Think beyond the jack-o-lantern. Pumpkins are delicious, and can be put up in a few different ways. Here's some ideas that are simply smashing.
First make your own pumpkin purée
, then stew it down with sugar and spices to make a smooth, sweet spread that smacks of autumn. You can even do it in your slow cooker, and freeze to enjoy for the long haul. (Photo by yours truly, for Cooking Channel)
Before you reach your pumpkin saturation point, you must prevail and make these pumpkin pickles. You are not going to find these on grocery store shelves. If you are someone who likes a good pumpkin curry, these are most definitely up your alley. (Image via Serious Eats)
Whether a simple infusion, or a spiced liqueur that tastes like a slice of pie, boozy pumpkin concoctions are a fun way to work those gourds. (Image via 1finecookie)