not to brown them.