This article is brought to you by our friends at Electrolux as part of an ongoing series focusing on seasonal ingredients for the holidays. This month we're talking pumpkin and winter squash. Today: Forget the jack-o-lantern -- we're showing you how to hack into a pumpkin, safely, for cooking.
Today, we're demonstrating the best way to get past the tough outer shell of the pumpkin to get to the goodness inside -- without chopping a finger off. Once there, we like to scoop out the stringy flesh and seeds with an ice cream scoop: it's most effective at scraping and scooping all at once. So sharpen your best knife, and get hacking! (Carefully, please.) You have a bounty of orange recipes awaiting you. We suggest starting with cheesecake.