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How to Carve a Pumpkin for Halloween (Video)

Every Halloween, Clean Plate Charlie buys an awesome pumpkin, takes it home... and just lets it sit by the doorway because we're too wimpy to try to carve the damned thing.

If you're like us and the idea of carving a pumpkin leaves you in cold sweats, we found a helpful video that shows you an easy way to carve a jack-o'-lantern so scary that we're guaranteed the neighborhood kids will be talking about your house for the next 20 years.

We're totally getting out the knives... because a carved jack-o'-lantern is oh-so-much-badder-looking than one with a face drawn half-assed with a black Sharpie stolen from work.

Here's how to carve a pumpkin:

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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