Carving pumpkins is the ideal way to spend a lazy October weekend afternoon: Pick out the perfect pumpkin, cover the kitchen table in newspaper, hack and gut your gourd, and transform it into a scare-worthy jack-o'-lantern. But cleaning out a pumpkin can be a bit of a messy job, one that yields a quiet a bit of slimy string from the pulp and a whole lot of seeds. If you save these seeds, though, you're one step closer to the perfect fall snack.
Roasted pumpkin seeds are easy and endlessly adaptable. Spice them up with whatever you fancy -- we like paprika, cumin, and salt -- and serve them to family and friends. Or just hoard them all yourself; once you get crunching, you may have no other option. Don't say we didn't warn you.
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