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Smoked Pumpkin Seeds – 2 Recipes


tTt’s Beered Salt N Pepper Pumpkin Seeds (THE BEST SEED I’VE EVER EATEN!!!):
1can Miller Lite Beer
1/2T Cracked Pepper
2 1/4c Pumpkin Seeds

Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Hickory Chips

3/4tsp Cracked Pepper
3/4tsp Lawry’s Season Salt
(Directions Below)

cajunbloodypumpkinseedsTay’s Cajun Bloody Seeds (Good, but, not as good as tTt’s recipe!)
2c Pumpkin Seeds
1c – 1.5c Mr. Mrs T’s Bloody Mary Mix
To 1T Sea Salt
1tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Onion Powder
1T Lemon Juice
1T Louisiana Hot Sauce
1/4tsp Worcestershire

Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Hickory Chips

Season Mix (Toss with-Premix THEN add to seeds!):
2-3T Mr. Mrs T’s Bloody Mary Mix
1/8tsp Garlic Powder
1/8tsp Onion Powder
1/4tsp Lemon Juice
1/4tsp Louisiana Hot Sauce
1/8tsp Worcestershire
-Then Season with (Premix THEN add to seeds!):
1tsp + 1/4tsp Sea Salt
2tsp McCormick’s Cajun
1tsp Dill (Dried)
1/2tsp Course Cracked Pepper
1/4tsp Paprika

Directions for Both:
While gutting Pumpkins, Place seeds into pot of warm water (Easier cleaning).
Rinse off seeds, removing pumpkin guts.
Add to Brine/Marinade. Marinade overnight (We did little over 12 hours).
Light pat with paper towel (Mine weren’t complete dry. Just gave one pat.) We smoked- Lay Foil over grates. LIGHTLY brush foil, on grates, with Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  Lay seeds down. Smoke 1 hour. Good time to PREMIX Season Mixes.  Toss with Season Mix.
…   (Cajun Bloody– Premix Top part of season mix, toss with seeds, THEN season with Lower Season Mix!) …
BUTTER FLAVOR COOKING SPRAY a foil lined baking dish
. Bake 375 for about 8-13 minutes… KEEP AN EYE ON… THEY BURN FAST! Cook to a light crisp.
– Tip: PreMix Seasons Mixes to quicken cooking, and spread flavor better!!!
I like to cook til they have a crisp. DELICIOUS! And, YES! You can eat the
entire thing!
*Smoking Optional, but tasty!
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Mr. Jack O’ Lantern’s Cup O’ Joe


6c Strong brewed Coffee (Add extra scoop coffee grounds)
8c Milk
3/4c TO 1c Sugar
1tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1c Canned Libby’s Pumpkin Pie Mix (The just add Egg+Milk stuff)
2T Vanilla Extract
Whip Cream for topping

In crock pot, add all, except whip cream. Cook on low for 3-4 hours. Turn to warm. Serve with whip cream.
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Jack O Lantern Chili (Sausage and Chicken Pumpkin Chili)


1 lb. Sweet Italian TURKEY Sausage, remove casings and brown
1/2 lb. Chicken Breast
1.5c canned 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 can Stewed Tomatoes, entire can
1 can Reg. Petite Diced Tomatoes, entire can
1 can Tomato Soup
1 can Chili Beans, undrained
1 can Black Beans, drained
1 can Cannellini Beans, drained
1.5c Sweet Potato, diced
1 med. Carrot, shredded
1 Onion
1 Garlic Clove, minced
1/2 TO 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice (I used 1tsp)
1 tsp Chili Powder
1/4 tsp Curry
1/4 tsp Cumin
1/8 tsp Coriander
Small Spoon of Whip Cream per Bowl

Cook sausage. Add all ingredients to Butter Flavored Cooking Sprayed crock pot. Cook on low 6 hours, allowing all the flavors to blend. Serve each bowl with a small spoon of whip cream. Yes! Whip Cream! The stuff you top Pumpkin Pie with… Trust me!

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Jack O Lantern & Sweet Potato Soup


4 cups water
4 chicken broth cubes
2 cups sweet potato cut up
small onion
1 cups celery
1 cups carrots
1 teaspoon curry
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon course pepper
1 cup of canned Libbys Pumpkin Mix (The just add egg and milk stuff)
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
1/8 teaspoon ginger
1/2 lb. Sausage link, cut up. Our preference is using the Apple Gouda Sausage kind (Best version of this soup, I believe) Or we’ve also used a Turkey Kielbasa Link
Spray crockpot with Butter Spray cooking spray. Throw all in crockpot. Cook 4-6 hours.
*We have yet to try reg. canned pumpkin in this. I’m sure it might be delicious. I just had Libby’s and thought, why not try er out. It was good, so I just stuck with that.