Beautiful pumpkins are ready from the garden. There is so much more to do with these bright orange vegetables other than just desserts. Savory pumpkin dishes are comforting and richly flavored. We pick them and store them in the coolest part of the pantry over the winter. The type you use for cooking are small and heavy for their size, due to their thick flesh. When picking them from the garden, or buying from the farmers market, only buy pumpkins that have an intact stem and unblemished skin.
Intrigued about trying pumpkin for something other than a pie? Try this delicious pumpkin soup. It's silky smooth and easy to prepare with an immersion blender to make that creamy texture.