Prepare & bake brownie mix as directed on the package for 8″ or 9″ square baking pan. Remove from the oven. Immediately use round handle of a wooden spoon to poke holes at 1″ intervals down through the brownies to the pan.
Pour cold milk into a large bowl. Add the pudding mix. Beat with a wire whisk for 2 minutes. Stir in a few drops of each color food coloring to tint the mixture orange.
Quickly pour about ½ of the thin pudding evenly over the warm brownies & into the holes. Let remaining pudding mixture stand to thicken slightly. Spread the remaining pudding over top of the brownies to “frost”.
Refrigerate for 1 hour or until ready to serve. Cut into 2″ squares. Cut each square diagonally into triangles.
From Taste of Home’s Halloween Food & Fun, 2003
2 lbs. beef stew meat, cut into 1″ cubes
3 tbsp vegetable oil, divided
1 c. water
3 large potatoes, peeled & cut into 1″ cubes
4 medium carrots, sliced
1 large green pepper, cut into ½” pieces
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 medium onion, chopped
2 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
2 tbsp instant beef bouillon granules
14½ oz. diced tomatoes
1 pumpkin (10-12 lbs)
In a Dutch oven, brown meat in 2 tbsp oil. Add water, potatoes, carrots, green pepper, garlic, onion, salt & pepper. Cover & simmer for 2 hours. Stir in bouillon & tomatoes. Wash pumpkin; cut a 6-8″ circle around top stem. Remove top & set aside; discard seeds & loose fibers from inside.
Place pumpkin in a shallow sturdy baking pan. Spoon stew into pumpkin & replace the top. Brush outside of pumpkin with remaining oil.
Bake at 325°F for 2 hours or just until the pumpkin is tender (do not over bake). Serve stew from pumpkin, scooping out a little pumpkin with each serving.
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