7 things to do with your pumpkin after Halloween
Want to know what to do with those pumpkins sitting on your front step after Halloween? Here are some fun and creative ideas.
Pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting - A family favorite of mine. My mom still bakes this every year around Halloween and Thanksgiving and it is absolutely delicious. You will need approximately 2 cups of pumpkin along with eggs, baking powder, cinnamon, butter, and a few more ingredients for the frosting. Your guests will certainly love this dessert, so be prepared to bake a second cake.
Create serving bowls - These work especially well with smaller pumpkins. All you have to do is open up the top, scoop out all of the pumpkin insides and seeds until just the shell is left, place on a baking sheet, and cook for about 35 minutes at 400 degrees. This is an excellent, fun way to serve hot stews and soups, and works great for dips.
Pumpkin Puree Face Mask - This is such an easy mixture and not only is good for your skin, but it smells fantastic too. Take 2 Tbsps pumpkin puree and mix with ½ tsp honey and ½ tsp milk. Apply to your face, leave for approximately 20 minutes, then rinse. You will have hydrated, glowing skin.
Roasted Pumpkin seeds - These are an easy, delicious snack and can be used in salads, desserts, and trail mix.
Pumpkin Planter -- Makes a wonderful fall decoration. Cut a hole in the top of your pumpkin and scoop out all of the seeds and insides until it is completely carved out. You will also need to make a small hole on the bottom to allow excess water to drain out. Fill up the pumpkin with potting soil, and place either flowers or a small plant of your choice!
Pumpkin body scrub - Combine pumpkin puree, brown sugar, coconut oil, and cinnamon to get ultra soft skin and create pure heaven. You can even make a large amount and package them into mini glass jars to create gifts for the holidays.
Pumpkin centerpiece -- You can use a few miniature pumpkins along with other decorations from your local arts and crafts store, such as leaves, berries, and gourds to create a beautiful fall-themed centerpiece for your dining room table.