(Pump)King of Fall: Tips and Tricks

An autumn superstar, pumpkins are commonly used in pies, breads, and other baked goods. Fortunately, this big orange gourd has so much more to offer. Here are some interesting ways to use pumpkin to get your creative juices flowing.

  • Pickling may be one of the most unexpected techniques when it comes to preparing pumpkins, but the sweet and sour combination really shines as a side dish in fall meals.
    • When initiating the pickling process, try including mulling spices like cinnamon and nutmeg to give it a fuller flavor.
  • The fragrant flavor of pumpkin naturally compliments savory dishes! For an interesting twist on a reliable classic, try roasting the meat and adding it to tortellini or gnocchi.
  • Focused on sustainability in your kitchen? The rinds and seeds don’t have to go to waste! By coating either in salt and baking them with a light olive-oil glaze, you can create a healthy side dish without the guilt of waste.
    • Roasted pumpkin seeds easily adapt to most flavors, so get imaginative with your seasoning!