PUMPKIN FOR EVERY MEAL
Pumpkin flavors everything at this time of year, from beer to coffee. So take advantage of the bounty -- and forget about pie. Pumpkin, though distinctive in flavor, is fairly neutral and can be the basis of all kinds of sweet or savory dishes, especially with the small sugar or pie pumpkins that abound at farmers markets and are increasingly available in supermarkets. It's best to avoid the large jack-o'-lantern pumpkins, because they're grainy and stringy.