Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tuesday Tip: Keep Your Pumpkins from Getting Mushy

(My niece Calli)
It is time to carve pumpkins at our house.  The pumpkin always starts out looking great.  Well, if not great, at least the kids like them.

After a couple of days, they start to get soft and mushy.  That happens when air comes in contact with the cleaned out, inside flesh of the pumpkin, allowing bacteria to grow.  To slow that process down, I spray the inside of my hallowed out pumpkins with first aid antiseptic spray.

The spray keeps my pumpkin looking fresh for several extra days.  

Don't eat your pumpkin after it has been treated with the antiseptic spray

On Friday, I will be posting my,
 Mini Lasagna recipe!

Don't forget to leave a comment on the
Tate's Bake Shop Giveaway post for your chance to win
Tate's Cookbook & Cookies!

My friend Pam, made the Lemon Pound Cake recipe from the cookbook and she says it is the best pound cake recipe ever! 

Visit my friends blogs!

You will love Bo and his blog,  Bo's Bowl.  Not only does he host great giveaways,  his recipes are incredible!  One visit to his blog and you will see why I faithfully follow it.

Also visit my friend Pam's blog, Pam's Midwest Kitchen Korner,  for more great recipes!  Once you read her blog, she will be your friend too!



  1. great tip, one I have never heard of. Cute baby too..

  2. That little pumpkin with the rosy cheeks is adorable. Thanks for the great tip that I will pass on to the kids and friends!

  3. She is so adorable with that pumpkin. Will be watching for mini lasagna.

  4. I just wanted to say I think your recipes are great! I like them so much I put your website on my blog roll! Happy Cooking!


  5. Thanks Jennifurla!

    Pam, Calli is just as sweet as her picture is! Thanks for passing on the tip.

    Rita,thanks for stopping by so often! You are a sweetheart!

    Joliuja, thanks for adding my blog to your blog roll! Your site if full of creative ideas and recipes!

  6. What an amazing and delicious little pumpkin :)))))!!