Big overflowing bins of orange gourds at farm stands and in grocery stores are the first sign that autumn is in full swing. Pumpkins — kissing cousins to squash — come in all shapes and sizes, but the best for cooking are the “sugar” or “pie pumpkin” varieties that weigh in around 7 pounds. (Big ones tend to be watery and bland, so leave those for carving jack-o’-lanterns!) … Back to Article
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