Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

ready for roastingYou’re getting ready for the annual gourd gouging for Halloween and you have a couple of “Great Pumpkins” ready for carving that provided a good supply of pumpkin seeds. Aside from saving some seeds for planting next spring, roast the seeds for treats... and they make great gifts! This recipe has some spice (and some booze) to make it a bit more interesting. Continue reading
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The Day of the Dead with a Menu

Day of the Dead Decorated SkullThe Day(s) of the Dead traditions include visiting grave sites and building private altars to honor the deceased that include sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed. Continue reading
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6 Smoked Turducken Tips

turduckenAbout a week ago, I received this question from reader Dave Dorey: "Hi. I read your blog on how to smoke a turducken. Can you let me know at what temp. you ran your smoker at? Did you alter your temp at any time as well?" In about a week, we'll all be under the gun after Halloween, working on Thanksgiving. Dave's question inspired me to put together some tips for anyone looking to smoke a turducken this year. Continue reading
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Halloween Tailgate Time: Drumsticks, Pumpkin, and Fire

story-shotFall brings not only Halloween but also football and basketball with it. I thought I’d bring sports and the Halloween spirit together in this post thanks to Sizzlin’ Sauces’ Howlin’ Hollar, my tabletop grill, and a package of chicken drumsticks. Continue reading
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