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Pumpkins and Palates The sight of pumpkins is a sure sign that autumn has arrived. Carved and decorated, they greet trick-or-treaters, but their spooky guises don’t stop us from savoring this treat in dishes such as pumpkin soup, pumpkin peanut brittle, fluff pie, biscuits and more. For making pies and cookies, buy a Sugar Pumpkin, not a carv-

ing pumpkin. Sugar pumpkins are much smaller and sweeter. Look for pumpkins that seem heavy for their size and have a dull rind. Sugar pumpkins have flesh that is less stringy, sweeter and more tender that those use to make Jack-olanterns. Nutritionally speaking, pumpkins are hard to beat, topping the list of

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