Pretty Little Liars fans, we've got a treat for you!  Hollywire recently caught up with one of our favorite stars from the hit ABC Family show Sasha Pieterse, who let us in on what she is most thankful for this Thanksgiving season!

Considering PLL's success this year, it's no surprise that Pieterse has a lot to be thankful for, but we've got her top five  - and they definitely show how down-to-earth and level-headed this star is in everyday life.  On top of this list, Pieterse has also let us in on her favorite Thanksgiving treat- Sweet and Salty Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, and even gave us her very own recipe!

Sasha Pieterse at Young Hollywood Awards

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Check out Sasha's list of what she is most thankful for this year!:

1. A loving and supportive family that has continuously been selfless in order to help my dreams come true.

2. Close friends who have shown me time and time again how blessed I am to have them.

3. My health.

4. The opportunities I have been given to be able to do with I love every single day.

5. The United States of America for giving me freedom and a place to call home.

PLL Girls at Young Hollywood Awards

And here's the recipe for Sasha's Pumpkin Seeds - and they sound DELICIOUS!:


1 medium/small Pumpkin

1 tablespoon Grape Seed Oil

1 tablespoon Coconut Oil

1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Sugar

1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt


1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.  Carve your pumpkin and excavate all seeds.  Separate the seeds from the pumpkin guts, simultaneously separating the ripe seeds from the baby's.  You will only be using the ripe seeds for this recipe.

2. Pour 2 cups of water to every half cup of seeds into a small/medium sized saucepan.  Cover saucepan with a lid and bring to a boil.  Once water is boiling, pour your seeds into your saucepan.  Let simmer for about 10 minutes.  Remove from heat, then drain.  Once drained, dry your pumpkin seeds by laying them on a plate and patting them with a paper towel.

3. Once dry, pour them into a medium sized mixing bowl.  Add in your Grape Seed and Coconut Oil first, stirring a few times.  Then, add in your Sugar and Salt, making sure your mixture has been distributed equally to all of the seeds.  Now, place your pumpkin seeds on a lightly oiled baking sheet.  Put your seeds in the oven for approximately 25 minutes or until golden brown.  Check your seeds every 10 minutes to see how they're comin'!

Sasha Pieterse at Young Hollywood Awards

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And to add to the reasons why we are SO excited to try out Sasha's snack!? "Pumpkin seeds are a tasty and festive low calorie snack!" she explained.  She's got us convinced!  Want more from Sasha Pieterse?!  Well, you're going to have to check out Pretty Little Liars when it returns in January - we don't know for sure, but we can guess that her character Alison will be making a few creepy appearances in Rosewood!

Will YOU be trying out Sasha's recipe!?  And what are YOU most thankful for this Thanksgiving!?  Let us know!

Photos Courtesy of: Fame Pictures