I was making some other dishes with acorn squash, and as I was scooping out the seeds, I wondered if they could be baked like pumpkin seeds. I figured since I was going to be baking anyway, it would be worth a shot to see how they turned out. Although they have a bit of a different flavor from pumpkin seeds, but they have the same kind of feel. It's a good way to use a part that usually gets thrown away. Smochi and Ralph also loved these seeds.