How to Cook your Fresh Pumpkin and more...

I took my kids to a pumpkin patch to pick out a pumpkin. I had this great plan to use it as a fall decoration for a week. Then cook it. However, I have never cooked a pumpkin.

I found that most incredible pumpkin recipes require pumpkin puree. So here is how to make it with your fresh pumpkin at

How to Roast a Pumpkin and How to Make Pumpkin Puree: Easy tips for roasting pumpkin. How to make pumpkin puree from scratch & freeze it to use in recipes.

It is way easier then you think! Once you are done there are so many easy recipes that you can make. You can even freeze it to have pumpkin all year long.

Then don't throw out the seeds. Find out how to roast them on

Here's a great recipe and some important tips about how to bake pumpkin seeds. Freshly roasted pumpkin seeds are healthy, delicious and kids love them!

If you don't feel like cooking your pumpkin or that is just not your thing.

Check out these 6 clever ways you can use a pumpkin from Who knew you could use it for compost, planters, bird feeders and serving bowls.

What do you do with your fresh pumpkins?