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Pumpkins Pack More than Fun

A Guide to Winter Squash

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DELLMEL

11/28/2013 2:43:53 AM

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Loved the article.

GLORIAMAJDI

10/11/2013 1:42:58 PM

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I don't even cut the squash in half, nor do I pierce it with a fork....I just throw that thing whole into the oven (on a baking sheet) and bake it for a while, at least an hour or so, until it is fork tender. Then I take it out and pull the seeds out and scoop out the squash and it's ready to go. Yummy!

GOLFINSUNSHINE

12/17/2010 8:06:41 AM

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I thought this article was excelllent. My hubby and I started talking about winter squash just yesterday and neither of us has had the opportunity to each much of it. I knew very little about what to do or their nutrient values. How exciting - this article came just when I needed it - just like so much in Spark. Thank-you.

MISSYGEEN

9/29/2010 9:13:51 PM

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Spaghetti squash? banana is a type of squash, is that right? Anyway, I have tried making cake with pumpkin and it is good. I like making it with the spice cake mix. You simply mix boxed cake mix and a can of pure pumkin (not the pie mix). I love it. has anyoneelse tryed it?

CINDYR457

9/29/2010 7:45:14 AM

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I love squash, but spaghetti squash was not one of my favorites until I found this recipe...

Puncture the squash in several places, roast in the oven until soft. Let cool. Break open remove seeds, pull out all flesh into a large bowl.

Dice Plum tomatoes, amount depends on size of squash... use your judgement.
Freshly grated romano cheese... sea salt and fresh ground pepper.
Toss well, a little olive oil if needed... no butter... uh uh... keep it healthy fat.

So delicious!

KAYCOLE923

1/8/2010 7:51:17 PM

Wash the seeds thoroughly (this is key), spray a cookie sheet (non-stick preferred) with PAM, lay out a flat a layer of pumpkin seeds. Sprinkle sea salt over the top of the wet seeds. Bake @ 350 degrees for about 5 minutes (keep a close eye) when they start to golden pull out the pan and flip the seeds. Bake again 5 minutes (watching closely) - once they are brown - remove from the oven and let them cool - PERFECT pumpkins seeds or so says my kids & husband

KAYCOLE923

1/8/2010 7:51:03 PM

Wash the seeds thoroughly (this is key), spray a cookie sheet (non-stick preferred) with PAM, lay out a flat a layer of pumpkin seeds. Sprinkle sea salt over the top of the wet seeds. Bake @ 350 degrees for about 5 minutes (keep a close eye) when they start to golden pull out the pan and flip the seeds. Bake again 5 minutes (watching closely) - once they are brown - remove from the oven and let them cool - PERFECT pumpkins seeds or so says my kids & husband

KAYCOLE923

1/8/2010 7:50:59 PM

Wash the seeds thoroughly (this is key), spray a cookie sheet (non-stick preferred) with PAM, lay out a flat a layer of pumpkin seeds. Sprinkle sea salt over the top of the wet seeds. Bake @ 350 degrees for about 5 minutes (keep a close eye) when they start to golden pull out the pan and flip the seeds. Bake again 5 minutes (watching closely) - once they are brown - remove from the oven and let them cool - PERFECT pumpkins seeds or so says my kids & husband

KAYCOLE923

1/8/2010 7:50:33 PM

Wash the seeds thoroughly (this is key), spray a cookie sheet (non-stick preferred) with PAM, lay out a flat a layer of pumpkin seeds. Sprinkle sea salt over the top of the wet seeds. Bake @ 350 degrees for about 5 minutes (keep a close eye) when they start to golden pull out the pan and flip the seeds. Bake again 5 minutes (watching closely) - once they are brown - remove from the oven and let them cool - PERFECT pumpkins seeds or so says my kids & husband

STLSKYE

10/7/2009 6:26:16 PM

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Your stove-top method of toasting pumpkin seeds has me excited! I love toasted pumpkin seeds and try every year to do them in the oven but they're always icky! This year I'll be using the stove-top!

Also it never occired to me to toast other squash seeds! I'm eyeballing the butternut spash on my kitchen counter right now...!

NANCYLEE46

9/19/2009 8:35:06 AM

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Thank you Liza Barnes,
I so enjoyed this article. I love learning about the food I love to eat. Enjoyed that you included the cooking methods!! Will be utilizing this greatly. Thank you for all you do and keep up the great work.
Nancy

AUNTIEBEAR

9/14/2009 12:58:36 AM

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I love pumpkin seeds, but can never quite get them done right. THis halloween, I will try the recipes listed in this article.

JIBBIE49

9/1/2008 4:34:00 PM

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Great article.

ANGEL1113

7/16/2008 9:28:27 AM

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I always enjoy the many ways to use pumpkins. I enjoyed the article so much because it also gave us the names and types of the other useful squashes. I also enjoyed the other ways to prepare them that I didn't know about. . The sphagettie squash can be used in place of the pasta with the sauce on top.

GODZDESIGN95

11/13/2007 8:01:16 AM

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I am not a big fan of pumpkin but I do love pumpkin seeds. In fact I was wondering how to prepare the seeds now I know.

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