We’ve been having unseasonably warm weather here in Colorado. So it’s only when I go to the store and see the pumpkins that I’m reminded that it’s fall and Halloween and Thanksgiving are just around the corner.
Chef Kristina Vanni, a food writer and on-camera talent for BetterRecipes.com, sent me some tips on how to take a single pumpkin and transform it into a fabulous, affordable fall meal. She explains, “Pumpkins can be turned into soups, casseroles, side dishes, breads, cakes, cookies, pies, and preserves. In addition to its wonderful flavor, pumpkin brings a host of nutrients to the table, particularly Vitamin C, beta-carotene, and potassium.”
How to cook a fresh pumpkin
Start with small pumpkins, about two to…