More About Pumpkin

Not only are pumpkins the perfect October craft, they’re the perfect October ingredient (as long as you choose a proper baking variety)! We had too much fun in the KitchenFable Kitchen with this delectable squash to fit all the recipes and information we loved into our Fall issue (see p. 30-33 of the magazine for pumpkin health benefits, buying guides and more). If you’re not in the throes of fall pumpkin madness yet, you will be after enjoying this bonus content!

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Interactive Map: Pumpkin Patches
This is a more detailed, Google Maps-enabled version of the map in your print magazine. It covers a broader area, plus it includes details on each location’s offerings and a link to their website (if they have one). You can even get directions! We called and verified everything we posted, so you should be good to go.

Pumpkin Background Reading

Check out some of the more useful and interesting source articles we ran across about pumpkins and other winter squash (yum).

Top 11 Science-Based Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds
Those seeds you usually throw away after carving your Halloween jack-o-lantern are incredibly packed with nutrients. This article from Authority Nutrition details why you might want to try one of our easy pumpkin seed recipes this year!

Oral Health Benefits of Pumpkin
This wonder squash is apparently great for teeth along with pretty much everything else.

Surprising Health Benefits of Pumpkin for Dogs & Cats
And it’s good for your pets, too! How Portland is that?

10 Pumpkin Health Benefits You Didn’t Know, and 32 Creative Ways to Have Pumpkin
We cover a lot of the health benefits in the magazine, but this article from has lots of great ideas on getting more of this orange veggie into your diet.

Visual Guide to Winter Squash
Ever wonder what all those different squash at the supermarket are in the fall, and what they’re for? has the answers!

The Best Squash for Pumpkin Pie
Did you know that not everyone uses actual pumpkin in their “pumpkin” pies? This in-depth article from the Cooking Channel tests multiple squash to find out which one produces the ideal puree for pie. (If you’re a serious cook, this tells you a LOT about the various squash options out there.)

Video: How to Break Down a Butternut Squash
Useful instructions from the Food Network on how to cube a raw butternut squash (although you would need a good knife and a LOT of practice to be this quick).

More Pumpkin Recipes

Easy Pumpkin Puree
The laziest way to turn a baking pumpkin or other winter squash into fresh, delicious puree.

Hearty Pumpkin Vegetarian Chili
This shockingly delicious and filling recipe combines two of fall’s favorite flavors — pumpkin spice and chili — for a Weight Watchers friendly, vegetarian recipe that can easily go all the way vegan if you’re so inclined. It’s an off-the-wall combination that the whole KitchenFable family loved!

Paleo Chicken Pumpkin Thai Curry
We don’t advocate for any specific diet besides eating lots of balanced, whole foods, but this delicious recipe fits the bill while still being paleo and Whole30 friendly.

Pumpkin Spice Quinoa Breakfast Cookies
These make-ahead, lightly sweet cookies are some of the most nutritious you’ll meet. They’re a great grab-and-go option for breakfast or snacks!

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Don’t throw away those pumpkin seeds! They’re a delicious and easy way to get you and the fam a nutrient-packed snack.

Spicy BBQ Spiced Pumpkin Seeds
When you’re in the mood for a BBQ flavor snack, don’t reach for the chips! These delicious pepitas will give you that fix plus lots of nutrition.

Don’t forget to check out the super delicious, easy and versatile Pumpkin Butter recipe on p. 33 of the magazine!

Bake-tastic Butternut Squash Fries from Hungry Girl on the Food Network

We are big fans of various veggies baked in french-fry form, so we expect this to be a winner (but we haven’t tried it yet). If you love it, let us know!

Have a great Pumpkin-Inspired Recipe to Share?  Visit our Contact Us page to send us a recipe your family loves – we’d love to add it to our database and of course credit you and your school!

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