Paint Pumpkins for Halloween, Then Make Fresh Pumpkin Pie!
Follow our guide to painting pumpkins instead of carving them into jack-o'-lanterns for Halloween this year, and you can enjoy them a second time with these recipes for fresh pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheesecake pie, or pumpkin bread.
Kathy's recipes make pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheesecake pie, and pumpkin bread.
PHOTO: KATHY KELLOGG
Kids and adults alike will find that decorating a pumpkin is easier and allows the artist even more room for creativity.
Painting pumpkins can be just as fun as carving them.
Start painting those features for which you've planned to use white or the lightest color, then allow to dry to tacky before going on to the next darker shade.
Make sure the paint you choose is lead-free, to avoid contamination of the pumpkin you'll be eating.
A combination of bright hues in both light and dark shades is particularly effective.