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Roasting Pumpkin Seeds

 Roasting Pumpkin Seeds

Rinse pumpkin seeds under cold water and remove all of the pulp and strings. 

Place the pumpkin seeds in a single layer on an oiled baking sheet, moving them around with a flat utensil to coat. If you want to eleminate some calories use a non-stick cooking spray instead of the oil.

Sprinkle with salt and bake at 325 degrees F until toasted, about 25 minutes, check and stir after 10 minutes.

Let cool and store in an air-tight container till ready to eat.

You can spice these up using your favorite spices.


Diane's Best ever Pumpkin Bread

 This Pumpkin Bread Recipe is actually my wife Diane's.  It  is really easy to make  to make and by far the best pumpkin bread I have ever tasted.. We normally double or triple the recipe. Great for holiday gifts and you will way to much.. Enjoy!!

Pumpkin Bread

1 pound margarine or butter
5 cups sugar
8 eggs
32 ounces of pumpkin (fresh or canned)
1 1/3 cup milk
7 cups flour
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon plus 1 tsp. baking soda
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons cloves
2 teaspoons nutmeg
1 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
Cream the butter and sugar in a mixer. Add one egg at a time. Add Pumpkin and milk and continue to mix. Once the wet ingredient is mixed together add all remaining dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon or spatula.
Pour into standard size bread pans.
Bake at 325? for 55 minutes.
Yields four loaves.

BBQ Brisket

Prep Time 20 minutes or less

 3-5 lb brisket

salt,pepper. garlic powder,onion powder, lemon pepper, coriander spice

2 beef boullion cubes*

  One jar chili sauce ( found near the ketchup in the supermarket)

One  coke, pepsi, or diet  if you have too




any other vegetable, except for Broccoli, Cauliflower or Asparagus


Five Minute - One Pan Meatloaf

This recipe is one of the Quickest,Simplest and Easiest that I have made.Guaranteed no one in the family will turn up their nose when you are ready to serve. Make a lot because cold meatloaf sandwiches are just as good!

One Pan Meatloaf


Brian's Chicken Tenders with Spicy Peanut Sauce

This is one of those recipes that no matter how much you make, it is never enough. Our family loves them, You can also back off the heat on the peanut sauce if you want to..This can be done on the grill, ( I grill all year round, even in the snow, I just have to shovel the deck off first!)  This can be done as a quickie meal/appetizer.