Smashing Pumpkins

When helping your kiddoes choose a pumpkin for jack-o’-lantern carving —here’s a list of the valley’s top pumpkin patches—pick up an extra and make this tasty seasonal soup.  As the recipe shows, pumpkins are good for more than pies. Here they’re paired with another fall staple — apples. It sounds like the makings of a great dinner before leading the charge on a frosty Halloween night.

And don’t throw out the seeds — put them in this turkey chili. It adds a surprising — and pleasing — crunch.

Pumpkin Apple Soup
photo courtesy of @holistic_vegan_nutrition