I LOVE pumpkin! I wish it were available all year long- I prefer canned tastewise. To cook fresh just wash it cut it up, remove the seeds and stringy things- toss into a pot of boiling water for 10 minutes or until done- remove from pot and take off skin & mash! I just made Pumpkin cranberry bread 2 days ago. I always stock up on pumpkin bread mix & fresh cranberrys at Xmas time- If you put the cranberrys in those green plastic fresh fruit keep longer thingys they last till march- or you can freeze them & they last even longer. What gets squishy i give to the birdies who really appreciate fresh fruit in th middle of winter up north here.
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