Pumpkin-Seed Brittle

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During the fall, my diet primarily revolves around pumpkins,

butternut squash

, cranberries and turkey. I love adhering to seasonal flavors and all of the traditions that go along with them. One of my favorite things to do is roast pumpkin seeds and as soon as I saw Martha Stewart's brittle recipe

here

, I knew I had to give it a try. Here are a couple of things I learned during the process (besides the fact that I'll be making this throughout the entire holiday season):   1. It's not as "kid friendly" as Martha claims. I nearly lost my right hand while pouring the scalding liquid onto the baking sheet. 2. I used to justify eating brittle since it's packed full of protein (well, sorta). I now realize that the amount of butter and sugar cancels out any potential health benefit. 3. I'm a fan of any dessert that requires excessive banging and/or the use of a mallet.

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