Along with the cooler temperatures and falling leaves comes one of autumn's favorite flavors...Pumpkin! The warm golden orange color evokes autumnal treats... hot apple cider, caramel apples and all things pumpkin spice!!!!
A pumpkin is basically a squash. The most common type is round, with smooth, slightly ribbed skin, and deep yellow to orange coloration. Inside their thick skin is a slimy stew of seeds and pulp. Pumpkins are native to North America and were originally grown for food. Traditionally pumpkins were baked, mashed or stewed in savory dishes or in pumpkin pies.