Pumpkins are in stores everywhere, and that’s how you know it’s fall and the busy, crazy, holiday time of year is just ahead. Not only are pumpkins fun for carving into traditional Jack-O-Lanterns and lighting up the dark evening on Halloween, but pumpkins are flavorful and healthy to eat too. Make your own pumpkin puree and explore with the kids the yummy flavor of pumpkin when added to recipes. The amazing versatility and nutritional benefits of pumpkins can be found in recipes for soups, stews, chowders, breads, muffins, cookies, puddings, custards and of course pies. Pumpkins are packed with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and are a good source of fiber. And don’t forget to have the kids taste homemade pumpkin seeds. Simply rinse the seeds under cold water, spread on a lightly greased baking sheet, sprinkle with salt and bake for about 20 minutes in a 325 degree oven. Yum!