Pumpkin Tips and Facts|
1) In general, the flesh from smaller-sized pumpkins (about 3 pounds) is
sweeter, more tender and more succulent.
2) Select pumpkins that feel heavy and compact for
their size and do not have blemishes.
3) You can store whole pumpkins at room temperature for up to about one month
or refrigerate them for approximately three months.
4) Pumpkins can be cooked in the same way as other squash. Use a cleaver or
very large knife to split the pumpkin in half or in wedges. Scoop out the
seeds and string before cooking.
5) The best cooking methods are baking and braising.
6) Cook pumpkin until it is very tender, but not mushy.
7) Pumpkins, a type of squash, come from the same family as cucumbers, gourds
They are often called "winter" squashes. They are sources of vitamin A,
beta-carotene and fiber.
We gathered some great recipes from side dishes to main course, you'll find the elusive
aroma of pumpkins easy to capture in these wonderful cookbooks.
Also send in your
pumpkin recipe below for a chance to win one of 10 Family Circle cookbooks!
The FamilyCircle All-time Favorite Recipes (Doubleday, 1999)
Stylish One-Dish Dinners(Doubleday, 1999)
Hay Day Country Market Cookbook (Workman, 1998)
How to Cook Everything (Macmillan,1998)
Pumpkin Recipe Contest|
and submit your favorite pumpkin recipe
for a chance to win one of 10 copies
of FamilyCircle All-time Favorite Recipes and a
Winners will be chosen at random from all entries on December 1, 1999!
Check out the current entries.