Cooking pumpkin for pie is as easy as, well, pie! Make your own homemade pumpkin purée with this simple recipe calling for either pumpkins or squash.
My own special recipe for Pumpkin Maple Butter using organic pumpkin and Canadian maple syrup.
Impress your guests with fresh pumpkin pie, warm from the oven.
Small pumpkins or squash make great individual bowls for serving these easy soups.
Learn how to make gnocchi using pumpkin or squash purée.
Why confine this fall favorite to the pie plate? Pumpkin’s fragrant flesh lends itself to an assortment of sensational eats, from simple pumpkin pudding to more adventurous pastas and pastries.
Whatever you do in your garden or flower beds, the most important thing is to have fun taking care of what you are growing.
A humble homegrown pumpkin yields delicious seeds and tasty pies. Meanwhile, a beautiful and fancy dessert squash disappoints and is thrown to the dogs. Recipes ensue.
These varieties of winter squash and pumpkin are fantastically sweet. Ask for them at farmers markets and grocery stores that feature local produce, or try growing them yourself next year.
There's a curious surprise on this fall pumpkin!
Make a pie from your own pumpkin puree, using a from-scratch pie crust!
It’s fall time and Halloween is just a week away. That means there are pumpkins everywhere. Not only are pumpkins great for carving, but they are also great for eating as well.
Simple suggestions on preserving vegetables and herbs
A gourmet guide to preserving the last harvest from your garden.
Homegrown, homemade pumpkin pies are becoming the starting event to the holiday season. This year we turned 8 winter luxury squash into pumpkin pie mix.
Using up CSA produce is often difficult, but I found a fun and easy way to do it.
The U.S. Department of Energy released a set of pumpkin-carving stencils celebrating Halloween through alternative energy.
Getting ready to carve a jack-o-lantern masterpiece? Learn how weather impacts the pumpkin harvest
Create your own virtual - or real - jack-o'-lanterns this Halloween season.
Facts on the links between weather and pumpkins and what you can do with leftover pumpkins.
Tips on what to do with leftover pumpkins during the autumn season.
This blog post discusses growing enough produce for canning.
I'm going to the old Kerr canning book for this tried and true recipe for making simply wonderful pickled beets.
This great recipe offers a new way to enjoy pumpkin.
Siegers Seed Company is attempting to patent and own a common cucurbit gene for warty pumpkins, and gardeners who know better are disappointed.
Have some fun in your garden this year and grow something giant!
Squash vine borers send me over the edge, and it isn't pretty.
Preserving herbs from your garden is easy, whether you freeze or dry them.
Another easy way to enjoy the fresh taste of gourmet garlic year-round is with these convenient cubes!
Preserving meat at home by making pork confit.
A great recipe for the holidays or any time of the year!
Fresh pesto is great in the summer, but it's even better in the middle of winter!
No juice extractor? No problem! This easy method for making fresh, delicious apple juice will have you sipping in no time.
Dehydrating is a great way to preserve food.
A chainmail fillet glove revolutionizes a cook's potato-peeling technique. Plus, get recipes for potato and pumpkin curry soup and toasted pumpkin seeds.
Happy Halloween! Now pop open a pumpkin beer.
Roasted pumpkin and squash seeds are a yummy, healthy treat. And it's easier than you think. Here's how to roast squash and pumpkin seeds in just four easy steps.
Happy Thanksgiving! Want a new vegan dessert to serve at Thanksgiving? Try the Vegan Pumpkin Pecan Pie from the Web site Care2 Inc.
Part of gardening is knowing what to do with your veggies after you've grown them. Here, we will examine what to do with those pie pumpkins this upcoming Fall.
Cobbler is not the only solution to a bumper crop of berries. If you can boil water, you can turn the juice from big-flavor berries into tasty beverages that are naturally rich in vitamins and antioxidants. Make extra juice to freeze or can for year-round enjoyment.
There's no need to be afraid of canning. With basic skills a cook can safely prepare and process excess produce during the summer and have a ready supply all winter. An easy way to start is with dill pickles, with extras like garlic and hot peppers.
Debbie Mildfelt shares memories of her grandmother's stories, exploring the life of a large family on a small Kansas farm.
Take plain old raspberry jam to the next level with the complex flavors of white chocolate and coffee liqueur.
Our books are making a larger impact than we know!
Judy Mimranek shares her father's time-tested tip for digging a root pit and covering it with layers of straw and cow manure in order to store fruits and vegetables through the winter.
People are often apprehensive about preserving their own food, whether they're intimidated by the process, or concerned about the safety of the finished product. As Sherri Brooks Vinton explains, it's time to bring canning back to the home kitchen.
A homemade solar food dryer allows you to dry tomatoes and apples for delicious and nutritious winter snacks and addition to your meals.
The process of curing potatoes for winter storage.
A "how to" for building a hoop-style greenhouse using PVC pipe and plastic sheeting.