Home and Family, Recipes

Pumpkin Power: 4 Ways to Prepare this Healthy Fall Favorite

Fall is in full swing, and pumpkins are populating porches everywhere. Not only are pumpkins used for decorating and carving, they can be used in casseroles, soups, sauces, desserts, snacks, and more. Read More

Carved jack-o-lantern (Photo: iStock - IvanMikhaylov)

Halloween’s Irish twist begins with ‘Stingy Jack’

The Twelves includes a large pumpkin patch with pumpkins and gourds of all sizes and shapes. (Journal photo by Lacey Vilhauer.)
Pumpkins come in many different colors in addition to orange, and they are found in a variety of shapes and sizes. (Photo courtesy of National Garden Bureau Inc.)

Are pumpkins a fruit or a vegetable?

Home canning is not recommended for any mashed pumpkin or winter squash, said K-State food scientist Karen Blakeslee. (K-State Research and Extension)

How to preserve pumpkins this fall

  • By Maddy Rohr │ Kansas State University Research and Extension