It’s Halloween folks! To compliment our Carve for Cash pumpkin carving contest, your fun friends at County 17 are gifting some crafty ideas on what to do with those pumpkin guts and shells and how to make your Jack-O-Lantern last longer.
Are you a foodie? Consider roasting your pumpkin seeds, making some yummy soup or doggie treats!
With the seeds, you can go sweet or salty. Check out Food Network’s recipe recommendations here. Pro tip: Substituting butter for olive oil or using both! Umm, yes!
Warm up with aussie RecipeTin Eats chef Nagi’s classic, easy-to-make pumpkin soup. Pro tip: Going heavy on the onion and garlic, it will make all the difference.
Dog lovers can even make homemade Pumpkin Dog Treats with their unwanted pumpkin guts! Check out Wild Wild Whisk’s super simple recipe. Try: Adding some of your dog’s already favorite foods into to the mix for a happy puppy tummy!
Treat yo’ self by making Simply Stacie’s yummy-smelling five-ingredient Vanilla Pumpkin Sugar Scrub. Pro tip: Adding one or two essential oils into the mix to hyper-customize it!
Then, kick back and relax with Beautylish’s Jorie Larsen’s Make Your Own 20-Minute Pumpkin Face Mask. Tip: All three (yup, just three!) ingredients are all-natural, so even folks with sensitive skin may want to give this one a try.
And, admire your Jack-O-Lantern a bit longer with How to Preserve a Carved Pumpkin with 3 Household Items! by Fabulessly Frugal. Pro tip: Placing a smidge of petroleum jelly on the inside and carved areas of your pumpkin after giving it the recommended bleach bath. Reapply the jelly every couple of days and the pumpkin will last longer.
Y’all, there are so many fun things to do with your leftover pumpkins!
We hope you have a great (and non-wasteful) time experimenting and having fun! Stay safe and warm out there tonight, County 17 friends!
**Before trying any food-related recipes, be aware of any food or skin allergies you or your puppy have before trying any of the above linked recipes and pro tips.