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Pumpkin and tomato gratin

October is pumpkin season and it’s great to cook with on chilly fall days. Pumpkin is a highly nutrient-dense food. It is rich in vitamins and minerals but low in calories. Pumpkin seeds, leaves, and juices all pack a powerful nutritional punch. There are many ways pumpkin can be incorporated into desserts, soups, salads, preserves, and even as a […]

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Pumpkin gnocchi with sage butter sauce

October rimes with pumpkin. So here’s a recipe to warm your hearts and Snug your soul. (by PinchofYum.com) INGREDIENTS Pumpkin Gnocchi: 1 medium-large russet baking potato 1 cup pumpkin puree 1 egg 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour(more as needed) 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons salted Butter(for pan frying) Sage Butter Sauce: 2 tablespoons salted butter a few sage leavesand a smashed clove of garlic 1 tablespoon flour […]

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History of the Jack O’Lantern

Every October, carved pumpkins peer out from porches and doorsteps. Gourd-like orange fruits inscribed with ghoulish faces and illuminated by candles are a sure sign of the Halloween season. The practice of decorating “jack-o’-lanterns”—the name comes from an Irish folktale about a man named Stingy Jack—originated in Ireland, where large turnips and potatoes served as […]